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Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Princess Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • Everything went smoothly. My only criticism is that the room was looking a little tired (…Jun 2, 2019
  • Awesome Location- bang smack in the middle of the CBD, easy walking distance everywhere,…Feb 8, 2019

Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

from NZ$144
  • Room
  • Twin Room
  • Executive Room
  • Queen Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Family Suite

What’s around Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia


  • In Chinatown
  • Princess Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 8 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 10 min walk
  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 17 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 18 min walk
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 18 min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 26 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 22 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 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • 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-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

In the room

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

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, Australia’s small print

Also known as

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


  • 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. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    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

    Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.08 percent

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

    Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 35 per day

    Rollaway beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 22 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.

    FAQs for Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

    • Does Rydges Melbourne Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Rydges Melbourne Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is Rydges Melbourne Hotel currently open?
      Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
    • Is parking offered at Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
      Yes. Self parking costs AUD 35 per day.
    • Is there a pool at Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6 AM to 10:30 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Rydges Melbourne Hotel?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves Modern European cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Flinders Lane (8-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.0 From 1,153 reviews

    Good 6.0
    Could do better, a lot better.
    While a good location and at a reasonable price this hotel is as tired looking as it's offering. The rooms and bathrooms are long overdue for an upgrade with worn paint, old curtains and shabby bathrooms. The TV is also appalling and outdated. I still can't fathom why any hotel charges for water especially $4 for bottled, Blatant gouging. Shop around for a hotel that appreciates it's customers not just extract money from them.
    Sean, nz3 night business trip
    Very good 8.0
    Great location, comfortable bed and room.
    Great location, comfortable bed and room.
    nzRomance trip
    Very good 8.0
    The bathroom was very small and the room was noisy
    terry, nzRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great property when visiting Melbourne
    I have stayed at Rydges on several occasions and am always looked after. Great location and allocated a large room which I very much appreciated.
    Iain B, nz3 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    love staying here
    Staying here for work and the staff are so friendly and helpful, the room is so spacious, bed is comfortable and bathroom with a separate shower and spa is a winner, great location within walking distance to everything
    Karla, au1 night business trip
    Very good 8.0
    Room could be improved ...
    The room is ok but it lacks drawers and shelves . It is really more for business people, just for one or two nights . Also the bathroom is not well appointed with shelves. Only two little ones near the basin .
    Mr C, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Lovely stay in Melbourne's theatre district
    Brilliant short stay for my birthday this February - the location was fantastic, the room was comfortable and the view was awesome. The staff were all really friendly and made the stay really memorable. I'll definitely be back.
    Rebecca, au2 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Harry Potter weekend
    Great to get early check in. Nice room. Unfortunately the air conditioning was extremely noisy and impacted our sleep Not enough staff at breakfast
    Mary, au1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Business trip.
    Great rooms, great location.
    au5 night business trip
    Good 6.0
    Not impressed.
    The room was very small and the walls had scuff marks on them! The bath was a disgrace! My daughter and l were both looking forward to having a relaxing bath but decided against it because the bath was in terrible condition as it desperately needed to be resurfaced! So then we thought we would watch a movie only to find out that they do not provide, pay to view movies. One good thing was that the staff were very good.
    Leanne, au1 night family trip

    Rydges Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

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