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Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong

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7.7

Very good

3,317 reviews

3,317 reviews

Housekeeping23
Breakfast4
Swimming Pool3
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Nearby landmarks
St John of God Geelong Hospital 140 m
Little Ryrie Street Carpark 190 m
Geelong Telegraph Station Historic Reserve 300 m
Haymarket 310 m
Mind Games 360 m
The Workers Club Geelong 410 m
Geelong Gallery 410 m
Civic Centre Car Park 420 m
Geelong Art Gallery 430 m
Chemist Warehouse 450 m

Rydges Geelong

89-105 Gheringhap St, Geelong Central, Geelong, Australia, 3220 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Geelong Central part of Geelong, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and spa on-site.

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Highlights

640 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Blackout curtains

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Spa

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.1
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportAvalon Airport (AVV)
Distance to airport17.2 km

Rooms available at Rydges Geelong

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

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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Superior Queen
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Ocean View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Standard
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Ocean View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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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
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
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Double Standard sea view
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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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?

Parking is available for a fee of 20 AUD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Rydges Geelong?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 36 AUD if not included in the room rate.

What are my dining options at Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

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.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Rydges Geelong?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Geelong Train Station, 650 m away from Rydges Geelong.

What restaurants are nearby Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong is located in Geelong Central, famous for good restaurants such as Zenith Brasserie & Bar, Bear and Beans and Little Green Corner.

What popular shopping places are close to Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong is located in Geelong Central area which features shopping places such as Mind Games, Geelong Gallery and Charles Rose Gallery.

What are popular attractions near Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong is located in Geelong Central area, which is famous for attractions such as The Workers Club Geelong, Geelong Art Gallery and Johnstone Park.

What popular beaches are close to Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong is located in the Geelong Central area, which includes Eastern Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Rydges Geelong?

Rydges Geelong is located within Geelong Central, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Geelong Telegraph Station Historic Reserve, Steampacket Gardens and Geelong Botanical Gardens.

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What people love about Rydges Geelong

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast buffet was awesome."

    Tom

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    September 23, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff."

    julia

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    September 5, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Comfy bed, Great TV."

    Darren

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    July 3, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 71 Geelong properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.5/10
Location score
8.1/10
Value for money score
7.1/10
Better than
96
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of Geelong properties
Better than
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Better than
80
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of Geelong properties
Better than
77
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Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
3,317 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.1
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
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More about Rydges Geelong

More about Rydges Geelong

Rydges Geelong

Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Rydges Geelong. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Rydges Geelong. In-room conveniences such as 24-hour room service and room service will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Rydges Geelong are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Rydges Geelong has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the spa. The many offerings at Rydges Geelong ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 95% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 91% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 85% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Swimming Pool

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • On-site entertainment
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • iPod docking station
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site

Zenith Brasserie

  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
89-105 Gheringhap St, Geelong Central, Geelong, Australia, 3220
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • Avalon Airport (AVV)
    17.2 km
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    68.4 km

Public transportation

  • Geelong Train Station
    650 m
  • South Geelong Station
    880 m

Hospital or clinic

  • St John of God Geelong Hospital
    140 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    470 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    130 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • For the health and safety of our guests and staff, this Hotel is only allowing fully vaccinated guests to enter the premises and its venues and outlets. Guests from lockdown areas are not permitted to enter and proof of address and vaccination must be produced when requested via the approved state government app.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from00:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)36 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors7
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 138
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened1973

Parking

  • Daily parking fee20 AUD

Reviews of Rydges Geelong from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.5
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.1
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.8
Value for money7.1
High score for Geelong
Rating
9+ Exceptional (49)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (55)
6-7 Good (40)
<6 Below Expectation (48)
Time of the year
Mar - May (51)
Jun - Aug (46)
Sep - Nov (52)
Dec - Feb (77)
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10.0
Exceptional
Belinda from Australia
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2021

Great for us”

We enjoyed our time here. Late teen young adult children enjoyed walking down to the shops and beach. Car park far too expensive so like most guests just parked on the street. One night had to park in the street so took a photo of parking app number so we could pay for it from our rom til we were ready to go. Food was great we went down and ordered then took it up on trays to or room. Overall clean friendly would go back

Reviewed January 14, 2021

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Dear Belinda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong

Responded August 10, 2021
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Melanie from Australia
Business traveler
Bay View Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Exceptional customer service ”

Was greeted by a friendly male staff. He made our check in a smooth process. He was very helpful and professional. The rooms were great, they were clean and tidy and the bed was absolutely devine to sleep on, we had a very restful and pleasant stay. Thanks we will definitely be back.

Reviewed June 14, 2022

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Dear Melanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong

Responded August 27, 2022
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
lyn from Australia
Business traveler
Superior with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Best beds!”

Stayed here a few times they have most comfortable beds and pillows. My go to when I’m Geelong.

Reviewed October 16, 2021

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Dear Lyn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong

Responded November 09, 2021
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Ashok from Australia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Room presentation clean linen and towels Nice ambience ”

Toby served at check in and out and it was quick efficient and professional.

