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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, close to Lygon St restaurants and close to the city. Great service and nice clean room. We have stayed here on several occasions and have dined in their restaurant which has always been great.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A well appointed accommodation close to the market and other attractions. Check in was efficient and staff friendly. Breakfast was a wonderful experience and full marks to the Chef. - Great Muffin!! Room was comfortable and well laid out. Only one lift but even this did not distract from our stay. Highly recommend this hotel to others.

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great stay. The service was wonderful (especially Jayden) Hope to stay here again soon. In a fantastic location, walking distance to the city and plenty of delicious restaurants within walking distance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in Melbourne for a short break over Xmas and New year. This place offered whatever i need, great location, restaurant was a bit quiet but great food and drink. Will definitly stay here again. Also the staff at Rydges made me feel like home.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I had friends who told me which hotel I would stay again if I was in Melbourne, I would definitely say Rydges would be the top of the list. I really enjoyed my stay here! The hotel itself is close to the CBD which allows many travellers out of the country to explore the true definition of Melbourne during...

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

Dear Drew K, WOW, what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for writing a very detailed review. It seems like you are regular traveler and has been experienced many different hotels. I am delighted to see that you had a chance to enjoy most facility on offer from the hotel; nothing is better than seeing guests love our products....

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception staff & bar staff were excellent. Friendly, obliging and keen to help. I didn't get to the motel until about 7 pm and the reception staff made sure I was informed about my dining choices , car parking and general facilities of the hotel.

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

Dear GandD1959, Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review and for giving us 5/5 for your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston. It was excellent to see that the staff helped you with all the information you needed. I will make sure that the team will receive your wonderful feedback. I do trust that we will...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized refurbished rooms and comfortable beds. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained rooms. A great bar and pool deck area and an excellent dining room breakfast with chef on hand to cook your eggs just how you like them. I am a returning patron and will definitely stay again and recommend to others. Only drawback is the very small...

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

Dear tot005, Thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to see that you had a great time and enjoyed the room and facilities on offer. It is also great to see that you enjoyed the dining room and breakfast where you can get the eggs cooked to your liking. And you...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely incredible. The hotel was beautiful and our room had one of the best views of Melbourne I've seen! The staff were fantastic and even helped organise a surprise trip to me. We will be back and we will be referring as many people as possible!! thanks to the staff at Rydges.

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

Dear Tim L, WOW, what a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your opinion about your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston. I am delighted to see that you had a memorable stay with us and wonderful service from the team. I will ensure that your feedback will be forwarded to the entire team. Once again thank you for your...

Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room lovely comfortable ideal place close to everything gut at the bar downstairs was amazing had my coffee always ready and so so professional and friendly so lovely helped us with locations and great conversation

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

Dear Roochick63, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Rydges on Swanston, I am delighted to see that you had a great time at the hotel, especially the service received from our wonderful team. We look forward welcoming you back soon. Best Regards Andy Phan Front Office Manager

Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value for a Melbourne hotel. View overlooking the park was refreshing. All staff consistently dealt with us in the most efficient,patient and pleasant manner. Felt totally safe and at home throughout the stay. Tags issued for luggage and cases immediately locked in storage . Priority Club a nice gesture and learnt from fellow guests during Happy Hour - opportunity...

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

Dear Bronagh07, Thank you for sharing your experience and giving us 5/5 for your recent stay. It was wonderful to see that you had an enjoyable stay and found that all staff were efficient and pleasant manner, especially we made you felt like home. At Rydges on Swanston we pride ourselves on providing the best service to all valuable guests....

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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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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: $153 - $366 (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:
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Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
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Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#86 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Ask for a Park View.”
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“Larger cars can be difficult to park in the hotel parking. Better rioom views over Lincoln Square.”
 of 5 bubbles tot005, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to Park View”
 of 5 bubbles Bronagh07, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms without a joining door would be quieter as can hear next room”
 of 5 bubbles BigMonz, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“very close to public transport. tram stop less than 50m from hotel”
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