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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Flagstaff Railway Station (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Essendon Airport (10.5 Km)
  • Melbourne Airport (17.7 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Convenient location", "Easily accessible", "Reasonable rates"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • University of Melbourne (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Old Melbourne Gaol (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Queen Victoria Market (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Chinatown (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Rydges on Swanston Hotel

701 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia (Show on map)

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"Location was good, room size was good, bed not..."

Gavin, Thailand October 18, 2015

Features of Rydges on Swanston Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

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Hotel Description
Excellent for business travelers, the Rydges on Swanston Hotel features large and modern meeting rooms, business...see more Excellent for business travelers, the Rydges on Swanston Hotel features large and modern meeting rooms, business facilities, and a hip restaurant great for entertaining. From the post-modern oriental looking restaurant to the sleek and comfortably stocked rooms, this hotel has a standard of elegance that emerges everywhere. Entertain clients with a world-class dining experience frequented by Melbourne residents, or treat yourself to a swim in the roof-top infinity pool boasting views of the city. With eleven conference facilities featuring the best in audio and visual equipment, fully catered services by highly trained receptionists, and natural lighting combined with soundproof wall paneling, your clients won’t be disappointed. After all is said and done, you’re smack dab in the center of Carlton, one of the coolest cosmopolitan centers in Melbourne for shopping and nightlife.
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Eng T. Couples
Malaysia, November 04, 2015
Good for short stay

Michelle V. Solo travelers
Australia, November 16, 2015
Best Location and Value for Money

Location, service, value
Fantastic! staff were professional and full of knowledge about the local area, the entire city actually! Helped with working out the tram timetables and advised on local areas to see.
Gavin M. Couples
Thailand, October 19, 2015
Over priced not well maintained

Location was good, room size was good, bed not bad
Our stay was underwhelming. The room had salt damp in the corner and the paint was bubbling and you could see differences in the paint colour where it had clearly been covered up before. The ironing board was bent and unbalanced, when I removed the cover it looked as if it had been hit hard against something, side bent in and the surface that should be flat was wavy. Room service replaced it for us. The tap in the bathroom leaked and would not shut off properly. The room only had 1 towl, by the time we realised this we he both had a shower and were in a rush to get out of the hotel and had to share. While these may seem trivial, the key here is we paid for 1 night in a 4.5 star hotel, and I would not expect to see these issues in a hotel with this level of rating. This was not a last minute booking either.
Khoon C. Families with older children
Singapore, September 28, 2015
Good hotel

location, price, comfortable
I think the stay with RoS was ok. Nothing to grumble or complain. Price was good. Room was clean. Location next to Melbourne Uni was the reason why we chose RoS.
James C. Business travelers
United States of America, September 12, 2015
My stay at your hotel

Overall had a nice stay. The closet was too small and there were only a couple coat hangers. There was a charge for the wet bar when I checked out for a bottle of water. I had purchased a bottle of water from outside source and brought it to the room with me. The staff should have checked the bar rather than assuming the water came from there. Front desk staff were very courteous and helpful.
Gavin K. Solo travelers
Australia, November 03, 2015
Reasonable Hotel

Location, Bar, Shower
It was an ok stay, although I would classify the hotel as being a bit overpriced for what you get. This isn't unusual for Australia though. I took advantage of the happy hour at the bar and the food wasn't bad either from the few dishes I tasted. I would consider returning if the price was a bit lower as I stayed in cheaper and better hotels in Melbourne before.
Esther T. Business travelers
Australia, August 29, 2015
Value for money

Close to city. Clean rooms.
The aircon wasn't working and I couldn't cool the room which made it a tad uncomfortable
Christopher B. Couples
Australia, August 06, 2015
Not quite right

Susan C. Couples
Australia, July 25, 2015
Nice Stay ..

Very comfy bed . Good location with variety of different eateries ...
Very nice .. Had trouble parking my car as very tight spaces ,which was bit stressful but all was ok , and was not told how to get out of the car park think could of been told by staff .
Daniel B. Couples
Australia, June 09, 2015
Excellent choice

Great service, great bar down stairs and an excellent feel in general.
Very good, it might be a bit far from the cbd for some however my partner and I loved getting out walking around so wasn't a concern for us

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