Features & Amenities

See and be seen when enjoying our world-class Melbourne accommodation

Business and leisure travellers alike will appreciate the thoughtful amenities and modern features at Rydges Melbourne. Our Melbourne accommodation CBD contains a heated rooftop pool that provides breathtaking views of the city as well as an ideal place to cool off in the summer. Guests can enjoy a workout in the cardio room at our Melbourne CBD hotel or take advantage of complimentary access to Genesis Fitness Club about a block from our Melbourne accommodation CBD.

Spacious and elegant Melbourne conference venues engulf the entire first floor of the Melbourne boutique hotel, each being flooded with natural light that radiates through large windows offering breathtaking views of the city lights at night.  Professionals also will appreciate a business centre with Apple desktop computers for easy access to high speed wired and FREE WI-FI. Pre-paid cards can be purchased from our prompt and courteous staff members ready to assist in the reception area. 

Melbourne accommodation options are not complete without the luxurious Rydges Dream Beds that will have guests awaking refreshed and ready for another exciting adventure. All of our well-appointed guest rooms are non-smoking and offer spacious desks with ergonomic chairs and mini-bars – with 24-hour room service and laundry assistance available.

Among other features and amenities guests can enjoy at our Rydges Melbourne accommodation are:

Car Parking

Wilson Parking is located under the hotel for car parking for our guests with lift access to the reception & ground floor.

Charges apply and are subject to change.

Discount rates apply to hotel guests - please ensure you present your car park ticket to reception to access this discount prior to departure.

  • Max vehicle height is 1.9 m
  • Charges apply, please contact hotel for current rates
  • Subject to availability, a secondary offsite car park may be offered in the event the onsite car park is full, due to limited spaces.
  • After hours access available by contacting reception


Melbourne Conference Facilities

The entire first floor of the hotel is dedicated to conference and meeting rooms including Booby McGee's Entertainment lounge.  Flooded with natural light, these rooms provide a spacious and elegant backdrop to your next event.

  • Five pillarless function rooms suitable for medium to large meetings
  • Bobby McGee's   - a unique venue  in terms of its eclectic décor, themed paraphernalia and vibrant atmosphere - great for bug parties and events!
  • Mad Men - where "Great Minds Meet". Perfect for your next board meeting, this custom built dedicated boardroom features state of the art technology and just the right amount of suave charm - up to 12 people.

High Speed & Secure Internet Access

FREE High Speed & Secure Internet Access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. With recently installed hi-speed WiFi throughout the building you can stay connected.  Internet access is also available in our business centre on the ground floor. All internet at Rydges Melbourne is complimentary.

Other Features and Amenities include:

  • Laundry Service
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Ensuite Rooms
  • Minibar in rooms
  • In-room wifi and hi speed broadband
  • Rydges Dream Bed
  • Desk & ergonomic desk chair


Disabled Facilities

Rydges Melbourne's restaurant, bar and lobby were all designed and compliant with full disabled access and we have hotel rooms suited for wheel chairs. Please contact the hotel to make a booking for a room with these features.

Rooftop Swimming Pool and fitness equipment

The Outdoor pool will be closed through until October 2014 due to required works being conducted on the exterior facade of the building. The pool will be closed because of the scaffolding in this area and for the safety of our guests. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The open air pool will have you feeling on top of the world and yes, it is heated! It is lovely & warm in winter and refreshingly cool in summer.  Limited cardio equipment is also located up there for a bit of a workout.......

  • secure, guest key card access
  • towels poolside
  • open from 6am to 11pm
  • room service available poolside

Rydges DreamBeds

Rydges Dream Beds. We believe it's the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep in.

Designed by Australia's oldest and most respected bed manufacturer, A.H Beard., it features the World's Best Talalay Latex mattress and Double Flex Edge Border Supports to give you the ultimate nights' sleep while supporting your body.

In other words Rydges Dream Beds Rock!  Come and enjoy and experience for yourself!

Locanda Italian Steakhouse

Obviously the specialty is the Grill section - with an Italian twist of course!  Enjoy expertly prepared steaks, pasta, salads, sides that will have that WOW effect complimented with vino from all areas either by the glass, the carafe or the bottle!  Locanda is our interpretation and celebration of the classic steakhouse coupled with signature Italian style. Just something light? Enjoy fresh pizza, steak sandwich, burgers, cheese plates and all things Italian. 

Not only can you enjoy this incredible stylish cuisine whilst in the hotel, you have the pleasure of also being able to enjoy a beautiful cocktail in Bellabar before or afterwards....

For more information on Locanda Italian Steakhouse please follow the link below.


Dominated by the central red glowing circular bar, with soft lighting, cool music and a cocktail menu to die for not to mention the amazing bar team.....whether in a group, a drink before or after the show, Bellabar is ideal for any occasion..

To see our Bar menu in full please following the link below

Non-smoking Hotel

Rydges Melbourne is a 100% non smoking hotel. There are penalties for guests that smoke in their rooms, this is an OHS risk and could also activate the emergency evacuation system.  However, we do have an outdoor area on the ground floor where smoking is permitted.

Business Centre

Our business centre is located on the ground floor opposite reception. Featuring 2 Apple MAC desktop computers, you can pre purchase internet cards from reception to access your emails and the internet if required.

Training & Fitness

Need to work off some flab? Located on the rooftop, limited cardio equipment is available including a heated pool for a dip afterwards.

Rydges Melbourne's guests also have FREE access to Genesis Fitness  - located on Lonsdale St a block from the hotel. Please see reception to collect your gym pass to Genesis Fitness.

Hotel Cash Policy

Requirement upon check-in: You will be required to provide a credit card imprint or equivalent at check in. A pre authorisation of a $1 will be debited from your credit card which will be credited back to your credit card within 5-7 working days if no incidental charges remain unpaid at checkout.

Should you not be able to provide a credit card upon check in, the total accommodation charge plus a $100 deposit per night of reservation for any incidental charges will be required prior to check in. Photo identification will also need to be presented. A record and/or copy of this photo identification may be retained to minimise the risk of fraudulent credit card usage and for verification purposes. The person registering at check in must be at least 18 years of age.

 Debit cards will be treated as eftpos cards and will incur same policy as cash.

Rydges Melbourne Hotel accepts the following bank cards Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Diners Card, JCB card, Union Pay and Eftpos.

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