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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I only stayed for one night, as I was attending the Adele concert and the hotel is near work. Check in was easy, with online check in meaning I could select various things I required (such as a room away from the elevator) - I like being able to do that. Friendly efficient staff, comfy bed and a clean, well presented room. Good value for the centre of the CBD. Would stay again.

I have been staying here for 17 years as it is close to theatres, city centre, public transport - everything I need. The food is good, beds are comfortable and the view of the city spectacular. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

Room was clean, tidy and comfortable. Location of the hotel was perfect, close to entertainment, food and shopping! And it was the extra attention to detail that staff paid to the special requests on our booking si what will have us coming back.

Great stay as always! Rydges has become our go to when visiting the city with it's fabulous breakfast and amazing friendly staff & spacious rooms! It has easy access to the cbd with just a short walk and with secure parking onsite I can leave my car & use public transport We can't wait to visit fact we are already booked!!!!

Everything we needed was at hand. BREAKFAST STAFF five starr service.We will spread the good word to all our contacts in Western Australia. Thanks to all. Entertainment, Shops mins. from hotel front door. Recpetion very quick and informative. We will book the Rydges on our next visit to Melbourne

Suite 709 is a delight and has renewed my faith in Rydges Melbourne. I am in Melbourne every month, and looking for a quality room to relax in after work. This has been a great turn around from my previous experience in December 2016. I have been staying at the Marriott, Mantra and Stamford since December. Based on this last stay, I will be back to my old routine of booking the Rydges, without hesitation.

Location is hard to beat with so many great restaurants (including the restuarant downstairs!) and theatre venues nearby. Check in was smooth and easy, room on the 7th floor was spacious and staff went that extra mile to make our stay feel really special. We did have an issue with a dodgy smoke alarm going off a few times but the staff member on duty was prompt in responding to the alarm and the duty manager was very accommodating, moving us to another room after the third false alarm. Despite this, the room was very comfortable, spacious and clean and we couldn't have asked for more. I would certainly stay here again.

The room itself is quite spacious unlike many CBD hotel rooms which are just a box with a bed. However, the space they have included in the room seems to have been taken away in the bathroom which is a pokey little room where the bathroom door only opens halfway before hitting the toilet. Bathroom aside, the bed itself seems ultra soft at first, but is extremely comfortable once you settle in with good firm pillows. Our room did not have ducted air conditioning and instead has a large AC unit sitting against the wall in the room. To make the unit work well enough to cool the room down it needs to be set to max but then you have to put up with all the noise that the unit makes for the ENTIRE time. The location however is very handy. If you are visiting Melbourne to see a show, it is right across the road from Her Majesty's Theatre and Comedy Theatre and a short walk around the block from Princess Theatre.

The reason the reviews for Rydges are so disparate became evident when I got in the wrong lift and ended up in a beautifully refurbished part of the hotel. Where I was staying, however, was grubby and tired. The sort of place you don't want to walk around in bare feet. The bathroom was extremely small, the shower spilled water all over the floor and there was no plug for the basin. Staff were very friendly, however, and breakfast was very good. My tip: explicitly request that you stay in the refurbished section.

made very welcome and room was spotlessly appointed. Breakfast was excellent and post theatre drinks were a great end to a great experience. we found the hotel was central to the theatre district and Chinatown, where we dined. very accessible considering it was a busy weekend in Melbourne

186 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC

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.


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.


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

Rydges Melbourne Hotel features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is AUD 30 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 free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Queen Spa Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Queen Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2049 reviews