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3.7 out of 5

"Property was great, staff where fantastic, rooms are a little old and in need of an update but generally good, was clean. Restaurant onsite was incred ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Nov 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 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/Kitchen serves local and international cuisine and is open for dinner. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and kids' swimming pool. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of self parking.

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

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$139* Per night/room 29 Nov. - 30 Nov.

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 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 (378) Couples (37) Family (82)
5 out of 5
Property was great, staff where fantastic, rooms are a little old and in need of an update but generally good, was clean. Restaurant onsite was incredible, food was amazing and at great prices, will definitely be back again

Posted by , from Werribee on 21 Nov. 2020

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25 Nov. 2020 by Sel

HI Luke, Thank you for your review and it is great to see you had a lovely stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Rydges Geelong

3 out of 5
when I booked on Wot if it said it included breakfast and parking however this apparently wasn't included in my itenary

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2020

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2 Nov. 2020 by Sel

Good morning, Thank you for the feedback, we are constantly working with agents to ensure their information is up to date, my apologies for any inconvenience caused. Rydges Geelong

3 out of 5
We were not advised the pool and spa were not operating very disappointed that’s why I booked this hotel. The beds were amazing

Posted by , from Beveridge on 22 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Oct. 2020 by Garry

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. Rydges Geelong is committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to COVID 19, additional preventive measures have been taken as per the directive by the government which restricts the pool, gym and spa to be operational in the hotels under the current climate. We also advise these measures upon check-in via a guest welcome letter which I am sure you must have received. Once again we thank you for your patience and cooperation with what we understand is a "different Hotel Experience "in these extenuating circumstances. We hope that you will stay with us the near future again once the restrictions are lifted. Kind Regards Garry Manchanda Assistant Front Office Manager Rydges Geelong

4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Oct. 2020 by Sel

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2020

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13 Oct. 2020 by Sel

Thank you for taking the time to review Rydges Geelong

2 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2020

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13 Oct. 2020 by Sel

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please feel free to contact us directly so we can better understand your stay. Rydges Geelong

5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2020

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8 Oct. 2020 by Selz

Thank you for taking the time to rate your stay :) We hope to see you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Sep. 2020

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10 Sep. 2020 by Selz

Thank you taking the time to rate your stay!

3 out of 5
While there has been updates the actual property is very tired and with the original clag ceilings the overall experience was much less than 4 star. Also happened to look under the beds in our room and they were very dusty and dirty. The phone connected was not functioning properly and the socket was hanging out of the wall.

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2020

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13 Aug. 2020 by Sel

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay, your feedback is valuable in order for us to continue to continue to work toward delivering the best guest experience.

5 out of 5
We loved it, room was amazing, the bed was so soft and one of the ladies who work there was amazing, I think her name was Jeanne. She was extremely helpful and checked in with us each day to see if there was any issues

Posted by , from California Gully on 19 Jul. 2020

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24 Jul. 2020 by Robyn

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you have had a positive experience and look forward to seeing you back with us again soon. Kind Regards Robyn 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. 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
  • 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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (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 (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

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.

Nautica Pool Bar/Kitchen - This restaurant serves dinner only. Open select days.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

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 credit cards. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not 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 conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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.