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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the hotel well located to the tram service into the city. Only two streets walk to Lygon St for wonderful food and shopping experiences. Comfortable beds and quiet. Our room was spacious and an updated bathroom added to the appeal.

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great dinning experience and happy to visit again was well worth it. We received a complimentary drink voucher which was great way to get you to use the dinning room or go to the bar for a pre drink on the house.

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Port Vincent, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently stayed for 4 nights and initially had a few hiccups yet the way my issues were handled by the front of house manager says it all! It became a very comfortable, perfect stay with everything I needed. I'm so grateful and would gladly book in again in the future......it's also a great location with very easy access.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The placed is cleaned very poorly, dust and grime everywhere to be seen. Maintenance is also very poor, with lots of things looking very tired or in need of repair, e.g. Missing shower door and crack tiles. Who knows when the tile grout was last cleaned. Bathroom towels were warn out and falling apart. I think that the cleaning was...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked here to stay for the weekend while we had an event to go to in the city. It was great location to the QVM, and many other amenities. We did not want to stay in the heart of the city or near the casino as it is not our thing not did we want the...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess the bigger a company is growing, the more the front line staffs are suffering in trying to keep up apparences and live up to that company's impossible and hypocrite mottos. Instead of helping them and giving them what they need to decently host you, all these so well intentioned PR, HR and other "do as I say but...

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perth,wa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights for work. Would stay again for pleasure. This is a friendly, small hotel but it has everything needed. There is abar/restaurant/parking and easy access to cafes/bars and the city. Surprisingly it is a really quiet hotel too. The rooms are modern anx clean and have tv, mini bar, table and chairs and air con. Would recommend a...

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

Dear braney, It is such a wonderful review thank you for sharing it. I am glad to see that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. We look forward welcoming you again soon. Best Regards Andy Phan Front Office Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was good, room was clean and quite big for me, bed was comfy and clean, bathroom was clean too Receptionist was very helpful, I borrowed a phone charger from the receptionist. the lift is a little bit on the slow side though it only has 4 floors

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

Dear Andre K. Thank you for sharing your review about your recent stay. It was wonderful to see that you enjoyed your stay and services provided by staff. And yes the lift is little bit slow due to the height of the building, this has been investigated by our contractor. However as you mentioned the hotel is only 4 floors...

Horsham, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable Room, great Bed Only downside is the ONE VERY SLOW LIFT!!. Do hope they upgrade it soon. Restaurant is very reasonable and overlooking the delightful Lincoln Park, Carlton. Car park can be difficult due to layout, but easy access to Hotel

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

Dear david E, Many thanks for sharing your review in regards to your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston. I was happy to see that you found the room and the bed were comfortable. I agreed with you that the lift was slow when there were many conference delegates staying while you were here. We have also investigated that the...

Estepona, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, fantastic reception staff, nothing was to much trouble, from adaptor plugs, extra towels, lost property, printing airline boarding passes and storing luggage. They were all friendly, professional and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, our room was great and the restaurant was excellent.

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

Dear barbarajeavons, What a wonderful review - thank you for sharing with other travelers! It's always great to see how much guests are enjoying their time here with us. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed our services, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. I do trust that we will see you again in the near future. Best regards, Andy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • 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
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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: $149 - $430 (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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Also Known As:
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Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
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Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Victoria
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#86 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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