RYDGES ON SWANSTON

701 Swanston St., Carlton, VC 3053 Australia (AUS)
4.5 Star Hotel
-37.80154 144.96373
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 75 guest reviews

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  • 107 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Check in: 1400
  • Check out: 1100
  • Group friendly rating of 7.5/10

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Summary of Verified Reviews

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76
Good

Good business hotel. Close to the city center and public transportation. Restaurant and breakfast are well priced. Friendly service.

“Great for a business trip” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

Great Business Hotel Top 19% in city
Great City Hotel Top 23% in city

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Not enough milk or toilet paper” “Toilet did not flush properly”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Everything out of date”

  • Dirty room

    “Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
364 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Central location near excursions, sightseeing, restaurants, and bars. Expensive, terrible parking. Reasonably accessible by car.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Breakfast

79/100
54 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

WiFi

79/100
27 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Wi-fi included” “Great Wi-fi” “Appreciate Wi-Fi”

Service

73/100
500 reviews

Restaurant service is friendly and professional. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard. Room service is perfect. Disorganized booking process.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Value

71/100
199 reviews

Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and restaurant prices are cheap. Free internet.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Room

50/100
519 reviews

Dirty, run-down, out-of-date rooms of average size. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Comfortable beds. Bad furnishing, kitchenettes, and A/C. Decent views and okay minibars.

“Toilet did not flush properly” “Air conditioner broken” “Stains on the carpet”

Cleanliness

49/100
166 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess” “Dirty toilet bowl”

Amenities

34/100
131 reviews

Great terrace but old facilities with a poor entrance area. Beautiful architecture. Pleasant hotel grounds.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

32/100
146 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Unfriendly atmosphere. Good for business people. Good choice for a city trip.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 57% by couples, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Dated furnishings” “Old cigarette smoke”

  • Expensive parking

    “Parking cost extra” “Paid for parking”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “Aircon wasn't working” “Air conditioner was noisy”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “Extremely noisy lift” “Elevator dated”

Review highlights

Location

88/100
54 reviews

Near city centre in a great location. Expensive, terrible parking. Close to public transport.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Bar

86/100
16 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Breakfast

80/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

Value

72/100
27 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Service

66/100
47 reviews

Reception and service are alright. Service is professional and friendly.

“Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming” “Hotel staff were rude”

Room

58/100
77 reviews

Decent views and room sizes. Excellent beds but rooms and bathrooms need maintenance. Dirty old rooms with inadequate A/C.

“Grim hotel room” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet” “Air conditioner broken”

Cleanliness

53/100
24 reviews

Moderately clean hotel facilities. Dirty room.

“Sheets not properly cleaned” “Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess”

Pool

41/100
11 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No access to the pool” “No pool towels”

Amenities

36/100
22 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

34/100
18 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 69% by families, with a score of 74

Good to know

  • Tasty breakfast

    “The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast”

  • Poor access to parking

    “Car park was so small” “Cramped car park”

  • Near city centre

    “Close walk to the city” “Centre of city”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Not enough milk or toilet paper” “Toilet did not flush properly”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
21 reviews

Great, central location, and okay parking.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Breakfast

83/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

Bar

82/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Service

79/100
20 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Comfort

55/100
19 reviews

Small, noisy rooms but comfortable beds.

“Air conditioner was noisy” “Tram noise too loud” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

Pool

45/100
6 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No access to the pool” “No pool towels”

Cleanliness

45/100
9 reviews

Dirty room. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess” “Dirty toilet bowl”

Room

43/100
31 reviews

Untidy, poorly-kept, small rooms with bad bathrooms. Comfortable beds.

“Toilet did not flush properly” “Air conditioner broken” “Stains on the carpet”

Vibe

29/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 56% by solo travelers, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Bad furniture

    “No closet space” “Dated furnishings”

  • Professional service

    “Very professional staff” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Everything out of date”

  • Noisy

    “Bar fridge a little noisy” “Extremely noisy lift”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
31 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Bar

85/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Service

77/100
27 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Comfort

56/100
26 reviews

Comfortable, reasonably large rooms with excellent beds, but noisy.

“Tram noise too loud” “Sheets not properly cleaned” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

Room

52/100
39 reviews

Average-sized rooms with great beds. Untidy, poorly-kept rooms with poor furniture and bad bathrooms.

“Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet” “Air conditioner broken”

Cleanliness

48/100
13 reviews

Dirty room.

“Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess” “Dirty toilet bowl”

Amenities

32/100
14 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

31/100
10 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 62% by business travelers, with a score of 74

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk are very welcoming” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Quiet nights sleep” “Wonderful beds”

  • Best value for money

    “Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Food

80/100
7 reviews

Delicious food.

“Fabulous evening meal” “Restaurant was fantastic” “Yummy waffles”

Service

76/100
21 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Value

73/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Room

55/100
21 reviews

Awesome beds, and reasonably clean rooms.

“Grim hotel room” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet” “Air conditioner broken”

Cleanliness

55/100
10 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“Stains on the carpet” “Dirty pillow cases” “Dirty sheets”

Vibe

36/100
4 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Amenities

34/100
5 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Not enough milk or toilet paper” “Toilet did not flush properly”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “Extremely noisy lift” “Elevator dated”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Everything out of date”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
351 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Central location near excursions, sightseeing, restaurants, and bars. Expensive, terrible parking. Reasonably accessible by car.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Bar

83/100
61 reviews

Excellent bar with great prices.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Breakfast

80/100
52 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

WiFi

76/100
27 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Wi-fi included” “Great Wi-fi” “Appreciate Wi-Fi”

Service

74/100
491 reviews

Restaurant service is friendly and professional. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard. Room service is perfect. Disorganized booking process.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Value

70/100
195 reviews

Best value for money. Breakfast, bar and restaurant prices are cheap. Free internet.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Comfort

56/100
250 reviews

Room size and comfort are OK, but beds are great. Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and terrible A/C.

