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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I arrived all the staff were amazing, not being from Melbourne, they were all more than happy help me with the directions I needed, or any suggestions on where to go - nothing seemed to be too difficult for them. The room was beautiful, spacious and one of the cleanest hotels I have stayed at in my... More 

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1 Thank Denae W
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Denae W, Thank you for taking the time to review the property and I'm thrilled to see that we are your new "Go To" hotel! You are right about our location - we are just off Lygon Street, near the Queen Victoria Markets and Melbourne Jail. We are also just a short walk into the city centre and the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, only 2 tram stops to the centre of town. Stay for 2 nights mid week, hotel was busy but staff very attentive. Older style hotel which has been done up well. Great rain showers. Wasn't feeling well the 1st night and the chef kindly made me something plain to eat. Will stay again.

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Thank Mareedlong
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Mareedlong, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to see that you awarded us five stars! Thank you for also mentioning our wonderful kitchen team and they are always happy to accommodate our guests wherever they can. I look forward to seeing you soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Pinjarra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like staying here, it has a good clean feel to it, nice service, close to town and good food. Only a few blocks to Lygon St and all that has to offer. There are good deals to be had that include breakfast. Wifi is free and fairly solid. Tram stop not far away.

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Thank kiaorabro1
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear kiaorabro1, Thank you for posting a review about your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to see that you are a regular, return guest and thank you for your patronage. You are right about our value to money deals - we often package buffet breakfast and all of our rooms include complimentary high speed wifi. I trust we will... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was our choice for the night, with Melbourne being extremely busy with the Spring racing carnival, we still needed the convenience of close to town, this was perfect with tram stop just across the road.

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Thank Jennifera710
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Jennifera710, Many thanks for your kind words about your recent stay with us here at Rydges on Swanston. I'm glad to see that we are your first choice for accommodation when travelling to Melbourne and our location in Carlton means that you are not too far away from the Flemmington Races. I trust we will see you again next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Second visit here and again a mixed experience. Reasonable value and well-placed by a tram stop for city centre access, the bar and restaurant are highlights. Friendly bar staff manage the excellent value happy hour (including all weekend) well. Breakfast is very good. Rooms are disappointing, a little shabby and cramped. More than one night has been disturbed by loud... More 

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Thank IvorGuest
Exeter, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The bedroom of the studio apartment was tastefully refurbished but the bathroom really needs to be renovated. The reception staff were very polite and helpful.The breakfast was the standout of our stay. The chef and the dining room staff went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one - the food was excellent and so beautifully presented.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

the walls aren't very thick so the sound of kids next door and people talking in corridor was occasionally an irritant. There is no choice of pillows and I found them too high so made a makeshift one with personal items. My partner walked into the glass door from the bar to outside deck one evening and no-one enquired as... More 

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Thank Jill E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Older but nicely refurbished hotel. Great location and well maintained rooms. Very good Staff support also. Well located to CBD and transport network. Would definitely stay again. Good value hotel. Thanks

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Thank Nigel H
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear Nigel H, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review! I'm delighted to see that you had a great time and found both the hotel and our friendly team to your liking! We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

Ballina, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The photos online for this hotel aren't accurate. It's not as good as the pictures. Paper thin walls, really aged bathroom with semi-blocked drain, broken shower screen falling off its hinges and mouldy grout. The fan in the bathroom was directly to the outside so there was effectively a hole in the wall. Furniture is old and place needs a... More 

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3 Thank 7177Lisa
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear 7177Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and I'm sorry to read that you were disappointed with your stay. Rest assured I have contacted Housekeeping and Maintenance to attend to the room to prevent similar disappointment for any other guests. All feedback, both positive and negative, is important to us so that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights. Reception friendly on arrival, room clean and comfortable. Water leak in shower ceiling reported and dealt with promptly by moving to larger room and complimentary vouchers for the bar. Great location, tram stop outside and easy 10 minute walk to Lygon street restaurants. Will stay here next time in Melbourne.

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Thank IGH63
RydgesonSwanston, Front Office Manager at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne, responded to this review

Dear IGH63, Thank you for your kind words about your recent experience at Rydges on Swanston. I'm delighted to see that you found everything to your liking and that the small maintenance issue was quickly resolved and didn't impact upon your stay. I trust we will see you again soon, Best Regards Brendan Spanswick Front Office Manager More 

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: RM440 - RM1,005 (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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Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
Melbourne Rydges On Swanston
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#87 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Ask for a room with a view--there are nice views of leafy Swanston Street, if you ask for them.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“make sure you have breakfast in the hotel”
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“perhaps not overlooking the tram station side as the bells might distrub a lighter sleeper than me”
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