Rydges On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

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

The charming Rydges On Swanston Hotel is set in South Melbourne district next to eateries, cafés and restaurants. Behind the Victorian facade of Rydges On Swanston Hotel lies modern-style interior.

This hotel is located in a market area, 1.6 km from Etihad Stadium, Lygon Street and Melbourne Zoo. The center of Melbourne is 6 km away from the venue.

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

The hotel enjoys an ideal location within 20 minutes' drive from Essendon airport.

Rooms

The 107 guest rooms are spread over 4 floors. Guests have access to a DVD player, coffee/tea makers, multi-channel television, pay television and wireless internet available in each room.

Eat & Drink

There is a bar for guests to enjoy their meal. Residents can try dishes of contemporary cuisine at the restaurant. The wine bar serves steaks and seafood. Guests can dine at the grill bar Blue's Bar & Grill located just 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 hotel offers a lift, a car park and a safe deposit box as well as a photocopier, an exhibition space and a meeting room for guests' comfort.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a sauna, a spa centre and a Jacuzzi. On-site fitness facilities include 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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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

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

701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    5.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.4 km
Underground stations
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Blue's Bar & Grill
    20 m
  • Cafe Florentine (cuisine: Italian, Australian)
    90 m
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

Single Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Queen Twin Room APS2

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King Room
Park view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard King APS2

Spa Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Spa Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Spa Suite AP21

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Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior King Room
Park view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Superior|Superior King AP21

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Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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Executive Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Queen Twin AP21

Rydges On Swanston photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive King APS2

Executive Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Rydges On Swanston Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • RMIT Gallery800 m

Places of interest

  • University of Melbourne600 m
  • Rio Tinto Head Office1.0 km
  • Victoria University1.1 km
  • Australian Institute of Management1.1 km
  • Federal Court of Australia1.3 km

Train stations

  • Flagstaff Train Station1.3 km
  • Flagstaff Train Station1.3 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Parliament House1.3 km
  • Parliament House, Melbourne1.3 km

Museums

  • Melbourne Museum800 m

Theaters

  • Her Majesty's Theatre1.1 km
  • Her Majesty's Theatre1.1 km
  • Regent Theatre1.1 km
  • Princess Theatre1.2 km
  • Princess Theatre1.2 km

Galleries

  • Royal Exhibition Building800 m
  • State Library of Victoria900 m
  • State Library of Victoria900 m

Underground stations

  • Melbourne Central Station900 m
  • Melbourne Central Station900 m

Public parking

  • University of Melbourne400 m
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital500 m
  • RMIT University800 m
  • Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne1.3 km

Local attractions

  • Block Arcade1.6 km
    282 Collins St., Melbourne
  • The Regent Theatre1.7 km
    191 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Federation Square1.8 km
    Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Town Hall1.5 km
    Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne
  • St. Paul's Cathedral1.8 km
    Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne

Near the hotel

  • The Ian Potter Museum of Art440 m
    Swanston Street, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Museum820 m
    11 Nicholson St, Melbourne
  • State Library of Victoria950 m
    328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.1.1 km
    22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
  • Grainger Museum490 m
    Royal Parade, Melbourne
  • Royal Exhibition Building790 m
    Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
  • Flight Experience1.0 km
    Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne

Restaurants nearby

  • Blue's Bar & Grill20 m

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

  • Brunetti480 m

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

    70% likes this, based on 506 reviews

  • Nasi Lemak House190 m

    Address: 113 Grattan St

    63% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • Cafe Florentine90 m

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

    77% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Australian
    Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 30

  • Rice Bar Not Only Rice170 m

    Address: 121 Grattan St
    Phone: 03 9347 6460

    51% likes this, based on 5 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 7

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
    5.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.4 km
Underground stations
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Blue's Bar & Grill
    20 m
  • Cafe Florentine (cuisine: Italian, Australian)
    90 m
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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