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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, minibar, desk, blackout curtains

Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
988 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Gym
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitizer provided
Social distancing

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationGeelong Performing Arts Center4 min walk
Popular LocationWestfield Geelong10 min walk
Popular LocationNational Wool Museum12 min walk
AirportMelbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon)19 min drive

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  • Superior Queen Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Queen Room
  • Superior Twin Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room
  • Bay View King Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsBay View King Room
  • Bay View Twin room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsBay View Twin room
  • One Bedroom Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsOne Bedroom Apartment
  • Family Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area

Geelong

Rydges Geelong is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Future Sparrovale Nature Reserve and Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve, while Geelong Performing Arts Center and National Wool Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Simonds Stadium or Kardinia Park. Windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Geelong Performing Arts Center - 4 min walk
  • Westfield Geelong - 10 min walk
  • Old Geelong Gaol - 10 min walk
  • National Wool Museum - 12 min walk
  • Kardinia Park - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • South Geelong Station - 14 min walk
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 59 min drive

Restaurants

  • Nautica Pool Bar & Kitche — 1 min walk
  • Nautica Pool Bar & Kitche — 1 min walk

About this property

Rydges Geelong

4-star hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub and self parking. All 138 rooms provide conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, room service (during limited hours) and premium bedding.
Rydges Geelong offers 138 forms of accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: AUD 20.00 per night

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
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 sanitiser
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Mercure Hotel Geelong
Mercure Geelong
Rydges Geelong Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rydges Geelong and receive a full refund?
Yes, Rydges Geelong offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rydges Geelong cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Rydges Geelong pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for AUD 20.00 per night.
What time is check-in at Rydges Geelong?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is this hotel located?
Located in the heart of Geelong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Geelong Performing Arts Center and Westfield Geelong. Old Geelong Gaol and National Wool Museum are also within 15 minutes. South Geelong Station is 14 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Rydges Geelong

3.7
5 - Excellent
229
4 - Good
402
3 - Okay
226
2 - Mediocre
89
1 - Poor
42
3.9
Cleanliness
4.1
Service and Staff
3.6
Amenities
3.4
Property condition

1/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service

Very poor. One reception staff member trying to check people in, answer phones, answer and open the front doors, take requests from guests to fix televisions etc. At one stage, we were unable to check in as the third party booking site had not sent details through apparently. I was able to show booking on my phone, but staff member not interested. (booked a week ahead). Reception staff member clearly stressed and unable to cope (had to walk away and compose herself). Managers off sick and not able to support her via phone. Was an absolute cluster! Was offered a bottle of Sav Blanc for inconvenience which was nice. Finally got a room after a few phone calls and nearly 40 minutes! Room not serviced between days (left the “make up my room” sign on the door handle at 10.30am).

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Location central and staff exceptionally helpful and friendly

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020