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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in a queen suite on 25 & 26 February. The room was very comfortable, we enjoyed being there. Good breakfast. Friendly staff. Excellent housekeeping standards and a very nice bathroom. No complaints. Parking is not cheap.

We stayed for 5 nights, 2 nights in a Executive King room, bed was great but the aircon was not the best,bathroom very small. Room was clean,breakfast was included in our rate. Breakfast just ok was the same everyday choice was always the same. We also found they promoted you bought coffee and never showed you where the free coffee and tea was available it was really hidden.. The next 3 nights we moved to a Queen suite that was so much roomer aircon worked well,the bathroom was clean and huge downside we were missed to have our room cleaned and did not happen till i asked and another time it was late afternoon was annoying when you had been out all day. Again we had breakfast was still the same but on the 4th day we were quite sick after this we usually had cereal and toast but the once we had hot we had to stay in our room for a few hours till we felt well,sometimes the hot food was quite cold. Had dinner at Locanda on the first night food was ok but we did wait a while for drinks and our food. Staff at the restaurant friendly and staff on the front counter obliging. We would stay again but not take the breakfast package.

We stayed 2 nights - primary reason to visit Melbourne was to go to the football at the MCG. The staff were friendly; the room was clean and well appointed except the bathroom was minim size. We had no problems with our air conditioner which was not noisy. The breakfasts were good and had lots of variety of food - no complaints there. I also like the 11am checkout. All in all we enjoyed our stay and will stay here again.

The reception area is nice, has a lovely aroma when you walk in and relaxing music. The staff are all very friendly and gave us a late checkout. We stayed on the 22nd floor and paid more than $300 for one night because it was Grand Prix weekend. The room was a little disappointing given the price because the air conditioning unit didn't work properly and made a large crackling noise. I woke up in the middle of the night sweating it was so hot. Nevertheless, the room was clean, the bathroom was adequate and the location is very central.

Stayed for 2 nights and will not be rushing back. Hotel reception chic and modern, staff on the desk friendly and informative but that is where the good comments cease. Room out dated and looked old. Noisy air conditioning unit and really struggled to work. TV tiny and in an awkward position (position could be easily fixed with movable arm). Room needs carpet removed and have the floor clean underneath it as you could feel lumps underneath the very worn floor covering. Dust everywhere in draws, cupboards, door hinges, window seals and on the TV. Toilet was interesting, whom ever installed it didn't measure the lid as it hit the flush button and only need a little weight to make it flush when it hit the button. Bathroom could do with a little more storage but that is common theme when traveling. The management need to spend money on the tools and modernise them as it could be a great hotel. The location of this place means it would be a high turnover so it shows thy are just cheap and don't want to spend a cent other than first impression.

The rooms here are a little dated in their bathrooms and layout but the staff are nice, the rooms are reasonably priced for the size and location the restaurant and its staff are amazing. Only thing is that they are less flexible with the way they do things over other hotels in the Rydges network such as they wanted to charge a credit card surcharge on a debit (CHQ/SAV) transaction.. Overall they are okay, the restaurant staff and the location are the reason it just gets 4 stars, otherwise it'd be a solid 3 star.

I was really impressed on this recent visit. Rydges have really upped their game. Staff are so pleasant and helpful. Join their rewards club. So worth it. We had an upgrade to a bigger room. I was with my daughter and her friend to see Justin Bieber. The girls loved it. The bath robes, the rooftop pool, the buffet breakfast. And not to forget the granita cart with free alcoholic and non alcoholic granitas for members. Nice touch Rydges. I think this is it, I'm converted now. I think I'm just going to stay here whenever I can. I really can't fault it. Just felt comfortable and welcomed and really at ease and happy.

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.

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 2056 reviews