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“Convenient to everything” 4 of 5 stars
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Alto Hotel on Bourke
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Central Business District)   |  
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Foster, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Convenient to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Got a great deal at the Alto, including breakfast and car parking. The room is not large, but very convenient. Your stay includes a gym pass. Only catch is the gym does not open until 10.00am on a Sunday.

Car parking is a short walk away and the parking outside the hotel is limited, but we seemed to manage OK.

The hotel is only 200 metres walk to Southern Cross Station. It would be ideal for traveller's from interstate or country Victoria. They Skybus from the airport is 200 metres away as is the Country and Interstate train terminal. The tram stops at the front door and the free city circle tram is only 150 metres away.

Rooms are insulated and very quiet!

Good supermarkets and liquor stores are located at the station and great restaurants only a short walk away [Scugnizzo's].

A later check out was arranged with no fuss.

Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was a fantastic hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It's location is easy to find and a short work from southern Cross Station where the airport bus drops you off. We could walk all over Melbourne from the hotel. We liked that it was eco friendly.

Room Tip: Great place. Asked for a quiet and it was very quiet. Staff was very helpful.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My petite queen room is nice and clean and everything a single traveler needs. The bed is very comfortable and I slept well. I was going to say like a baby but that's not always a good thing. The staff are helpful and courteous in the right measure. I like the green environmental policies and actions.. I only wish my little spunk could be here to enjoy this Melbourne stay with me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had a 1 nighter before the GP race and was pleased to find that was not gouged on price due to limited amount of rooms available.
Got into room early and got an upgrade as well which was a boost.
Hotel reminds me of the european boutique type that you find in major cities.
Rooms were on the small side but well equiped and just what you need when out and about all day.
One thing they have which for me was the creme de la creme in a city centre hotel was secondary glazing on the windows. SO NO STREET NOISE AT ALL.
Finaly a hotel which has thought things through.
Had a brilliant nights sleep and an excellent breakfast in a lovely cozy friendly enviroment.
The hotel is wind powered and has its own honey bees on the roof so they do actualy care about the enviroment and actualy do try to help local producers as the food is all localy bought.
I had to move on the next day to meet friends but wished could have stayed here even longer.
Perfect for a romantic weekend break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Didim, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We received a very warm welcome from Andrew on our arrival and he helped us with our questions. The hotel is central to everything, tram stop almost outside the hotel door, railway station a very short walk away, also the depot for Sky Express bus to and from Melbourne Airport.
The room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very good with lots to chose from or the chef will cook a hot breakfast which was delicious. It's a great idea to have free coffee available all day/evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the ease in traveling around. We had trouble with the wifi (probably down to us!) but there is a computer downstairs. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in Melbourne. One negative was checking out, perhaps a bit too rushed to get us out. Overall, a well run property, friendly staff, and great location. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

From the genuinely warm welcome at the front desk to the chekcout this hoitel offered us a first-rate experience. There was nothing worth criticising. Well, perhaps the man who set up the brekkie was a little slow on getting it ready but, it didn't inconvenience us. If only more hotels were as good!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Bruce F
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Very friendly checkin service. Delicious complimentary apples! Tidy comfortable rooms. Ideal location. The Alto reminded us of the delightful older boutique hotels we have found in Europe. Very reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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:
#1 Green Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#8 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Family 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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