We chose The Blackman because we wanted somewhere different to stay in Melbourne while celebrating our Anniversary. We didn't need to be right in the city and as my husband travels to Melbourne regularly for work we opted for South Melbourne for its versatile location. We had the Alice Suite on the 17 th Floor which had 3 areas. The bathroom although not huge was well planned to make use of the space. It had a shower over a spa bath and there was plenty of storage. The bedroom had a huge sliding door if you needed to shut it off from the open plan lounge/dining area, as well as a small balcony. The king bed offered a good nights rest and the décor was very modern. Loved the fact there was a charging station for our iPhone. While there was no TV in the bedroom, the TV could be positioned to be watched from bed or the bath if need be. Lounge and dining area was very well proportioned and the kitchen while not required was very user friendly. Another small skinny balcony is off the lounge, with great views. Only bug bear was TV remote, not sure if battery's were low but it caused me a wee bit of grief.
Check in was very easy and the staff are absolutely lovely, very helpful with all our inquires. We much appreciated the champagne awaiting us when we returned to our room after a quick shop...with a lovely note congratulating us on our 10 year wedding anniversary.
The mini bar is reasonably priced and Hubby made good use of it. We ordered room service twice and the food was excellent and well priced. We had breakfast each morning at Classico and it was worth every penny, excellent staff there too.
We hired the Smart car to get around Toorak and other shopping areas...now we are not midgets or small framed and we were very comfortable in this shopping cart car. Its is very cheap at $50 per day and is better than a Taxi/cab if you want to do a bit of sightseeing.
My husband is adverse to public transport but catching a Tram is an easy way to get into the CBD from The Blackman. Will stay again for sure.
- 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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