Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3053  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Editorial review:

Rydges On Swanston Melbourne is a small, neat hotel located close to the University of Melbourne. It has a neutral style and no-nonsense approach. Standard rooms sleep three and are well equipped. Parkview rooms have park views and are larger with a better layout. A hotel highlight is the heated rooftop pool and a spa-sauna room.

Overview

Rydges On Swanston Hotel is positioned in a market area of Melbourne close to St. Augustine Church, Melbourne Town Hall and Melbourne Zoo. Behind the Victorian facade of Rydges On Swanston Hotel lies modern-style interior.

The hotel’s ideal location offers quick access to a theater and a museum. Nestled in the business district and 6 km from the city center.

Quick access to eateries, cafés and restaurants is provided.

Melbourne Central metro station is quickly reachable. The hotel is around 20 km from Essendon airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of non-smoking rooms appointed with a work desk, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, ironing facilities and individual climate control. The guestrooms afford a sweeping view of the street. They also have a kettle, a fridge and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy outstanding flavors of contemporary meals at the al fresco restaurant. After exploring sights of Melbourne, residents can go back to Rydges On Swanston Hotel for steaks and seafood served in the onsite wine bar. Blue's Bar & Grill and Brunetti are located within 50 meters away.

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

The on-site comforts include a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a car park.

Relax

Guests with children are offered a kids' club, babysitting and cribs available at the property. There are a fitness room and a gym provided at Rydges On Swanston Hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   107.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Carryout breakfast
  • All inclusive
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay at the price of AUD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    3.5 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Royal Exhibition Building
    3000 ft
  • State Library of Victoria
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Melbourne Central Station
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Blue's Bar & Grill
    100 ft
  • Cafe Florentine (cuisine: Italian, Australian)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    107

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Twin beds or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 390 sq. feet
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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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    Spa Suite
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 390 sq. feet
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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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        Executive Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed or Twin beds
        Size: 390 sq. feet
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          Deluxe Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
          Size: 390 sq. feet
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            Executive Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
            Size: 390 sq. feet
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              Executive Triple Room
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
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                Hotel Address:

                701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Melbourne
                  3.5 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Royal Exhibition Building
                  3000 ft
                • State Library of Victoria
                  3300 ft
                Underground stations
                • Melbourne Central Station
                  3300 ft
                Restaurants
                • Blue's Bar & Grill
                  100 ft
                • Cafe Florentine (cuisine: Italian, Australian)
                  300 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  107

                Hotel Awards

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                Rydges On Swanston Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Train stations

                Shopping areas

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Parliament House - 4300 ft

                Theaters

                • Her Majesty's Theatre - 3700 ft
                • Her Majesty's Theatre - 3700 ft
                • Regent Theatre - 3700 ft
                • Princess Theatre - 4000 ft

                Galleries

                • State Library of Victoria - 3000 ft

                Underground stations

                Local attractions

                • Block Arcade - 1.0 mi
                  282 Collins St., Melbourne
                • The Regent Theatre - 1.0 mi
                  191 Collins Street, Melbourne
                • Federation Square - 1.1 mi
                  Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
                • Melbourne Town Hall - 5100 ft
                  Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne
                • St. Paul's Cathedral - 1.1 mi
                  Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne

                Near the hotel

                • The Ian Potter Museum of Art - 1500 ft
                  Swanston Street, Melbourne
                • Melbourne Museum - 2700 ft
                  11 Nicholson St, Melbourne
                • State Library of Victoria - 3200 ft
                  328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
                • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 3800 ft
                  22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
                • Grainger Museum - 1700 ft
                  Royal Parade, Melbourne
                • Royal Exhibition Building - 2600 ft
                  Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
                • Flight Experience - 3400 ft
                  Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne

                Restaurants nearby

                • Blue's Bar & Grill - 100 ft

                  Address: 701 Swanston Street
                  Phone: (03) 9347 7811

                • Brunetti - 1600 ft

                  Address: 380 Lygon street
                  Phone: (03) 9347 2801

                  70% likes this, based on 506 reviews

                • Nasi Lemak House - 700 ft

                  Address: 113 Grattan St

                  63% likes this, based on 24 reviews

                • Cafe Florentine - 300 ft

                  Address: 22-24 Church St
                  Phone: 03 9593 1214

                  77% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian, Australian
                  Price Range: USD 13 - USD 41

