Rydges On Swanston - Melbourne

ex. Rydges Swanston Melbourne Carlton

701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3053show map
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Very goodBased on  42 reviews
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Overview

Rydges On Swanston Hotel is a 4-star property providing a comfortable accommodation with concierge service, wedding services and wake up service. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 2010.

Guests can easily get to Victoria Gardens, which is approximately 7 km away. The property is set within 6 km distance from the city center.

Enclosed by a theater and a museum, the hotel offers a sweeping view over the street.

15 minutes' walk to Royal Exhibition Building train station. 25 minutes' drive from Essendon airport.

Rooms

Spa queen suite, executive king room and king room have modern-style décor along with Wi-Fi, LCD TV, a safe, a refrigerator and a DVD player. They come with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a toaster as well as bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a walk-in shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the al fresco restaurant, which serves outstanding contemporary cuisine. After exploring sights of Melbourne, residents can go back to Rydges On Swanston Hotel for seafood and steaks served in the onsite wine bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Blue's Bar & Grill and Brunetti are about 50 meters from the property.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of AUD 18 per person per night.  You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AUD 25 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can rent limousines and cars to explore the local area.

Relax

Cribs, babysitting and a play area are offered for guests with children. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   107.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
University of MelbourneUniversity of Melbourne2000 ft
Rio Tinto Head OfficeRio Tinto Head Office3300 ft
Melbourne MuseumMelbourne Museum2700 ft
Royal Exhibition BuildingRoyal Exhibition Building2700 ft
State Library of VictoriaState Library of Victoria3000 ft
Melbourne Central StationMelbourne Central Station3000 ft
Melbourne Central StationMelbourne Central Station3000 ft
Royal Melbourne HospitalRoyal Melbourne Hospital1700 ft
RMIT UniversityRMIT University2700 ft
Lygon StreetLygon Street2200 ftLygon Street
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Blue's Bar & GrillBlue's Bar & Grill100 ft701 Swanston Street
Cafe FlorentineCafe Florentine300 ft22-24 Church St
BrunettiBrunetti1600 ft380 Lygon street
Rice Bar Not Only RiceRice Bar Not Only Rice600 ft121 Grattan St
Nasi Lemak HouseNasi Lemak House700 ft113 Grattan St
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St Paul's CathedralSt Paul's Cathedral1.1 mi
Melbourne ZooMelbourne Zoo1.3 mi
Flinders Street StationFlinders Street Station1.1 mi
Southern Cross StationSouthern Cross Station1.2 mi
South Yarra Train StationSouth Yarra Train Station3.0 mi
Melbourne Exhibition CentreMelbourne Exhibition Centre1.6 mi
Etihad StadiumEtihad Stadium1.4 mi
Rod Laver ArenaRod Laver Arena1.6 mi
Melbourne Arts CentreMelbourne Arts Centre1.5 mi
Old Treasury BuildingOld Treasury Building1.0 mi20 Spring St
Federation SquareFederation Square1.2 miCorner Swanston and Flinders Streets
Chapel Street Chapel Street 3.9 mi
St Kilda Sea BathsSt Kilda Sea Baths4.4 mi10-18 Jacka Bvd
Luna Park MelbourneLuna Park Melbourne4.6 mi18 Lower Esplanade
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.1 mi
Train
Flagstaff Train Station4600 ft
Underground
Melbourne Central Station3300 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  42  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    I really enjoyed my stay. The Staff were wonderful, the lady at the reception was so lovely, nothing was too much trouble. I think her name was Christine, she was outstanding. Also the two people that looked after me at dinner were superb, I did not get there names but the young man behind the bar was great and then the young lady that looked after me at dinner was just wonderful to me. I had an excellent starter and main course. The room was clean, the only thing I would say is that the water when i had a shower was just warm almost cold. I was going to mention it when I checked out but I forgot when I was greeted with such a warm welcome. I travel a lot through out the year and I will say that this was my best place I have stayed at this year. I returned at lunch time to grab my bag and have lunch before leaving for the Airport, I had some potato cakes which were $9, I thought that was exspensive for 3 small cakes. But all is fine, thank you for the follow up. Derek

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The service staff were great. Location was great. My family enjoyed their stay.

    The toilet doesn't have a heater. The air con was old and faulty.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The bar in the lobby. Car parking. Large room.

    The bathroom was quite old and tired- though it was not cramped, it was surprisingly old and worn (cracked tiles- dark mouldy looking joints and grout, poor finishes). The bathroom was inconsistent with the rest of the room. Mattress seemed to have lost its structure and was not very supportive

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Was great to see the front reception staff did not adhere too closely to digital technology beyond reason, and gave a human element to their work.

    Reception staff could have been better presented - their manner of dress, deportment, and grooming detracted from their professionalism.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The bar and restaurant area are lovely and relaxing and the service was great

    The rooms walls were grotty with suspicious globs of something on the wall near our bed. The bathrooms need updating as the rust is spreading down the shower walls. We found dirty underwear in our room from a previous customer and when mentioned to reception no compensation was offered. We always book out two interconnecting rooms for our stay but wont be returning

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Size of the rooms Size of the beds Location

    Room not cleaned properly - cup stain upon checking in on cabinet, dirty windows outside and spider webs in corner of window - pity because had room oer Looking park so had to look out of dirty windows.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Ordered food at 9. Got promised it would be brought. I rang before ten to be told kitchen was closed and they could give me wine. I think it is unfair and isnt happy, if u dont want to give food. Say so from the start

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It was clean, comfortable and convenient to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

    We experienced quite a bit of noise from other residents outside the lift (next to our room) during the night which woke us several times. No free wi fi in our room was a disappointment as well as problems finding a suitable powerpoint for the electric jug (we sat it on the floor in the end) and having to pay for our car park in addition to the cost of the room.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Position was great except trams were not running over the weekend due to maintenance.

    See above. Also price was a bit high compared to some other hotels.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great location (short walk to lygon street), excellent customer service, although the room could do with a few touch ups it was still a pleasant stay.

  • 6.6
    Good

    There was no toaster, microwave, kettle or cutlery in the room.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Courteous front end staff, room was clean and tidy and the price was excellent.

    Would liek to see some fried eggs on the breakfast buffet menu. All the other food was excellent, but i like my fried eggs.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location was great. Buffet breakfast was very good too.

    Mattress was a bit past it due date and bathroom was in need of updating. Water temp did change quite a bit in the shower in the morning which was annoying.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    1) Location 2) Comfortable bed and nice sheets. 3)Front desk staff helpful. 4)Pricing/room

    1) Noise. I had specifically requested a quiet room and was wakened a few times through the night by other residents, quite likely part of a wedding party in the hotel. 2) Poor lighting in the room. This sometimes is linked with the cleaning not being up to scratch. Much better to be able to see everything properly! And to be able to see what I am doing. 3) Bathroom sink not clean. 4) In room menu service very limited for vegetarian needs- we went out instead.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Its location to the city and accessibility to transport (especially to the tram) to take us to a wide range of tourist attractions. The fantastic range of places to buy food and gifts. The quality of the rooms, facilities and staff. Availability of off street parking. Its value for money. Fantastic place to stay - would stay there again.

    Would have liked more hanging space in the Ensuite.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  42 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.1 mi
Train
Flagstaff Train Station4600 ft
Underground
Melbourne Central Station3300 ft
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