$91 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 19, 2014 Check-out: Dec 20, 2014

Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

4 stars
701 Swanston Street, Carlton Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3053
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
7 reviews
value for money

My boyfriend and I didnt book the room until quite late so we got an extremely good deal! We were... See full review

  • supershnoogleycouple
  • Aug 2, 2014
Comfort

Good location, although not in the CBD but just 10 to 15 min. walk down. Room is clean and tidy. See full review

  • Beetlemen
  • Jan 6, 2014
Views across the scenic Lincoln Square Gardens to the city skyline are testimony to the convenience of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne (formerly Rydges Carlton). Located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD makes Rydges On Swanston Melbourne the perfect destination for business & leisure alike. Carlton is one of Melbournes best known cosmopolitan centres, boasting a diverse range of outstanding restaurants, shops, cultural activities and night spots. Incorporating PRIME wine bar and grill - an iconic trendy Melbourne bar with its own Blues Bar & Grill . Parking costs $25 flat rate for 24 hours. NOTE: Between the dates of the 22 July to 1 August the pool will closed for retiling & will not be available for use. Guests will still be able to access & use the pool area, Gym, Laundry & Spa.

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Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Rooms

Check-in after 8pm
Guest can only check-in to their room after 8pm local time
Standard Queen Room
This room has a Queen Size bed with air-conditioning, mini bar, bar size fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and TV
Standard Twin Room
This room has 2 queen size bed with air-conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffe making facilities
Executive Queen Room
Boutique in style, the Executive Queen is ideal for the corporate and leisure traveller alike, catering for those needing to travel into the city for business and pleasure. This room has a comfortable Queen Size bed, with some offering an extra Single Bed.
Superior King Suite
Located in the inner court, offering a peaceful and relaxed Superior room. Settle in and relax with your own opulent King Bed after a busy day of site seeing.
Parkview King Suite
Your home away from home, offering sweeping views across Lincoln Square Park and the edge of the city, is ideal for those looking for something a little larger. With a King Bed, 32 inch plasma screen TV/DVD player and fantastic views you won't be disappointed.
Queen Spa Suite
Special occasion or just a relaxing weekend away, wind down the evening in a two seater European spa perfect for enjoying a nice bottle of bubbly. As you enter the suite you will find the living area complete with a mounted 32 inch plasma screen TV/DVD player and luxury sofa & oversized ottoman. The private bedroom offers one Queen Bed and an LCD TV extending from the bedroom wall. Style and space is all this suite is about!

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Animals Australia: 0.4 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.4 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.5 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.6 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.8 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.9 mi
  • Animals Australia: 0.4 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.4 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.5 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.6 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.8 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.8 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.9 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.9 mi
  • Scots Church: 1 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 1 mi
  • Block Arcade: 1 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 1 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 1 mi
  • City Museum: 1 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.1 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Federation Square: 1.2 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 1.2 mi
  • Observation Deck: 1.2 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 1.2 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 1.3 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 1.3 mi
  • Melbourne Zoo: 1.3 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 1.3 mi
  • Sunday Market: 1.3 mi
  • Southern Cross Station: 1.3 mi
  • Telstra Dome: 1.4 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 1.4 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 1.4 mi
  • Crown Casino: 1.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 1.5 mi
  • Victoria Police Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Rydges on Swanston is the place for your next event! Whatever you are planning - conference, seminar, training, dinner, cocktails or wedding our core values are based on exceeding our guest's expectations, promoting a Can Do Attitude and commitment to our clients needs.

Dining

Blues Bar & Grill
Blues Bar & Grill is a contemporary modern bar & grill offering the very best in food, service and presentation all within a relaxed, friendly setting. Prime Wine Bar & Grill caters for all tastes and offers something for both vegetarians and those other dietary considerations. Prime is open from 6.30 am to 10pm and the menu changes and evolves throughout the course of the day. A relaxed Breakfast menu slides effortlessly into a contemporary lunch selection whilst the ala carte Dinner menu is both creative and satisfying.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
supershnoogleycouple
Business
melbourne Victoria
Aug 2, 2014

value for money

My boyfriend and I didnt book the room until quite late so we got an extremely good deal! We were extremely happy with the comfort of the room and its cleanliness etc. Unfortunately it was freezing and the pool was being renovated so we didnt get to experience that. Only down fall is that we're smokers and no rooms have a balcony which made it rather annoying having to go down stairs and out onto the street everytime we wanted to have a cigarette. Overall, enjoyednour stay.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steve R. A.
Business
Townsville
May 7, 2014

Adequate stay

Stay was good, nothing bad to report, but also nothing remarkable to report. Good location, near enough to most site seeing locations without being right in the city. Enjoyed.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Anywhere on Lygon Street

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Still Travelling
Business
Tucson, AZ, USA
Mar 26, 2014

Afjacent to academia

The best feature of the hotel is its staff: uniformly friendly, helpful and polite. The hotel itself is very basic, with one rickety, extremely slow elevator. My room looked out to the inner courtyard and guests in other rooms on the same floor could easily look into my premises, if they wished to do so. Hence one had to close the curtains to be assured of one's privacy, which made the room dark and isolated from the world. One enters the building by a set of steps, with no ramp, which might make it difficult for elderly and physically challenged guests to enter the premises. Also the walk-in shower has nothing too hold on (no "grab" bars# in case one would loose one's fooling while taking a shower. The property is located adjacent to Melbourne University and close to "Little Italy," a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. But it is outside or at least only marginally within Melbourne's CBD. Thus one has either a lengthy walk or a tram ride to get right into the center of the city. But on the positive side, the Rydges on Swanston Hotel is conveniently located in the general vicinity of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Centre, and the free Circle Route tram # 35 #if it ever shows up at your stop!#. All things considered, this property is a good compromise for someone who desired to explore the city independently and to savor its many faceted sights and sounds. Would I recommend this place? Yes, but with a few caveats.

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

Business

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Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Barry N
Business
UK
Jan 24, 2014

Stay ar Rydges

Advertised as having internet available in every room we could not get any acceptable signal and had to access from reception. despite the best efforts of the staff the signal could not be improved. We also decided to book a limo with the hotel to end our stay for a trip to the airport. It did not show and we had to get a taxi. These niggles had an adverse effect on our memories.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Only two streets away from little italy and some excellent dining with a BYO option.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beetlemen
Business
Hong Kong
Jan 6, 2014

Comfort

Good location, although not in the CBD but just 10 to 15 min. walk down. Room is clean and tidy.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

10 - 15 min. to CBD

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Teacher Queen
Business
Chengdu, China
Jan 2, 2014

Good value

The room was fne with an ugly view. The hotel was well-located: close to restaurants, downtown and transportation. The breakfast buffet was nice.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

San Churro's-greatest hot chocolate I ever had.

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Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dallas sensation
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jan 1, 2014

Great location

Location is very convenient. City tram is door step away. Room is clean. Staffs are very helpful.

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

Business

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