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Art Series - The Blackman
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   452 St Kilda Road | (entry via Arthur Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly The Blackman Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed in this amazing hotel for a weekend and thoughly enjoyed it. The service was amazing the rooms spacious and very funky with all the mod cons. Close to all that Melbourne has to offer , Southbank, Fed Square, Crown, great restaurants and shopping. We paid to park but you don't need a car as the tram runs along the street next to the hotel.
We would definatly recommend and stay again

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I'm no art lover, but this Hotel is amongst my favourites in Australia as it is very warm and welcoming. Decor is great, rooms are immaculate and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Very accessible to the city and other attractions.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We this week tried the Blackman art series hotel. Lots of good art work colourful & bright. Reception was busy had to wait to checkin but that happens.
The room: well it was 38 degrees outside and when I opened the door to the room about the same inside turned the aircon on low and max speed was like an old man blowing thru a straw!
Bedroom is inside a concrete bunker with a curtain as a door with NO airflow or aircon vent. Bathroom still a 1 person room. Lounge area very good nice tv and good selection of channels.
TV in bedroom was turned of on roof (It was stuck up high in the corner of the bunker) had to get the maintenance guy to fix as just turning power back doesn't fix it. Then it flashes and is bright even when off so if you need a dark room turn off on the roof. Went for dinner 4 hours later with aircon still flatout on low the bunker was still hot. Maybe in winter would be cold?
did i mention you needed all the lights on in the middle of the day. it was a dark room.

Room Tip: not a junior suite
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautifully designed quirky hotel with great service and brilliant rooms. We had a lovely suite with a small balcony. Room was absolutely spotless and the decor is just great and made us smile all the time. Location is good - short tram journey into city - so for us Brits on holiday it was great. We stayed three nights and will definitely stay again when we return. Small Italian restaurant at the front of hotel was great - food was superb with good service. Depot du Pain was lovely we had breakfast there everyday and the bread is to die for...service was excellent.Very friendly and helpful.Loved it! Also learnt a lot about Australian artists...thank you

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The Blackman is probably the best hotel in Melbourne. Fantastic location on St Kilda Rd, easy access to public transport, really cool and funky rooms, great food in the cafe and restaurant and the staff are very good.
Prompt service, very friendly and accommodating. The staff upgraded us to a bay suite which had fantastic views overlooking Albert Park and the bay. Great views!
The rooms were modern and very well furnished. The beds are incredible!! So comfortable and you can even buy them!
The staff are quite aware of the local areas and recommend some really good places to eat and cool bars. The restaurants in the hotel are nice as well! Try the egg and bacon rolls in Fluer! Do it!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

2 night stay in a twin room and loved everything about it! The service of the staff is impeccable (especially the Manager there), the rooms are very spacious and well designed with a balcony and beautiful views. The beds are super comfty and I couldn't fault a single thing. Would HIGHLY RECCOMEND staying here and I look forward to my next stay there!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Recently stayed overnight at The Blackman Hotel over the Melbourne Labour Day long weekend. My partner and I scored a deal via wotif.com for $150 - including 1 night accommodation in a balcony studio room, 2pm check out & free wifi. A lovely stay, with only a few small hiccups.

I'll start with the good: spacious room, well equipped, SUPER COMFY beds (like you're sleeping on a giant pillow), great shower, awesome (EVO brand) toiletries, efficient aircon, handy kitchenette, iron, minibar, seating table + chair set out on the balcony.

Now, the 'not quite as good': the room was not quite ready for 2pm check in (we had a nice coffee in the patisserie/cafe in the lobby while waiting - maybe 30 mins), repeatedly called for ice to be sent to the room (there was an ice cube tray in the freezer, though no ice....and it was well over 35 degrees!) - 4 calls to reception later it finally arrived.

These things happen though, and its understandable if the staff were quite busy due to the long weekend in Melbourne. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

Room Tip: Request a room facing Albert Park/the bay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 452 St Kilda Road | (entry via Arthur Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly The Blackman Hotel)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#10 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#13 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#16 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Blackman 5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a contemporary, boutique interior and an enviable St Kilda Road location, just a stones throw from Melbourne’s CBD, The Blackman Hotel will inspire Melbourne’s imagination. A destination perfect for business or leisure travellers, this unique Melbourne hotel boasts 209 guest accommodations and suites, a selection of which host private terraces.Built within and above the historic Airlie Mansion, The Blackman Hotel will charm and inspire guests with the works of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Charles Blackman, showcased throughout this unique hotel space.The Blackman Hotel is also dedicated to ensuring your visit to Melbourne is complete with dining options to tempt your tastebuds. Experience two of Melbourne’s hottest new restaurants right at your own doorstop. Couple this with our state-of-art gymnasium and your luxurious five-star experience is complete. ... more   less 
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