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Rydges Geelong

"It was very clean and the beds were extremely confirtable."

Michelle - January 14, 2020

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Rydges Geelong

Cnr Myers & Gheringhap Streets, Geelong Central, Geelong, Australia, 3220 - See map
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Excellent service
8.0 rating for service
Very good cleanliness
7.8 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.5 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.2 facilities on premise

The Pool and Spa were great, including the towels available poolside to save your towels in your room solely for showering.

Michelle | January 14, 2020

We enjoyed our stay at Geelong Rydges, our Family Room was basic but it had everything we needed.

Michelle | January 14, 2020

Hotel room was clean and well presented and reflected everything that was on the booking site

Paul | July 9, 2017

Staff were really friendly and so helpful and made my stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Mariah | June 13, 2017

Enjoyed the enthusiasm as staff knowledge of city and businesses

Adrian | February 25, 2019

The breakfast was good value, and enjoyed the late checkout.

Leanne | January 25, 2020

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Fitness center

  • Laundry service

Value for money7.3
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportAvalon Airport (AVV)
Distance to airport17.2 km

Rooms available at Rydges Geelong

7.5
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Bay View Room
Bay View Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds
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Standard Ocean View
Standard Ocean View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Standard
Double Standard
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Ocean View
Standard Ocean View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen
Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Bay View Twin Room
Bay View Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
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Double Standard sea view
Double Standard sea view
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Queen Bed
Standard Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Rydges Geelong?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Rydges Geelong?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Rydges Geelong has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Rydges Geelong

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were really friendly, room was clean and tidy."

    Jorja

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    March 8, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect location close to Geelong football ground."

    Cheryl

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    April 4, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The Rydges staff were lovely especially Tobbe."

    Susan

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    September 28, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 73 Geelong properties
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Review score - United States
7.9/10
Room comfort score
7.5/10
Location score
8.3/10
Room size
15 sqm.
Better than
92
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of Geelong properties
Better than
79
%
of Geelong properties
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78
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of Geelong properties
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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
1,694 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.3
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What travelers say they love:
The beds were so comfortable and room was really large.
Kerry from Australia
Family with young children
More about Rydges Geelong

More about Rydges Geelong

This renovated hotel offers very large rooms, contemporary style, and great leisure options at very reasonable prices. Rydges Geelong is very good value for money. It is close to the Great Ocean Road and to Avalon Airport, the main airport for Jetstar flights out of Melbourne, as well as Skilled Stadium. The large rooms are stylishly decorated in contemporary colors and have high-speed Internet access and LCD TVs with Foxnet. There is a gym, spa, and swimming pool, and the Zenith bar serves excellent food and Australian wines. When you're ready to book a room at Rydges Geelong, please enter your travel dates into the secure online booking form and click.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
16 mentions
Breakfast
9 mentions
Internet
6 mentions
Swimming Pool
4 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Cleanliness

"The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable."

Susan

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September 28, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Halal
Vegetarian
Vegan
Full English/Irish
Gluten-free

Restaurants on site

Zenith Brasserie
Cuisine:Australian
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of Rydges Geelong from real guests

Overall rating
7.8
Very good
From 1694 reviews
8.3Location
8.3Service
7.9Room comfort and quality
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Rating via Agoda7.7
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.2
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service8.0
Value for money7.3
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9.7
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

Unexpected excellent stay”

Excellent restaurant, spacious room, good parking

We enjoyed the Mercure immensely. The room was large and well equipped and the deal from AGODA hard to beat. Car parking is on site and good. As we found it quite hard to find any functioning restaurants in central Geelong on a holiday week end it was an absolute delight to dine for two nights in the Hotel. Food and service were very professional.

Reviewed August 14, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Clara from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

Modernization in Progress”

The hotel is centrally located, with a friendly and efficient staff. If you're coming in or going out of town the central train/coach station is within a fifteen minute walk from the hotel. The hotel restaurant provides a very nice, varied, quite sophisticated menu. A snack menu is also available that offers very substantial fare. Reception and rooms are quite adequate and are at the time of writing this review, be fairly extensively modernized.
The hotel is beginning to show its age but to no great deteriment to cleanliness or service.

Within the city proper Geelong does not boast an awful lot of attactions but what there are can be found within a few minutes walk of the hotel. The biggest, really pleasant surprise was the national wool museum. When I first saw the name of the museum I thought it sounds like one of those places you take school kids for an educational day out. While there is a kids gallery there is much, much mor to this museum including the history of the industry in Australia, operational looms and demonsrations of their operation, wool processing, wool weaving and the econmic impact of the industry on the country.

Reviewed October 13, 2009
9.0
Exceptional
Rachel from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Slightly old but still comfortable”

Big rooms and quiet

We checked in close to midnight. Receptionist was helpful to inform that I could save money by parking my rented car outside on the streets for free till 7am the next morning instead of parking in the hotel premises for an extra charge of AUD10 a night. We definitely had an affordable and comfortable stay and will recommend the place to people who want to visit the town of Geelong.

Reviewed January 15, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Kenneth from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Excellent”

Dated hotel with worn furniture but who cares when you have a large clean room with large comfy bed, the most comfortable bed I have slept on, no matter how fussy you are. Geelong is set out in grids, so going everywhere in town is convenient.

Reviewed May 09, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Richard from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2008

A convenient stay ”

Quiet, clean and reasonably central.
Overnight car parking charges!

