4.1 out of 5

"Excellent for the age of the building. The only complaint was that we could not adjust the in-room A/C temperature. The hotel runs on the one contro ... " More

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Hotel Description

Rydges Geelong puts you in the heart of Geelong, within just a 10-minute stroll of Geelong Performing Arts Center and Westfield Geelong. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 138 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Additionally, hairdryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

Zenith Brasserie serves local and international cuisine and is open for lunch. Enjoy the fitness centre, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Geelong hotel, attractions include Adventure Park Geelong and Deakin University.

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$159 per night

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bay View King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bay View Twin room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Geelong ratings based on 1,069 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Geelong

Everyone (612) Couples (266) Business (2) Family (181) Other (1)
4 out of 5
Very central to the city. Reception staff most helpful and obliging

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
View of the room was excellent. There was a strong smell of curry in the hall way.

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
in need of full renovation, breakfast was OK and so was pool, linen was stained and very old rooms overall.

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
The facade of the hotel is lovely, seems to lure one in with promises of being grand. Could do with a full freshen up, carpets are still the same as when we stayed there 10 years ago, with popcorn ceilings in the room. Bed was very comfortable, although the pillows were too thick and firm, so I just used the cushion that was for decoration, and my husband and I both woke with a crook in our necks.

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very helpful and pleasant restaurant was nice but could of had more variety

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2019

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1 out of 5
There was a dirty bobby pin in with the snack bar, out of date chips, dust and dirt, fridge was unplugged and open milk in the fridge, makeup on the pillows and cousins.

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
On street parking was ok, secure parking was an extra $18. Overall a positive experience for a one night stay.

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Phoned prior to check in for a later in the day check out and was told to ask on arrival I had asked at reception on arrival that due to a day long function and plans could I pay for room for a day happy to pay we would of checked out at around 8pm so at $20 per hour I would think this was a reasonable request ? Was told not available very frustrating when I had called a few days ahead 😡 but thanks to another helpful hotel chain we were able to have a base for the day

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Property Features

Rydges Geelong offers its guests an outdoor pool, a kid's pool, a spa tub, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Geelong. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Geelong hotel is smoke free.

  • 138 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (84 km / 52.2 mi)
  • Train station: South Geelong Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Geelong offers 138 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Geelong hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Zenith Brasserie – This bar specialises in local and international cuisine and only serves lunch.A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 28 for adults, and AUD 12 and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 18.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.08 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mercure Hotel Geelong
  • Mercure Geelong
  • Rydges Geelong Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.