US$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 30 Mar 2015 Check-out 1 Apr 2015

Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

4 stars
View map of 35 Fitzroy Street, Melbourne, VI 3181

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
42 reviews
Great hotel.

Great Hotel in the St Kilda area. Great café for breakfast and lunch. Would definitely stay here again See full review

  • MarkD
  • 18 Mar 2015
Comfortable beds

It is a great hotel. A very good location to restaurants, transport (trams), pubs, bars and a block... See full review

  • Galavanting around
  • 19 Nov 2013
Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda) invites business and leisure travellers for an artsy Melbourne stay with unique interiors and stylish accommodations near the beach. Visitors at the boutique hotel can lounge at the sandy shores of St Kilda Beach or head to the city centre to visit famous landmarks and attractions in the area including Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Tourists see more interesting exhibitions at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art during free time.
General
Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda) has meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 80 people. For leisure, visitors can have rejuvenating St Kilda Sea Baths or head to the lush Royal Botanic Gardens about three kilometres from the hotel.
Location
Hotel Rydges is situated in the bayside suburb of St Kilda across a tram station, close to the harbour and about six kilometres from Melbourne CBD. Holidaymakers can catch sporting events at Etihad Stadium or learn about local games and players at National Sport Museum.
  • 30 min drive to the Airport (Tullamarine)
Dining
Guests at Hotel Rydges in St Kilda enjoy delicious treats and relaxing Genovese coffee at the cafe bar on site. Patrons can also sample local specialties at nearby restaurants.
Rooms
All chic rooms are outfitted with comfortable beds, Tivoli alarm clock radio, LCD cable TV, mini refrigerator and safe deposit box. Some units come with additional CD/DVD player.

Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda) Rooms

Urban Round Room
The famous Urban Round Room has a King bed with double spa bath including facilities like Air conditioning , Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Kettle, Cable / Satellite TV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Voicemail, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer and Radio.
Urban Superior Twin Room
Uniquely stylish with 2 single Bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Kettle, Cable / Satellite TV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Voicemail, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer and Radio.
Urban Superior Room
Stylish Superior Queen Room with 1 Queen Bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Kettle, Cable / Satellite TV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Voicemail, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer and Radio.
Urban Deluxe Spa
Relax and indulge in an Urban Deluxe King Spa with 1 King Bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Internet access, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Kettle, Cable / Satellite TV, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Voicemail, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer and Radio.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

-37.8617 144.9747
Area served
St Kilda.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International Airport.
Area description
Originally a seaside resort for the folk of Melbourne town to escape to, St Kilda is a lively and cosmopolitan suburb only 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Throughout summer locals and visitors alike enjoy the safe sandy beach and take in the views of Port Phillip Bay. You'll find there are a myriad of things to do in hip and happening St Kilda. Fitzroy Street is renowned for its cool cafes, restaurants and bars, with tables spilling onto the footpath, and is one of Melbourne's most attractive eating and drinking streets. Check out Luna Park historic amusement park and the George Cinema. Experience funky Acland Street's boutique stores and iconic cake shops, the Esplanade market, wander down the St Kilda Pier, or chill out in the gorgeous Catani Botanic Gardens. At night, check out the clubs on Acland Street or try the Esplanade hotel which is well known for live music and comedy nights.

Nearby points of interest

  • Luna Park: 0.7 km
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre: 3.3 km
  • La Trobe's Cottage: 3.4 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 3.5 km
  • Government House: 3.8 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 4.2 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 4.4 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 4.4 km
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 4.4 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 4.5 km
  • Eureka Tower: 4.5 km
  • Crown Casino: 4.6 km
  • Maritime Museum Polly Woodside: 4.6 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 4.7 km
  • Sunday Market: 4.7 km
  • Luna Park: 0.7 km
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre: 3.3 km
  • La Trobe's Cottage: 3.4 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 3.5 km
  • Government House: 3.8 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 4.2 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 4.4 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 4.4 km
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 4.4 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 4.5 km
  • Eureka Tower: 4.5 km
  • Crown Casino: 4.6 km
  • Maritime Museum Polly Woodside: 4.6 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 4.7 km
  • Sunday Market: 4.7 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 4.7 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 4.7 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 4.8 km
  • Victoria Police Museum: 4.8 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 4.9 km
  • Immigration Museum: 4.9 km
  • Federation Square: 4.9 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 5 km
  • Rialto Towers: 5 km
  • Observation Deck: 5.1 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 5.1 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 5.1 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 5.2 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 5.2 km
  • Block Arcade: 5.2 km
  • Scots Church: 5.2 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 5.3 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 5.3 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 5.3 km
  • Royal Arcade: 5.3 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 5.4 km
  • City Museum: 5.4 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 5.4 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 5.4 km
  • Parliament House: 5.4 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 5.4 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 5.6 km
  • Telstra Dome: 5.6 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 5.7 km
  • Chinese Museum: 5.7 km

Dining

Hub
If you're feeling peckish pop down to Hub, a warm, modern all-day eating space. Offering a delicious a la carte breakfast menu, scrumptious Genovese coffees and a mouthwatering seasonal lunch menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

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.

