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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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Skenes Creek
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful room over looking the Gardens of Lincoln Square. The fact that reception is 24 hours meant that there was no pressure with our check in after 11pm. Comfortable bed, pillows and great shower!

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Thank praline2017
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an air conditioner problem but not only was I compensated by Ridges waving the Bottle of wine we drank from the mini bar, I was pleasantly surprised when the charming young man at the desk upgraded us to a King with a view when we checked in. Definitely stay again and recommend :)

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had an overnight flight so a complimentary early check in made my day. The hotel was very centrally located. The room was decent sized, neat and clean with a large and comfortable bed. The staff were friendly. Overall a pleasant stay.

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Thank rimi87
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was stunning! Spa bath was huge and so relaxing. The staff were sooo friendly! Expesually Brad, Errol and Mo! They made sure everything we needed was catered to and perfect! Will definitely be back again soon :)

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1Thank Billie-Jean W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just used my credit card just before checking in there and there was no problems whatsoever at all with my credit card. The male receptionist acted in a very suspicious manner while checking in, told me the chip of my card was not working, manually entered the card number and expire date etc and peeped my pin number...

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Thank Jsw H
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large, comfortable & clean rooms. Quiet at night. Efficient & friendly service. Free wi-fi. Only one, very slow lift but not a big problem. Good value buffet breakfast but coffee was awful. Just a few minutes' walk from Melbourne Uni & Lygon St. Overall good value.

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1Thank mvpalmer
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Hotel, although in Carlton, is still close enough to the city to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer. There are many Trams passing this hotel with a tram stop practically out the front. You can hop on a tram to St Kilda, route 3 or 3a or perhaps a tram to Camberwell markets, on a Sunday, route 72,...

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Thank CaseyPerth
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear CaseyPerth, Thank you for sharing such a details feedback to other travellers in regards to your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston. I totally agree with you about our location, it is great spot for business and leisure. You can access easily to most famous places around the CBD from food, culture or even sightseeing etc to enjoy what...

Cannonvale, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous room upgrade and well presented, lovely comfy bedroom area TV in bed as well as a large one in the main room. Lovely rain shower and bathroom separate from toilet and very spacious. As it was Easter, there were eggs at Reception..nice touch.

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear cathfern2016, What a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing it. I am glad to see that your room has been upgraded to one of our beautiful Queen Spa room. It looks like you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel; there is nothing better than seeing guest loves our products. It was also great to see that you did enjoy...

Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked-out a small meeting room for a board meeting at Rydges recently. The central location was perfect has we had people coming from all over town. The room was larger than expected and more than met our requirements. The catering was also generously impressive. Next time we will plan to go out for dinner afterwards - the location provides...

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Dave A, Thank you for taking time to share your experience in regards to your recent visit. It was great to see that our conference facility was exceeded your expectation and also found the catering as impressive. I am sure the conference and kitchen team will be thrilled once I pass your feedback to them. Once again thank you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a business meeting here and it was wonderful - close to the city, great technology, excellent service and hospitality. They couldnt do enough to help us. Highly recommed if you're looking for a space for any sort of meeting/presentation then consider Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear PSharkey8, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review and for giving us 5/5 about your recent visit. I am pleased to see that you had a wonderful time at Rydges on Swanston. The entire team will be thrilled once I pass on your comments. At Rydges we do pride ourselves on providing the best customer service to our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue's Bar & Grill
Blue's Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Grill, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges on Swanston having undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment both externally and internally has well and truly positioned itself as a hotel of choice within Melbourne. Blues Bar & Grill has a contemporary feel offering the very best food, service and presentation. The funky bar lounge and great outdoor terrace is very popular. Close to the airport and a short tram into the heart of Melbourne's CBD, makes us a great location for any traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Address: 701 Swanston St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $145 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Hotel Style:
#47 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#79 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Room facing park”
praline2017, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Beware the single, slow lift - perhaps a low floor is advisable?”
mvpalmer, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you have breakfast here.”
shaynekj72, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side are much quieter.”
kraml, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room away from Main Street as trams very noisy.”
Mero61, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
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