Rydges on Swanston Hotel
Rydges on Swanston Hotel
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"Roof top pool and Gym are good, breakfast buffet lovely."

Karen

March 28, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Great place, close enough to the city
Prajwal
Solo traveler
Good tram nearly outside to take us down swanston st to the walk along the river to the tennis and yet a very quiet location in the evenings.
martin from Australia
Couple
At 80/night you get everything a 4star offer
Yiu from Hong Kong
Group
Great experience would definitely go again everything was fantastic highly recommend to all. Great price too.
Ann from Australia
Couple
very convenient if want to stay near university of melbourne.
AI from Singapore
Couple
Love to come here whenever I go to Melbourne. Spacious rooms and perfectly located near the city, Melbourne Uni and food on Lygon street.
James from Australia
Solo traveler
issues with wifi in rooms
merv from New Zealand
Solo traveler
I would like to be able to earn my kris flyer points and Rydges rewards please.
Ann from Singapore
Solo traveler
excellent in everything
Maria from Australia
Solo traveler
I booked a room with a bath, but when we got there they said hardly any of their rooms had baths, so they upgraded us to one with a spa! Many thanks.
Miffi from Australia
Couple

Rydges on Swanston Hotel

Excellent location
- 580 meters from city center
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From 511 reviewsSee what guests said
7.5
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10
Very good service
7.6
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
Distance to airport10.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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7.6
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Spa Suite
Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive King
Executive King
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard King
Standard King
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Twin
Executive Twin
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior King
Superior King
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Courtyard view
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Superior Queen Twin Bed
Superior Queen Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
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Standard Queen Twin Room AP21
Standard Queen Twin Room AP21
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Queen Twin Room
Standard Queen Twin Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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"Beds and pillows are cozy."

Reviewed June 4, 2017

bailun from China

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What to eat nearby

Australian cuisine
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Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
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Gurkha's Cafe Nepalese Restaurant
300 m Asian, Nepali
Saigon Pho Carlton
430 m Asian, Vietnamese
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
La Spaghettata Restaurant
290 m Gluten Free, Italian
NERO Carlton
300 m Gluten Free, Italian
Il Vicolo Courtyard Restaurant
370 m Gluten Free, Italian

What they offer

"The location is good, it’s quiet and close to tram."

