Rydges Melbourne Hotel  4 stars

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation



Continental breakfast


The 4-star Rydges Melbourne in CBD district features great views of Melbourne Park.

This comfortable hotel is situated 1.8km from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and Southbank. The property is placed next to Old Treasury Building, Princess Theatre and Federation Square as well as shops, a stadium and eateries.

It stands minutes away from the Melbourne Central subway station. 20 minutes' drive from Essendon airport.


All 360 non-smoking rooms at Rydges Melbourne feature a living area, LCD TV, individual climate control, a minibar and Wi-Fi. Guests can make use of marble bathrooms with bathrobes, a bathtub and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


A deluxe breakfast is served daily. Guests can unwind in the gastronomic restaurant, which serves excellent international cuisine. House wines can be savored in the lobby bar.

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


The hotel offers a luggage storage, a safe deposit box and a garage; dry cleaning, ironing service and 24-hour reception are also provided.


Guests will benefit from a rooftop pool and a sun terrace. The on-site fitness center comes with fitness classes and an exercise room.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

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

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   22.  Number of rooms   363.

City Center Melbourne - 2.7 mi
Airports Essendon (MEB) - 11.8 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 11.8 mi
Train Stations Parliament Train Station - 1000 ft, Flinders Street Station - 2700 ft
Underground stations Melbourne Central Station - 2300 ft, Flagstaff Station - 4600 ft
Restaurants Gingerboy (cuisine: Asian) - 200 ft, Longrain (cuisine: Thai) - 300 ft
Parks Golden Mile Heritage Trail - 1300 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Carryout breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Premium bedding
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: King Size bed
Size: 615 sq. feet
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    Rydges Melbourne LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Convention centers
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • RMIT Gallery
      2000 ft
    • Federation Square
      2300 ft
    • 2300 ft
    • Melbourne Aquarium
      2700 ft
    • Eureka Tower
      4000 ft
    Popular areas
    • Southbank Promenade
      3300 ft
    Places of interest
    • Old Treasury Building
      1400 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
    Sport related
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Parliament House
      700 ft
    • Melbourne Museum
      2300 ft
    • Her Majesty's Theatre
      400 ft
    • Princess Theatre
      400 ft
    • Regent Theatre
      400 ft
    • Forum Theatre
      2000 ft
    • State Library of Victoria
      1400 ft
    • Royal Exhibition Building
      2300 ft
    • Melbourne Arts Centre
      4000 ft
    Underground stations
    • Melbourne Central Station
      2000 ft
    • Flagstaff Station
      4300 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
      1.0 mi
      Royal Parade, Melbourne
    • Galactic Circus
      1.1 mi
      Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

    Near the hotel

    • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.
      500 ft
      22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
    • Parliament House of Victoria
      800 ft
      Spring Street, Melbourne
    • Golden Mile Heritage Trail
      1300 ft
      Federation Square, Melbourne
    • Flight Experience
      1400 ft
      Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne
    • Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne's Central
      1700 ft
      FromElizabeth Street to Exhibition Street, Melbourne
    • State Library of Victoria
      1700 ft
      328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
    • St. Patrick's Cathedral
      1700 ft
      1 Cathedral Place, 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

      300 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

      400 ft
      66 Bourke Street

      Phone: (03) 9662 1885

    • Locanda Italian Steakhouse

      63% likes this, based on 65 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      100 ft
      186 Exhibition Street

      Phone: (03) 9635 1246

    • Kuni's Japanese Restaurant

      66% likes this, based on 68 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese

      100 ft
      56 Little Bourke Street

      Phone: (03) 9663 7243

    Rydges Melbourne Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 239 reviews

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    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Couple

      Excellent customer service, clean room and bed.

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Older travelers

      Dear Mangment keep good work on.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Great position in the middle of town.

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

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • Older travelers

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

      • Average rating
    • 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
    • Single

      Great location when going to the Theatre and Chinatown.

      • Average rating
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