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Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne

4-star4 stars
701 Swanston StreetMelbourneVIC3053Australia

4-star hotel with restaurant, near University of Melbourne
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Amenities are not the best
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Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne

from $110
  • Executive King Room
  • Executive Queen Twin Room
  • Spa Suite
  • Standard King Room
  • Standard Queen Twin Room
  • Parkview King Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 107 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 11
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5382
  • Conference space size (meters) - 500
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Blues Bar and Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne’s small print

Also known as

  • Melbourne Rydges Swanston
  • Rydges Swanston Melbourne Carlton
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  • Rydges Swanston
  • Rydges Swanston Melbourne Hotel
  • Rydges Swanston Melbourne Hotel Carlton
  • Swanston Rydges
  • Melbourne Rydges On Swanston
  • Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 50.00

Self parking costs AUD 25 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 40 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 30 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 20 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • University of Melbourne (6-minute walk)
  • RMIT University (6-minute walk)
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital (8-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Central (9-minute walk)
  • Princess Theatre (12-minute walk)
  • Federation Square (17-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (23-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (26-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 18 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 22 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 45 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 9 min drive
  • Essendon Station - 16 min drive
  • Newport Station - 18 min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station - 14 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 22 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 23 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport pick-up service

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 290 reviews

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne
Close to city, trams and lots to do in Melbourne. Staff were friendly and helpful. I couldn't get into the room one afternoon and the woman at the bar was happy to go over to reception to help so good service. Great parks close by and just around the corner from Lygon street.
Therese, us6 night romance trip
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne
Really not at good for the price and bath room and toilet are the worst with the room. No proper door for the toilet and such noisy and shower was leaking and this hotel needs a total refurbishment. Room no235
Babu, us4 night family trip
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne
Very Good8.0
Nice hotel, close to everything.
Everything was very nice thank you
A Traveler, us1 night business trip
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne
Website pictures/description misleading, horrible
Hotel is very misleading on the website. Pictures show updated, clean rooms. Not the case! Had to be moved into a second room after check-in because of a heavy smoke smell. Mildow in shower and wall, broken bath tiles, bath door knob pulled out of door, carpets smelly and heavily stained. This is what I got in BOTH rooms. Looked NOTHING like website. Not worth the price and would never stay here again.
Kristen, us4 night trip
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne
It was ok, but abit disappointed as bed was so soft - you rolled out to the side of the bed & couldn't roll into the middle- this gave me a bad back. Bathroom was old & needed a make over & the next day of our stay our door key would not work.........
Scott, au1 night trip

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Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne, Melbourne

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