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Alto Hotel on Bourke
Ranked #10 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great boutique hotel with everything you need.”
Reviewed March 15, 2011

Half a block up from Southern Cross station & the Sky Bus terminal from the airport,this well appointed boutique hotel is on the Bourke street tram line which also runs over to South Bank & down to St. Kilda. Docklands is within walking distance too.

It's also a short walk to Collins St.

Friendly, helpful staff & good facilities - recommend Queen studio or one bedroom appt.

Al & Kerry .... Perth, W.Australia

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2011

I booked this hotel based on recommendations and also because they advertise that they have a massages available for guests. Well, they have massage chairs which was a disappointment.
Beside that the hotel is in good location, 3 min walking distance form the train station which is connected with the airport. The interior of the hotel is new and the design is nice. But normal room is very very small. I stayed there only for 2 nights, and it was ok. For a longer time it is really too small.
Staff members were friendly and helpful, which was really nice to see. If you have your own laptop internet is free of charge.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2011

Within walking distance to the nearest supermarket.. Very convenient.
Friendly and helpful staff
Only if the room is slightly bigger and the lock is working, it will be prefect.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Having read the hotel review and we booked the hotel.
Upon arrival, we were both very disappointed with the look and the facility of the hotel.
The room was old and walkway down to the room was narrow.
The old blanket cover needs to be replaced.

No gym/pool in this hotel. There is a complimentary gym facility which you need to collect some voucher from the front-desk. And they charge for internet.

The hotel is very close to skybus terminal, so it is good if you plan to stay for your last night in Melbourne before taking the skybus to airport. Other than that, not recommended for shopping trip.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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AltoMelbourne, General Manager at Alto Hotel on Bourke, responded to this review, March 2, 2011
Alto Hotel is situation in a fully refurbished 1914 heritage listed building. The building was redeveloped into a hotel in 2006. Our marketing policy is “truth in advertising” and we feel that images, information on websites that we have contributed too including our own accurately reflect our decor, service, facilities and design.

When designing the best use of the available space within the building considering heritage restrictions we choose to utilize space with the guest rooms rather than having large corridor.
Before choosing wool blankets or the commonly chosen doona / duvet, we did some research on what would be best for our guests. Studies at that time indicated blankets are more effective than doonas/duvets for regulating temperatures in bed - and they can provide a more uniform temperature than doonas thus providing better conditions for sleep.

Unlike most hotels in Australia of 1 March 2011 wireless internet is now included free of charge for all guests during their stay. We also provide computers in our lounge with the first 30 minutes per day free. Additional time on these computers is $2 per 30 minutes.

Our location is ideal for easy access to the airport express (Skybus) terminal that is under Southern Cross Station the main train station (Metro, regional and intestate trains). Within the station complex is a shopping mall with approx 100 shops. The Bourke Street Mall (major shopping precinct) is a short walk (10 minutes) or a quick tram ride from our door.
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Reviewed February 27, 2011

Highly recommend this hotel on all counts. Melbourne is a lovely city - stay here and you'll enjoy it even more.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

A quiet area, public transport close by. Very comfortable beds and all facilities in the Studio suites. Our view was rather disappointing and there is no restuarant open on the weekend. However as there was a very good hotel about 100m down the road, this was not a problem and we enjoyed a sustantial breakfast there. We are quite happy to return to the Alto.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

An awesome location on Bourke ST. Close to DFO and Hudsons. Walking distance to Southbank, Casino. Tram stop from theatres and shows. Easy to get around! Great staff and lovely rooms!!
All in all a great place to stay

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Alto Hotel on Bourke
Address: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#15 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto Hotel on Bourke 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melbourne's multi-award winning 4 star eco-friendly boutique apartment hotel that is Carbon Neutral, Green Star and Green Globe accredited.Located in the centre of Melbourne city within a 2 minute walk of the airport express shuttle, shopping, train station and free tram zone. Easy walk to major attractions. Features include rooms, studios & apartments, restaurant & bar, library & book exchange with complimentary espresso coffee, car parking, gym access, massage room & free wifi internet. ... more   less 
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