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193 - 197 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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The Carlton
Ranked #133 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Staying in Melbourne with a group of friends, we were looking for somewhere cosy to have some lunch and drinks on a wintery Sunday afternoon, and came upon this place by pure luck. And up the stairs we climbed ... I think there was more above us but we stopped at the first level. Not sure if I would call... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Great bar, been here many times. My fave is their rooftop bar in the summer, amazing! I've always found the staff very friendly and attentive, and the security on the door lovely too. And ive been here with big groups of friends later in the night, seriously never any trouble getting in. Excellent food menu for a pub/bar, great drinks... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Avoid this place at all costs. There is no reason to support this bar. Terrible door security. Bad attitude staff. Awful prices. Don't support this place with your time and money. Find one of the many more interesting bars and club in Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Okay, I am oldish so it looked a tad grunge. We six dined in the dining room and it was as gloomily lit as the bars. No need for my feeling out of my comfort zone, delicious fresh food beautifully presented. Toss off your tired old fears of the unknown. Go oldies.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

For as long as I live in Melbourne, I will never bother visiting this bar again! My co-workers were recently refused entry due to the fact that they were apparently too overdressed in their corporate attire (suit pants, shirt, no tie!!). Apparently no corporate attire after a certain time! I'm not sure what happens to all those wearing suits who... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This place has the most amazing atmosphere. It's a great place to grab a beer (or two) and the staff are very nice. Hassle free to get in the door and prices are not expensive for the CBD. The balcony has plenty of space and great on a hot day.

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Warragul, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Amazing decor, great staff, great cocktails and fantastic food. The atmosphere is a delight, every level is amazing. Beer list could be better. This place attracts a really good crowd, there is no cover charge heaps of open-air space yet still warm and sheltered when it rains. .

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Melbourne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

While it used to be a great place a few years ago, admission policy has changed (as experienced in Nov 12) and they now only accept people wearing a tie... or maybe this policy only applies to over 40s and young asians not wearing a tie? (as witnessed...) Also bouncers are aggressive, confrontational and have no hesitation insulting clients. If... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

It is a popular bar. I don't know if you can stay there. Rooftop :Get up high and into a leafy space above the city. $10 for a pint of beer, but worth it. At a lower level there is a plush, velvety-dark bar with an emu and a leafy balcony. Definitely has atmosphere

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Address: 193 - 197 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD

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