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Art Series - The Blackman

#13 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
5.0 of 5
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452 St Kilda Road | (entry via Arthur Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly The Blackman Hotel)
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Ranked #13 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed recently while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The room we stayed in was spacious and a great bed. We made a comment when checking in that it was our anniversary and to our surprise and delight we had a bottle of bubbly delivered compliments of the staff, which was really nice. It's just a short tram ride into the CBD.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Uniquely warm hotels with tons of art works. Stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed it very much. Very comfortable bed, slept like a baby every single night. Good 2 choices of restaurants in the hotel. Unfortunately we arrived too early at Melbourne and could not get early enough check in, thing to note if you come from overseas by international... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hubby & I won a 2 night trip to Melbourne staying at an 'Art Series hotel' (there are 3 in Melbourne). The travel agent booked us into the Blackman. The Blackman is outside the city centre, near Prahan, Chapel Rd, Albert Part, Botanical Gardens. Extremely convenient as tram 72 into the City is just a short stroll out the door.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Helpful staff, fantastic view and luxurious beds. Our good sized room was self contained with fridge, crockery etc although there is a choice of local eateries and the heart of Melbourne is a short tram ride along St Kilda Road. (Cost of Melbourne transport card is expensive .. $6 to purchase + travel. Melbourne transport doesn't recognise interstate seniors!) The... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi Kerry O It sounds like you had a wonderful visit to Melbourne and I am glad to here The Blackman was a highlight. The beauty of our rooms is we really do have everything you need contained in our studios to help make your stay more comfortable. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too... More 

New York, New York, United States
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22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really liked The Blackman. Well designed, friendly staff. Big rooms, fully stocked, really comfortable beds. Easy to get to St. Kilda or further down to the wineries/Sorento as well. Not hard to hop a tram to the CBD as well, can also walk over to Chapel Street in South Yarra. I've stayed in the CBD before but much prefer this... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi Justin V I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here with us at The Blackman. It is amazing how many people don't realise we have so much to offer here outside of the CBD. You may also like to know our sister properties The Olsen and The Cullen located on Chapel Street and Commercial Road, also offer... More 

Melton, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to The Blackman (we brought the experience through Red Balloon) and it won't be our last. Located on St Kilda Road, a short tram ride into the CBD, it is a great location. The rooms are quirky with artwork from Charles Blackman, and are really spacious and well designed. The bed is super comfy- that... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi JMaher12 Thank you for the glowing review! What a treat it is to be acknowledged for the hard work we put in to making each and guests stay memorable. Be sure to check out our website for some great winter deals we have coming up soon. Hope to see you again very soon. Joel Day Rooms Division Manager More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I only stayed one night for work but found this hotel quite impressive! The funky art hanging everywhere is the "signature" of the hotel (and the chain I assume) and it adds a cool vibe to the place. The rooms are huge and the bathrooms a good size. Purpose built it has been well thought out and I appreciated having... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi krcBribane I hope your first stay will become one of many more here with us at The Blackman. The Art Series Group pride ourselves in creating a unique an memorable stay for each and every one of our guests offering properties that suits every need. Our hotels are all similarly laid out with the works of prominent artists such... More 

Julatten, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this property so we could walk to Albert Park for the F1's. The only thing better than it's location for this, the hotel staff. Having worked in hotels you could tell they all knew what they were doing. From Brian at check in, Alice in the restaurant and especially Edgar on reception who patched me after a fall... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi Claire B Great to hear you enjoyed the Formula 1 weekend here at The Blackman and that the staff played a very big part in making it a memorable one. Our team is here to assist in any way we can and I do hope you have recovered fully after your unfortunate fall. I will be sure to share... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a first timer to the Formula 1, I was a little unsure of where to stay - we wanted to be in the thick of it, but not so much that we felt too busy. I am so happy with our choice of The Blackman and even happier with our room. Sure, it wasn't cheap but we would be... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

Hi HotChilli81 What a great weekend it was here at the Blackman with all the action only a stone throw away. The views of Albert Park are fantastic and even without the fast paced racing of the F1 it is still beautiful to sit with a morning coffee and take it all in. We hope this stay as one of... More 

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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked into this hotel for f1 weekend. We arrived on the Wednesday morning after a long flight, and were left waiting for a room for over an hour even though we had requested early check in and told them in advance of our arrival time. Whist sat in reception we couldnt help see how dirty the hotel was, there... More 

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Joel D, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review

While this review had a valid point regarding the presentation of the lobby several issues in this review are unwarrented. At the Blackman we strive to ensure our guests are checked in as early as possible however during peak periods such as the Formula 1 we do run at full capacity and a 10AM check in is not always possible.... More 

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