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“A delight.”
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The Carlton
Ranked #159 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Amazing decor, great staff, great cocktails and fantastic food. The atmosphere is a delight, every level is amazing. Beer list could be better. This place attracts a really good crowd, there is no cover charge heaps of open-air space yet still warm and sheltered when it rains. .

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

While it used to be a great place a few years ago, admission policy has changed (as experienced in Nov 12) and they now only accept people wearing a tie... or maybe this policy only applies to over 40s and young asians not wearing a tie? (as witnessed...) Also bouncers are aggressive, confrontational and have no hesitation insulting clients. If you come from overseas, you will get the wrong impression of Melbourne by going to this place. If you want to enjoy similar decoration, go the Woodland in Moreland; a little bit out of the way of the city but decorated by the same people who did the Carlton. And you won't be insulted by neandertal bouncers.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

It is a popular bar. I don't know if you can stay there.
Rooftop :Get up high and into a leafy space above the city. $10 for a pint of beer, but worth it.
At a lower level there is a plush, velvety-dark bar with an emu and a leafy balcony. Definitely has atmosphere

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 193 - 197 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #159 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton strives to achieve an individuality that needs to be seen to be believed. Located in one of Melbourne's historic buildings The Carlton offers four unique bars across three levels, including; the original rooftop bar experience, verdant balconies, intimate booths, a moody restaurant and an extensive cocktail menu. Lose yourself in this tropically inspired antidote to a long winter. ... more   less 

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