Rydges Melbourne  4 stars

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show mapSave
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Overview

The 4-star Rydges Melbourne in East Melbourne district features great views of Melbourne Park. Since 1977, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Melbourne.

This hotel is located in a vibrant area and 1.6km from Southbank, Melbourne Aquarium and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Old Treasury Building, Melbourne Museum and Federation Square are 5 minutes away.

The hotel is surrounded by shops, a stadium and eateries.

20 minutes' drive from Essendon airport and 5 minutes' walk to Parliament train station.

Rooms

All non-smoking guestrooms have a living area, LCD TV, individual climate control, a minibar and Wi-Fi and boast contemporary interior. They feature marble bathrooms with a hairdryer, bathrobes and a shower.

Eat

A deluxe breakfast is served at the bar. The gastronomic restaurant serves excellent international meals. House wines can be savored in the lobby bar.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of AUD 29 per person per night. 

Work

Guests are welcome to use luggage storage, a safe deposit box and a garage for general purposes and a business center, internet connection and a photocopier for business needs.

Relax

The on-site SPA facilities include a wellness center, a sauna and shiatsu massage. The on-site fitness center comes with fitness classes and an exercise room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, French, Portuguese, Czech, Japanese, Russian, Arabic.

Number of rooms   363.

City Center Melbourne - 2.7 mi
Airports Essendon (MEB) - 11.9 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 11.9 mi
Train Stations Parliament Train Station - 1000 ft, Flinders Street Station - 2700 ft
Underground stations Melbourne Central Station - 2700 ft, Flagstaff Station - 4600 ft
Restaurants Gingerboy (cuisine: Asian) - 200 ft, Longrain (cuisine: Thai) - 400 ft
Parks Golden Mile Heritage Trail - 1300 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • LCD TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Telephone
  • Internet access

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 60 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 615 sq. feet
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    View: City view
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      Bed type: Queen Size Bed or One Single Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
      Size: 855 sq. feet
      View: City view
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        Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed or King Size Bed
        Size: 615 sq. feet
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          Deluxe Double Room
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          Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Two Single Beds or Two Queen Size Beds
          Size: 250 sq. feet
          View: City view
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            Bed type: King Size Bed
            Size: 335 sq. feet
            View: City view
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              Rydges Melbourne LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              • RMIT Gallery
                2000 ft
              • 2000 ft
              • Federation Square
                2300 ft
              • Melbourne Aquarium
                2700 ft
              • Eureka Tower
                4000 ft
              Popular areas
              • Southbank Promenade
                3300 ft
              Places of interest
              • Old Treasury Building
                1000 ft
              • Eureka Skydeck
                4000 ft
              Train stations
              • Parliament Train Station
                700 ft
              • Flinders Street Station
                2300 ft
              • Jolimont Train Station
                4000 ft
              • Flagstaff Train Station
                4000 ft
              Convention centers
              • Hamer Hall
                3000 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Parliament House
                700 ft
              Museums
              • Melbourne Museum
                2300 ft
              Theaters
              • Regent Theatre
                400 ft
              • Princess Theatre
                400 ft
              • Her Majesty's Theatre
                400 ft
              • Forum Theatre
                1700 ft
              Galleries
              • State Library of Victoria
                1400 ft
              • Royal Exhibition Building
                2300 ft
              • Melbourne Arts Centre
                4000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Melbourne Central Station
                2300 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Melbourne Aquarium
                5000 ft
                Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
              • St. Augustine Church
                5100 ft
                631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
              • The Ian Potter Museum of Art
                1.0 mi
                Swanston Street, Melbourne
              • Grainger Museum
                1.1 mi
                Royal Parade, Melbourne
              • Galactic Circus
                1.1 mi
                Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

              Near the hotel

              • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.
                600 ft
                22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
              • Parliament House of Victoria
                700 ft
                Spring Street, Melbourne
              • Golden Mile Heritage Trail
                1300 ft
                Federation Square, Melbourne
              • Flight Experience
                1500 ft
                Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne
              • Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne's Central
                1700 ft
                FromElizabeth Street to Exhibition Street, Melbourne
              • St. Patrick's Cathedral
                1700 ft
                1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne
              • State Library of Victoria
                1800 ft
                328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Gingerboy

                65% likes this, based on 272 reviews
                Cuisine: Asian

                200 ft
                27-29 Crossley Street

                Phone: (03) 9662 4200

              • Longrain

                85% likes this, based on 309 reviews
                Cuisine: Thai
                Price Range: USD 17 - USD 52

                400 ft
                44 Little Bourke St

                Phone: (03) 9671 3151

              • Pellegrinis

                60% likes this, based on 246 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 13 - USD 18

                200 ft
                66 Bourke Street

                Phone: (03) 9662 1885

              • Becco

                63% likes this, based on 110 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

                200 ft
                11-25 Crossley St.

                Phone: 03-9663-3000

              • Spaghetti Tree

                66% likes this, based on 156 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

                300 ft
                59 Bourke St

                Phone: (03) 9650 3174

              Rydges Melbourne Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges Melbourne

              Average guest rating

              7.4
              out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 236 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              8.0
              Rooms
              6.1
              Service
              6.4
              Value
              6.8
              Dining
              7.6

              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                Clean and comfortable room

                Noisey aircon in room and hotel foyer looks tired - would put some guests off and did not reflect same ambience of room

                • Average rating
                  7.0
              • Older travelers

                Excellent location for city shopping, shows and sight seeing. All the staff on the front counter were fantastic to deal with, very professional and helpful. Room was comfortable and well appointed. We would use Rydges again in the future.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                it was close to all the locations we needed to visit while in melbourne

                had to go down 16 floors to have a cigarette, they should have designated smoking areas on some floors

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Couple

                Great location, short walks to pretty much everything. Friendly and useful staff, great facilities.

                Did not like the 2/3% addon for paying buy credit card.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                Excellent customer service, clean room and bed.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Couple

                I loved the location, it was within walking distance of absolutely anything I needed and wanted to see in Melbourne.

                I think the rooms were a little bit small and overpriced

                • Average rating
                  7.0
              • Older travelers

                Design of the room was comfortable and pleasant

                The furniture (lounge and chairs etc) was very old and worn... very out-of character with the rest of our experience.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Older travelers

                Location of this hotel was great ,very near to china town and other shopping area.The room was spacious and comfortable.

                Toilet was a bit small and wifi could have been provided at lower rate.

                • Average rating
                  6.6
              • Group of friends

                Fantastic location whether it be for shopping, shows or just for restaurants, everything is close by. The hotel has everything that you need, and good cocktails next door.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                Dear Mangment keep good work on.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                Great position in the middle of town.

                The bathroom was a bit uncomfortable with nowhere to put toiletries.

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Couple

                Room was spacious and comfortable.

                Arrived at 5.30pm, room still wasn't ready. Had to wait another 20 minutes, were given drink tokens as compensation which only covered the cheapest drinks. Jacuzzi was not as advertised - much smaller. We couldn't access the swimming pool area with our cards.

                • Average rating
                  5.8
              • Older travelers

                No car parking after been told we didn't have to book.

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Couple

                Our whole stay at Rydges was great, it is in a great location, my partner and both enjoyed the breakfast downstairs buffet, great food, great price. Overall it was a great 1night getaway and we look forward to our next melbourne stay.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Single

                Great location when going to the Theatre and Chinatown.

                • Average rating
                  6.6
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