US$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 9 Mar 2015 Check-out 10 Mar 2015

Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

4 stars
View map of 701 Swanston Street, Carlton Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3053

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
96 reviews
Best value near the city

Super fast checkin and excellent clean neat room. Very quiet considering tram is just outside.... See full review

  • Lextsym
  • 18 Apr 2014
ANNIVERSARY

GREAT PLACE, PERFECT LOCATION, VERY CLEAN AND TIDY. FRIENDLY STAFF LOOKED AFTER US EXTREMELY... See full review

  • POWER1870
  • 11 Dec 2013
With stylish accommodations set in central location, Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Hotel makes for an ideal urban base for travellers in the capital of Victoria. Tourists at this sophisticated Melbourne hotel can catch sporting games at Melbourne Cricket Ground and Etihad Stadium. A city tour is not complete without admiring panoramic city views atop Eureka Skydeck 88 or visiting the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
General

Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Hotel can host business or social functions for up to 450 guests at the several conference facilities on site. At the hotel, patrons can work out at the gym or swim in the outdoor pool. Parking is also available (fees apply).



Location

Rydges on Swanston Hotel is in the heart of Melbourne, near Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Museum. For a taste of local arts and culture, vacationers can view the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and see shows at Arts Centre Melbourne, Princess Theatre or Her Majesty's Theatre.



  • NOTE: Parking costs $25 per 24 hours.
  • 25 min drive to the Airport (Tullamarine)
Dining

Diners at Rydges on Swanston Melbourne indulge in savoury international cuisines at the trendy setting of Blue's Restaurant on site. Cap off the day with cocktails at Blue's Bar.
Rooms

Each of the 107 chicly decorated rooms is non-smoking and outfitted with air conditioning/heating, cable flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini bar, work station and hairdryer.

Rydges On Swanston Melbourne Rooms

Standard Queen Room
This room has a Queen Size bed with air-conditioning, mini bar, bar size fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and TV
Standard Twin Room
This room has 2 queen size bed with air-conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffe making facilities
Executive Queen Room
Boutique in style, the Executive Queen is ideal for the corporate and leisure traveller alike, catering for those needing to travel into the city for business and pleasure. This room has a comfortable Queen Size bed, with some offering an extra Single Bed.
Superior King Suite
Located in the inner court, offering a peaceful and relaxed Superior room. Settle in and relax with your own opulent King Bed after a busy day of site seeing.
Parkview King Suite
Your home away from home, offering sweeping views across Lincoln Square Park and the edge of the city, is ideal for those looking for something a little larger. With a King Bed, 32 inch plasma screen TV/DVD player and fantastic views you won't be disappointed.
Queen Spa Suite
Special occasion or just a relaxing weekend away, wind down the evening in a two seater European spa perfect for enjoying a nice bottle of bubbly. As you enter the suite you will find the living area complete with a mounted 32 inch plasma screen TV/DVD player and luxury sofa & oversized ottoman. The private bedroom offers one Queen Bed and an LCD TV extending from the bedroom wall. Style and space is all this suite is about!
Check-in after 8pm
Guest can only check-in to their room after 8pm local time

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet

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Hotel Map

-37.8014 144.9635
Area served
Carlton is one of Melbourne's best known cosmopolitan centres, boasting a diverse range of outstanding restaurants, shops, cultural activities and night spots.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International Airport Tullamarine Avalon Domestic Airport
Area description
Located on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD makes Rydges On Swanston Melbourne the perfect destination for business & leisure alike.

Nearby points of interest

  • Animals Australia: 0.6 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.6 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.8 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.9 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.9 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.9 km
  • Princess Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Chinese Museum: 1.2 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 1.2 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.3 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 1.4 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.4 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 1.4 km
  • Parliament House: 1.5 km
  • Royal Arcade: 1.5 km
  • Animals Australia: 0.6 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.6 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.8 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.9 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.9 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.9 km
  • Princess Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Chinese Museum: 1.2 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 1.2 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.3 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 1.4 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.4 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 1.4 km
  • Parliament House: 1.5 km
  • Royal Arcade: 1.5 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1.5 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.5 km
  • Scots Church: 1.6 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 1.6 km
  • Block Arcade: 1.6 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 1.6 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.6 km
  • City Museum: 1.6 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 1.7 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.8 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 1.8 km
  • Federation Square: 1.9 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 1.9 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 1.9 km
  • Observation Deck: 2 km
  • Rialto Towers: 2 km
  • Immigration Museum: 2 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 2.1 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 2.1 km
  • Melbourne Zoo: 2.1 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 2.1 km
  • Sunday Market: 2.1 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 2.1 km
  • Telstra Dome: 2.2 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 2.2 km
  • Eureka Tower: 2.3 km
  • Crown Casino: 2.4 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 2.4 km
  • Victoria Police Museum: 2.5 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 2.5 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Rydges on Swanston is the place for your next event! Whatever you are planning - conference, seminar, training, dinner, cocktails or wedding our core values are based on exceeding our guest's expectations, promoting a Can Do Attitude and commitment to our clients needs.

