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The Carlton

193 - 197 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I visited Melbourne for a wedding shopping trip and unofficial hens night (3 of us and I dont drink) We went for dinner at a mexican place, decided to go to the Carlton, not being from town we werent sure where to go. My friend had bought us a few pink props, i had a crown &... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The most rude, obnoxious staff I have ever come across. My partner, friend and her partner tried to enter reasonably early, around 10pm, and were told "it's one person out/one person in". We had heard a lot about The Carlton and were interested in seeing what it was like so we thought we didn't mind waiting for a bit. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We tried to take our friends from USA in for a look The bouncer was obnoxious and said "bookings only" A group of girls were leaving at the same time and I checked in with them surprise !!! No booking for them Rude and embarrassing such a disgrace for the welcome to Oz Lift your game and sort your manners!!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Carlton is beautiful inside and they make really good drinks. The service sometimes takes ages but the staff are really friendly and not tryhardy like some bar staff can be. The ambiance reminds me of the red room in Twin Peaks. Always happy to return.

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Cabarita Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love how Melbourne loves too show off!! Wonderful suprise, right in the heart of Melbourne :) We went upstairs to the rooftop bar, which is cosy. Really felt transported to another world, try it, you'll be glad you did :)

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Piangil Victoria australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Opulent, red, larger than life, modern decor.. looked and felt like a large, plush city apartment ....dark lighting added to the feel but might be different in the daylight or with the lights on! Very trendy, food was served quickly, was tasty and there were good choices. Vegetarian, burgers and well cooked steak. Not sure what a late night experience... More 

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Perth Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

read the reviews and to be honest could not fault the venue ,lovely roof top bar and the bar on the 1st floor very nice to . Never had any food but looking at other peoples it looked lovely . Cant comment on security as there in the afternoons and early evenings . We loved it

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Queensland, Australia
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 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

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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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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