Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Austr, 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

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

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

The charming Rydges On Swanston Hotel is situated in a business district next to a theater and a museum and offers a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and barbeque grills. Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines Victorian architecture and modern facilities.

Many Melbourne sights, including Arts Centre Melbourne, Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Zoo are about 25 minutes' walk from the property. The venue is set within 6 km from Melbourne city center.

Within walking distance of South Melbourne district with eateries, cafés and restaurants.

The hotel stands within a 15-minute stroll of Melbourne Central subway station and within a 15-minute walking distance of Royal Exhibition Building train station. It will take around 20 minutes to get to Essendon airport by car.

Rooms

Rydges On Swanston Hotel offers 107 non-smoking rooms that come with a fantastic view of the street and such facilities as a work desk, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, ironing facilities and individual climate control. They are equipped with a kettle, a fridge and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy outstanding meals in the al fresco restaurant serving contemporary cuisine. The wine bar serves steaks and seafood. Blue's Bar & Grill and Brunetti are situated in a market area, about 50 meters from the venue.

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

Cars and limousines are available for rent on site.

Relax

Rydges On Swanston Hotel also features a sauna, a spa center and a Jacuzzi as well as a fitness room and a gym.

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Austr, 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

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Double bed or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 390 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Spa Suite
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed
    Size: 390 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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      Superior King Park View

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        Deluxe Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed or Double bed
        Size: 390 sq. feet
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          Executive Room
          Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
          Size: 390 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Executive Queen Twin

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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, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Austr, 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

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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, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Austr, 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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