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The Carlton Hotel

197 Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia (Melbourne CBD)
The Carlton Hotel
Ranked #136 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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: 197 Bourke St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000 , Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
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Ranked #136 of 171 hotels in Melbourne

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