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Art Series - The Cullen
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   164 Commercial Road | Melbourne, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Prahran
Hobart, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Loved the quirkiness and location of this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms were amazing - very contemporary and modern. Location is close to Chapel Street and just a tram/train ride from most places.
Just Loved It!!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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JoshoMelbourne, General Manager at Art Series - The Cullen, responded to this review, May 11, 2011
We love that you loved it!

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Josh O’Brien
General Manager
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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
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Canberra, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

We came here for a wedding and I booked it for its location but also value for money compared to other 5* hotels

It doesnt have the size of other 5 star hotels nor all the amenities but makes up for it thorugh its boutique feel and different options (you can hire cars, scooters etc). It also is in a fantastic location (chapel street, greville street, Toorak etc). Bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Rooms very fairly spacious with a little lounge area and kitchenette.

Only negative was my husband didnt like lack of privacy (bathroom is frosted glass) when in the bathroom!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

The Cullen is more like a gallery filled with the bright, sometimes confronting artwork of Adam Cullen. Very funky. I love Prahran even if its a bit out of the main drag of the city, the hotel is an easy walk to the train and right on a tram route. Restaurants in and around the hotel are great, fab food market across the road and supermarkets etc all within 2 minutes....VERY convenient. The pushbikes were a nice way to get around the local area, it was only a 20 minute ride to St Kilda esplanade. The service was great - friendly but not over the top and I have to say the beds were outstanding!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

We stayed at The Cullen in February this year and have been wanting to write this review for a while. It is a great hotel to stay, the rooms are comfortable, we stayed in a studio room, the bed is very comfortable, the pillows are fantastic and we had a great sleep. The location is great, good selection of restaurants and the inhouse restaurant is great, we had a great breakfast there. Transport very handy, Prahran Markets across the Road.
I would definitely recommend you to stay there and I have passed this gem to my travel agent and I hope they will pass it on to their clients as well

  • Stayed February 2011, 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 April 6, 2011 via mobile

The Cullen is in great location with easy tram access to City and St Kilda. Great clothes shopping around the corner. Big selection of bars and eating places. Prahran Markets across the street.

Rooms are great with all the facilities needed. Big TV's and a dishwasher were a great touch.

Staff friendly, chatty but not overbearing.

The whole area in Prahran around the Cullen is a great place to hang out.

Will be revisiting the Cullen next time we are in Melbourne.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

I stayed at the Cullen for 8 nights having found it on a comparison website as a last minute deal, so I got a good rate. I booked it in a bit of a rush so I turned up with few expectations, but I was immediately impressed by this stylish hotel and the vibe/ethos.

Their biggest selling point has to be the friendly staff. It's been a long time since I stayed in a hotel with genuine friendly employees who seem to love being there. Made such a difference.

The room was large and well appointed and maintained and the kitchen had everything you would need. The rooms are very stylish with original artwork and designer furniture. Nice big mirrors everywhere too and it has a luxurious feel.

The other selling point is the location - Prahran and Chapel Street have loads of nice places to eat and drink and the tram takes you to the city in 15 mins. The cafe in the hotel is very good too - the food was great and the location is good for people watching. The gym is small but has everything you'd need for some cardio.

This is a modern, funky, friendly boutique hotel with all the mod cons so I would recommend it for business and leisure.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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JoshoMelbourne, General Manager at Art Series - The Cullen, responded to this review, April 6, 2011
Thanks very much for letting us know about your stay.

As a new boutique Hotel, we love to hear about guests that “just find us”. This is such a Melbourne experience, whether you are after a Hotel, Restaurant or Bar! The area of Prahran is pretty eclectic, with shopping on Chapel Street, the Famous Prahran markets, and hidden gems all around the area.
I am thrilled to read that your stay was fantastic, and even happier to read the biggest selling point is the staff. The team are all very individual, and love to show our guests what the area and the Hotel has to offer.
Thanks again for your kind review, and we look forward to you coming back soon.

Kind regards,

Josh O’Brien
General Manager
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Birmingham
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

Can't fault the place in any way. Everything you need on a business trip but a little bit different.
I've stayed in central Melbourne on previous visits but this hotel is in a great neighbourhood for eateries and shops galore and within easy reach of the city centre.
Don't go there if you're looking for a rustic family hotel.
Do go there if you want something modern and trendy.

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  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Address: 164 Commercial Road | Melbourne, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Stonnington > Prahran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Prahran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Cullen 5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Prahran, Melbourne, The Cullen is inspired by Adam Cullen. Daring and unique, The Cullen features lashings of original artwork and prints by Australia’s most exciting contemporary artist, Adam Cullen.Sleep soundly in your Art Series Signature bed, then block out the morning or wake up to natural light and vibrant energy of Cullen works. Prepare breakfast using in room kitchenette facilities, spectacular views of Melbourne CBD, underground parking, state of the art gymnasium and two exciting restaurants ... more   less 
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