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Alto Hotel on Bourke

4.0 of 5 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed overnight on business room simple with an unintrusive emphasis on environment thru recycling and condiments dispensing. A good range for breakfast and close to all the restaurants My second stay.would stay again

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Highly recommended. Everything was almost perfect. Really convenient location, right across from the Southern cross Station. The room was serviced everyday to a good standard. The room was a little small, as was the desk when it came to getting work done! But the bed was very comfortable! The internet was a little slow. The staff were extremely friendly and... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Enjoyable stay at the Alto. Pleasant, helpful staff, excellent breakfast, very clean apartment. Rooms a little small but good value. Great location for bus transportation to airport and enjoyable walk to city centre. Tram station very close. Would be happy to return.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Alto is a small eco-focused hotel centrally located in the Melbourne CBD, within easy walking distance of many city attractions, i.e. Queen Victoria market, Bourke Street Mall, Etihad Stadium, Southbank, etc., etc. Hotel staff was friendly and attentive. Guest rooms are small, but comfortable and immaculate. Free wi-fi internet access is included in a reasonable room price ($168 CDN). I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I needed a modestly priced hotel close to Southern Cross station and the Alto was a perfect choice. It's a 5 minute walk from the station and the airport bus terminus. My studio room was compact but totally functional, with a good bed, a great bathroom and all the amenities required. The staff were excellent - friendly, polite and really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This hotel looks tiny from the outside but spans back with some lovely apartments. Ours needed 5 separate beds and I felt there was plenty of room, despite one being a roll - out bed. Good kitchen facilities too. No brilliant views but good central location from which to explore the city for a few days. Does pride itself on... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We enjoy staying at hotels, especially in cities, that have distinct personalities. The Alto Hotel definitely filled the bill. From the outside the property is modest (just another doorway along Bourke), but once you enter the lobby, the hallways, and the room, you realize the interior architect really put a lot of thought into it. It uses what feels like... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Excellent location and a great hotel. We stayed for two nights over a recent weekend because of the reviews on tripadvisor and will go back again. It does live up to the reviews. The staff were helpful, particularly as we had a late night check in, and the atmosphere of the hotel fitted right into the Melbourne CBD location. The... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This hotel was a great find. The location was perfect with only a two minute walk to Southern Cross Station, tram to St Kilda almost out the front door and quite an easy walk to the Bourke St Mall. Staff were really lovely although we were entertained at breakfast one morning by the waitress and chef having a disagreement that... More 

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Address: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto Hotel on Bourke 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Alto Hotel Melbourne
Alto Bourke
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#6 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#8 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Family Hotel in Melbourne

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