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Alto Hotel on Bourke
Ranked #11 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“stylish, high quality hotel with great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2009

Great hotel with some funky touches and a very good breakfast with hot food cooked to order. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were very modern and comfortable. Was a charming experience and would return. I got it for $145 a night for a studio double with breakfast which i thought was good value for central melbourne.

  • Stayed January 2009
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2009

Pros:
- Good location - close to train/tram station and city sites
- Helpful staff
- Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee etc.

Cons:
- Tiny rooms
- Tiny bathroom
- Minimal amenities

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — Tiny rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Alto during our trip down to Melbourne to see the musical Wicked. We spent 4 nights there and very much enjoyed our stay.
Our room was small but extremely clean. Staff were extremely friendly and more than happy to help us in anyway possible.
We also very much enjoyed our complimentary breakfast we received with our accommodation, and as I have a food allergy the staff were extremely accommodating and I did not feel like I was being a hassle at all.
Very close to DFO shopping but a 10 min walk into the CBD or a 2 min tram away.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Molly201
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Los Angeles, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2008

I had a very enjoyable stay at the Alto Hotel. The location is perfectly located right in between the Docklands / Waterfront City and the CBD. About a 15 min walk to Federation square and there are also many public transportation options nearby. Vibe-wise the rooms remind me a bit of a New York City hotel.

The staff was very friendly and made sure we had our bearings - they even gave us an umbrella when it was raining at no charge.

I also appreciated their ecological focus as well. The restaurant downstairs isn't really a good hang-out, but with so many bars and restaurants nearby, that didn't really bother me.

For the price, I would highly recommend for anyone going to Melbourne!

  • Liked — Location, Value, Quality
  • Disliked — No complaints :)
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank lenkarm
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Melbourne
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162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2008

This is a classy little hotel, perfectly positioned, beautifully appointed and with impeccable service. Four of us stayed there for my daughters graduation at Telstra Dome, which was just a 5 minute walk , and the next day hopped on a tram just outside the door and headed into the CBD to shop.
The hotel rang the week prior to confirm and made the kind and thoughtful offer of a free upgrade to a 3 bedroom apartment rather than the two bedroom we had booked to give us a little extra space. Parking at $15 was excellent with as many exits and entries as we wanted plus the option to leave the car in the carpark even after checkout until we had finished our shopping in the city.
We didn't eat breakfast there but can recommend Langhams just a couple of doors down for excellent, cheap breakfasts and lunches. The real plus of the Alto is that it is slapbang in the middle of some of the best , clubs, bars and cafes as well as being perfectly positioned to tram, train and bus travel, the Docklands trendy precinct and that hideous DFO outlet.
Their own website rates seemed as reasonable as any of the discount sites but I guess shopping around will find the very best deal.
I've stayed at many Melbourne hotels and this for me is the pick for the money, quality, posiion and service.

  • Liked — Posiition, space and decor
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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1 Thank Rodandi2
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northumberland,
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2008

Stayed at this hotel before 2.5 yrs ago. Decided to stay in one of their flats. 3 of us supposed to go but one ill. Nice flat and plenty of room in two bedrooms. Quite plain accommodation. Meals in hotel very good and restaurant staff very helpful. They had lists of nearby food places. Did not think much of Pizza Place around corner beside Seven 11 which was good.

Staff at desk were very helpful.

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Thank mooroolbark
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Lake Macquarie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2008

In Melbourne for a conference, my wife and I enjoyed a 6 night stay at the Alto. This is a top class hotel, with excellent facilities. We had a clean and modern room, the daily room service was high quality, and the reception staff very friendly and helpful. The Alto is located in close proximity to Southern Cross Station, with an easy 100 metre walk possible after dropoff at the Station by Skybus from the airport. Trams are at the door, and there are a range of eateries and pubs in close walking distance. 10 minute walk to Bourke Street Mall, Chinatown, Southbank, and the Telstra Dome. You won't be disappointed.

  • Liked — Location close to venues
  • Disliked — Nil
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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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
#9 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#10 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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