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“Great Hotel and Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Alto Hotel on Bourke
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Hotel and Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed at the Alto for 4 nights. Great location. Short walk to Hardware lane, right near train station, sky bus shuttle. Short walk to convention centre and south bank.

Hotel itself was nicely decorated. Nice large room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Gave us a later checkout than organized as we weren't feeling well.

Breakfast was lovely, although the restaurant is small so you have to make sure you get a table.

Room Tip: Friends on the first floor complained of kitchen and street noise. I was on the 3rd and didn't h...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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32 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed overnight on business room simple with an unintrusive emphasis on environment thru recycling and condiments dispensing.
A good range for breakfast and close to all the restaurants
My second stay.would stay again

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Highly recommended. Everything was almost perfect. Really convenient location, right across from the Southern cross Station. The room was serviced everyday to a good standard. The room was a little small, as was the desk when it came to getting work done! But the bed was very comfortable! The internet was a little slow. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. When I asked the waitress at breakfast for directions she was kind enough to write down complete directions with tram numbers, times, and streets. Which made my getting around sooo much easier! As was reception great with suggestions for me.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shellharbour, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Enjoyable stay at the Alto. Pleasant, helpful staff, excellent breakfast, very clean apartment. Rooms a little small but good value.
Great location for bus transportation to airport and enjoyable walk to city centre. Tram station very close. Would be happy to return.

Room Tip: Front rooms facing onto Bourke street a little noisy due to tram station.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Alto is a small eco-focused hotel centrally located in the Melbourne CBD, within easy walking distance of many city attractions, i.e. Queen Victoria market, Bourke Street Mall, Etihad Stadium, Southbank, etc., etc.
Hotel staff was friendly and attentive.
Guest rooms are small, but comfortable and immaculate. Free wi-fi internet access is included in a reasonable room price ($168 CDN).
I would happily stay at Alto again on next visit to Melbourne.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I needed a modestly priced hotel close to Southern Cross station and the Alto was a perfect choice. It's a 5 minute walk from the station and the airport bus terminus. My studio room was compact but totally functional, with a good bed, a great bathroom and all the amenities required. The staff were excellent - friendly, polite and really helpful. Breakfast was included in my package and the choice was amazing. My only regret was that the restaurant was not open on Sunday night.

Room Tip: Back rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto Hotel on Bourke 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne's multi-award winning 4 star eco-friendly boutique apartment hotel that is Carbon Neutral, Green Star and Green Globe accredited.Located in the centre of Melbourne city within a 2 minute walk of the airport shuttle bus, shopping, tram stops & train station. Easy walk to major attractions. Features include rooms, studios & apartments, restaurant & bar, library & book exchange with complimentary espresso coffee, car parking, gym access, massage room & free wifi internet. ... more   less 
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Alto Hotel Melbourne
Alto Bourke

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