Ratings and reviews for Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MarkD
Business
N/A
18 Mar 2015

Great hotel.

Great Hotel in the St Kilda area. Great café for breakfast and lunch. Would definitely stay here again

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

Business

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ctmc
Business
Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
14 Dec 2014

Great staff and location

Foyer was a bit off putting, but check-in staff couldn't be more helpful. We had a Sweet Urban room on 2nd floor which was very roomy, excellent bathroom incl spa - and quiet in a noisy neighbourhood. Car parking for $18 was very fair, as it is almost impossible otherwise. Would stay again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The hotel has excellent bistro-style dining facilities, but the location is also awash with restaurants of all types and prices.Can recommend Il Fornaio just around the corner. Noisy, but great food and service.

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Train driver
Business
Adelaide
25 Nov 2014

Journey of popularity

A journey that was filled with such endless popularity was disappointed by the sty at this hotel. The level of cleanliness especially when the bedside lamps were filled with dust the bed linen wasn't that flash. There was a gentleman at the desk whose attitude was so appalling his customer service was appalling. I really was disappointed the urban really let me down

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kimberhill
Business
Brisbane
22 Sep 2014

Large, clean rooms

I recently stayed at the hotel for work. I was impressed by the large room which included bathrobe and slippers (always a nice touch!). The hotel was located a short walk to the beach and there were several great choices for dining in the vicinity

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Elbow Room has lovely meals

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sydcouple
Business
Sydney
13 Jul 2014

Chocolate awesomeness

Booked a chocolate package and loved the chocolate martinis and unlimited hot chocolates! Was so good in the cold to have the hot choccys :) the room was great, exactly what we needed for a night near the water. We walked down to ackland st during the arvo and had an amazing apple cream turnover and choc mousse slice at one of the yummy cake shops there. We then went and walked round Luna park and saw the st Kilda pier. We planned to go back to the room and relax but instead fell asleep on the comfy bed so missed the fairy penguins. Then went down to Mavis brown (the restaurant/bar downstairs of hotel) for our martinis and they had a really great live band and such a buzzing atmosphere. Overall this hotel was great!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Mavis brown had great music but was very busy so we stood so get there and snare a table quicksmart.

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
be honest with prices
Business
tweed heads south
11 Jun 2014

night at the footy with son

Clean twin room, quiet. trams right out front, easy access to the city. breakfast next morning excellent quality and value. staff pleasant, however when asking about parking staff member became defensive extremely quickly when Discussing price. on the night hotel car park was full and we had to park next door. no problem however surprised at attitude of staff member. Staff member quite short in saying if we had booked thru hotel website then we would have seen car park price. I book thru booking site. if he expected me to book thru hotel website they would not have got the booking as I had never heard of this hotel prior to booking. will use this hotel again if price is right

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

7/11 store close by for topping up Myki card. great food to be found at Stkilda Baths.

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
snatcheson
Business
St Kilda, Victoria
2 Jun 2014

fabulous location

Enjoyable times shared walking along the esplanade. Fabulous eateries and breath tacking surroundings.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great feel to the area!

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
F1Head
Business
Sydney
24 Mar 2014

Great location, good hotel but

Booked because it was a 10 minute walk to Gate 10 for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. Things to note/ be aware of: 1) Fantastic location close to fabulous bay-side walks BUT the 'locals' can be a bit intimidating at times. 2) Surrounded by awesome restaurants. Try diStasio, Sugar Reef and Kyma and republica for brekkie. 3) Staff quite helpful but make sure you insist they call you a cab to the airport. We were advised that we would have no problem as cabs would swoop down on us upon seeing our luggage. Suffice to say we were not 'swooped' upon.

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

Business

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mmmmb
Business
Margate, qld
17 Mar 2014

St kilda holiday

Very nice hotel in a very convenient location. I was met by some friendly staff members on arrival. Night time on the weekends can be a little bit noisy, but that is what to expect in that location.

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

Business

Review of Rydges St Kilda (Formerly Urban St Kilda)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sebber
Business
Adelaide
10 Mar 2014

Great hotel for St Kilda

Clean room, ample size for 2. View into opposite building was a bit awkward if the blinds are up. Blinds don't totally block out light if you need a nap during the day. Construction in the lobby is a minor inconvenience. I would highly recommend, great value. The SkyBus to downtown and then tram which stops in front of the hotel is a good option. Otherwise there's an hourly shuttle bus that runs door to door. If 3 or more people it's cheapest to taxi.

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

Business

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