Rydges Melbourne  4 stars

186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show mapSave
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The deluxe 4-star Rydges Melbourne offers an ideal spot in a vibrant area just outside a stadium, shops and a mall. Built in 1977, the hotel is a unique combination of contemporary architecture and modern facilities.

In the heart of East Melbourne district with great views of Melbourne. Nestled in the exhibition district and 5km from the city center.

The hotel offers central location close to parks.

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


All modern rooms including Standard One-Bedroom Apartment, Premier Two-Bedroom Suite and Spa Suite are fitted with a minibar, a refrigerator and a living area.


In the morning a deluxe buffet breakfast is served. The Large restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes. Refreshing drinks are offered in the lobby bar.

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


The hotel provides a garage, parking and luggage storage as well as dry cleaning, late check-out and 24-hour room service.


The hotel’s fitness center comes with an exercise room, a gym and fitness classes.


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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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • 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
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Sofa bed
  • LCD TV
  • Telephone



from  2 pm


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 are not allowed.

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Size: 855 sq. feet
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      Size: 250 sq. feet
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        Size: 335 sq. feet
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          Rydges Melbourne LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Underground stations
          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
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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
          • Melbourne Museum
            2300 ft
          • Regent Theatre
            400 ft
          • Princess Theatre
            400 ft
          • Her Majesty's Theatre
            400 ft
          • Forum Theatre
            1700 ft
          • 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

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          Based on 236 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

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          • 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.

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          • 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

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          • 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.

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          • Couple

            Excellent customer service, clean room and bed.

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          • 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

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          • 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.

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          • Older travelers

            Dear Mangment keep good work on.

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          • 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.

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