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Alto Hotel on Bourke
Ranked #9 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Shepparton, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Alto in Melbourne was an enjoyable stay and well worth the money. We recently stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment and it has everything you need. The staff are all friendly and helpful.
would definitely stay here again.
its also very close to southern cross station and tram lines

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Darwin, Australia
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101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I recently visited Melbourne on business and stayed at Alto on Bourke Street. This was my time staying at this hotel and I will be returning. To be honest, if you weren't looking for it on Bourke Street it could easily be missed. From the outside there is no great facade and even upon entering the building it is older in style. Check in was smooth and I was on the way to my room in no time. The room was a complete surpirise. Very modern with a more than comfortable bed. The television offers a full Foxtel selection and not just a few channels. The bathroom was clean with plenty of room and rather than have tubes or bottle of soaps and shampoos, the room has dispensing cannisters. Much more efficient. On my first night, I dined at the hotel restaurant. The service and food were good. The staff were friendly and helpful The topper is the value. A nice hotel in the middle of the Melbourne CBD for under $200 per night.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Colin C
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Townsville, Australia
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Small boutique hotel in good location close to Southern Cross Station and Bourke St mall. Good value for the rate compared to other hotels. Check-in went smoothly and staff friendly and helpful. Room was extremely quiet. Shower worked well with plenty of hot water. Breakfast very good with the usual continental selection and hot dishes cooked to order. Really couldn't fault the hotel. It doesn't have all the frills of a pool, gym etc but these were not important to us. We would definitely stay at this hotel again when we return to Melbourne.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gmaspin
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North Vancouver, BC
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410 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed three nights at Alto, the check-in by Charlie went very smooth and he was most patient explaining the amenities of the hotel as well as answering tourist type questions about |Melbourne. Our room was clean, bed was very comfortable and there was adequate space to unpack. The hotel has a small dining room, bar and sitting area. Breakfast which can be pre-purchased or bought daily was one of the best we have had on our trip so far. Alto has washer and dryer which is nice when one is away for an extended period of travel. The hotel is also centrally located and within easy walking distance of the Southern Cross Railway Station which is also the central drop-off point for the sky bus from the airport. Cabs are pricey here compared to other cities so taking the shuttle to town can be cost-effective and also convenient.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank paulowlcourt
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Detroit, Michigan
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141 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a fairly new boutique hotel. I am very pleased to see that the actual appearance of the hotel really matches with the photos on the website. In many occasions, the hotel posted great photos and the actual hotel looks dated, The size of the room is a little on the small side. But, everything is well organized. If you are looking for a newer hotel, this is the place,

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 08180326
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San Francisco, CA
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105 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Well located in the center, this place can be overlooked. But, don't: the staff is extraordinarily helpful, the rooms are small but adequate, the windows are all double-glazed for quiet, the A/C works well with minimal noise, and their exercise facility is a very nicely equipped gym up the street, 2 minutes away. Unlimited Internet is included, as it should be everywhere else , but sadly is not. If you require a dedicated concierge and a top-flight restaurant in the hotel, this is not for you. In all other cases, you will be pleased.
It was hard to believe, but their one elevator sufficed quite nicely - I do not recall ever waiting more than 20 seconds or so for its arrival - don't know how they did that!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MHSanFrancisco
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Alto hotel rose well and truly above expectation, mainly because of the kindness of the staff.
Having just been in hospital, I arrived early (11am) to ask if my room was ready (not expecting it to be so), The young lady on the counter, paused said 'no' but I have another room at the front that you're welcome to now.... delays, and says " no better still there is a two bedroom apartment thats ready now ...." Luxury, caught the lift upstairs to a wonderfully spacious apartment with (and this is important) opening windows. Great light filled space and beautifully presented.

On top of that, the young man at the counter, when I asked about trams and transport asked if I had a MyKi card.... what's that? Its a pre-paid travel card. He pulls a card out of his pocket and proffers it. Gives me his own card. Can't thank them enough, especially when asked about good coffee they directed me to perhaps the best coffee/food I've had in some time at a place called Kinfolk just down the road.

Heaven on a stick!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Annie P
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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
#14 Best Value 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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