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701 Swanston St, Carlton, 3053 Melbourne – Show map
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Rydges On Swanston's staff speaks: Turkish, Filipino, English
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Terrace
Fitness Center, Hot Tub
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs AUD 25 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Airport Shuttle, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Turkish, Filipino, English
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged AUD 40 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 139 reviews
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SECOND NIGHT Sleeping in a quieter room.
First night (room 210) noisy air con or similar was to loud to sleep. It was audible in the hall way on level 3 also in the same spot.
Brendan at the reception desk gave great service. His care made the difference from ordinary to exceptional
Conveniently located, comfortable bed, desk and sofa. Great Wi-Fi. Clean facilities.
Only one lift going up and down, very slow. Hard to get in and our during peak hour. Some of the staff don't seem very interested in helping guests. Things take a very long time. Eg, extra towels takes an hour to bring up - and they are wet!
i have stayed here numerous times this year would always stay here if can get a good price
Was able to book at 9 that night. The receptionist dude was super nice and funny! Give than a raise
That the boss I can call to con plan
The young tell me me and andrew onely stay three yimes was a lie
Location That there was a table in the room Warm
The shower was horrible. Not just the lack of water it was either boiling hot or cold, could not get a balance. Asked another guest if the same for them and they said yes. There is no way I could have washed my hair and this would prevent me staying in future despite perfect location for Melb Uni. Carbonara from room service not nice.
Didier went above and beyond helping us run our conference smoothely!!
This hotel, close to the Victoria Market and plenty of trams passing by, represents a great location at a great price. The staff were absolutely delightful and I would stay there again but ask for a renovated room.
On my second visit, a week later, I was given the room next door to the one I had previously. Sadly this was an unrenovated room so the draft from the bathroom was cold and the airconditioning was so noisy I had to turn it off. It was very disappointing after the experience I had had a week earlier.
clean, spacious room, and location close to school as well as good food.
provides a place to spend your night
very old worn out. state of toilet and shower was poor. uncomfortable beds. accidentally booked 'Rydges'; previously had good experience with Bell city Rydges. Parking fee 25AUD!
common areas very worn. noisy,poor sound insulations between rooms and in corridors
Proximity to Melbourne Uni, Lygon St and trams.
Lift was very slow.
Lovely hotel, booked a king room, upgraded us to a queen spa room which was fantastic, secure parking, thanks Rydges.
Very reasonably priced. The location was wonderful for the Victoria Market. The staff were delightful and attentive. The bar was a pleasant space on a chilly Melbourne evening.
I stayed twice a week apart and the first room was delightful, freshly renovated, I was very surprised and pleased with the quality. The following Friday I stayed in the room next door which had not been renovated and it was a little dismal. The air conditioner was noisy and it just felt tired. Disappointing after the pleasant surprise I had the previous week.
Excellence and comfort. Modern decor. All day bar meals delicious and convenient. Close to public transport. Walking distance to Lygon Street. Free parking on street on Sundays.
Door key would not work on three occasions and had to be reprogrammed. The cost of parking.
Rooms, location , price .
The rooms were well laid out. The staff were efficient and helpful. The dining room was comfortable and had good acoustics. The location is very good with easy access to trams, a good park, Lygon Street and Melbourne CBD. The hotel is in a quiet area
Access from the street to the entry foyer did not have a ramp making it difficult to move luggage into and out of the hotel. The breakfast buffet is a bit bland and should have a bit more variety.
awesome hot chocolates, quick room service. Great bar with heated outdoor area.
room was a bit noisy
lack of enthusiasm from staff, particularly the breakfast staff, who were uncomfortable to approach, as ourselves and others had to keep asking to replenish the breakfast bar. You also need to make it clear on the cost of parking
Free wifi. Breakfast was good. Room size was ok
Only 1 lift which was slow, noisy and old. Bathroom was to small with toilet shoved in the corner under the towel rail. Our room was beside service lift which banged and clanged late into the night and then early in the morning. The hardest bed I have ever slept on. Only 1 lounge chair for 2 people.
Staff worked as hard as they could within the limitations of the property. Upgrade was appreciated. Room not ready on arrival after 3pm. Was given late checkout but would rather have room ready. Room was nice.
Cold room, dreadful lift, and noisy throughout the building. Hot water not adequate. Had two tepid showers. Rather old towels. Lobby shabby.
Location and convenience
Conveniently located to one of our appointments but to nothing else.
The smell. The whole floor & room stunk lime wet mouldy airless. The lack of thought to cheap but simple thing that would help the guest experience like... A bottle of complimentary drinking water, a bottle opener to open the non complimentary bottle of water, a soap dish so your not sliding soap all over the basin top.
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