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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Rydges on Swanston in the week before Christmas, while visiting the University of Melbourne. The hotel is very convenient for the University. That's one of its best features. It's also a short tram-ride (or walk) from Melbourne CBD, and is on many tram routes. When my hosts booked me into Rydges, I approached with caution as my...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for just one night while visiting Melbourne and the hotel was perfect for what I needed. Was a little out of the main CBD but only a short walk to Central and to Lygon street. Room was spacious and bed was super comfy. The location meant it was cheaper than most hotels of the same standard in Melbourne....

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying for the fourth time and we still like the place. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, great breakfast and a reasonable price for a family of 3. Good access to trams right out the front door with tickets available at the 7 Eleven. Around the corner from Lygon Street restaurants and cafes. Park next to hotel. Car Parking available if needed...

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Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tram line runs through Swanston St, so transport needs are well catered for. Close enough to food outlets and a 7-Eleven as well as a restaurant (didn't use as I was leaving early). Room nice enough, found it a little difficult to operate the air conditioner and wasn't sure if it was working. Having a dual shower head system in...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel during december and it was good hotel and staff is helpful it has good rooftop pool. It is near to everything but it is just 2 stops away from free cbd tram zone. There is no complain with hotel or staff and tram stop is just accross its door. With kfc and 7 eleven just...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was great, clean and the hotel staff were friendly (particularly moe, who was a great help) Conveniently located near a tram stop, which meant we caught a tran everywhere. Pool was clean, and the kids loved it.

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions - usually in twin rooms in the Swanston st facing rooms which have been remodelled ( ? 3rd floor). Although not spacious the rooms are well presented with very comfortable beds and pleasant fittings. This time with limited availability we stayed in 1 Spa Queen room and a twin both on...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We are currently staying at the Rydges hotel. Today is our second day and so far the pool has been closed due to the hotel booking university and other companies Christmas parties and end of year events. Seems crazy that the hotel advertises these facilities and then books them out. We chose the Rydges on Swanston because it had a...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Rydges brand is well established, I have stayed in their hotels all over Australia. I always thought they stand for reliable, quality accomodation. But not this one. Rydges on Swanston is reached by taking any tram going up Swanston Street and alighting at Lincoln Square. I booked 2 nights in a twin "executive" room. The price is that of...

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Naruto, Japan
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Convenient location but generally poor in all areas. The room smells, small room, clumsy shower that floods the bathroom, hard bed, breakfast is very average- coffee machine doesn't work and then they charge me for cafe late that I wait 15 minutes for. Service at restaurant is very poor. And the room was 300$ a night so not good value.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue's Bar & Grill
Blue's Bar & Grill
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Grill, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges on Swanston having undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment both externally and internally has well and truly positioned itself as a hotel of choice within Melbourne. Blues Bar & Grill has a contemporary feel offering the very best food, service and presentation. The funky bar lounge and great outdoor terrace is very popular. Close to the airport and a short tram into the heart of Melbourne's CBD, makes us a great location for any traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges on Swanston Melbourne

Address: 701 Swanston St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: RM463 - RM1,068 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges on Swanston Melbourne 4.5*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
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Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges On Swanston
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#88 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“ask for a room away from the lifts!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Kyls77, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“cnr suite wih wo windows facing swanston street and the park”
 of 5 bubbles espressobrown, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Inspect the room before committing to it - even if they say no others are available.”
  • wall mounted ceiling fan
  • carpet needed stretching
  • Limited housekeeping
 of 5 bubbles grahamb228, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay on a higher level.”
 of 5 bubbles emmax17, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check that the room is one of the remodelled ones - ?3rd floor facing Swanston st. Avoid rooms on 2nd floor - facing back of hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 2adults2teens, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
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