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Art Series - The Blackman
Ranked #13 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We can't wait to go back. Stayed for 4 nights and had a great time in The city. The blackman was close to chapel street for clothes shopping, but at night there are not heaps of restaurants close by. It is pretty easy to get to the cbd though. The room had a big balcony with a nice view of the city and was very clean. The art is a nice change. Mark on reception was very helpful with things to do. We found the staff in the cafe were good too. We would recommend this hotel if you don't want all the hussle of the city. Try the almond crossiants.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you very much for your positive feedback and for your mention of Mark! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and have passed your encouraging remarks on to the team. We hope to see you again next time you’re in town!
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

What can I say, my friends and I had a great weekend at The Blackman. The experience was fabulous from the beautiful and clean rooms all with unique decorating in each and the most comfortable bed, to the perfect location being not far to city while also being able to walk the botanical gardens and Albert Park lake.
The staff were very helpful with our enquiries, suggesting interesting places to visit in Melbourne. You can also hire a scooter or bike if youd prefer the walking.
Ordering room service was easy and fast delivery being very tasty after a long day out. However the food in the restaurant was classic and has a great atmosphere to enjoy with friends and family also. I will be back for dinner even if I wasn't staying.
This is a perfect choice to stay for couples of friends who want to spoil themselves with a weekend away.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

What a great review! We’re so happy to hear that you had a fabulous experience at our property and appreciate all of your positive comments. Thank you for spending your “weekend away” with us, and we look forward to seeing you next time.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

In need of a retreat The Blackman delivered the perfect setting. Most impressive was the size and design of the suite and coupled with the impecable presentation, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cleanliness and the attention to detail from the bedroom to the bathroom as well as the comprehensive suite amenities were well received. The actual orientation of the balcony was also a breath of fresh air as many hotels do not offer this and we really enjoyed the city views. We could not complain about any aspect of the service and in particular the welcome at the front desk was professional and most friendly. The dining facilities adjacent to The Blackman were also most affordable and catered to a wide range of tastes. Congratulations to all staff at The Blackman and we will most certainly be staying again.

Room Tip: Corner room facing the south-east was quiet, spacious and fresh
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you so much for spending your “Grandparents Retreat” with us! Your positive feedback is highly appreciated, and we've shared your great comments with all departments. We strive to give all of our guests an unrivaled and memorable experience, and we’re so happy that we were successful in making your stay special. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Blackman next time!
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I stayed with my partner for a weekend away. The room was very spacious and clean. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was also good. The staff helped with a few things and were extremely accommodating. We will return for our next anniversary.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your great feedback and for celebrating your special occasion with us! We are very happy to hear that your stay with us was memorable, and we look forward to welcoming you back next April.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at The Blackman. The rooms were very big and had a great view of Albert Park. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We would definitly stay here again and will be recommending it to our friends. Thank you

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We do our best to provide excellent service and we’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you again for recommending our property and we hope to see you next time you’re in Melbourne.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed for 7 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Service was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. Bed and pillows extremely comfortable. Room with kitchenette good size even for our extended stay. I loved the artwork and the attention to detail in the room design. Altogether a fabulous time. We recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kimmy W, Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Eve,
We’re so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! We genuinely appreciate your positive feedback and have shared your comments with the team. We look forward to seeing you next time you’re in Melbourne!
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed here for 12 nights from 24th till the 5th of April. The staff were extremely rude and dismissive. My pillow cases had bloodstains on them and the staff made several mistakes on my bill which I had to get corrected, all mistakes where removed. But had I not asked they would have considerably overcharged me. I would have sent them an email inviting them to comment before posting this but when I checked out they didn't even ask how my stay was, so I won't give them the courtesy of contacting them first. Heavy 24/7 construction on st Kilda road meant very loud nights. No notice was given of this. I would not recommend staying here, try the Royce hotel just up the road.

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NickGouin, General Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

We are aware that aspects of this stay did not go to plan, although we politely disagree with some parts of this review. We have attempted to contact the guest directly to resolve any outstanding issues, however without success. We use all reviews to further improve out hotel for future guests.

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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 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#12 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $131 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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