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Dayton
Reviewed 13 September 2015

we are a Rydges priority member and have stayed many times ,we stayed in a queen suite ,clean and comfortable ,the service great , good value the food in Laconda bar & restaurant great food & good value plus, great location opposite china town and close to city shopping will keep coming back.

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

Dear Joyleen H, As one of our valued Priority Guest Rewards Members, it's great to hear this wonderful feedback of your stay at Rydges Melbourne. We're very fortunate to have amazing regular guests like yourselves staying with us throughout the year. Looking forward to your next visit! Much Aprpeciated, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Nice hotel, close to Chinatown. Room was clean and everything worked - a bit unusual for an older hotel. Had dinner in the restaurant, and the food was very good, but the service was a bit off. The reception staff are very professional and helpful. Will certainly stay here again.

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

Dear Mark & Rosa, Thank you kindly for your feedback of your recent stay with us. Haha yes our Maintenance Team are well and truly on top of taking care of our rooms thanks for noticing. We'll be sure to pass on the feedback regarding service in the restaurant to refine for your next visit. The team at Front Desk...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Booked a couple of nights from SA to attend a conference in Melbourne. Loved the really central location. I asked for a queen superior with a great view and got one. Room very comfortable. Service great and included an excellent buffet breakfast. Really liked the "green" option of opting for skipping room servicing for a $10 credit which I used...

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

Dear KM, We appreciate your kind reviw of your recent stay at rydges Melbourne. Glad to hear you made use of our Green Room offer and were able to enjoy some credits at the bar! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Stayed at the Rydges Melbourne Hotel recently on a visit to the city.We booked a queen room on an upper floor and were very happy with it. The room was a good size, well appointed and the bed was very comfy.The bathroom and amenities were also good.We didn't eat at the hotel but we enjoyed drinks at the great bar...

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

Dear jojo255061, Thank you kindly for your lovely review of your recent stay in Melbourne. We are pleased to hear you were well accommodated in your comfy room and whilst enjoying a drink at the bar! We look forward to having you back again soon. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager

Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed here for a business trip and paid a premium for a twin room. Tiny room dark and dingy, very noisy outside on the street kept us awake. Unremarkable checking in service. Advertised as having free wifi but this was non existent and staff unhelpful with this problem. Overall the whole hotel was a bit of a let down.mbreakfast...

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

Dear lollipops2, I am dissapointed hear your recent stay with us was a let down for you. Especially the poor service upon arrival, which the team pride themselevs on offering nothing but high quality to all our guests upon check in. I can understand your frustration not being able to access the Wi Fi, however I can assure you we...

Ocean Grove, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Booked a double room, arrived early to check in our bags and were rewarded with an upgrade? Very nice. Hotel is very well situate, close to trains, trams and Chinatown. Room was great (thanks upgrade) with an exceptional bed. Full buffet breakfast was included in our package and was comprehensive. We found the room comfortable, though not especially quiet with...

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

Dear Dave R, Great to hear your weekend in Melbourne being a tourist was made easier by the location of our property. Hope your footy team had a win to top it off! We are very thankful for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit soon! Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager Amy_Trengove@Rydges.com

PERTH
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I specific asked when checking in online to be away from the lift. I wasn't thrilled that I was only two rooms away and could hear the lift going up and down through the early hours of the morning. Otherwise, it was fine. Oh, I stayed for 3 nights so some drawers would have been useful.

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

Dear ngmast, We appreciate your recent review of your 3 night stay at Rydges Melbourne. Apologies your room preference was not met initially, I do hope you had the opportunity to contact reception to organise a room change as I can assure a solution would have been sought for you. We do have various room types available which can offer...

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Booked for one night for a conference, was supposed to have a special rate but took 4 calls backwards and forwards before we got a not very special discount. I received a message on my phone to check in on line so i would only have to pick up room card on arrival, but found this process did not do...

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

Dear Catherine T, Thank you for your feedback of your recent stay with us. I'm very sorry to hear it was not a satisfactory experience for you. I'm very grateful for your specific feedback on the booking and check in process as we are currently reviewing this. Apologies your second night was not extended seamlessly for you causing unneccessary inconvenience,...

Fort Worth
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a well situated and comfortable hotel in the heart of the city of Melbourne. Staff is friendly and helpful and management is very welcoming. Rooms are spacious and clean with a good selection of amenities in the bath.

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

Dear Tim R, We appreciate your lovely review of your recent stay with us at Rydges Melbourne. We are delighted to hear your experience was most enjoyable! Hope to welcome you back again very soon. Warm Regards, Amy Trengove Rooms Division Manager Amy_Trengove@Rydges.com

Pambula
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Attending a conference in the CBD, the organisers booked me into this property last week for a one-night stay. Its location on Exhibition Street around the corner from Chinatown makes it very central indeed, and full of night life (of the good sort). Check-in was efficient and swift and the room up high on the 20th floor gave views of...

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

Dear WanderingCodger_39, Thank you kindly for your recent review of your stay with us! I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed our accommodation and that the location suited your needs well. I do hope on your next visit you get a chance to enduldge in the rise breakfast buffet as this too is one of our most favoured offerings. Looking...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $149 - $357 (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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Also Known As:
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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“High up as possible”
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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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