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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived on Thursday afternoon,, we went to our room and it was too small. Especially the bathroom. The shower had no showscreen and the water went everywhere. We went downstairs and asked the receptionist didn't care less. The Receptionist spoken to the manager and the response was $60 upgrade or you put more towels on the floor. What's this the joke of the day? No service what so ever. Breakfast was a stampede on Sunday morning. Most of the food was missing. If you want a Cappuccino you need to pay extra, or you can drink the cramp coffee for free. We will not stay here anymore or recommend that our friends don't stay here either.

Average hotel, in a great location to walk around Melbourne CBD and the theatre. Room is ok, bathroom was really small. Hotel staff were nice, very happy to help point you in the right direction for food or amenities. I think the rooms need a refresh, they appear a bit dated. Wifi wasn't the best, but it was free. The bed was fantastic, slept incredibly well each night. Good hotel, great location.

The Rydges Hotel on Exhibition Street is a prime location for anyone wanting to enjoy a visit to the city of Melbourne. Located in the centre of the city, the hotel is within easy walking distance of all the key spots - the restaurants, coffee shops, China town, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Federation Square, the Museum, the National Art Gallery of Victoria and an extensive variety of shops including those of the top brand names. The hotel itself is excellent and provides 24 hour service as well as a roof top pool and an adjoining restaurant, lunch, dinner and a buffet breakfast are available. Room Service is also available. Our room on the 19th floor had an amazing view of the city and although small and compact, was clean, comfortable and well serviced. I usually stay at Rydges Hotels when I am travelling because of their location and the consistency and excellence of their service and the Melbourne Rydges was no exception.

Late booking and took a B&B deal under the PGR program. Great value and easy under building secure parking. Rooms always clean and you get a later check out if a PGR member, with a discount off room tariff and in premises meals. Great little restaurant.

Really enjoyed staying here. The rooms was comfortable, and a really good vibe about the bar downstairs. One of the best things is the location - five minutes walk to Bourke Street Mall, right in the middle of the theatre district and sitting at the top of Chinatown. No shortage of choices on shopping, eating or things to do.

The only positive is the location. Executive king room. No double sofa bed made instead was a single rollaway. Wouldn't have been a problem if travelling with my husband but instead was travelling with my mother and 4yr old son. In room heater was so noisy where every 2 minutes the fan would kick in and sound like a jet taking off. Couldn't watch tv due to the noise kicking in and off. Pillows were so soft that you may as well not had one at all. Bathroom was tiny and had mould along the top wall (definitely in reach to be cleaned). Bfast selection was great however, tables weren't cleared of plates. In room tea, coffee and milk wasn't replenished daily. Overall I was disappointed and wouldn't stay at the Rydges Melbourne again.

We stayed here using Flybuys Points as we were going to the theater. We were able to check in early. Staff there was always friendly and willing to help. We had the 3 course pre show menu which the meals were small but we didn't go hungry. Room was great. Only down side and I am being picky. It would have been nice to have a double shower. Buffet breakfast had alot of choices. It wasn't very relaxing though. It was very busy and alot of the food was missing and we had to wait. Newspapers are available and barista made coffee. Great stay. We will be back.

My husband and I recently stayed at Rydges in Melbourne. We were in town to see the Book of Mormon. The hotel was great. Clean and well kept room. Excellent service at we enjoyed dinner and breakfast in the restaurant down stairs.

We'd stayed at the Rydges Melbourne in 2015 so knew it was in need of a facelift with overly soft beds but chose to stay there again because of the convenience to the theatre. We will be finding somewhere else to stay on our next trip. Firstly, the heater didn't work and the toilet made a very loud gurgly noise each time it was flushed. Maintenance fixed the heater but they didn't have the parts to fix the toilet. The arm of the shower was broken so it either came out from the wall at a right angle and you had to shower in a half squat to fit underneath or flip it back so it rested against the wall and then stand right back. The walls, furniture and carpet showed many signs of wear and the bed was just too soft.

Not the swimming pool or the gym, not the lobby or the bar & restaurant, not even the bathroom or the balcony with marvellous views. It is simply the bed! You can still have descent hotels without any of the features listed above but you can not have a hotel without beds!! The Rydges on Exhibition in Melbourne has all the ticks for the good features added to its friendly and highly professional staff. The only miss I found last night is still the same as when I landed there for the same conference in June 2015: the bedding. The bed is terribly high and the excessively high mattress makes you feel you are sleeping on an average quality water mattress. Other than that, everything is perfect!

186 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rydges Melbourne Hotel places you in Chinatown, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central. This 4.5-star hotel has 363 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Melbourne, the hotel is also a short walk from RMIT University and Melbourne Museum.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a cocktail bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in Modern European cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Rydges Melbourne Hotel's 363 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free newspapers, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Rydges Melbourne Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is AUD 29 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 2 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Queen Spa Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2158 reviews