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Art Series - The Blackman
Ranked #12 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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15 reviews
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“Loved everything about it”
Reviewed June 7, 2011

Stayed for three nights at The Blackman....everything was fantastic! Checkin staff were friendly and helpful, the room was gorgeous, so many unique touches. The mini kitchen was amazing..although we only made tea and coffee. I think the bed was the most comfortable I've ever had in a hotel. It was great having a balcony and being able to open a door to get fresh air. We had breakfast in the cafe downstairs every morning - fantastic quality, value and service.
One small quibble - no full-length mirror in the room.
Although it's not right in the middle of the city, the tram is a 2 minute walk and they come along very frequently...I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Ben_Ezard, Guest Experience Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, June 20, 2011
Thank you for such a kind review. I am so glad to hear you were so happy with every aspect of the hotel. We always try to make sure every guest feels welcome and enjoys every aspect of the hotel, and it sounds like we have succeeded during your stay! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Melbourne.
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

This is the second time I've stayed at the Blackman. This time however I spent nearly two weeks there to recuperate after having surgery at the Royal Woman's Hospital (to ensure I had adequate rest away from the house & kids!). I was upgraded from a studio to a deluxe studio, which was much appreciated. The staff were friendly & always helpful. The room as always, was lovely, clean & modern. Love love love the Depot de Pain downstairs, and even though the room enables one to self cater (good sized fridge, microwave, cook top etc) I really enjoyed my daily brunches or lunch there. Thank you Blackman Hotel for a wonderful & relaxing stay during my recent convalescence!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Ben_Ezard, Guest Experience Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this review, June 7, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review The Blackman. It is wonderful to hear that we were able to provide a relaxing environment for you to recuperate after your time in hospital. As always we were delighted to learn that our staff were friendly and helpful. From all of The Blackman staff we are wishing you a full and speedy recovery, we look forward to seeing you back at The Blackman very soon.
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Ben Ezard, Guest Expernece Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

From the excellent staff when checking in, to the well appointed, stylish room with the most comfortable bed that I have EVER slept in when away from home, the yummy food in the french bakery/cafe, yet again professional desk staff when checking out, to the central location of the hotel in regard to getting out and about in Melbourne, The Blackman Hotel has it all.
Cannot fail to impress the most jaded traveller, well worth a visit and a gem that I will be passing on to my friends.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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San Giuseppe Jato, Italy
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Great visit, couldnt be happier with the hotel, beds very comfortable

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Croydon, Australia
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

From the moment my wife and I entered The Blackman, we were met with excellent design, high maintenance quality and great customer service. Our room was surprisingly spacious, with excellent use of mirrors to expand the apparent space. The bed was an absolute winner in terms of space and comfort.

The appliances and general fittings of our room were top-notch and easy to use.
Furthermore, the car parking at the Blackman was simple, easy to navigate, easy to access via lifts or stairs and very handy. Recommended!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

I stayed here for work for 4 nights.It is well appointed, the bathroom is on the small side, really comfortable and good service.The location is ideal for getting to the city without being in the CBD and well priced.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

The Blackman is excellent, stayed at the Cullen previously and this is just as good. Love the ambience, decoration and the fact that you feel as if you've been to an exhibition of the artist's work and slept over! Super comfy beds, quiet, spotless, all just great.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Art Series - The Blackman
Address: 452 St Kilda Rd | (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:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#10 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Family 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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