Intercontinental The Rialto  5 stars

495 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

A favorite amongst business travelers, Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto is located on Collins Street in the CBD. The stock exchange and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center are easily accessed from the hotel. The rooms are classically furnished and have satellite TVs. There is a heated swimming pool and spa on the roof and a European restaurant with an outdoor bar to enjoy after your swim.

Overview

Located in the center of Melbourne, the five-star Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto hotel is just a few steps away from Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Block Arcade.

Built in 1891 the residence features 19th-century Gothic design, antique furniture and state-of-the-art technology.

All 253 rooms overlooking the Yarra River are appointed with en suite bathrooms, satellite television, safety deposit boxes and mini-bars.

There are two restaurants, the Alluvial and the Merchant and two bars on site.

The business center comes with 11 meeting rooms catering for up to 300 people and Wi-Fi access.

The 24-hour fitness center offers modern cardiovascular, exercise and weight-training equipment, a heated indoor pool and a spa bath.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Italiano, Dutch, Czech, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Croatian.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   253.

City Center Melbourne - 2.5 mi
Airports Essendon (MEB) - 11.8 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 11.9 mi
Train Stations Southern Cross Station - 2000 ft, Flagstaff Train Station - 2700 ft
Underground stations Flagstaff Station - 2300 ft, Melbourne Central Station - 3300 ft
Restaurants Merchant (Cuisine: Italian) - 100 ft, Alluvial (Cuisine: International, Australian) - 0 ft

Rooms

The hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms feature working desks, 32-inches flat-screen TVs and luxurious bathrooms with walk-in rain showers.

Deluxe rooms come with LCD TVs and extra sitting areas.

Suites are appointed with pay movies, separate business areas and additional living rooms with the views of Rialto Towers.

Baby cots are available on request and children under the age of 18 stay for free in existing beds.

Dining options

Full breakfast is served for a fee at the Alluvial restaurant every morning from 7am till 11am.

24-hour in-room dining is possible on request.

The Alluvial restaurant offers regional and international delicacies daily from 7am till 11pm.

The Merchant restaurant serves authentic Italian specialties every day from 7am till 10pm.

The Bluestone Wine Lounge bar welcomes the guests for a wide choice of Victorian and Australian wines and French champagnes in contemporary atmosphere seven days a week from noon till late at night.

The Market Lane bar offers a variety of snacks and beverages daily from 2pm till 5pm.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 50 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Steam bath
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Rollaway beds
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms feature working desks, 32-inches flat-screen TVs and luxurious bathrooms with walk-in rain showers.

Deluxe rooms come with LCD TVs and extra sitting areas.

Suites are appointed with pay movies, separate business areas and additional living rooms with the views of Rialto Towers.

Baby cots are available on request and children under the age of 18 stay for free in existing beds.

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              Intercontinental The Rialto LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              • Melbourne Aquarium
                1700 ft
              • Eureka Tower
                2000 ft
              • 2700 ft
              • Federation Square
                3000 ft
              • RMIT Gallery
                3700 ft
              Popular areas
              • Crown Casino
                2000 ft
              • Southbank Promenade
                2000 ft
              Places of interest
              • observations deck
                400 ft
              • Rialto Tower Observation Deck
                400 ft
              • Eureka Skydeck
                2000 ft
              • Old Treasury Building
                5000 ft
              Train stations
              • 1700 ft
              • Flagstaff Train Station
                2300 ft
              • Flinders Street Station
                2700 ft
              • Parliament Train Station
                4600 ft
              Convention centers
              • Melbourne Exhibition Centre
                2300 ft
              • Hamer Hall
                3000 ft
              Sport related
              • Etihad Stadium
                2700 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Parliament House
                5000 ft
              Theaters
              • Forum Theatre
                3300 ft
              • Her Majesty's Theatre
                4300 ft
              • Regent Theatre
                4600 ft
              Galleries
              • State Library of Victoria
                3700 ft
              • Melbourne Arts Centre
                3700 ft
              Underground stations
              • Flagstaff Station
                2000 ft
              • Melbourne Central Station
                3000 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Parliament House of Victoria
                5100 ft
                Spring Street, Melbourne
              • St. Patrick's Cathedral
                1.1 mi
                1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne
              • Fire Services Museum of Victoria
                1.2 mi
                39 Gisborne Street, Melbourne
              • Royal Exhibition Building
                1.2 mi
                Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
              • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
                1.3 mi
                Birdwood Ave, Melbourne

