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Rydges Melbourne Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Tired and outdated. Not worth the $$. Needs a makeover, new carpet and a good lick of paint! The lobby ... yikes. What were they thinking with the decor??!! Shower over a bath ... yuck. Nobody wants that! Pass for next trip.

Excellent position, good value for money, close to free circle tram route, close to shops, eateries and entertainment. I liked the fact that the room had a bath as well as shower. Room service meals were good and reasonable price. Room was not serviced one day, when I mentioned this to the reception on checkout, he offered me a discount to compensate, so instead of feeling aggrieved, I felt I was listened to and would stay again. Reception also took time to show me outside of hotel to where taxi rank was, felt like a valued customer.

The whole customer service team at Rydges are outstanding. Everyone from front desk, to room service and management were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We had a number of additional requests during our stay and they willing and able to accommodate all.

Our executive king room was a little tired, but the bed was very comfy, and the city view from the 20th floor was great! Friendly, helpful reception staff, easy parking in adjacent parking station. We were issued a spending voucher for chosing not to have the room serviced during our stay...good ‘green’ idea.

After 4 hour drive entry was easy, parking was good, checkin smooth and swift! And as promised by hotel all 5 rooms together on one floor - THE TOP FLOOR. Awesome view of city for people who don't get to Melbourne often. Checkout just as easy, staff were fantastic.

Close to Her Majesty's Theatre and good restaurants. Beds comfy and room size great. Breakfast was good and fireplace in reception was a cosy addition. Would have liked to have more time here. Staff very obliging and informative.

Rydges Melbourne is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD and surrounded by great cafes and restaurants - in close proximity to the shopping, theatre and sporting districts of central Melboirne. The rooms - while a little dated - are good sized, cosy and clean. We stay here frequently because the hotel is convenient, value for money and the staff are very friendly.

Comfortable clean room right near Chinatown. Good wifi. Bathroom small but adequate- shower was great after walking Melbourne all day! Nice rooftop pool to cool off in. Buffet breakfast was reasonable- definitely do the ‘prebook breakky’ at reception for the discounted price, would not pay the full price for what was on offer. Staff friendly and helpful. Good to be able to store luggage for the day of departure.

Rooms nicely appointed and good size. However, the aircons are very noisy even on low fan speed. Restaurant and bar very good. Food excellent quality. Nice range of breakfast items. Staff friendlyness was adequate

Room was too hot for sleeping but with air con on the unit was too noisy to sleep, need to upgrade air con units to modern quiet ones. The restaurant only appeared to offer set 2-3 course menu for evening meal, the other options on menu did not appear to be on offer evenings, if they were it was not clear so we had room service.

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-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. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rydges Melbourne Hotel's 363 rooms are air-conditioned and provide washers/dryers, iPod docks, and sofa beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Rydges Melbourne Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is AUD 29 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). 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, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2439 reviews