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3.7 out of 5

"Location central and staff exceptionally helpful and friendly " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Mar 2020

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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 digital channels are featured in all 138 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Nautica Pool Bar & Kitche serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 30-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$150* Per night/room 5 Jun. - 6 Jun.

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 515 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 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 (384) Couples (36) Family (79)
5 out of 5
Location central and staff exceptionally helpful and friendly

Posted by , from Victoria on 21 Mar. 2020

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24 Mar. 2020 by SA

Thank you for taking the time to review Rydges Geelong! We look forward to seeing you again in the future Have a great day

3 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2020

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19 Mar. 2020 by S

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Rydges Geelong

3 out of 5
it is OK good view, relax outdoor swimming pool need to be cleaned regularly

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Mar. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the view and hope you are able to enjoy the pool more positively on your next stay. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

2 out of 5
It was dirty Not worth the money that we paid Also

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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10 Mar. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, I'm sorry to hear there were some cleanliness issues associated with your stay. Our Rooms are quite dated however we do have a very dedicated team who strive to provide our customers with a high standard of cleanliness. I will be addressing your concerns with our Housekeeping department and trust your next stay will be far improved. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2020

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10 Mar. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for your feedback - I'm glad to hear you have had a positive experience. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5
Only being there for one night, it was pretty much just needing a bed... but the room for what we need was great.. Bed was SUPER comfy.... loved the ripper blackout curtains... worked a treat.. Having toddler, would have been handy to have mircowave for bottle but we winged it with kettle..

Posted by , from Bendigo on 2 Mar. 2020

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10 Mar. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anthea, Thanks for your feedback - I'm glad to hear you have had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you back with us again soon. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2020

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26 Feb. 2020 by SA

thank you for taking the time to give your feedback Have a lovely day

5 out of 5
Location and size was great also liked the sea view from window. Parking great too

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2020

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25 Feb. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the great feedback - we're glad you had a terrific stay! Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2020

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25 Feb. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the great feedback - we're glad you had a terrific stay! Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

3 out of 5
The building looks good from the outside, entry , lifts , bar , pool awesome, room in need of maintenance bathroom very ordinary, and floor covering require replacing. Appliances old and lack of coffee , sugar, milk etc.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2020

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18 Feb. 2020 by Grant

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you like the new look ground floor we've recently completed. We also hope to complete our accommodation rooms later in the year so I hope these are completed for you prior to your next stay with us. Kind Regards, Grant Melville General Manager - Rydges Geelong

Property Features

Rydges Geelong offers its guests an outdoor pool, a children's 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 laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Geelong. For a fee, parking is available. 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 is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • 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 accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Geelong hotel provides 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.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 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 buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Nautica Pool Bar & Kitche - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • 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.

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. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, social distancing measures are in place.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 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
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • No gap period between guests' stays

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 32 and AUD 32 for adults, AUD 15 and AUD 15 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)
  • 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

  • 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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*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.