4.0 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

By a verified traveller on Wed 05 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

Rydges Geelong places you in the centre of Geelong, steps from Bay and Peninsulas and within a short 5-minute stroll of Geelong Performing Arts Center. 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.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Geelong hotel include Adventure Park Geelong and Deakin University.

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$131 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 995 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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

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2 out of 5

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4 out of 5

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20 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a reasonable experience and hope to see you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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15 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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14 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the 5 out of 5 score! Glad you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Older need a few cosmetic chsnges like carpet and lift doors should not be the same colour as the walls

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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13 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the feedback. We're in the process of enhancing these details, hopefully we can demonstrate a new design for your next stay. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Very nice welcoming and cleanliness of the rooms, it felt a little warm in the room tried to turn the air conditioner down low but couldn’t seen too

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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29 Apr. 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your review. We're glad you felt the warm welcome and found the rooms so clean and tidy however we'll need to look into the air conditioning for you. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. my kids had a wonderful time and so did we. it was fabulous. lovely breakfast and great stay.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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1 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the awesome review. Glad you had such an amazing experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Location is great. Close the everything. Price is also reasonable.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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1 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the location and found the hotel a good value proposition. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Restaurant food was fantastic .. (Thank you chef Jordan) Family room was spacious but the carpet had a heavy and unpleasant musty smell.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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1 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, We're sorry you had an unpleasant smelling carpet, we'll be sure to have that looked as straight away. On the other hand, great to know you enjoyed your experience in the Restaurant. Jordan does a tremendous job and is certainly a great asset to the hotel. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
We had a family room and it was nice & spacious with very comfy beds. Updated bathroom. Disappointing that the pool isn't heated. Staff numbers really need to be looked at... The man in the bar area was by himself & was expected to serve the bar area, make coffees, take orders & deliver room service. The poor guy was still so friendly even though he had 8 to 10 people wanting his attention. It isn't good enough really.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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1 May 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. We experienced a far greater amount of guests within the restaurant/bar on that particular evening. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused - we hope it did not detract from your overall stay too much. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (81.2 km / 50.5 mi)
  • Train station: South Geelong Station (1.2 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.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Fees

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.