Proserfina from Australia

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Agoda Reviews (511)Booking.com Reviews (856)
7.5
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Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.4
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service7.6
Value for money7.4
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6.0
Graham from Australia
Couple
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
Close to Melbourne Uni and transport”
Stayed 3 nights and 3 times I had to ask at reception for dirty dishes to be replaced. Very close to tram on Swanston street for easy access to CBD but expensive for the room type
Reviewed October 09, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Joanne from Australia
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 7 nights in August 2018
Excellent”
Great location, clean and roomy.
Reviewed August 13, 2018
6.8
Good
HOOI from Singapore
Family with teens
Standard Queen Twin Room AP21
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
Good location and friendly staff”
The hotel is located near University of Melbourne but outside free tram zone. It’s within walking distance to Bourke street Malls, Queen Victoria Market & Lygon Street. The staff are friendly, accommodating & understanding. I am surprised that the the front door does not have ramp which is more convenient if you have heavy luggages , young children, or if you are elderly or you need wheelchair access. Lastly, you need to change your room kettle. I requested for replacement but the conditions are the same.
Reviewed July 23, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Devi from Indonesia
Family with young children
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
90”
Everything is good
Reviewed July 16, 2018
7.6
Very good
lim from Singapore
Family with teens
Executive Twin
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018
Pleasant hotel ”
This hotel is located 3 tram stations away from the free CBD zone. The hotel serves free fruits and dark chocolate bars to its customers everyday.
Reviewed June 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
wayne from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Exceptional”
My wife and I haven't been to Melbourne for ages and decided to go for a weekend , Rydges location was fantastic as were the staff and facilities
Reviewed June 07, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
joel from Australia
Couple
Executive King
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Excellent all round, friendly, clean, had a very enjoyable stay for three nights, would stay again”
The price was excellent, we had parking for the car, the location is right in the middle of the city. The rooms were quiet, they were clean and serviced well every day, the staff was outstanding , breakfast was amazing and is highly recommended, it was an enjoyable stay and we will stay there again with out hesitation. A fantastic holiday destination. Thank you so much to all the staff who made our stay the best. I highly recommend Rydges on Swanston. It is great.
Reviewed June 07, 2018
8.0
Excellent
CLAUDE from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Standard King
Stayed 6 nights in April 2018
everything is ok but .....”
I arrived around 11 am in hotel and as i could not sleep in the plane i just wanted to take bit rest. At reception they said that i could not get a room before 2 pm. I asked if they could check the situation and if a room was ready it would be nice. I wait in the bar until 12 and the receptionist came to tell me that she could give me a room. I have been charged 50 AUD for that. not very commercial as i was staying 6 nights. Before departure the receptionist ask me if they could organise un cab for airport. I said yes. They organise a silver service taxi and had to pay 75 AUD to go from hotel to Airport ! Normal taxi cost 52 AUD around. then be careful and precise what you want. Service is kind but not really top.
Reviewed April 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Trent from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Loved the Breakfast”
Great place to stay, the breakfast is absolutely amazing and the location is perfect right near Lygon St
Reviewed April 06, 2018
7.6
Very good
Steven from Australia
Couple
Executive King
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Very good”
The hotel is in a handy location, just away from the busy city centre. It's pretty basic and the rooms are small, but it was very affordable. One gripe was that our 'Executive King' room didn't really seem to be any different to the standard room our friends were in that night - in fact I'd question if it was a king-sized bed at all...
Reviewed April 01, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Karen from Australia
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Great location ”
Prices vary enormously depending on what’s on in Melbourne. Great hotel when the price is reasonable. Rooms are quiet and comfortable ,best rooms look over Lincoln Park. Roof top pool and Gym are good, breakfast buffet lovely. Well positioned to walk or tram into city or alternatively walk or tram to Lygon street and then head down to Fitzroy. There is free parking outside overnight but you do have to get up and move /pay in the morning.
Reviewed March 28, 2018
7.6
Very good
Lee from Singapore
Group
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in March 2018
Average Hotel”
Good location, walkable to city centre. The lift was under maintenance when for 2 days, and one of the days I had to check out. The deco of the room was average with stains on the aircon. As well as the toilet bowl, seems kind of make shift. It’s like plastic cut out, not really a clean cut in order to place the button. I would say it’s Average.
Reviewed March 11, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Trent from Australia
Family with young children
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Close to Lygon”
Great place to stay, close to the Women's hospital and best of all close to Lygon st. Breakfast was beautiful.
Reviewed February 15, 2018
6.4
Good
Proserfina from Australia
Couple
Executive King
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
Good”
The location is good, it’s quiet and close to tram. No complimentary water. Teaspoon was sticky . Not enough towels for 2 Twice I have to ask for towels and shampoo
Reviewed February 02, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Kerry from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard King
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018
Just the right distance from the CBD”
Our room (King Standard) was clean and spacious and the shower had a monsoon head which was powerful. The tram stop is right outside although is not in the free tram zone so a couple of days we walked down to the Queen Victoria Market which is in the zone. Breakfast is varied and plentiful with hot food, cereals and fresh pastries which were divine. Walk over to Lygon Street for delicious Italian food. We would totally recommend Rydges on Swanston and will hopefully return
Reviewed January 18, 2018
4.4
Emillie from Australia
Couple
Spa Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Not great staff didn’t tell us about rooftop area for fireworks on nye”
No view, staff did not mention facilities, paid for the most expensive room in the building, very disappointed
Reviewed January 05, 2018
6.0
Zoe from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Needs a makeover”
Everything looks a bit tired and could do with a makeover. Lift not working on arrival and only option was to use service lift near laundry. However service was great, everything was clean ( even bathroom where the pre-painted tiles were peeling) and was within what I expected for the price. Bring ear plugs as trams can create noise if on lower level.
Reviewed November 28, 2017
Dear Zoe, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback in regards to your recent stay. I do apologise for the lift was out of service. Please let us know when you return next time so we can allocate your room away from the Swanston street. If you would like to discuss further please give us a call. Kind regards Andy
Responded December 28, 2017
Rydges on Swanston Hotel
8.8
Excellent
Anthony from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
Melbourne cup”
The staff in the bar/ restaurant were excellent, particularly Tamara
Reviewed November 10, 2017
Dear Anthony, Thank you for your great feedback about Tamara, I am sure she will be thrilled once I pass your message to her. I do trust that we will see you again soon. Kind regards Andy
Responded December 19, 2017
Rydges on Swanston Hotel
2.0
Bradley from Australia
Family with young children
Executive Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Described as 4 star but more like a backpackers”
Staff rude and poor Lift not working Shower leaks water over floor everywhere which is dangerous Dusty and dirty
Reviewed October 02, 2017
Dear Bradley, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback in regards to your recent stay. I do apologise that the lift was not working while you were at the hotel. At Rydges we do pride ourselves on providing customer service so rude attitude is not acceptable at our hotel if you can give us a call to provide more details I will be much appreciated. I do hope to see you again in the future, Kind regards Andy
Responded December 28, 2017
Rydges on Swanston Hotel
8.0
Excellent
Chunning from Australia
Business traveler
Standard King
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Clean but smell”
Pros: clean, good staff, fast WiFi, good location for transport, Cons: room a little bit old and smell. Window is unable to open to get fresh air.
Reviewed September 25, 2017
Dear Chunning, Thank you for taking time to write your review of our hotel. It was great to read that you found the hotel was clean and staff was great. We do have some room which the window can be opened so please contact us directly next time to put a request for these room types. Regards Andy
Responded December 19, 2017
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