The Mercure Hotel Geelong provided a very useful first night base before driving the Great Ocean Road. It is a convenient shuttle bus ride from Avalon Airport and a ten minute walk from car rental depots. Downtown Geelong is also only a short walk away. The room was quiet and confortable and of the high standard expected of the Mercure chain. Note that on site parking incurs an unwelcome fee.

Reviewed August 28, 2008
8.0
Excellent
Jason from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Great value for meney”

Location, value for money
Nil

Recently stayed at the Mercure Hotel for 1 night, whilst in town and it represented excellent value for money. Hotel was in an excellent location, close to all required facilities and well within walking distance of the main streets in Geelong. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a short stay near the heart of Geelong...

Reviewed September 23, 2010
9.6
Exceptional
Cheryl from Australia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Footy trip night match”

Perfect location close to Geelong football ground. Car park full but street pRking available close by. Room service breakfast board sufficient for two.

Reviewed April 04, 2019

Dear Cheryl, Thanks for the review. Glad you had such a great stay and enjoyed breakfast in your room....hopefully in bed. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

Responded April 08, 2019
Rydges Geelong
8.0
Excellent
Jason from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Location, Location, Location...”

Location, clean, helpful staff
Nil

Decided to stay in Geelong after a presentation night close by and the location was perfect to be able to move around Geelong and its main streets on foot... close walk to local cafe's, supermarkets, take away food and nightlife. Staff were excellent and the hotel was a comfortable place to saty... would definitely recommend...

Reviewed September 21, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Angie from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

BAD DAY!”

STAFF, SERVICE, VALUE

I enjoyed the day when I finally got there after a delayed flight and missing the first half of the Geelong game! Staff lovely!! Definately will stay again!

Reviewed April 30, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Jason from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in April 2012

Great location, clean and comfortable...”

Location, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff...

Our stay was for one night. Hotel was in excellent location within central Geelong, easy acess to shops, restaurants, etc. Hotel was very clean and rooms were of a good size. Our room included two queen size beds and was a very comfortable overall experience. I would recomment and stay there again...

Reviewed April 26, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Dhilini from Australia
Family with teens
Superior with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Great Night's Stay”

Would definitely recommend staying here while in Geelong. The location was convenient and the hotel stay was enjoyable.

Reviewed December 28, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Sandra from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Snug & Warm”

Stay snug and warm in the comfortable big beds at the Rydges in Geelong while the weather is wet and cold outside.

Reviewed August 07, 2018

Hello Sandra, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay and just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with. Kind Regards Robyn O'Brien Duty Manager

Responded September 28, 2018
Rydges Geelong
8.3
Excellent
wendy from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

First race meet of the Carnival (for me).”

friendly staff, huge room, Mercure banner so no nasty surprises

My friend and i had a lovely time. The whole town was buzzing as it was the Geelong Cup and a Public Holiday and the Mercure enhanced the whole experrience. Thankyou, and hope to see you next year.

Reviewed October 27, 2014
7.7
Very good
ramesh from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

lovely great location and service with a smile”

friendly staff, good location, cleanliness

i enjoyed my stay at the macure, geelong. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location excellent as its walking distnce to town centre, the beddings were cofortable and it had all the facilities, amenities and requirements above average. I will stay with macure hotels again in the future when I am travelling.

Reviewed April 22, 2012
7.7
Very good
Reece from New Zealand
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

Perfectly fine for a brief stopover”

Large room

i only spent a brief time at the mercure, but the room was clean and fresh, and was a good size. the reception was pleasant and quick, which was perfect considering i had arrived quite late. parking and breakfast seemed expensive considering that it was at a geelong hotel during a non-busy period.

Reviewed April 02, 2011
7.7
Very good
Peter from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover”

Clean tidy and close to everything

Don't Judge the Mercure Geelong by the looks on the out side, it is in need of a touch up. But the room is clean and tidy and we had a nice view of the bay. But a little over priced for what you get.

Reviewed August 09, 2012
7.7
Very good
nhi from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Friends Wedding”

Comfortable beds - we had 2 queen beds

Confortable beds and good location in Geelong. We were there for wedding and the hotel just met our needs. Only complaint is the parking as they charge $20 a day for parking which is a rip off.

Reviewed August 14, 2015
6.7
Good
Kim from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Convenient, adequate”

Friendly staff, comfortable bed, convenient location

It was ok. There is room for improvement in regards: Parking fee too high for Geelong Carpets look old and worn/ stained - time for replacement Room was hot and stuffy at night but was unable to open the curtains and allow cool air in from window as the lights were so bright outside. Tried to turn down the heat/turn on AC but didn't seem to have much effect. Was on a tight schedule to get to a business dinner and asked staff at desk to organise a cab but they forgot and I then had to wait for a cab which made me late for dinner - annoying.

Reviewed August 05, 2013
6.7
Good
david from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Good location nice hotel if upgraded”

Location, relatively new refurbishment

Nice hotel, good location, rooms are nice only if upgraded, standard rooms are a bit well standard! We were a group of 4 in two rooms, thankfully I was upgraded to a privalege room which was nice, good bathroom (same as standard rooms) beds OK, decor and layout same as standard rooms pleasant enough. Good location though short walk to the station and downtown Geelong.

Reviewed December 12, 2012
8.4
Excellent
Joanne from Australia
Couple
Bay View Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Excellent”

Comfortable beds, close to Geelong Football Stadium.

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Hi Joanne, Greetings! Thanks for sharing such a lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Garry Rydges Geelong

Responded June 14, 2018
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