Reviewed January 19, 2022

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Dear Ashok, Thanks for taking the time to share your stay with us. I will pass on your kind words to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Rydges Geelong

Responded January 20, 2022
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Demi from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Queen
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Best relaxation brake ”

Excellent service, great value, loved the spa and the pool, it was a last minute decision but f worth it absolutely, strongly recommend!!!!

Reviewed January 27, 2022

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Dear Demi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong

Responded February 19, 2022
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Charles from Australia
Couple
Bay View Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

Short Stay”

We have just stayed at Rydges Geelong , it is close to everything we wanted and the staff are very friendly, we have stayed before and will again great place.

Reviewed July 12, 2021

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Hello Charles, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! Regards, Robyn

Responded August 08, 2021
Rydges Geelong
9.6
Exceptional
Daniella from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2021

Great clean hotel”

The room was great - very spacious, clean and modern. Check in process was easy and there's plenty of free off-street parking. The one disappointment is that i was after an indoor pool and the Agoda site said the hotel had one but it was an outdoor, unheated pool.

Reviewed August 03, 2021

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Hi Daniella, Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review! I am happy to hear your stay was good, but marred by the incorrect information of an indoor pool displayed on the website, this has now been corrected. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards Robyn

Responded August 08, 2021
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Jorja from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Pleasant experience”

Staff were really friendly, room was clean and tidy. Shower was amazing.

Reviewed March 08, 2020

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Hello Jorja, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you in the near future again with some new updates and fresh changes to the hotel. Rydges Geelong

Responded August 10, 2021
Rydges Geelong
9.6
Exceptional
Sameer from Australia
Family with young children
Bay View Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Nice location ”

Good location, clean rooms and excellent service that's what all you look for when staying wt family and -- Rydges don't disappoint at all

Reviewed January 02, 2022

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Hi Sameer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! Rydges Geelong

Responded January 09, 2022
Rydges Geelong
9.6
Exceptional
Darren from Australia
Couple
Bay View Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Great Location ”

Nice clean hotel it’s good service, great location to foreshore and Kardinia Park. Comfy bed, Great TV.

Reviewed July 03, 2022

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Hi Darren, Thank you for taking the time to review Rydges Geelong after your visit. Rydges Geelong

Responded August 27, 2022
Rydges Geelong
9.2
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Short Geelong Getaway”

We enjoyed our stay at Geelong Rydges, our Family Room was basic but it had everything we needed. It was very clean and the beds were extremely confirtable. The Pool and Spa were great, including the towels available poolside to save your towels in your room solely for showering. We found the staff friendly. Location was handy to many things.

Reviewed January 14, 2020

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Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! Rydges Geelong

Responded January 20, 2022
Rydges Geelong
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

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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
10.0
Exceptional
Hartley from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Exceptional”

Good location On site restaurant/bar facilities were excellent

Reviewed March 28, 2020

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Hello Harley, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you in the near future again with some new updates and fresh changes to the hotel. Rydges Geelong

Responded August 10, 2021
Rydges Geelong
10.0
Exceptional
Zenun from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Queen
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Awesome ”

Great place and food was fantastic

Reviewed June 21, 2019

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Dear Zenun, Thanks for an awesome review - we're glad you had a terrific experience! Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

Responded July 08, 2019
Rydges Geelong
9.6
Exceptional
Kathy from Australia
Family with teens
Superior with 2 Double Beds
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Great stop over”

Great place to stay when organizing my daughter to start uni at Waurn Campus.

Reviewed January 26, 2022

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Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! Rydges Geelong

Responded February 19, 2022
Rydges Geelong
9.2
Exceptional
Kasey from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Getaway”

King size bed is definitely the most comfortable, restaurant wasn’t very nice pizza was dry was like a supermarket brought one do not recommend.

Reviewed April 26, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Chanel from Australia
Family with young children
Bay View Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Great Stay”

Great hotel & fantastic price! We were very happy. Room service was expensive and menu a bit light but great overall

Reviewed July 29, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Paul from Australia
Couple
Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Great location, nice room ”

The only issue is the $20 car park fee. You don’t really have an option, there is no where else to park. Personally I think it should be free parking or at least let people know that’s the deal before they book.

Reviewed April 09, 2021

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Hi Paul, Thank you for your valuable and constructive comments regarding your recent stay with us. I apologise for the problems you encountered during your stay with us. I am disappointed to hear your stay was marred by the cost of parking. Did you know that there is off-street parking available for free overnight. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards Robyn

Responded August 08, 2021
Rydges Geelong
8.8
Excellent
Justin from Australia
Family with young children
Bay View Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Good hotel”

Excellent value for your money. Not as great as the pictures but still very good for the price.

Reviewed January 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Susan from Australia
Group
Double Superior Queen
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Even with renovations it’s good”

Walking in to a construction site was intimidating but even the workers greeted us politely and apologised. The Rydges staff were lovely especially Tobbe. The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. I’ll be back.

Reviewed September 28, 2019

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