                • Rice Bar Not Only Rice - 600 ft

                  Address: 121 Grattan St
                  Phone: 03 9347 6460

                  51% likes this, based on 5 reviews
                  Price Range: USD 6 - USD 10

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  107

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                Rydges On Swanston Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges On Swanston

                Average guest rating

                7.4out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 22 reviews

                Guest reviews

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Great deal, has to be close to 4 stars in every way

                  Had 11am check out unconfirmed at desk and card was deactivated 9.30am

                • Older travelers
                  5.8

                  The meals were great,friendly staff.that's all I liked.

                  I didn't like the dirty bed,silicon covered bathroom,bar fridge hot, 1 towel each,curtains didn't close properly, overpriced over rated. Novatel stkilda puts this hotel to shame.. go elsewhere or go to Collins street ..

                • Family with children
                  9.6

                  Very convenient to Melbourne University which I was attending. Also very helpful and friendly staff.

                  Spa - water level low and looked a bit dirty.

                • Older travelers
                  6.2

                  The location

                  Room 211 shower tiles and grout dirty and shower head dripping, 2nd door stiff, taps hard to turn on and off also basin taps, dirty cups twice after room service (returned to reception second time), mint lollies missing from bar stock on arrival,only one tea spoon, air con did not appear to work properly, no fresh milk only campers milk! Nowhere for two people to sit and watch tv only on the bed, for an executive queen suite I was disappointed.

                • Family with children
                  8.8

                  Close to Univ of Melbourne, Lygon St cafes & restaurants, trams to Melbourne Baths, downtown shopping, Glen Iris to visit family, and St Kilda Beach/Luna park. Taxi ride to Port Melbourne for a family dinner on the Sat night.

                  Earthquake through the mattress every time my wife moved in bed woke me up. Suggest mattresses that do not have this problem.

                • Older travelers
                  7.4

                  The staff were excellent

                  Bathrooms need renovation, spa was not ready for use :(

                • Single
                  6.0

                  Place could be improved ! never to forget to mention that it would be nice to have someone to carry the luggage to the room

                • Older travelers
                  8.8

                  Wonderfully comfortable bed!!

                  The rooms are quite small, and as a double room only have single chair etc.

                • Single
                  5.4

                  The price - Melbourne was booked out so no alternatives

                • Single
                  6.6

                  The bed was comfortable. The size of the bedroom is good.

                  I did not like the high price for the room because when I arrived at 4.30pm there were jack hammers going in the floor above me that did not stop until after 5.15pm; the next morning hammering started at 7.00am in the room above me. Also the shower room needed upgrading with new tiling and fittings in this room. It was impossible to open the window for fresh air. I do not like air conditioning

                • Group of friends
                  10.0

                  The rooms where great and there was nothing complexed about the whole stay thanks

                • Single
                  3.2

                  Booked a night there because it was close to uni. I knew I was staying late at uni, so I booked a room here for me to go back to take a nap before next morning's presentation. I did not predict that I had to stay at uni till 6am the next morning, however, I went back to the hotel to take a quick hot shower. Who knew the hot shower turned into a cold one. That's all I wanted from you, Rydges On Swanston, yet you could not satisfy me. Not to mention the smell of toilet in the whole building, that was disgusting. Staff members were rude. Will never stay again.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  Short walk to City, Rooftop Pool & Spa :)

                  Elevator was very slow, taking the stairs was much quicker...

                • Group of friends
                  7.0

                  The Restaurant and Bar

                  Bit of a muck up with the bookings which had been split and the second one could not be found initially.

                • Group of friends
                  5.4

                  The service staff provided excellent service.

                  The rooms were very tired looking and housekeeping did not clean the room properly.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Melbourne
                  3.5 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Royal Exhibition Building
                  3000 ft
                • State Library of Victoria
                  3300 ft
                Underground stations
                • Melbourne Central Station
                  3300 ft
                Restaurants
                • Blue's Bar & Grill
                  100 ft
                • Cafe Florentine (cuisine: Italian, Australian)
                  300 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  4
                • Number of rooms:
                  107

                Hotel Awards

                AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneRydges On Swanston

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

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