Overview of Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne

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3.9 / 5Good
1,888 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym



Popular LocationUniversity of Melbourne2 min walk
Popular LocationRMIT University9 min walk
RestaurantFlinders Lane3 min drive
AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)18 min drive

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  • Executive King Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Executive Queen Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Spa Suite

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard King Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Queen Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Parkview King Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Carlton, Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne is in the business district and near a metro station. Melbourne Museum and Princess Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Melbourne Central. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like rock climbing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Melbourne - 2 min walk
  • RMIT University - 9 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 12 min walk
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital - 12 min walk
  • Melbourne Museum - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Spencer Street Station - 4 min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station - 13 min walk
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 18 min drive


  • Blues Bar and Grill — 1 min walk
  • Flinders Lane - 3 min drive

About this property

Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne

4-star hotel, walk to University of Melbourne
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference centre and self parking. All 107 rooms provide conveniences such as sitting areas and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, minibars and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.
Rydges on Swanston - Melbourne offers 107 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Self parking: AUD 35 per night
Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: AUD 19 for adults and AUD 15 for children
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Fitness centre

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken


Business services

6 meeting rooms
Business centre
Conference centre (5382 square feet of space)




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cots/infant beds
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries


TV channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Mini fridge


Connecting rooms available
In-room massage
Iron/ironing board
Separate sitting area
Turndown service



Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 40.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 19 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 40.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.08 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Spacious room, good bed. Tram stop adjacent to hotel. Breakfast was a letdown only average if that.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Friendly and helpful staff; clean, comfortable room; great restaurant and bar, including breakfast buffet; great location for Uni Melbourne

Stayed 10 nights in Feb 2020


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    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    noisy with issues

    Whilst the staff were polite and helpful, we were not informed prior to arrival (from Perth) that they had given our room away and we had to go to another, lesser hotel (small, cramped 3-star rather than 4-star and with unbearable tram noise all night long) down the road. We were not offered compensation and had to ask! Some refund against dining purchases was eventually given on check-out. When we moved back in the following day, after dragging our suitcases up the road, we asked for a quiet room. We were given a room on the third floor right opposite the lift and beside the main road. There was a wedding on right above our heads. The noise was loud and ended late, with guests further running around and talking loudly late into early hours. Further, the beds are hard and uncomfortable and the TV is small, with no additional choices, which you would expect in a decent 4-star hotel that costs $280 per night . Overall very disappointing, and we would look elsewhere next time.

    Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    My partner and I were very excited to be going into Melbourne to watch a show. I used Expedia to search and book accomodation - using the filter settings I chose accomodation with a pool. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told we could not use the pool as it was being used for a function and that on their website it stated that the pool COULD be booked and not available for hotel guests. There was nothing on Expedia stating this and the website does not have details as to when the pool is booked. Breakfast was lovely but won’t be booking again.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020