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Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
186 Exhibition StreetMelbourneVIC3000Australia
Luxury Melbourne hotel in Chinatown, walk to Bourke Street Mall
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Good internet service
Vibe is not too good
584See all 584 reviews
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Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

from $115
  • XQueen Room
  • XQueen Suite
  • XDeluxe Room
  • XStandard
  • Queen Spa Suite
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Executive King Room
  • Deluxe Queen Room
  • XCity High Promotion- Deluxe Queen Room
  • X City High Promotion Queen Spa Suite
  • X - Cirty High Promotion
  • XSummer Promotion
  • XSummer Promotion - 3 nt min
  • XSummer Promotion - 5nt min
  • XDeluxe Queen Room
  • XSpring Carnival Package
  • xxxqueen 3 nights
  • XDeluxe Queen Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • XSpring Carnival Package
  • Deluxe Queen Room
  • XPremier Spa Suite - As Seen on TV!
  • Family Suite
  • Deluxe Twin Room
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About Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne

Stylish hotel in vibrant central Melbourne location

In theater district

A 5-minute walk from Parliament Railway Station, Rydges Melbourne Hotel is directly opposite Her Majesty's Theater and 3 minutes on foot from the Princess Theater. The Comedy Theater is 2 minutes away, and the Athenaeum and Capitol theaters are 9 minutes on foot from the hotel.

Near Bourke Street Mall

You can find a host of shops at Queen Victoria Village and Bourke Street Mall, both within an 11-minute walk of the hotel. The State Library of Victoria is 12 minutes away on foot, and St. Patrick's Cathedral is an 11-minute walk west, next to Fitzroy Gardens.

Pre-theater dining

The hotel is home to Locanda Italian Steakhouse, with pre-theater dining options, and you can also enjoy snacks and cocktails with music at Bellabar. The heated rooftop pool has city views and poolside service, and the cardio room is a great place to work up a sweat.

Comfort and free WiFi

In each of the hotel's 363 guestrooms, you can relax with signature bedding and enjoy free WiFi, minibars, and 24-hour room service. All rooms also feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and some suites come with separate living rooms, kitchenettes, and hot tubs.

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

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

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 6
  • 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/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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.

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


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.

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

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

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: AUD 100 per night

    Optional extras

    Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

    Self parking costs AUD 29 per day with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 32 per person (approximately)

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

    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 Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne


    • In Chinatown
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground (21-minute walk)
    • Bourke Street Mall (8-minute walk)
    • Melbourne Central (12-minute walk)
    • RMIT University (13-minute walk)
    • Melbourne Museum (13-minute walk)
    • Eureka Tower (20-minute walk)
    • Queen Victoria Market (20-minute walk)

    Getting around

    • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 22-min drive
    • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) 26-min drive
    • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) 46-min drive
    • Southern Cross Station 23-min walk
    • Newport Station 17-min drive
    • Essendon Station 21-min drive
    • Flinders Street Station 15-min walk
    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Discounted offsite parking
    • Airport shuttle

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 584 reviews

    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
    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.
    A Traveler, us3 night trip
    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
    Great family hotel
    Great stay. We had family spa suite which suited us well. A queen bed with a partition, living room with sofa bed for kids. Very spacious. Good breakfast. Easy to walk around Melbourne from here.
    Bethaney, us3 night trip
    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
    Good but not good enough to return
    Good location, near China Town and plenty of eateries. We were offered an upgrade (except we weren't offered another spa room which we had originally booked, so decided to decline), free WiFi as well as a complimentary late check out, upon request which was a bonus. The room was of generous size but quite dated (i.e. tv, aircon, red wine stains on carpet) which was a bit of a let down given the price we paid. The key deal breaker was waiting 2.5hrs for toothbrushes to arrive. We requested this at 10pm and we did not receive them until 12.30am, after 4 phone calls down to reception as well as asking in person. We would have rather been told there was no toothbrushes offered and happily gone to 7/11 nearby instead of being told to wait. With no acknowledgement or apology after a tiring and frustrating wait, we will not return to Rydges despite the excellent service upon checking in.
    Vivian, us1 night trip with friends
    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
    It was ok
    Room didn't look like the pictures. Hotel key kept not working and parking was expensive. Other then that it was a good hotel in a great location.
    John, us3 night romance trip
    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
    The hotel was great, position fantastic, food excellent, staff very helpful and friendly, def recommend
    Clive, us3 night romance trip

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