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The Cullen, Prahran

164 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181 Australia
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#1 of 1 hotels in Prahran
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4.6
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4.5
Value
4.3
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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. Party Policy - The Cullen has a strict NO PARTY POLICY and is enforced to ensure the comfort of all our guests. Please contact the property for details. This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
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The Cullen in Prahran is celebrated for its cleanliness and stylish, artistic atmosphere, capturing the hearts of those who appreciate its vibrant design. Guests commend the friendly staff and efficient service, especially at the reception and housekeeping. The prime location is a hit among travelers, offering easy access to local amenities, though it's not without occasional noise complaints. Rooms are generally lauded for their cleanliness and useful features, including kitchenettes, despite some reports of missing amenities. On the whole, The Cullen is seen as offering good value for a comfortable and convenient stay.
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katie459 wrote a review Apr 13
Sorrento, Australia69 contributions21 helpful votes
The Cullen is a great hotel in a very good location. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was large and very well equipped. We loved the art work and atmosphere that it created. Would definitely return. So close to trains and trams and to the Prahran market.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Coastal11365384384 wrote a review Apr 6
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We were very happy with the quality and cleanliness of the room. We could walk to restaurants, wine bar and the market right across from the hotel was great! Staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. It was great to be able to have restaurant right in the hotel, definitely worth a visit. We would definitely stay at The Cullen again.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Coastal11365384384, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. We truly value your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed the quality and cleanliness of your room, as well as the convenient proximity to local amenities such as restaurants, a wine bar, and the market across from the hotel. It's wonderful to hear that our staff's helpfulness and friendliness enhanced your experience, and that you found dining at our on-site restaurant to be a highlight of your stay. Your kind words will be shared with our team, who will surely be encouraged by your compliments. We are committed to continually enhancing our services and offerings, and your feedback motivates us in this endeavor. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit. Best regards, Rahul Dangwal General Manager
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acukiert wrote a review Mar 2024
Sao Paulo, SP800 contributions478 helpful votes
We stayed at The Cullen since it was near to our meetings at the Alfred. Check-in and out uneventfull. Good wi-fi connection. The room was ok, but nothing special. They do not have a breakfast room; they would give you vouchers to it nearby, but that place was very limited in their offers. The in-house restaurant is a chinese one. Location is for from the city center, and might not be easy to commute to some parts of the city.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear acukiert, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. We appreciate your valuable insights into your experience with us. While we're glad to hear that you found our Wi-Fi connection satisfactory, we regret that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the limited breakfast options and the distance of our location from the city center. Please be assured that your feedback regarding these matters has been carefully noted, and we are actively exploring ways to improve the breakfast offerings for our guests. Thank you for your understanding, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Rahul Dangwal
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Martina D wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a last minute decision rather than drive back to the country. I’ve stayed at the art series around the country and find their Beds are the best . Always feel comfortable and safe staying there. Very convenient location right opposite the fabulous Prahran market.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear martinadc760, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us, especially given the last-minute nature of your decision. It's fantastic to know that you found our beds to be the best and that you always feel comfortable and safe staying at our property. Providing our guests with a sense of comfort and security is paramount to us, and we are thrilled to have met your expectations in this regard. Your mention of our convenient location opposite the Prahran market is greatly appreciated. We agree that it's a fabulous location, and we're glad it added to the convenience and enjoyment of your stay. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team. Positive feedback like yours is incredibly motivating for all of us as we strive to maintain and enhance the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you back for another pleasant stay in the future. Kind regards, Rahul Dangwal
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james m wrote a review Mar 2024
Gold Coast, Australia4 contributions
Super room, location and nothing at all to do but praise the staff and the experience. I was in the Junior Penthouse and the value for money was outstanding and the outdoor area awesome. Bed was so comfortable and zero street noise. I will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jamesmurray2021, Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful experience at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic stay in our Junior Penthouse. It's wonderful to know that you found the room and outdoor area to be superb, and that you enjoyed the outstanding value for money. Providing our guests with comfortable accommodations and memorable experiences is our top priority, and we are delighted that we succeeded in doing so during your visit. Your compliments regarding our staff are greatly appreciated, and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. Positive feedback like yours serves as a great source of motivation for all of us as we continue to strive for excellence in our services. We can't wait to welcome you back for another exceptional stay. Best regards, Rahul Dangwal
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Annette R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great sized room (deluxe balcony) and price point for a stay in the outskirts of Melbourne. Lovely decor, funky art and quality amenities. Couch, desk, balcony, kitchen with microwave and induction cooktop Cheaper than the CBD but much busier arounds the streets. Parking on the street can be difficult on a weekend but a short walk is easy enough.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The street is home to clubs, bars and restaurants so the weekend night life is very rowdy....
