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Tolarno Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
42 Fitzroy St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in St Kilda
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a dinner in St Kilda so booked into the Tolarno to make a night of it. Very central location to restaurants and hotels on Fitzroy street. Room was small, but clean and tidy. Also modern art work on walls and modern furnishing gave it an upmarket feel. Shower had good pressure (something I like in a hotel room) and... More 

Lakes Entrance, Australia
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tolarno is a boutique hotel that has so much atmosphere and style, you will fall in love with it and become a devoted guest. It is situated in a historic building, stained glass windows, high ceiling and a gorgeous staircase, but incorporates funky decor and style. If you love modern art you will be charmed by the quirky Mirka Moira... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's perfectly located in the heart of St Kilda right near a tram stop. It has a great hotel bar and awesome atmosphere with all the artwork and history of the area around the hotel. The other people staying in the hotel always seems to be quiet and curtious however if you are in a front room on a Friday... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nikki669, Thank you very much for reviewing us. It's really nice to hear from guests who have been regularly staying with us over a few years. You are right in saying that our guests are courteous - although they come from all walks of life and from all over the world there does seem to be a genial vibe... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel extremely welcoming and helpful, even taking care of several bookings for us. The hotel itself is also very good with interesting and Good sized rooms and an interesting vibe. The location is also great being close to public transport, a short walk to the bay and St Kildas Main Street. The rooms are a bit... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Brian O, Thank you for your review and % rating! We're pleased you enjoyed staying at Tolarno's and found it easy to get around. Room 302 is on the top floor at the back of the hotel. It shares a landing with the 2 bedroom suite so it may have been that this group chatted while coming and going... More 

Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As a solo traveller I was a bit intimidated by the locals near this hotel so that would be my only warning. But the staff were wonderfully helpful, the rooms clean and the location great. Because it's an old building it was quite noisy. It may have been because my room was by the stairs and people would stand outside... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tofucanbefun, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you found our staff to be helpful and enjoyed the room and our location. Some of the local residents can be a little disconcerting at times - the area is very eclectic and it all adds to the mix but we recognise that there can be behaviour issues. We... More 

Tasmania
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

if you want to be close to the beach and stretch your legs, grab a cycle or go to the Palais theatre ...it is the perfect stop. Friendly caring and they stop and go the extra mile for you - well kept and even though the hotel is slightly old, the art gives it strong character and fun. The restaurant... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hello traveller802, Thank you very much for taking the time to write of your experience at Tolarno's. You have it in a nutshell - there's much to do in St Kilda and it's all very easy to access. The hotel was built in the 1880's so there's a lot of character and it is maintained to a high standard with... More 

Melbourne
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stayed overnight for a local show, the location is excellent, with public transport on the doorstep and reasonably priced parking nearby. Have stayed before, about 3 years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find we had a renovated room, with a lovely large bathroom. Due to the nature of the building, the rooms all differ somewhat. Love the art work... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hello MiniMelb, Thank you very much for your recent review and your return visit to Tolarno's. It's great to hear that you noticed your room had been renovated since your last stay with us. There's always something being done in the hotel, as we know it's important to keep the rooms and public areas up to date and it is... More 

Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Booked in for two nights as a birthday treat as we wanted to be close to the beach and a few eateries we'd planned gatherings at. Great for those locations. Got to our room and my heart sank. Yes, the hotel was trendy and artsy and so was the room, but it was also extremely dark. very dark colours everywhere... More 

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CurlyandCherie, Thank you for writing such a thorough review of your experience at the hotel. We are very pleased you were able to move to another room that suited you better. The rooms in the hotel vary a lot in their size, colour, the style of the artwork, and the furnishings. It is quite understandable that some rooms won't... More 

Benalla, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really loved this hotel in the heart of St Kilda. Staff friendly and personable. Rooms clean, fun and extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone who wants something out of the ordinary.

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne B, We really appreciate you taking time to write your review. It's always great to hear guests say how much they enjoy the point of difference Tolarno's offers. Thank you for recommending us to those looking for a comfortable hotel with a unique feel. Warm regards, Jane More 

Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have stayed there every year for the last 12 years when we go to Melbourne for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Great location-15 minute walk from bed to grandstand Tram to the city at the front door, lots of places to eat, rooms are smallish but enough for a 4 day stay. Great helpful staff.

tolarno, Guest Relations Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Trevor J, Thank you for writing about your regular stays at Tolarno's . It wouldn't be the same if you weren't here over the Grand Prix! We really enjoy having regular guests who use the hotel as their base. The Australian Grand Prix is an exciting time in the area; as the race track is very close by and... More 

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