Hotel Rydges Swanston Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Hotel Rydges Swanston Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

About Rydges Swanston Melbourne

Rydges Swanston Melbourne is a modern three star hotel in the capital of Victoria, just outside of the University of Melbourne and a nine minute drive from Melbourne Zoo. Choose from twin, double, and family rooms, some with a park view. Upgraded suites include a whirlpool spa bath. All accommodation is ensuite and air conditioned, plus other amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, flatscreen TV, minibar, and hairdryer. Soak up some sun and enjoy a swim at the rooftop pool or get some exercise in the gym. A laundry service, babysitting service, and business centre are available. Parking and Wi-Fi are provided free of charge. Blue’s Bar & Grill serves a varied menu of contemporary Australian cuisine created with locally sourced produce, along with popular draught beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails. Melbourne Museum is four minutes’ drive from Rydges Swanston Melbourne, and the National Gallery of Victoria is 11 minutes’ drive away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


701 Swanston Street, 3053, Melbourne, Australia

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.6 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


Handy spot next to the University of Melbourne.

If you're visiting the University of Melbourne then you can't really get much closer than this hotel. Just outside the campus, this place puts you within easy reach of this educational institution, plus there's a tram station nearby that connects to the Central Business District.


Professional service from all the cheerful staff.

You won't be able to fault the customer service on offer here, the well trained staff do everything in their power to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. If you need assistance with making a restaurant reservation, or anything else, the staff are happy to help.


Lots of delicious choices at the breakfast buffet.

Get ready for a hearty morning meal when you stay at this place. You'll be treated to a large range of different foods and drinks at the buffet breakfast, from bacon and eggs to tropical fruits and yoghurt.

Negative Reviews


More attention needs to be paid to cleanliness.

Some corners are being cut when it comes to proper cleanliness at this hotel. Housekeeping simply aren't doing a thorough enough job, with marks on walls and stained carpets just a couple of things you might notice.


Soundproofing in the rooms needs improving.

Getting an early night isn't always easy at this hotel. The walls are terribly thin and much of the noise in the neighbouring rooms and hallway outside can be heard in your room. To make sure you're not disturbed pack some earplugs.


Starting to feel a bit dated and worn out.

This hotel is not being properly maintained and is starting to appear quite shabby in places. Things like a faulty toilet flush and loose fittings need to be fixed before guests have to report them. Some renovation would do this place the world of good.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Business centre
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Elevator
For children
  1. Cot
  2. Childcare
Room facilities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
  1. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check out: 11:00


701 Swanston Street , 3053 , Melbourne , Australia
Telephone: +61(3)93477811 | Fax: +61(3)93478225 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • Room service

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