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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2015

staff were very friendly ,gave us directions to go for dinner in chinatown across road as late check in from flight had an excellent meal and returned to a nice clean room with comfortable bed breakfast very good quality and variety would recommend good value for money very handy for free trams

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike K, Thank you kindly for your recent review. It appears your stay was most enjoyable on all level's and we are very happy to hear it! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warmest Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

What else can I say but exceptional. Staff were beyond welcoming, went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure my partner and I had an amazing anniversary trip. Megan and the team gave us the highest floor possible and complimentary champagne and chocolates. It made our day. Room modern and clean with good sized room and bathroom for...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dale W, We appreciate your positive review of your recent trip to Melbourne. So pleased to hear Megan and the team were able to ensure your stay was exceptional experience and we most certainly look forward to welcoming you both back in December! Warmest Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located just off Bourke Street. There are numerous cafes located nearby which is great because the cost of breakfast at the restaurant located in the hotel is ridiculous. There is also a great pub across the road. The room was average with a tiny bathroom and an inefficient air conditioner. I requested a wake up call...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon170865, Thank you kindly for your review of Rydges Melbourne Hotel. Location and convenience are certainly two of the most beneficial factor's of staying with us on Exhibition Street in the heart of the CBD. We understand the buffet breakfast may not provide the cheapest option, however the quantity and quality of this offering cetrainly shows you value for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I actually quite liked the place. The decor is good and my room was clean. It may be that I prefer smaller hotels because I felt a little lost and 'unloved'. It's a busy place which has a danger of providing a less personal experience. The staff were professional and always available but it felt like a real business hotel...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MatthewandClare, Thank you kindly for your review of our hotel upon your recent overnight stay. Yes, we are a rather large hotel, however as you mention and I trust this doesn't take away the friendly service our team are able to provide. We accommodate mostly corporate and conferencing guests during the week but weekend's are certainly for the leisure...

Fremantle
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Staff are friendly. Rooms are comfortable but the windows to look out for a view were dirty. Hot water also takes a while and you need to run the water for ages. No pay movies in rooms either. Wardrobe needs either draws or some shelves. However breakfast in the morning is excellent . Has a really warm heated pool which...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paulfreo, I appreciate your very constructive feedback of your recent stay with us- thank you. Our outside windows of the building are booked in for regular cleans and actually due this month so glad to hear this will be resolved especially coming into some sunny days will benice to look out a clean window at the beautiful sights of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

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Echuca, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2015

When reserving I requested the extra bed to be made up this was not the case. When I did check in the front office lady made no eye contact and didn't validate my room cards. So Going up and down the lifts three suit cases and kids - I was not impressed!!! I received a much happier response from the...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Querky13, Your feedback is very dissapointing to hear of your recent stay at Rydges Melbourne hotel. If you have a moment I would like to obtain some further information of your reservation details to take further action on this poor serviced stay. This is certainly not the standard of service we usually provide especially as one of our valued...

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

There is such a variety of rooms its just a lottery what you will get! I got the "dolls house" suite with a bathroom the size of a cupboard, and small everything else, but colleagues of mine, for the same price, were in rock star suites!! I love the restaurant, the check in and check out, and the location, so...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ross M, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Being a large hotel of 363 rooms we do have 10 different room types. Certanily would recommend checking with our friendly front desk or reservations team to ensure the room type booked will be one that meets your needs. Glad to hear you enjoyed being right...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is OK in that it is reasonably located and not outrageously priced but the rooms are a little in need of some TLC and in particular the in-room air conditioners are quite noisy. So why a "Very Good" rating - simple - the staff are wonderful from check-in to check-out and in all the places in between; the...

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Amy T, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GallopingGourmet51, Thank you kindly for your review of your recent stay with us at Rydges Melbourne. I appreciate your comments regarding the rooms and the air-conditioner's in particular, and it is well noted as we have been working through the 363 rooms replacing them with newer versions so hope to have these ready for summer. A BIG THANK YOU...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Not sure how the bigger rooms are, but the one I stayed in was nothing special at all. The bathroom was alright, but I've seen much better in this category. The hotel is a block away from Chinatown which is fantastic if you're into asian food. There is so much restaurant in a small radius that it's very hard to...

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Dear LegalAlien54, Thank you for your recent feedback on your stay with us. I appreciate your comments regarding the room and yes we do have various room types you can book from one bed standard rooms to apartment style suites. Having lots of options for eating out is always a positive, we are very lucky to be close to so...

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges Melbourne is conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the Theatre precinct on Exhibition street. With over 290 guest rooms and 70 suites. Rydges Melbourne is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, featuring the best steaks from nearby Yarra Valley, an good variety of pastas and other mouthwatering options. Located in close proximity to Bourke Street Mall shopping, a block away from the Paris End of Collins Street boutiques and in walking distance to Rod Laver Arena and the MCG, Rydges Melbourne is a great choice if you are wanting everything at your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Address: 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $157 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Melbourne Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 363
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Rydges Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges Hotel
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#19 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#75 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Choose a corner room as high as possible. King rooms are a bit more expensive than Queen but worth it.”
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“get a room facing the MCG which would be the south side which are quieter than the north and have better views.”
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