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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent hotel with a superb breakfast!! Every time I travel and need to stop in Melbourne I book a stay at Rydges Melbourne, I am never disappointed. Large spacious rooms, comfy bed and pillows, and an amazing breakfast!

First of All- wonderful location. Close to everything. Busy hotel at times, with lifts taking their time. A lot of the time one lift is out of action. Great food in the restaurant Locanda. Some of the bar staff are brilliant and make great cocktails. Staff here are very friendly. Reception staff very business like and not so friendly, perhaps they could learn from the bar staff. Rooms- way past use by date for a refurb. Small rooms. Each rooms has a very noisy aircon unit mounted on the wall near the window that is so noisy it wakes you up when it gushes in and out of action. Beds are very comfortable. There are no plugs near the bed The bathroom: so tiny that the door won't open fully as it hits the toilet. It can be noisy as the noise ver berates up the nearby building and you here everything. Part of living in the city I guess. Cleaning staff like to put the TV on in neighbouring rooms as they clean. Not good for shift workers. I stay here a lot and this happens daily. Carpets in lift halls and in passage on nearly every floor are worn, crumpled and torn. I've nearly tripped twice and despite mentioning it, they are still in the same poor condition. Not what you would expect from the Rydges chain. The lobby carpet is wonderful and if you didn't know, was custom made to reflect the river that ruins through the city. A plaque would be nice to explain to guests as its a great piece of art. Overall the motel is in dire need of a refurb. Some of the wood in the rooms is very worn and stained.

Rydges Hotel has a very nice night club and even though not a 5 star hotel the service at the front desk was very good and the prices are much cheaper than a 5 star hotel. The rooms may not be as luxurious but still very comfortable.

Booked a room falsely advertised as deluxe queen room - found it was the smallest basic room possible. Worn stained carpets, toilet so tiny that a person couldn't sit straight as the door impeded. No sound proofing between the rooms - we could hear everything next door. They are looking after the shareholders by only providing half a roll of toilet paper and no bath mats - that will save them money! The staff must be so embarrassed to work here! Definitely will not book Rydges again.

I stay here at least once a month for work. I find it comfortable although, the rooms can get stuffy. I've always enjoyed the meals in house. Staff friendly and efficient. Location excellent particularly if attending a show, Chinatown within a stones throw away

I was upgraded to a Queen spa suite. As always polite, happy and professional staff. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. Breakfast was included in the reasonable rate-average buffet breakfast and a decent coffee.

There is a reason I have been staying at this hotel for the last four years... Customer services is excellent,location is convenient for the CBD but the rooms have unfortunately are EXACTLY the same as when I first stayed... The furnishing are dated and in serious need of some TLC but I will continue to stay there as the people are excellent

Upgraded my room which was excellent, the service from all staff front desk restaurant to cleaning staff was amazing, as a Rydges member I have stayed at this hotel before, the staff where alway good but this trip I noticed that things have changed further and staff could not do enough to help, the value for money and the position of this hotel makes it a must stay.

Stayed in the Queen Spa Suite and was impressed by the comfort and style of the room. Room are a bit dated but they've done a good job with furnishings and decor to give the rooms a fresh feel. Service was great.

Good hotel, fairly modern rooms, friendly service. Visited for family birthday and they included a card with a bottle of champagne pre arranged - good cheap car parking with the hotel also, and very close and convenient for the theater district and restaurants.

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

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2014 reviews