We spent 4 nights at Alto from 12th September. We had asked our travel agent to change our booking to this hotel based on the tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Upon our arrival we were greeted at reception by Gary and Andrew. We had booked and paid for Alto 6 months previously which included breakfast.
However when we made enquiries about the day trips a week before we arrived in Melbourne, we discovered all of them left early in the morning with no time to have breakfast in the Restaurant. When we explained this to Gary and Andrew they immediatly organised to have a continental breakfast delivered to our room the evening before we left for the trips.Andrew took us to meet the Restaurant staff and they sorted everything for us. The breakfasts were fantastic.
As we were not in our rooms for very long during each day the smaller size was not too much of a concern. We had the Queen studio. However I personally did find the shower a bit small and a bit of a squeeze to get into. But then I am larger than normal.The water was lovely and hot and I liked the soap dispensers. We were advised that a new bed had just been installed the morning of our arrival. We found the mattress was a bit soft. However this is just personal taste. The room itself was beautiful and clean with the free wifi a bonus. The kitchenette was great and the cookies, traditional and herb teas were lovely. I like the green focus of the hotel. Another thing we noticed was the quietness of the refrigerator. We have been in accomodation where it has driven us to distraction. Also the airconditioner for heating was barely noticable. In regard to quietness the room was so peaceful. Even though there was a laneway outside we couldn't hear anything. The double glazing works a treat. The hotel is in a good location with the trams just metres away. Once we got used to which trams go where, getting around from Alto was no problem at all. There are resturants and a convenience store just a short walk away. All in all we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Alto.
- 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, library & book exchange with complimentary espresso coffee, car parking, gym access, massage room & free wifi internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alto Hotel Melbourne
- Alto Bourke