Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Address: 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Melbourne CBD area of Melbourne, is near Block Arcade, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsRendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

      Reviewed by raqueldiana

      Good wheelchair accessible hotel

      by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Good access nice size room and good size bathroom. Hot water from tap in sink a bit weak and splashes everywhere but good otherwise.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by jshrives


      Reviewed Nov 29, 2014
      by (10 reviews) Dorking , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      Great hotel

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

      Above average


      Sure the room was not large (stayed in 3.5 star economy room) - but Ive stayed in smaller (especially in San Francisco). Sure its not the quietest, you could hear the floor boards squeaking as people walked passed - however Ive stayed in noiser (and I do take ear plugs to make sure I get a good nights sleep - and have used them at some very expensive hotels). Great location near Flinders train station. Hotel ha great ambience and character.

      Got a good rate (50% off rack) - less than Aus$100.

      Will not stay here again


      Stayed at this hotel on 22 September 2005 on a overnight business trip to Melbourne. My favourite hotels in Melbourne (Sebel and the Westin) were both booked out (probably because of the footfall grand final), so I settled for this hotel.

      Rooms are small - read very small. There is no entrace foyer in the room - the bed is smack bang in your face as soon as you open the front door. The entire room and bathroom at Duxton would fit in the standard bathroom at Westin!

      There is no sound proofing to speak of. You can hear conversations along the corridor very clearly in the room.

      At the price ($160) you can certainly do a lot better. At Sebel, you can get a whole suite with kitchenette for not much more.

      Will not stay here again.

      My Choice Always


      Just returned from a 4-day trip to Melbourne and was booked at the Duxton for 3 nights. Got a dandy deal from the hotel direct and was pleasantly pleased with my stay there! Decided on the Duxton as it came highly recommended by friends who'd been there before.

      Even though I had a very special (read:cheap) deal, the Duxton staff aceded to my request of a non-smoking and quiet room with the utmost efficacy and professionalism. This was extremely important to me since I am allergic to the smell of cigarette smoke and am really a very light sleeper (had a terrible experience during an earlier trip to Paris in Feb). Hence even though the hotel was just directly opposite the Flinders Train Station, I had no problems with the noise of rambling trains or people walking past my room (was given a high-storey corner room). Sure the room was considered small by Aussie standards but that's ok with us since we're of typical Asian built and do not require that much space to manoeuvre. In fact my sis came over one night and slept over and there was more than sufficient space for all 3 of us when we joined the two single beds together.

      The bathroom was quite large and had a tub for bubble baths. Plus it came with a hairdryer which my Mum found a nice touch since she's the kind who would never leave the house without her lipstick and a nicely-set hairdo.

      When we asked for an additional 2 pillows for my sis during her sleepover, they were promptly brought up by the housekeeping staff. Reception was wonderful throughout, the concierge extremely friendly. If I'm not wrong, I think the concierge doubled up as the bell-hop who provided very good service when they came up to help us with our luggage and kept them for us till 2pm.

      The general atmosphere of the hotel was classy and beautiful, its staff courteous and professional. I'd definitely come to the Duxton again on my next trip to Melbourne. Excellent value for money, excellent location! You'd not regret your choice of the Duxton at Flinders, I promise.

      Not a good choice


      Rooms are not sound-proof, and we can literally hear guests who walked along the corridor, shut their doors or talked loudly. Ok to stay when the hotel is not facing full occupancy. When we requested for a room change, they managed to move us up one floor!

      Service of hotel staff is acceptable.

      Only saving grace is the good location of the hotel. It is near tram stops, Flinders Train Station and the Casino.

      Enjoyable stay.


      Not sure what everyone else is on about. We had a perfectly fine experience here, and no problems with the service at all. The room was a bit dark with no view to speak of at all, but that didn't really bother us as not keen on sitting around in a hotel room looking at the light and the view.

      The service was friendly and professional, the room was clean and nice, the hotel was in a great location. It was rather expensive though, but it was Melbourne Cup at the time, so was lucky to get a room anywhere in Melbourne! I ejoyed my stay at the Duxton!

      A reasonable choice


      Stayed at Duxton Hotel 12/13 February. Reception very friendly although they made a mistake and gave my friends a smoking room. Took a long time for the receptionist to sort out. Although I was in a 'deluxe' room, the actual room was in fact very standard and definitely on the small side. It is well maintained, clean and comfortable, but personally I think one could find something better for the tariff they charge. Best thing about the Duxton is it's location close to the heart of the city and almost opposite the main Flinders St station. Would possibly stay there again, however would certainly look for a hotel that offers better value for money given the size of their so-called deluxe rooms.

      No no no


      With the amount of $$$ you need to pay, I think you can defintely find another one better than this. I hate to say the service is just unacceptable.

      Poor service


      my family of five stayed there from 8th to 11th july 2003. service at the reception was terrible worst people we've seen in entire melbourne especially the man with gold curly hair and black spectacles. face was extremely black and long throughout. room was indeed small and dark, toilet too. pls avoid duxton!

      Avoid the Duxton


      I stayed at the Duxton in August 2002. The room was small dark and ugly. The lobby was trendy but don't be fooled. The rooms were terrible. The bathroom was the smallest I have ever seen. You could barely sit on the toilet without your feet going into the bathtub. Although we were travelling on business and the room was paid for, we checked out after the first night and paid to stay at the Hyatt. It was sooo much nicer for not much more money. Stay away from this hotel.

      Perfect location


      I visited this lovely hotel in June 2002 and loved it. Friendly helpful staff, historic decor and perfectly situated in Flinders Street only a couple of hundred yard from the train station. Crown casino only 5 minutes walk - as is the aquarium, the shopping centre, the Rialto towers. And only a 10 minute tram ride to St Kilda beach.

      If you go don't miss the flaming pillars along the Yarra river outside the Casino. Watch the light up the river. And try dining out at Cervo's in the Casino complex. A good pub is the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in the city centre - lively and open till about 4am. Live music.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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