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 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.

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$129 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 994 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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4 out of 5
Great location, really helpful and friendly staff. Room was clean and well maintained

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2019

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17 Jun. 2019 by s

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the positive feedback. Best regards, Rydges Geelong

2 out of 5
Overpriced. Room Service Food terrible, particularly the bruschetta . Poor internet, password didn’t want to work and then kept cutting out. Noisy - other guests, banking doors and loud talking outside room at 6 am

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2019

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17 Jun. 2019 by s

Good morning Anon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. We would be more than happy to discuss this in further detail to ensure we always deliver the best guest experience. reservations_rydgesgeelong@evt.com

2 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Jun. 2019

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14 Jun. 2019 by Garry

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to review us. We are sorry to hear that you have had a disappointing experience. Please call us on 03 5223 6200 and allow us a chance to discuss this further. Kind Regards Garry Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
The property is in a Good location and easy access to shops. Staff are good.

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, We're glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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12 Jun. 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, We're glad you had a pleasant stay with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5
Stayed few times now and its a great hotel. Parking is charged extra.

Posted by on 8 Jun. 2019

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10 Jun. 2019 by S

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and love to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards, Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5
Some furniture was dated................................................................................................................................................................

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2019

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7 Jun. 2019 by Rydges Hotel

Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of renovations and can ensure some exciting new changes for the hotel to come. We hope to see again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2019

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4 Jun. 2019 by Garry

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future again. Garry Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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3 Jun. 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the 4/5 score - we're glad you had a positive stay with us. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5
It was close to gmhba stadium which was great for the family & the buffet breakfast was magnificent as well

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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3 Jun. 2019 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the wonderful review. It's great to know you had a great stay - we hope you enjoyed the footy down at GMHBA stadium too! 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.