Dining

Blues Bar & Grill
Blues Bar & Grill is a contemporary modern bar & grill offering the very best in food, service and presentation all within a relaxed, friendly setting. Prime Wine Bar & Grill caters for all tastes and offers something for both vegetarians and those other dietary considerations. Prime is open from 6.30 am to 10pm and the menu changes and evolves throughout the course of the day. A relaxed Breakfast menu slides effortlessly into a contemporary lunch selection whilst the ala carte Dinner menu is both creative and satisfying.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (96)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jul liaa
Business
Australia
25 Aug 2014

good facilities and restaurant

location was good, short walk to victoria markets but still fairly quiet. great spa room and lots of space. the steak dinner at the restaurant was great value with club discount also

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

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Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hithere
Business
Australia
4 Aug 2014

Good location

Good location close to the city shops and short walk to lygon street and exhibition/museum. Tram stop also right out the front. Room was clean only thing that put me off was the shower was a bit old and needed a better clean. Our heater did not work and one of the lights plus the pipes above us in other rooms were slightly noisy when being used. We had a park view room which was nice and the happy hour bar is good. For the price of $250 a night I probably would have a look around next time. They do have parking for extra $25 which was convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lygon street has lots of great Italian eating places.

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Factory
Business
Sydney, Australia
20 Jul 2014

Great location & friendly staff

Weekend family getaway with a toddler. Room was big enough for the 3 of us. Buffet breakfast was delicious and not over priced. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dbaron17
Business
Melbourne
30 Jun 2014

Great hotel but not ideal location

Arrived at hotel with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Could not figure how to park the car in underground car park so went in to ask. Guy on front desk fantastic suggesting instead of paying $25 for parking I could park in the street because out of parking restriction hours . Nice touch. On check in we where all given complimentary drink vouchers which we redeemed at the bar. The rooms were lovely clean, comfortable bed and all the amenities you could ask for including free wifi. The pool was closed however due to a function. My only complaint is not the hotels fault however it is a bit out of town from the casino and Southbank precinct and a long walk at 6am from Crown Casino at 6am as the taxi's won't take you there as the fare for them is not enough money but we walked anyway for 45 minutes. When you stay closer walking is not a problem. I must also mention that upon my wife enquiring about late check she was asked by the front desk what would you like to check out she told them and that was also offered free of charge a reduced rate of $20 per hour. Great hotel if you don't want to spend the most of your night time life the south part of the city

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of dining options close by and good value options at the hotel. They have 3 type plates for $27 that looked great. China town and Hardware Lane and Crown Casino however require taxi if you can get one. The drivers reject fares all the time as you are not travelling far enough or not going in their direction. Something needs to be done about Melbourne taxi drivers. They are disgusting.

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lextsym
Business
Melbourne
18 Apr 2014

Best value near the city

Super fast checkin and excellent clean neat room. Very quiet considering tram is just outside. Locatin location location. Free wifi was nice too

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two words- Lygon street.

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dogga
Business
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
30 Mar 2014

Sleep Over for Work

Long day on a building site. Get in at 9:30pm Nice smiley face at Reception. Quick processing. I am up in my room quickly, although through limited assistance from the lift. Nice comfy bed. Spewing I had to leave at 6:20am

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Spend some time looking at a variety of hotel booking sites. There is nearly always a bargain to be had! 4 star accommodation for around $100 a night

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hello
Business
Australia
24 Mar 2014

Good location

We enjoyed our stay at Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne. It was five minutes walk from our conference venue and 30 minutes walk from the centre of town. It was 3 minutes walk to Lygon St restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lygon St was perfect for a quick tasty meal.

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sato
Business
Croydon Park, SA
3 Mar 2014

Lift upgrade

Overall a good stay. It's likely at some stage the lift has to be upgrade rather poor looking for Rydges's reputation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Istayedinmelbourne
Business
Adelaide
17 Feb 2014

Stay in Melbourne

Little worn out but no serious trouble.. Great Location !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges On Swanston Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dreamy Gal
Business
New Zealand
12 Feb 2014

Good for value

Overall reasonable experience for a short trip. The hotel service is fine and has great housekeeping service. Staff were approachable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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