The Alto is just as advertised! Very friendly reception staff, especially Charley, ready to help with sightseeing and restaurant suggestions & how best to get around the city. Our room was small but very comfortable with cozy bedding, small fridge & microwave. Loved that a carafe of cold water with chilled glasses was awaiting in the fridge, as well as real milk for the coffee or tea if needed. We appreciated that our room looked to the alley and was quiet as Bourke St. is the main thoroughfare & busy. Just a few minutes walk to central station transport and walking distance to shops & restaurants - location was perfect. We didn't eat in the hotel but did enjoy an evening wine - good Chardonnay at a reasonable price. Would definitely stay again.