4.2 out of 5

"We required a hotel close to the Eye Hospital, so back to one of our favourites. Comfortable tiny rooms, friendly staff and a great breakfast. Parkin ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 13 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Melbourne awaits you at Rydges Melbourne Hotel. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central. Highlights at this hotel include in-room washers/dryers, free WiFi, and free high-speed Internet.

All 363 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. Additionally, free newspapers, in-room massages, and safes are available.

The restaurant, Locanda Steakhouse, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Locanda is the hotel's own cocktail bar. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and pool loungers. 6456 square feet (600 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Chinatown hotel, attractions include RMIT University and Melbourne Museum.

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$175 per night

Queen Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Melbourne Hotel ratings based on 993 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Close to Eye Hospital

Pros: Comfortable
Cons: Automatic front door, fix it or hire a concierge
Location: Great for theatres and Hospitals
We required a hotel close to the Eye Hospital, so back to one of our favourites. Comfortable tiny rooms, friendly staff and a great breakfast. Parking here is a plus for us as my Wife is in a wheelchair and transferring isn’t a problem. Could someone please fix the automatic front door. Rotating doors and wheelchairs are a disaster waiting to happen.

Posted by , from Moe on 13 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Fantastic staff, friendly and helpful.

Fantastic staff, friendly and helpful. Room very clean and even though it is situated in the heart of Melbourne, very quiet overnight. We stayed on the 22nd floor.

Posted by , from Ballarat, Victoria on 13 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Hotel staff are wonderful

Staff were amazing friendly and super helpful Room was quiet and clean

Posted by , from melbourne on 11 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

Great staff and location but very outdated

Staff were amazing and hotel is close to everything but is in serious need of renovations. Rooms looked nothing like the pictures at all. Pillows and bed were very uncomfortable.

Posted by , from Gold coast on 6 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel with helpful and friendly staff

Great hotel and amazing customer service. Nice and clean cosy room. Amazing breakfast buffet and lovely staff. Would recommend to friends and family and would definitely return.

Posted by , from Geelong on 4 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel central to Melbourne's attractions

Pros: Staff, shower, comfort, peaceful
Cons: I can't think of anything
Location: Walked to the tennis centre to watch the Australian Open, walked to the gym I go to in other states when I'm working, shops open until late etc
I enjoyed my stay here - clean room, quiet, great shower (very important), all staff we met were great. The late check out time is a bonus too.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 23 Jan 2018

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3 out of 5
It was out dated and very noisy at night. The room temperature was off couldn't regulate it

Posted by , from geelong on 22 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Most comfortable room

Pros: Room layout.
Cons: Update the air condition systems. Worked great but they are a little old.
Location: Great location for east side CBD activities.
My wife and I loved this hotel. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite and it was amazing. Very cost effective and for the price it was the most comfortable and well layed out room we have encountered. Great hotel.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Jan 2018

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1 out of 5

Night from hell

Convenient for ATO etc Air conditioning as noisy as a diesel engine Next to lift well Both noisy all night, neither of us slept all night

Posted by , from sydney australia on 20 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5
Well located only a 15 minute walk to the tennis. Lots of great restaurants around. The breakfast in the hotel was great.

Posted by on 20 Jan 2018

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Property Features

Rydges Melbourne Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hr business centre and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 6456 square feet (600 square metres) and includes conference centres. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges Melbourne Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Melbourne hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 363 guestrooms or units
  • 22 levels
  • 6 conference rooms
  • 6456 sq ft of conference space
  • 600 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (24.4 km / 15.2 mi)
  • Train station: Southern Cross Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Melbourne Hotel offers 363 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. This individually decorated accommodation includes double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Melbourne's hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include washers/dryers and a safe. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Locanda Steakhouse – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Locanda – On-site cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Union Pay
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD100 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD32 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD29 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD50.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Rydges Melbourne Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 10:30 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.