“Air conditioner was noisy” “Tram noise too loud” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

Cleanliness

50/100
165 reviews

Moderately clean hotel facilities. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stains on the carpet” “Dirty pillow cases” “Dirty sheets”

Room

49/100
506 reviews

Rooms are outdated, untidy, badly-maintained with substandard furniture. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Beds are great, but A/C isn't. Decently sized rooms with okay minibars. No view and bad kitchenette.

“Toilet did not flush properly” “Air conditioner broken” “Stains on the carpet”

Amenities

34/100
131 reviews

Great terrace but old facilities with a poor entrance area. Beautiful architecture. Pleasant hotel grounds.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

32/100
143 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Unfriendly atmosphere.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 56% by couples, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Expensive parking

    “Parking cost extra” “Paid for parking”

  • Bad view

    “Without any view” “Lack of view from my room”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “Aircon wasn't working” “Air conditioner was noisy”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “Extremely noisy lift” “Elevator dated”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
53 reviews

Near city centre in a great location. Expensive, terrible parking. Close to public transport.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Bar

86/100
16 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Breakfast

80/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

Value

72/100
26 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Service

66/100
46 reviews

Reception and service are alright. Service is professional and friendly.

“Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

Room

58/100
75 reviews

Run-down, moderate sized rooms with okay views and bad A/C. Rooms unclean with poor bathrooms, but beds are great.

“Grim hotel room” “Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

Cleanliness

53/100
24 reviews

Moderately clean hotel facilities. Dirty room.

“Stains on the carpet” “Dirty pillow cases” “Dirty sheets”

Pool

41/100
11 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No access to the pool” “No pool towels”

Amenities

36/100
22 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

33/100
17 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 68% by families, with a score of 73

Good to know

  • Tasty breakfast

    “The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast”

  • Poor access to parking

    “Car park was so small” “Cramped car park”

  • Near city centre

    “Close walk to the city” “Centre of city”

  • Bar is awesome

    “Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
20 reviews

Great, central location, and okay parking.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Breakfast

83/100
6 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“The breakfast buffet was excellent” “Amazing buffet breakfast” “Scrumptious breakfast”

Bar

82/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Service

78/100
19 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Comfort

53/100
16 reviews

Small, decently comfortable rooms with excellent beds.

“Air conditioner was noisy” “Tram noise too loud” “Thread bare bed linen”

Pool

46/100
5 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No access to the pool” “No pool towels”

Cleanliness

46/100
8 reviews

Dirty room. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess” “Dirty toilet bowl”

Room

43/100
28 reviews

Untidy, poorly-kept, small rooms with bad bathrooms. Comfortable beds.

“Toilet did not flush properly” “Air conditioner broken” “Stains on the carpet”

Vibe

29/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 57% by solo travelers, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Bad furniture

    “No closet space” “Dated furnishings”

  • Professional service

    “Very professional staff” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

  • Noisy

    “Bar fridge a little noisy” “Extremely noisy lift”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Older building” “Everything out of date”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
30 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Bar

85/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Downstairs bar was friendly and welcoming” “Free champagne” “Free welcome drink”

Service

77/100
26 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Comfort

56/100
26 reviews

Comfortable, reasonably large rooms with excellent beds, but noisy.

“Air conditioner was noisy” “Tram noise too loud” “Sheets not properly cleaned”

Room

52/100
39 reviews

Average-sized rooms with great beds. Untidy, poorly-kept rooms with poor furniture and bad bathrooms.

“Grim hotel room” “Toilet did not flush properly” “Air conditioner broken”

Cleanliness

48/100
13 reviews

Dirty room.

“Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess” “Dirty toilet bowl”

Amenities

32/100
14 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Vibe

31/100
10 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Ranked top 57% by business travelers, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Dirty room

    “Stains on the carpet” “Moldy shower recess”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk are very welcoming” “Hotel staff were friendly and approachable”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked”

Review highlights

Location

90/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Food

80/100
7 reviews

Delicious food.

“Fabulous evening meal” “Restaurant was fantastic” “Yummy waffles”

Service

76/100
20 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Value

73/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Room

56/100
21 reviews

Awesome beds, and reasonably clean rooms.

“Grim hotel room” “Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

Cleanliness

55/100
10 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“Stains on the carpet” “Dirty pillow cases” “Dirty pillow”

Vibe

36/100
4 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Dated furnishings” “Music was very loud” “Old cigarette smoke”

Amenities

34/100
5 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Broken down elevator” “Floor is cracked” “Carpets smelly”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Comfort

58/100
3 reviews

Comfortable.

“Air conditioner was noisy” “Tram noise too loud” “Sheets not properly cleaned”

Room

51/100
3 reviews

Room is all right.

“Air conditioner broken” “Broken shower head” “Stains on the carpet”

Review highlights

Location

89/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Ease of access to the city” “Location was excellent” “Great parking options”

Value

74/100
3 reviews

Best value for money.

“Free welcome drink” “Exceptional value for money” “Location at a great price”

Service

71/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were excellent” “Excellent trainee staff” “Front desk are very welcoming”

Room

51/100
6 reviews

Room is all right.

“Grim hotel room” “Toilet did not flush properly” “Thread bare bed linen, and carpet”

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Customer Reviews of Rydges on Swanston

4.0 out of 5. Based on 75 guest reviews , Very Good

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 1400
Check Out: 1100
Floors: 4
Rooms: 107
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 107
Handicap Rooms: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Lounge/Bar Hours: 06:30 - 10pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
14 Days prior to arrival
Nightly Parking: $15
Total Taxes: 0.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

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