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Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as University of Melbourne and RMIT University. This 107-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central are also a short walk from this Carlton hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 107 recently renovated accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is AUD 25 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for AUD 20 per person. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Walking distance to University of Melbourne and RMIT University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne

701 Swanston Street Carlton VIC 3053

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool and a children's pool, Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4.5-star property offers access to a business center. Event facilities measuring 5382 square feet (500 square meters) include a conference center. This luxury hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) is offered to guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne is a smoke-free property.

  • Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Total number of rooms - 107 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5382 
  • Conference center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 500 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne offers 107 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. LCD televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2015.

  • Separate sitting area 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Blues Bar and Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

24-hour check-in

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 11 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 20 per person
  • Self parking fee: AUD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 50.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 40 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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