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3.8 out of 5

"Very comfortable beds. Comfortable stay although I would say 3.5 star. Didn’t use dining or amenities. Only stayed one night. Would stay here again. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 06 May 2022

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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 Kardinia Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 138 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Nautica Pool Bar/Kitchen serves local and international cuisine and is open for dinner. Enjoy the gym, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Geelong hotel include Westfield Geelong and Deakin University.

Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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 507 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 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 (294) Couples (66) Family (110)
4 out of 5
Very comfortable beds. Comfortable stay although I would say 3.5 star. Didn’t use dining or amenities. Only stayed one night. Would stay here again.

Posted by on 6 May 2022

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3 out of 5
Was a bit disappointed. All bedding was to soft , and room was very noisy. Apart from the lovely lady when we checked out, staff never acknowledged us as we were coming and going over four days with a greeting of any type. Most unusual!

Posted by on 5 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Overall the property was good. Clean linen. Excellent and courteous customer service staff

Posted by on 4 May 2022

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4 out of 5
Rooms may need upgrading and refurbishment

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2022

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3 out of 5
The beds were to soft. Charging $5 per tray for room service is ridiculous, the food was ok. The room needs upgrading especially for the price you pay.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Had a comfortable stay at this conveniently located spot in Geelong.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Great location easy 10 walk to waterfront restaurants, shopping and the football

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2022

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4 out of 5
Nice and close to everything. Staff at the restaurant and bar were incredibly helpful and friendly. Bedsheets poorly made upon arrival (appears to be just thrown together and not tucked in). Had to redo the bedsheets myself so we could sleep comfortably.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Happy with our stay at Rydges Geelong. Would be good if we could switch off the fan in the bathroom as it is alittle noisy overnight,even with the door shut.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Good service

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2022

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Property Features

Rydges Geelong offers its guests a children's pool, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Geelong. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Geelong hotel is smoke free.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • 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) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: South Geelong Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Geelong offers 138 accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nautica Pool Bar/Kitchen - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Nautica Pool Bar/Kitchen - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 night.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

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 15 and AUD 50 for adults, AUD 1 and AUD 50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per night
  • 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

  • Geelong Mercure Hotel
  • Mercure Geelong
  • Rydges Geelong Hotel
  • Accor Geelong
  • Mercure Geelong Hotel Geelong
  • Rydges Geelong Hotel
  • Rydges Geelong Geelong
  • Rydges Geelong Hotel Geelong

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.