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“Funky vibe” 5 of 5 stars
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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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22 hotel reviews
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“Funky vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Booked room over the phone - wasn't quite sure what to expect but what a cool place to stay. Nathan who checked us in upgraded our room to one with a spa at little charge. Loved the cool artworks, and the staff were all so helpful and friendly. We had been on the road for the whole day so was pleased there was a restaurant on site. Stayed on 8th floor and room had everything we needed - king size bed was oh so comfy, room furnished beautifully and we had a balcony as well. Requested some ice which was bought up promptly. Was thinking when I booked this hotel may have been a bit snobby but it was just laid back and welcoming. Rooms very clean, and loved the evo toiletries. Little extras like bathrobes and slippers, didn't buy anything from the mini bar, but a a lot of thought has gone into what is supplied, vitamins, giant freckles, you can even get a tub of ice cream. Can't wait to return and check out the other hotels in the Art Series.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your stay at The Blackman. I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Nathan looked after you so well, so thank you for your kind words. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Lauren Hodder
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  • Location
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London
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Only stayed here for 2 days during a recent trip round Australia, sadly it wasn't more..
Check in was fast and efficient, stay really friendly and the hotel gives you a feel that it is cool....
My room had 2 beds, nice size, one separate area with a bed in, and another area with bed, table and kitchen area. Snacks, drinks etc are provided in the room, furniture and decoration very cool.....
Breakfast can be taken in a french style cafe opposite reception, again very cool and different with lots of choice. Not the normal cereal and eggs....
Across the other side of the lobby is a bar to chill after work and have a beer.......

All in all a great, comfortable stay in a very cool hotel with friendly staff. If I am ever lucky enough to return to Melbourne I will come back.......great stuff .....

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your stay at The Blackman. It was wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and I have passed your kind words on to our team. We very much hope that you are lucky enough to stay with again.

Lauren Hodder
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights on the 8th floor.
Having never stayed in an art series hotel I wasn't sure what to expect, but as someone who appreciates good art and design, I simply loved this hotel.

+ Great friendly staff
+ Funky artworks on the walls (and even the shower screens)
+ EVO range amenities a real plus (love the design of these)
+ Very clean and comfortable
+ Blank canvas and paint set in the suite... if you weren't already feeling creative
+ The funky rabbit lampshades in the lobby (yes this is a plus)
+ 24hr gymnasium was good for a re-energise before catching a flight (albeit not massively equipped compared to other hotels it is suitable)

- Non complimentary wifi
- A little bit further out from CBD than I would usually stay but still within a short cab / uber ride

Would definitely stay here again, and am keen to check out the other hotels in the art series next time I am in Melbourne :)

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you Mikey for taking the time to share your experience with us following your stay at The Blackman. We place significant importance in the feedback we receive from our guests so your kind words are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Devonport, Australia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were really pleased we booked at The Blackman. The hotel is spotlessly clean and has a wonderful vibe to it. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment ,which was spacious and the King bed was wow !!
We will definitely be staying at this terrific establishment again on our next visit to Melbourne.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Many thanks TassieTravelers for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay with us. We could not be happier to hear that you had an enjoyable time at The Blackman and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My best friend & I wanted to stay & enjoy a 5 star Hotel. A big WOW as soon as we arrived, our twin room was perfect, everyone was so friendly & nothing was too much to help us. We didn't want to leave after 2 days but we will be back. Thanks for a great stay.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your wonderful feedback following your stay at The Blackman. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back again soon.

Lauren Hodder
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great location. A 3min tram ride to Fed square. A short tram ride to st kilda and very close to Albert park lake. Loved the location as we spent the day and night in the cbd and caught the tram home.
Limited but reasonable parking at $25 overnight and $35 for valet. I booked online and got a great deal, Was lucky enough to be given an upgrade to a deluxe bay view suite which was lovely and spacious. Clean clean clean. Modern and very stylish. Bed was a King and possibly the most comfortable bed ever! Guest relations very accommodating, even lent us an ipad in the foyer when we needed to do some quick internet stuff! Sweet touch with a welcome note and some slices to enjoy with a cup of tea. Water in shower varied from excellent pressure to weak which was a little annoying. Nowhere to put soap once unwrapped on the bathroom sink, a little odd.
Take away coffee from restaurant and also from the bakery/cafe, both really good. Two negatives the soap basket in the bath/shower is in a weird place so you turn and smash your elbow! The other is the traffic noise. It is St Kilda road, so its to be expected, but ask for a higher floor.
Join the priority club, its free and has heaps of special offers - including discounts and eligibility for a later checkout if available.
We booked for location as we had some appointments early the next day and didnt want to have to drive too far in peak hour. We were happy with room, service and location. Will be back for sure!

Room Tip: As for a high floor! if they offer you an upgrade check what floor. Go for 12 or higher!!!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to review our property following your stay. We place great importance in the feedback we receive from our guests so please be reassured that your comments have been taken on board. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Lauren Hodder
Front Office Manager

***For future travellers, our Priority Guest Rewards membership program is free to join and comes with some wonderful benefits.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed over the weekend and had an AMAZING time at The Blackman! All the staff I interacted with were wonderful. Nick and Nathan were both very friendly and helpful with any questions that I had. Classico and Depot de Pain were great for food options. Breakfast at Depot de Pain is a must!! Very impressed overall. 10/10. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your stay at The Blackman. Your lovely comments are very much appreciated and I have shared them with Nick, Nathan and the team. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Lauren Hodder
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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:
#5 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#8 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#10 Business 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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