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3.8 out of 5

"The property failed to live up to my expectations based on the price paid and the images on the website. The room was very basic (although clean) the ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 28 Jan 2023

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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.

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.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 19 Feb. - 20 Feb.

Superior Room (Double Double)

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

Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Geelong ratings based on 522 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 (280) Couples (75) Family (122)
3 out of 5
The property failed to live up to my expectations based on the price paid and the images on the website. The room was very basic (although clean) the pool area was not at all inviting (with the spa out of action) and the staff were not welcoming nor informative.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2023

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5 out of 5
The service and the staff were friendly

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2023

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4 out of 5
Spacious Rooms Excellent bed and bedding tea/coffee facilities minimal but adequate layout of hotel, compact and convenient

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2023 by Rydges

Dear Elaine,Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are all so thrilled that you had a wonderful stay! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Service good nice breakfast

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2023 by T

Dear Robert,Thank you for staying with us.Glad you enjoyed both our service as well as breakfast.Kind regards, Tobias Bondegard Hotel Operations Manager

5 out of 5
Very convenient design of the building, lift access great! Lovely location handy to many attractions. Restuarant staff were great

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2023 by T

Dear Joyce,Thank you for sharing your feedback as well as staying with us here at Rydges Geelong.So happy to read that you enjoyed your stay.Kind regards,Tobias BondegardHotel Operations Manager

5 out of 5
For the price charged during the festive season it was excellent.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2023

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9 Jan. 2023 by T

Dear Michelle,Thank you for taking time to stay with us as well as sharing your feedbackHope to see you stay with us again soon.Kind regards,Tobias BondegardHotel Operations Manager

4 out of 5
Great friendly staff, great location

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2023

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9 Jan. 2023 by T

Hi Debbie,Thank you so much for your review.Hope to see you stay with us again soon.Kind regards,Tobias BondegardHotel Operations Manager

4 out of 5
Good beds and locations. But paying for parking and no tooth rush etc needs more amenities.

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Jan. 2023 by Tobias

Hello Ricardo,Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback as well as staying with us.Glad you enjoyed your stay.Parking is 27 per night in our carpark however there is plenty of street parking available around the hotel.Kind regards,Tobias BondegardHotel Operations ManagerRydges Geelong

1 out of 5
Advised staff that my flight was arriving late - hotel locked on arrival. No one answering AH number, had to wait for over an hour eventually a guest cam out for a cigarette - one inside took 30 minutes to find someone to check in - appalling

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2022 by Tobias

Dear James,Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. After reading this we have gone through all the CCTV to see what happened as it's really unusual that our night staff are away from the desk unless in an hotel emergency.For guest and hotel security our front doors lock after 10PM and require a guest room key to open. In case of a late check in there is an intercom near the doors, as well as you can always call the AH number.We can see that you arrived at 11.17PM and you are correct there was nobody at the desk at this time as the duty manager was doing a lock up of the hotel which takes 5-10 minutes. At 11:19PM CCTV is showing that you were able to enter the building as another guest went outside.At 11.22PM the Duty Manager arrived back at the hotel desk after doing his security lock up. And half a minute after you show up at the desk and are handed a room key.Our General Manager has also replied to the email that you sent us in regards to this matter.Though I do want to apologise as it seems that the AH number didn't divert to the phone the duty manager carries on them at all times when not at the desk.And we know that at times 5 minutes sometimes can feel like 30.Kind regards,Tobias BondegardHotel Operations Manager

4 out of 5
Great location and service Will definitely stay again

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2022

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28 Dec. 2022 by Tobias

Dear Naomi,Thank you for staying with us and taking time to provide us with your feedback.Hope to see you stay with us again in the near future.Kind regards,Tobias Bondegard Hotel Operations Manager

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
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 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. 42-inch 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 12 years old and younger 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.

  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 12
  • 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)
  • Uncovered self parking fee: AUD 27.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.