$133 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2014 Check-out: Sep 10, 2014

Rydges Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
155 reviews
Good location

The reception were happy to swap from Queen to a Twin room. The meal at the restaruant was very... See full review

  • Looking for convenience
  • Jul 21, 2014
Great weekend away

It was a fantastic room and the staff were extremely kind. We loved the complimentary breakfast... See full review

  • Abbe
  • Jan 7, 2014
Rydges is a dynamic hotel brand operating across Australia, New Zealand and London. Despite its streamlined tower block exterior, guests at Rydges Hotel Melbourne are greeted with rich upholstered walls, marble fireplaces and a bold color palette of reds and purples. Dangle your calves in the rooftop pool and enjoy the surrounding Melbourne skyline, or try the juicy platters - by head food aficionado Paul Griffiths - at Locanda Italian Steakhouse. Business-types in Melbourne can recreate their favorite Don Draper scenes in the intimate and vintage-class Madmen boardroom.

Kay Facts
  • 363 guestrooms
  • Restaurant and cocktail bar
  • Outdoor rooftop pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Library
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Garden
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness suite
Neighborhood
A thespian's dream, the Rydges Hotel sits in the heart of Melbourne's 'theatreland', with many top-tier venues, like Athenaeum, within walking distance. Guests who love to shop will appreciate being close to the world-famous Bourke Street Mall, the upscale boutique stores of Collins Street, and the fragrant sights and sounds of Chinatown. Melbourne loves its sports, and the Rydges Hotel is the perfect base for Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG), Etihad Stadium, the Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Park.
Hints and tips
Guests at the Rydges benefit from free entry to the extensive fitness studio - Platinum Fitness First - one block away, in addition to the small cardiovascular suite at the hotel.

For extra in-room treats, consider upgrading to a Premier Spa Suite - these have separate living areas and fascinating views over Exhibition Street.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

-37.8116 144.9706
Area served
Melbourne CBD, China Town.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International Airport & Avalon Domestic Airport.
Area description
The hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne's vibrant theatre district on the door step of chinatown, and walking distance to sporting ground, Melbourne's exclusive Collins Street boutiques and the famous Bourke Street Mall.

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Rydges Hotel Melbourne Rooms

Deluxe Queen City High
Includes one nights' accomodation in one of our Deluxe Queen room, two standard drinks at the bar, two course dinner for two in Locanda Cucina & Bar with bottle of house wine, Full Buffet Breakfast, late check out of 1pm & complimentary carparking.
Queen Spa Suite
These suites boast a separate bedroom & lounge area divided by a partition wall, queen bed and large marble ensuite with single spa bath.
Executive King Room
The Executive King Room features a king size Rydges Dream bed and spacious living area to relax and unwind. Also featuring workstation, HSIA and private ensuite.
Deluxe Queen Room
The Deluxe Queen rooms feature contemporary furnishings with a distinct Melbourne style. Indulge in the Queen size Rydges Dreambed finished in luxurious, pure white linen. Room rates based on 2 adults sharing, maximum occupancy of 2.
Deluxe Twin Room
Complete with contemporary furniture and offering great city views. These rooms comprise of two (2) Single beds, reading area, workstation with high-speed internet connection.
One Bedroom Apartment
Enjoy the added space of the King Spa Suite, including King size Rydges DreamBed, generous marble ensuite featuring double spa bath, separate lounge, full kitchenette and dining. Sleeping capacity of 2 guests in existing bedding, additional bedding available.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Chinese Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.1 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.2 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.2 mi
  • City Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.2 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.2 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.1 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.2 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.2 mi
  • City Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.2 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.2 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.3 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.4 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.4 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Federation Square: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.4 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.5 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.6 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 0.6 mi
  • Sunday Market: 0.6 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 0.8 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 0.8 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.8 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 0.8 mi
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 0.9 mi
  • Observation Deck: 0.9 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 0.9 mi
  • Crown Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Animals Australia: 0.9 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1 mi
  • Southern Cross Station: 1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (155)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
155 out of 155
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ImLing
Perth
Aug 4, 2013

Noisy air conditioner

If you are a light sleeper then don't ever stay in this hotel. The air conditioner is not central air con. It was very noisy for me even I am not a light sleeper.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vini
wa
Jul 7, 2013

short stroll to mcg

rooms comfortable with nice warm feeling in foyer with fire going

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

take warm clothing if not plenty of shopping nearby to purchase something warm

Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vini
wa
Jul 7, 2013

excellent location

happy hour was fantastic. comfortable seating around a gas fire was an attraction given the cold weather outside

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

china town on your doorstep

Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Paul.A
Business
Sydney
Jun 17, 2013

good location

Great location! Small room (2 singles beds) and the toilet door could not open fully as it hit the toilet!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiwi's
Victoria
May 10, 2013

Melbourne Break

Great hotel; well situated in the CBD so you can walk to the shows, restuarants, shops, entertainment, the games and everything else Melbourne has to offer. Love staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Love Longrain for the best Thai food and Ant's Bistro in Chinatown for Chinese

Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BBB0001123
Sydney
Apr 30, 2013

Central location and a great 4 star hotel

Having read some of the reviews and given the low price I got the room for I was a little worried about what the room would be like. I had no reason to worry at all! I have stayed in a lot of hotels and this is a high quality 4 start hotel. The rooms were modern and very comfortable. The bathroom a little small but manageable. The location is great and the staff very helpful. The bed was very comfortable too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Old Bluey
Angaston South Australia
Apr 29, 2013

a nice weekend

Nice rooms, not that big but all you need. The bed is very good. The locaction is the seller though, walking distance to MCG shopping and restuarants.Plus safe cheap parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Leave car in park and walk.

Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiwi's
Victoria
Apr 29, 2013

Great Escape to Melbourne

We had a fantastic time in Melbourne - the hotel is well situated to everything and it's so easy to get around. We had some noisy domestic going on next door on the first night but the great hotel staff dealt with that, quickly. Love this hotel and stay here often

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
colour
Hong Kong
Apr 8, 2013

need to be improved

it is not so convenient without free wifi, even at the lobby. And the reception service attitude is nice, but not enough. All the others are very good. And it charges me some other fees though not much, from my credit card without any explanation. i hope one email from this hotel could tell me the reason.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Hotel Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Charlotan
NYC
Apr 6, 2013

Quality option for a business visitor

Good location in the business district, close to shops, restaurants, etc. highly recommended

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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