              Near the hotel

              • Immigration Museum
                900 ft
                Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
              • Melbourne Aquarium
                1000 ft
                Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
              • St. Augustine Church
                1100 ft
                631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
              • Australian Centre for the Moving Image
                1600 ft
                Flinders Street, Melbourne
              • Eureka Skydeck 88
                2300 ft
                7 Riverside Quay, Melbourne
              • Block Arcade
                2200 ft
                282 Collins St., Melbourne
              • Victoria Police Museum
                2100 ft
                World Trade Centre, Melbourne

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Merchant

                75% likes this, based on 98 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

                100 ft
                495 Collins St

                Phone: +613 9614 7688

              • Alluvial

                68% likes this, based on 35 reviews
                Cuisine: International, Australian

                0 ft
                495 Collins Street

                Phone: +61 3 8627 1567

              • Vue de monde

                74% likes this, based on 546 reviews
                Cuisine: French
                Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

                1100 ft
                Level 55, 525 Collins Street.

                Phone: 61 3 9691 3888

              • Negroni Bar & Grill

                61% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

                200 ft
                477 Collins St

                Phone: +61 3 9614 1319

              • Hare & Grace

                86% likes this, based on 48 reviews
                Cuisine: Australian

                300 ft
                525 Collins Street
              Getting there.

              Avalon Airport is within 55.5km from the hotel.

              Airport shuttle is available at the price of AUD27

              Taxi rates: AUD100- AUD110

              By car take the city exit and drive straight for about 50km, while entering Melbourne take the Montague Street exit and follow the signs to the city center marked as Flinders Street, then turn left on William Street and turn left again on Collins Street, the hotel will be on your left.

              Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is situated less than 20km away.

              Airport shuttle is available at the price of AUD16

              Taxi rates: AUD60- AU70

              By car drive towards Tullamarine Fwy and turn left at Mt Alexander Road Exit, turn left at Flemington Road and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Peel Street, then take the 1st exit onto Peel Street and continue to William Street, turn right at Collins Street and you will see the hotel on your left.

              Intercontinental The Rialto Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental The Rialto

              Average guest rating

              8.6
              out of 10
              Exceptional
              Based on 55 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              8.8
              Service
              9.1
              Value
              8.2
              Rooms
              8.9
              Dining
              9.3

              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                The hotel was very nice , clean , comfortableand in city close of the herart of melbourne

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Couple

                location of your hotel, pool and gym excellent.

                the bed was uncomfortable.

                • Average rating
                  7.0
              • Group of friends

                I enjoyed the layout and design elements of The Intercontinental. Also the room I stayed in was excellent.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Older travelers

                convenient location to see Melbourne

                Aaagh - rooms with no windows - resemblance to Melbourne Gaol is uncanny

                • Average rating
                  6.6
              • Group of friends

                the room was great and looked wonderful

                false advertisment...Room said it had two beds

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Group of friends

                The moderness of our room, as renovated only a few years ago. Staff very helpfull, unique hotel and location

                Desk pad was looking a little old due to pen marks and the basin in the bathroom, also had a few cracks (especially since it was only recently renovated) and the pillows were way too soft.

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Couple

                Every aspect was catered for and We loved it and will stay again!

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                The bed is really comfy and the staffs are all friendly and helpful

                lack of carpark at the lobby area.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                The architectre James - concierge

                No in room wi-Fi? Limited bar lounge facility

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Older travelers

                Liked the desk staff and valet staff.

                Thought the champagne in mini bar was a ridiculous price $68.00 Would have expected a full sized bath tub for the price.

                • Average rating
                  8.0
              • Older travelers

                Easy access to rooms and facilities.

                Over priced room for the size. No bath. TV was limited, no connection for media player or ipod.

                • Average rating
                  6.2
              • Older travelers

                Very comfortable and well designed room. Helpful staff. They coped easily with us checking in at 1am.

                When we went to our room, there were plates from someone's room service in the hall. It was still there at 1pm the next day when we left.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                Lovely place, staff very friendly and helpful. the guy that met us at the front was freezing cold (it was almost snowing) but he never complained and couldn't do enough to help us. (he was tall with an english accent).

                thought it was a bit expensive for one night ($450). obviously other people can afford that but it will put us off staying at the Rialto. We could stay for a couple of nights somewhere else. I also left my charger there and i am surprised that I havent been contacted as I'm sure if I had accidentally taken something it would be a different story. Breakfast was delicious but luke warm as was the coffee. We had to ask 3 times for butter, ?why isn't it near the bread?

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Couple

                Very pretty hotel with good service and good breakfast.

                The lack of information given regarding payments of the hotel and bond. Hotel wasn't aware of our free breakfast which was included in the price until we asked them about it.

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Couple

                Fantastic buffet breakfast! Service in general was great and always made to feel welcome, nothing a hassle. Would love to return!

                • Average rating
                  9.6
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