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Tolarno Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   42 Fitzroy St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed with my daughter and grand daughter (baby) twice - each stay for one night. The first time we stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor. The room had every thing we needed including 2 fridges and being at the rear of the building, noise wasn't a problem. Loved the art also. We were grateful for... More

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new zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thanks to the staff at the Tolarno we had a great stay in Melbourne. The room was everything we needed. The Happy Hour was the best i've ever encountered - the complimentary plate had a gorgeous focaccia, olives, salami - yum. Bar man gave us an incredible dinner location walking distance from the hotel which was delicious. The hotel restaurant... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for three nights and on first impression we liked the hotel. We really liked all of the creative artwork on the walls, many pieces including the ones in our room that would would have been willing to purchase. The room overall was fine. We had a room with a small kitchen which was nice.... More

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Sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed at Tolarno for one night and we were very impressed! The location is good...just munites walk to St.Kilda beach and the Sunday market. The staff at the reception was friendly and helpful. The hotel was very interesting. Artworks were displayed all over the wall...like an art gallery. The room was very clean and the bed... More

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

Hello Pocahuntie, Thank you for your review and the photos of the pineapple lamp and green chair in our main hallway. We’re really pleased you found our staff friendly and helpful and experienced the Sunday market, beach, and St Kilda area during your stay. It’s a pity about the noise you experienced in the evening; I hope it didn’t impact... More

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family (wife and I + 21yr old daughter & 19yr old son) stayed for one night to attend a wedding at a function room on the St.Kilda foreshore. The hotel is located on busy Fitzroy street in the heart of the restaurant and bar area. It's only a 15 minute tram ride to the heart of the city or... More

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

Hello magpie59, Thank you for such a comprehensive review from your recent ‘family stay’. It is very rewarding, from our end, to hear of your appreciation for the artwork and aesthetics of the hotel. You have given a very candid evaluation of your experience and observations, which will be helpful to Tripadvisor readers. We like to think of Tolarno’s as... More

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed in a junior suite with my elderly mother. Our 2 rooms were very clean and comfortable with our own ensuite bathrooms. Staff we're friendly, and had even put fresh flowers in my mothers room which she loved. We enjoyed the artworks throughout the hotel. Breakfast at Cacao was close to the hotel and a... More

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

Dear Kathryn T, Thank you for your recent review. We’re very pleased to hear that the Junior Suite suited your needs; it’s a good choice if you want to be close to each other but have your own facilities in each room. It’s always great to hear people say how much they enjoy the art throughout the hotel. Cacao is... More

Ballarat, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I recently booked for a weekend away.We saw the great pictures online and felt this would be a perfect spot.We were booked into a balcony room and were very disappointed with the amount of street noise coming from the public on a Friday and Saturday night.The hotel is a suitiated a block away from a community housing... More

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

Dear TenneH, Thank you for recent review. We are sorry to hear your stay was not to your satisfaction. For yourself and the benefit of other readers on Tripadvisor we do state on our website that we do not recommend balcony rooms for light sleepers. It is evident from the reviews on Tripadvisor that many guests love the balcony rooms... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Frankly, I have doubt when first I arrived in this hotel. This hotel was almost nobody in the lobby. there are a bar and restaurant downstair, make me feel i might be hear some noise in the night. but everything was fine. my little son can sleep very well The receptionist was very friendly and very helpful. He helped me... More

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

Dear Michelfelicia, Thank you for your recent review. You touched on a lot of things which do make Tolarno’s unique. We find that even when the hotel is fully occupied it never feels that way, and our lobby rarely feels overcrowded. It is unfortunate we are unable to install a lift but our receptionists are very happy to assist with... More

Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I loved this hotel, the rooms were nice, the staff super friendly and helpful and the neighbourhood was really the type of location that we were looking for, but please note it is not in Melbourne Downtown, you are located in St Kilda a great trendy neighbourhood with tons of cafes and restaurants! Everyday we took the city bikes to... More

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

Hi Pikotoba, Thank you for your review. It’s really good to hear how much you enjoyed staying in St Kilda. As you say, it’s not ‘downtown Melbourne’ but St Kilda has a lot on offer with its cafés, restaurants, bars and the beach. Great you used the ‘Melbourne Bike Share’ while you were here to venture out. Melbourne’s bike paths... More

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I remember visiting Tolarno Art gallery on school excursions when I was a kid. Now the gallery has become a great little bar and the art work is dispersed throughout the hotel. The rooms and hallway are quirky and appealing. The front office staff are friendly and very helpful. The location right on Fitzroy street is fabulous. The only downside... More

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

Hello AussieinAlain, It was very nice to hear of your childhood memories of Tolarno’s, when it was a gallery. As you say, there is plenty of artwork throughout the building now, which makes for interesting viewing. We are very happy you chose to stay with us and welcome your feedback. This week we have completed resurfacing all our bathroom floors;... More

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Address: 42 Fitzroy St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tolarno Hotel 4*
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