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Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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From 2,732 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast

Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

from $135
  • Queen Spa Suite
  • Twin Room
  • Executive King Room
  • Queen Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Queen Room
  • Family Suite
  • Twin Room

What’s around Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne


  • In Chinatown
  • Her Majesty's Theatre - 1 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 8 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 10 min walk
  • Federation Square - 11 min walk
  • RMIT University - 12 min walk
  • Melbourne Museum - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 25 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 30 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 14 min walk
  • Southern Cross Station - 21 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 8 min drive
  • Parliament Station - 4 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 12 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 363 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 22 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

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
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6456
  • Conference space size (meters) - 600
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Locanda Steakhouse - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, 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.

Locanda - Onsite cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Rydges Melbourne
  • Melbourne Hotel Rydges
  • Melbourne Rydges
  • Melbourne Rydges Hotel
  • Rydges Hotel Melbourne
  • Rydges Melbourne
  • Rydges Melbourne Hotel


  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 10:30 PM.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.

    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and sofa beds.

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

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: AUD 100 per night

    Optional extras

    Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.08 percent

    Self parking costs AUD 35 per day with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 32 for adults and AUD 14.50 for children (approximately)

    Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

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

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    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 1,188 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    A Quick trip on CNY
    Dear San Franciscan, This is our first trip to Australia, we learned a few things during our stay. Here we go: Early Check In - allowed upon request and when there’s ready room. Awesome ! Request for late check out? Sign up for hotel membership for free. Family Room - their version of second bed is a squishy sofa bed. I had to request to get receptionist for a change before it ruined my back. But they didn’t solve the problem until the next day. I was dissapointed with front desk team. Phone line - was out for the 3 days we stayed, i had to call through my cell phone if I wanted to reach to front desk. They send someone to take a look, but no follow up repair for the 2nd and 3rd day of our stay. TV remote ran out of battery, I bring it to their attention on first day along with the phone, nothing get done. The 2nd day we have to ask Housekeeping a bunch of list of same requests, and it got fixed. Except the phone line. Water bottle - Not Complimentary, it is suggested to drink tap water. Or just cook the tap water with the pot provided and let them cool. Bathroom- welcome to the 80s - very interesting layout. Need upgrade badly. Water pressure- good! It’s not a fancy ones, don’t expect Kohler brand. Front Desk - on our last day, do express check out. Because they are busy checking in other guests. But I don’t feel good coz I don’t know if they will randomly charge my card or not.. Plus I never get follow up email to confirm that there are no other charges.
    Yeanne, us3 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Clean good service
    Staff were very friendly and helpful. We got a free upgrade as it was our honeymoon. Room was nice and cleann including the spa. The mian problem I had was the amount of hotel noise. Our room was right againt the elevators which were very noisy. You can hear the people above using the toilet and shower. Aircon is old and noisy though effecive. I suppose there is nothing that can be done about the city noise coming into the room. Buffet breakfast could be a bit fresher and hotter.
    Kristy, us5 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    lovely spot
    Lovely hotel, good breakfast, nice benefit checking out late if you are a member of the rewards program! The pool area is great too for such a central hotel. The kids loved it, although it's not that big.
    Amber, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    It was OK but the room was a bit small will double check next time before I book a room on one of the travel sites and also I didn’t realize it was in USD not AU and didn’t include car parking so ended up being over $200. I think I could of got a better room all inclusive
    DEBBIE, usRomance trip
    Fair 4.0
    Motel Feel
    It was not a good stay. The good was the location in the CBD (don't plan on sleeping in late because the construction in the area starts at 7AM like clockwork and ear plugs won't helps but it's Melbourne so that's expected) and the bed was comfortable. The Bad was the room was really small, very tight quarters. The Bathroom was horrendous, it was tiny as well and the door doesn't open all the way. The tub needed to be replaced, it was literally 3 different colors, peeling and rusting. The area surrounding the toilet the was dirty and brown, very visible that it needed to clean. Multiple towels filled with hair, so I had to request new ones. I found the place atrocious, felt like a motel and I will never stay there again. O yeah, there cold buffet breakfast cost $32...sooo not worth it.
    us3 night trip

    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

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