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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Room was tired. Heater did not work properly. Bathroom was tired and not cleaned properly. Worst bed I have ever stayed at in a motel. Sheets were like sandpaper and did not fit the bed properly and the walls are paper thin.

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen, I am disappointed to hear about your recent stay with us. Cleanliness, sheeting and our beds are among our best facets here at the hotel, I am concerned with your feedback and would like to look into it further, if you could please email me through your reservation details that would allow me to check the room you...

Reviewed 15 July 2015

Usually stay at Rydges hotels so booked in to Rydges Melbourne hotel for 6 days , I hadn't been in Melbourne for 15 years but was aware that the Rydges Melbourne is centrally located in Melbourne CBD, close by China town and the theatre district as we had booked into several shows. The staff were excellent as usual but it...

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear baz t, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay and given I am a fellow Queenslander can agree about how good the State of Origin was. It is upsetting to hear that you came across some non English speaking housekeeping staff, all of our staff are hired on the basis they can...

Reviewed 15 July 2015

room needed a refurb. Air conditioner is noisy and rattled loudly. Carpet frayed. But it was clean and spacious and the bed was comfy. The staff were really helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A very cosy, ambient feeling in the entry and dining room/bar area

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cherylej, Thank you for taking the time to send through your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are currently working towards replacing out all of the dated airconditioners. It was good to read that our staff were the standout of your stay, they pride themselves in exceeding guests expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Highly recommend Rydges in Melbourne. Great location. Stayed for 2 nights with my daughter and we could not have asked for more. We were lucky enough to get an early check-in. Breakfast was amazing and the added WiFi was a bonus. Beds were very comfortable. All staff very friendly, could not fault the hotel. We will be back.

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LuckyKim, Thank you for your glowing review, school holidays are a great time of year and it sounds like you and your daughter really enjoyed your time in Melbourne. We recently upgraded our free wifi to a fiber connection also, its important for us to know this increased speed is being enjoyed by our guests. Look forward to welcoming...

Murwillumbah, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Well located in the centre of Melbourne, close to Chinese town, sporting venues, shopping and several theatres this is a good place to make your base when in Melbourne. They have a wonderful new "non service"- put a sign out not to have your room serviced every day (and who needs that anyway) and receive $10 off your bill for...

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dodgemcars, Thank you for your fantastic review. We have increased our presence within the theatre district during this last season and will continue to do so. Its great to hear that you got to take advantage of our relationships and got discounted tickets to "Strictly Ballroom", The Rocky Horror show is just finishing up but we will look to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The Rydges Melbourne is centrally located in Melbourne CBD, close by the theatre district, Chinatown, sporting venues, and Melbourne's shopping. The service is very friendly, and the rooms very comfortable. They were offering a "Winter Special", but in any event, the hotel represents excellent value. I intend to stay here again on my next Melbourne visit.

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian F, It's great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, winter can bring with it some great value and it sounds like you got to take advantage of it! Our whole team pride themselves in customer service and ensuring our guests enjoy there stay in Melbourne, on behalf of everyone, we look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 10 July 2015

The Hotel is well located in the centre of town near some great little Italian and Asian restaurants. The rooms are good quality and the service helpful. Thyme is good for cardio but there is no weight equipment. Brilliant WiFi and unlimited. A good option for a business trip.

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephen S, It sounds like you had an enjoyable stay with us, and took advantage of quite a few of our facilities. In regards to the gym, it doesn't sound like our team informed you of the complimentary access you get at Genesis on Lonsdale (2 minutes walk around the corner) or a short warm up jog. As a...

Pakenham, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2015

My wife and I recently spent a night at the Rydges in Melbourne. Although a somewhat older hotel we found it comfortable & convienient. It is right in the middle of the theartre district (we went to the Rocky Horror Show 100m away). The staff were friendly and very helpful. Parking is limited if you are driving your own vehicle....

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Greg G, Great to hear you enjoyed your night away for theatre, The Rocky Horror show has once again enjoyed a great, albeit short 4 week stint right nextdoor. Sounds like you really got to take advantage of our facilities and enjoyed the RISE breakfast concept. Hope to see you back again shortly to enjoy even more of the...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Stayed in this hotel during an Australia guided tour - location is quite good as it is only about a 5-minute walk to Chinatown where there are abundance of restaurants (eg: Sharkfin House which is renown for its lobster noodles, but not cheap at SGD390 for just this particular dish), Breakfast was provided and the spread/quality was quite good (based...

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chillipadichua, Thank you for taking the time to send us through your feedback regarding your recent stay, it sounds like you enjoyed the location of the hotel and our wifi. Our team are always striving to improve our guest experience, I will be sure to follow up on your feedback regarding the room interior, if you have a moment...

Mildura, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Have stayed here numerous times over theyears due to it's proximity to The Mall, theatre district and MCG. The staff are always helpful, and the hotel offers discount deals on meals, parking and late checkout through it's PGR program. The restaurant downstairs offers great breakfasts and other meals, and the pink bar is cool and fun!

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Julian_Carruthers, Manager at Rydges Melbourne Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Citycountrygal82, Thank you for taking the time to send us through this great feedback, the whole team at Rydges Melbourne pride themselves in great customer service and ensuring our guests enjoy their time with us and in this amazing city we have at our doorstep. Look forward to seeing you through again soon! Kind Regards, Julian Carruthers Executive Assistant...

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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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $153 - $365 (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
#74 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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