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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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.

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 2051 reviews