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Dear 149antoinetter, Your feedback on your stay at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series is highly valued. We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience and thoroughly enjoyed your time at our hotel. Knowing that our guests are pleased with our service is incredibly motivating, as it reflects our daily dedication to excellence. Thank you for your generous feedback, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Rahul Dangwal
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36Peter36 wrote a review Feb 2024
Victoria, Australia90 contributions77 helpful votes
Had a recent stay here my third in last 3 months. The room was a good one thank you and nice and cool from the heat outside in a February summer in Melbourne. Close to transport with tram and train and all the conveniences and food outlets of this prime location. To my surprise I was told no breakfast available. No warning no apology, just a fact to be absorbed. Poor. Secondly oven was impossible to work out with its counter-intuitive operating process. There goes that.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Feb 25, 2024
Dear 36Peter36, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our rooms and appreciated our location. I want to extend my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by the lack of information regarding the breakfast option during your stay. Currently, we do not provide breakfast within the hotel premises; however, we have partnered with a local restaurant to offer breakfast to all our guests. I regret that this information was not communicated to you effectively. To address this issue, I will be organizing training sessions for our Reception team to ensure that all necessary information, including breakfast options, is provided to guests upon arrival. Once again, I apologize for any oversight, and we genuinely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there's anything else we can do to enhance your future stays with us. Best regards, Rahul Dangwal
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F W F wrote a review Feb 2024
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The rooms are with windows that can open and some with balconies, bright, clean with meal making facilities, fridge plus freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Personal laundry facilities on all floors. Prahran food market across road, 24 hour Woolies down lane. Easy access to City and NGV/Botanic gardens via regular 72 tram. Loads of cafe in mornings and bistros at night.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: There is a pool you can use- At the Olsen in Chapel Street
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Responded Feb 12, 2024
Dear fwf2024, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Rahul Dangwal
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Craig S wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
What a great Hotel with friendly approachable staff. The Balcony Room was large and well presented with Art at every turn. The Hotel is just 1 tram ride from Melbourne City and Op Shops galore just around the corner. We'll definitely be staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 29, 2024
Dear Passenger307822, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Cullen. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Rahul Dangwal
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Inessa E wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions24 helpful votes
Very nice hotel with amazing art work. Rooms are spacious and staff are welcoming. Location is close to Prahran market and to lots of excellent cafes and restaurants. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 11, 2024
Dear 206inessae, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at The Cullen Melbourne - Art Series. We are delighted to read that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your visit to our hotel. It is always encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every day. Thank you for your kind feedback, and we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Rahul Dangwal
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PRICE RANGE
$102 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbourneStonningtonPrahranChapel Street
NUMBER OF ROOMS
118
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cullen, Prahran
Which popular attractions are close to The Cullen, Prahran?
Nearby attractions include Magic Men Australia (0.2 miles), Prahran Market (0.07 miles), and Fawkner Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cullen, Prahran?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at The Cullen, Prahran?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cullen, Prahran?
Yes, a parking garage and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cullen, Prahran?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angus & Bon, L'Hotel Gitan, and Tall Timber.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cullen, Prahran?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Cullen, Prahran located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Prahran.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cullen, Prahran?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Cullen, Prahran offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cullen, Prahran?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Patrick's Cathedral (2.7 miles), Old Melbourne Gaol (3.0 miles), and Parliament House of Victoria (2.6 miles).
Is The Cullen, Prahran accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.