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Gheringhap St & Myers St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 20 hotels in Geelong
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Please note: For the health and safety of our guests and staff, this Hotel is only allowing fully vaccinated guests to enter the premises and its venues and outlets. Guests from lockdown areas are not permitted to enter and proof of address must be produced when requested. Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, Rydges Geelong offers stylish and affordable Geelong accommodation for business and leisure travelers alike with 138 rooms. Our Geelong Hotel offers sweeping views of the sparkling Corio Bay and only minutes from the lively foreshore of Eastern Beach, this premier Geelong hotel is the perfect blend of inner city convenience and that scenic holiday feel. Whether you’re a foodie, art and history buff, weekend adventurer or bucket list sightseer, Rydges Geelong is the perfect base to take in all the city has to offer. Our hotel is within walking distance of the Corio Bay esplanade and the city’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene, as well as shopping centers, golf courses, museums and galleries.
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Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Michael wrote a review 16 Jan
Melbourne, Australia156 contributions44 helpful votes
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My first time staying at the Rydges Geelong. The hotel is a landmark that I've wanted to visit for many years. Location: decent location, 5-10 minute walk to Westfield and a few minutes further to the waterfront. Very close to GMHBA stadium. Room: I stayed in a bay view room for about $279. The room rate changed several times throughout the week as I was planning the trip. The room had several problems: 1. Shortly after I arrived, some people simply opened the door to enter my room. I attempted to ring the front desk to enquire, but the phone didn't work (wouldn't ring reception). Worst of all, a heap of liquid came out of the phone (there might have been a puddle beneath it). This was absolutely disgusting. Soon after, the manager rang my room and apologised that the staff accidentally entered the room (they were casually dressed, so I didn't realise they were staff). The manager's call was appreciated; the manager also offered to get the phone checked, but unfortunately the housekeepers leave at 2pm. On several other occasions, I heard someone enter a keycard and attempt to enter the room. Although they were probably guests who simply walked to the wrong door, this all made the entire stay pretty unsettling, and I had to block the door with the coffee table to feel safe. 2. Terrible soundproofing. Not just hallways (common in hotels) - but you can hear every word spoken in neighbouring rooms. I was awoken by the TV in the next room. Also on noise - the fridge made a loud bang every 30 minutes or so, which also woke me a few times. 3. The room had the old-fashioned popcorn textured ceilings/walls. I don't know if it contained asbestos, but bits fell off upon a gentle touch. No fire sprinklers were present in the room. 4. The Wi-Fi did not work (had to use my phone connection) and the TV was hard to navigate and had limited, poor quality channels. 5. The bathroom was OK, but the shower head was very awkward to use for taller people. The toiletries provided were pretty ordinary. Positives: - The firm, solid desk was appreciated - too many hotels now have flimsy, wobbly ones. - The bed was comfortable and the elevators and lobby seemed clean and modern. - Staff were friendly (such as the manager who rang me and the front desk staff). Overall, I'm happy that I visited but probably won't be back. Especially not for $279.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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MrSottaceti wrote a review Jul 2021
Geelong, Australia2 contributions
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Our family stayed here as a stop gap whilst moving out of a property in Geelong. The Hotel itself very much "does the job" but the staff exceeded our expectations especially considering we stayed during a Covid lockdown. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and the Room Service lady was fantastic. Our requests (fussy eating 4 year old) were met without any issue and she even rustled us up a few cocktails even though the bar wasn't fully open, even had a nice chat when dropping it off. 6 star service, expectations exceeded.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Rydges Hotel Geelong, Revenue Management at Rydges Geelong
Responded 1 Aug 2021
Dear MrSottaceti, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Rydges Team
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ViSp wrote a review 8 Jan
Niddrie, Australia1 contribution
We had a fairly long stay at this hotel and although it was mostly pretty good, it was not at the standard that I would expect of a high end hotel (which I guess it isn't when you compare prices). The room was quite nice and comfortable with a good view of the pool and some of the city. There was no guide book in the hotel room and we were directed to the website for information. However, the website did not have all the information you needed like the phone extension for reception/room service etc. I think the good old fasioned guide book that you usually find in each hotel room would have been useful. They offered a $10 credit if you opted out of the housekeeping service which was an eco friendly initiative. We thougtht that was a really great idea. We did have the service half way through our stay which was fairly basic. They did little more than replenish the shampoo/conditioner etc, and provide new toilet paper and towels. They didn't make the beds, clean any surfaces or wash any of the cutlery and crockery. There were also not enough sets of crockery, or towels for everyone on arrival. The pool was great but there were always more people than chairs/deckchairs and definitely not enough umbrellas for shade. The pool towels also ran out on several occasions. They were clearly short staffed which is common in the hospitality industry at the moment due to the pandemic. The restaurant also offered no lunch service (not sure if this was regular or just during pandemic times) and was completely closed on one Sunday evening. The dining staff were very attentive and the food was quite nice if a little overpriced. We had the buffet breakfast on one occasion only because it was very basic. Most of the food offered was reasonable except for the eggs (scrambled) which were sloppy. The best feature was the juicer that was provided so people could make their own juice. This was a great idea which I have not seen at other hotels. The staff were quite helpful and friendly, and did their best to accommodate our needs under difficult circumstances as COVID numbers were rising.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Jeffrey R wrote a review 4 Jan
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It was our honeymoon and we told them. They have us a bottle of chilled Prosecco our first night. The hotel is very well situated in central Geelong and most sites are within walking distance. Very special and good service. We definitely recommend to others
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rydges Hotel Geelong, Revenue Management at Rydges Geelong
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Dear 326jeffreyr, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong
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Nicole M wrote a review Dec 2021
Mooroolbark, Australia1 contribution
Where do I start. The quality and standard of this Rydges is poor compared to other Rydges locations. There was a dirty pair of underwear left in the room from the previous people who stayed in the room. The parking sign is not well written and does not say the people staying in Rydges have to pay to park there. The parking is not secure or undercover. Certainly not worth the overpriced rates we paid. Very disappointed.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mercure geelong hotel geelong, accor geelong
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mercure Geelong
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongGeelong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
138
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Geelong
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Geelong?
Nearby attractions include Geelong Gallery (0.4 km), MoPA: Museum of Play and Art (0.2 km), and Ms Bartronica (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Geelong?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Geelong?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Geelong?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Geelong?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Geelong?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alma Restaurant, Emerge, and Bistrot St Jean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Geelong?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rydges Geelong located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Geelong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Geelong?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Geelong offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Rydges Geelong?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Heights Heritage House (2.3 km), Barwon Grange (1.5 km), and The Old Paper Mills (4.3 km).