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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
magpie59 Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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

Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I have stayed in Melbourne many times but have now found our favorite hotel. Tolarno was terrific, the rooms were great, the location was awesome and the staff couldn't be more helpful. This will be our "usual" place to stay from now on. Thank you Tolarno

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

Hi Karen B, It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay here and are now going to make Tolarno’s your regular place to stay when in Melbourne. Thank you for taking time out to review us. We will look forward to seeing you in the near future. Best wishes, Jane Lewis More

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for unfortunately just 1 day. But we enjoyed every minute of it! The hotel is situated directly on the main street, we had a room to the back side. I guess the front rooms could be a bit noisy. The tram stop to the city is directly in front of the hotel which is really convenient. We... More

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

Hello Leni W, Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your short stay with us and found our recommendations helpful. Fitzrovia is a great café, at the top end of Fitzroy Street. Glad you liked our range of DVD’s – we have a good mix of classics, mainstream and offbeat movies, and we are always open... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel has a quirky charm all its own. From an unassuming street frontage which would make you walk past it at first to a tiny little reception area you may think you've made a mistake booking into this hotel, but the friendly, helpful and courteous staff and walls covered in colourful, eclectic and interesting art will reassure you. Once... More

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

Hello Jay C, Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear that you loved the eclectic nature of the hotel. We often find people are surprised a hotel exists behind the restaurant frontage, and although boutique it is quite a substantial building with 37 different rooms. There are now about 150 original works of art throughout the hotel which... More

Port Pirie, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Access to the balcony rooms by stairs (and narrow ones at that) only. No on site car parking. Noise from Fitzroy St went all night. Rooms presented well but they should be for the price we paid. Not coming back.

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

Hi Vicki D, Thank you for your review. It's unfortunate you didn't enjoy your stay; it's not what we like to hear but Tolarno's is not for everyone. The front stairs to the balocny rooms are quite narrow, as opposed to our wide staircase at the rear of the hotel, but we are unable to provide lift access. This is... 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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