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Alto Hotel on Bourke

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636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were attending a wedding so thought we would stay in central Melbourne, this was a good choice as this hotel was excellent, just the job, perfect position for tourists. Cleanliness was top notch, spotless in fact, complimentary tea & coffee is served allday on a help yourself basis in the breakfast room opposite the reception. It is situated in... More 

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent 4 nights at Alto from 12th September. We had asked our travel agent to change our booking to this hotel based on the tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Upon our arrival we were greeted at reception by Gary and Andrew. We had booked and paid for Alto 6 months previously which included breakfast. However when we made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Nice hotel. Rooms had nice pics of Melbourne scenes. Decent size room, but was impressed with the environmental approach - 100% wind power, recycle bin, no unneccessary single use toiletries, etc. The umbrella in the cupboard came in very handy with Melbournes unpredictable weather. Free wifi in the room. Packets of herbal tea were also provided in the room, which... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have just returned from four nights in Melbourne and was impressed with the Alto Hotel. The room was on the small side but the beds were super comfy and the room had all the extras you could ask for. I particularly liked their clean green reputation was followed through to the shampoo, handwash etc in pump containers on the... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. I only had breakfast there once, it was about 20 AUD and pretty decent – I went for the typical English breakfast. The hotel room was fairly small and the bathroom as well, but it was enough for me as I was only there to sleep. As I visited in the middle... More 

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kismetkate
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed a brief stay at this small well located hotel in city centre . Loved the quirky decor in the foyer . Food in the restaurant was good and very reasonably priced. Ideal for business trip. Room was small and bathroom was a bit cramped but overall good value and I would stay again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Was there from 8-11 Sep 12. It is in a great central location on Bourke St. Trams and alot of shops are nearby. The reception and staff are all very warm and friendly. I love that its an eco friendly hotel that uses wind power and biodegradable toiletries. We was very impressed with their lounge area which houses a cosy... More 

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Milano
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Alto hotel isn't a stunning experiece, is a good, well managed, clean, small design hotel. It's wonderfully located as it is 100m far from the airport bus station. The bus is runing 24 h a day with incredible frequence. There is not much to do after sunset, but is so close to everything that you can go walking to any... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I've stayed in many Melbourne hotels and this is up there as one of the best - intimate, quiet, classy, comfortable, very well located and above all, one of the most sustainably focused hotels in Australia. Alto is a delight, located in the historic 'Unity Hall' built for the Victorian Railways Union in 1914, which incidentally cost £15,000 even though... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have no complaints about the Alto. It is less than 5 mins walk to the Southern Cross station and is excellent if you are catching the airport bus. The room compendium recommended some eating and drinking places which was great as I would not have patronise the places if it was not recommended. The trams were in front of... More 

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