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Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is strategically located within the inner city of Melbourne yet it offers a quiet and relaxing environment for a good a night sleep. The family room was good and the hotel staff were helpful. A member of reception staff provided us with a city map and helpful information regarding some of interesting places in the city. Thanks.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot thank the staff at Rydges enough! After being double booked at our other hotel, we had no where to stay and our night had been terrible. Rydges had a room for myself and 3 friends to stay in and it was beautiful. They also provided parking and breakfast and every staff member we met was an absolute delight!...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at this hotel with some friends. We surely enjoyed our stay. This hotel offered excellent customer service and very clean. The staff were professional, friendly and knowledgable. It was very easy and convenient for me to get to the hotel by public transport. We also had dinner at the hotel. My favourite dishes were barramundi and soft shell...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made last minute decision to have dinner at the hotel because a gf is working near by. Myself and 2 girlfriends had the most wonderful time. The restaurant was quiet and not overly packed which is perfect for our catch up. For entree we had the buffalo wings (spicy), pork belly and the soft shell crab to share. Love all...

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Olin22, Thank you for your review about your recent dining experience in our signature restaurant Blues Bar and Grill. I'm thrilled to see that you had an excellent experience. Our Head Chef had just released the menu you described and is thrilled with your feedback, as are Kudzi and Josia! I hope we see you again soon, Best Regards...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is so handy to the main city, the Queen Victoria Market, and the tram stops right opposite. While the hotel may not be the newest, it is comfortable, furnishings are of a good standard, rooms are a good size, and the service is great. Staff were always friendly and helpful. The cafe was a lovely place to eat....

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Denise S, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review about your recent time with us! I'm thrilled to see that you got to enjoy your time at the hotel and especially our beautiful Pool Deck up on the 4th floor! I trust we will see you again soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of nights here while attending a conference, booked by the conference organisers. Good central location. Staff friendly and helpful - but bear in mind that this is not a five-star hotel in terms of service: I had four cases with me on arrival, and they happily showed me where they have a trolley waiting, but you have...

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear DGreenbergLondon, Thank you for your feedback about your recent time with us here at Rydges on Swanston. We always appreciate honest feedback, both good and bad so that we can continue to improve. Thank you for mentioning the friendly team at Reception and in the Restaurant, and I am sad to see that you weren't impressed with the dry...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights on business and the hotel is very clean and tidy. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. My room had an adjoining room with a locked internal door, it looks like that many of the rooms are like this which is not a issue unless you get someone loud next door. I could...

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Hi Daz G, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to see that you awarded us 4 stars out of 5! You are correct we do have some interconnecting rooms that are ideal for families and friends travelling together, but only a small percentage of rooms have these and we...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the property for its location, and pleased with this choice, which includes a do-able walk to the CBD and parking on site. Good sized room with little noise from outside which is adequately equipped, etc. Free Wi-Fi. Only one lift which made clicking noise that we could hear even though well away from the lift.

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Matthew L, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. It's great to see that you are a frequent patron of the Rydges brand. You are right about our location - just on the city fringe and next to Lygon Street we enjoy the best of the city and also Carlton as well. I...

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful and gracious staff-- clean, efficient rooms, and it's worth asking for a room with a nice view. Such a room can't be guaranteed, but it's nice to get one if one can! Very good breakfast buffet!

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Adam P, Thank you for your feedback on your recent experience with us here at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay and especially loved the breakfast! We are very proud of our buffet and it's great to hear that you enjoyed it. I hope we see you again soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a trip to the city out if regional Victoria. We loved it! The staff were friendly and the location was perfect for us. Beautiful bar and restaurant on site, lived the fire places. Will stay again on our next trip to the city!

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RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear jb83NZ, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I'm delighted to see that you had a fantastic experience and found the hotel plus our staff to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue's Bar & Grill
Blue's Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Grill, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges on Swanston having undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment both externally and internally has well and truly positioned itself as a hotel of choice within Melbourne. Blues Bar & Grill has a contemporary feel offering the very best food, service and presentation. The funky bar lounge and great outdoor terrace is very popular. Close to the airport and a short tram into the heart of Melbourne's CBD, makes us a great location for any traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Address: 701 Swanston St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $135 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges On Swanston
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#86 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“If you booked online, the hotel may offer you with preferences (e.g. types of bed, room view preferences, etc) prior check in.”
 of 5 bubbles Wangsit, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view--there are nice views of leafy Swanston Street, if you ask for them.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“make sure you have breakfast in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles glenrowanlodge, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“perhaps not overlooking the tram station side as the bells might distrub a lighter sleeper than me”
 of 5 bubbles ArleneQ, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“away from lift”
 of 5 bubbles whoaminettles, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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