What can i say i was expecting allot especially after the reviews I had read unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations. There were allot of reasons and not much had to do with the hotel staff but more to do with people writing the reviews had built it up as being the best hotel in Melbourne and if they think that then they have got allot of problems.
Lets get one thing straight you get what you pay for and by no means do i have any ill feelings toward the Blackman or the staff they were great but as a hotel it is extremely average and dressed up. An analogy would be an average chick wearing a fancy dress with lots of make-up but when you wake up the next morning your dissapointed.
We had taken our family there on a holiday for my dads birthday and i had convinced my parents to stay there because the reviews were so awesome unfortunately the people must have stayed at a different hotel and i felt embarrassed that i had convinced them to stay there because it wasnt as good as the reviews. The rooms were so small and we had one of the bigger ones the pictures don't show you how small they are and they are definitely not private all i can say is that if you are looking for a family hotel this is not it.
I wish i had paid the extra $1000 or even $2000 to get a better, bigger, hotel closer to the cbd and with a heated pool it was a nightmare trying to keep the kids entertained and it was like don't touch that don't touch this and allot of the people that were staying there were so pretentious it was like how dare you bring kids into an establishment like this which was quite funny since it was so cheap. Mind you i did talk to a guy in the elevator who paid allot more for the same room compared to us so maybe we just got a good deal.
This hotel would suit Business people, a couple, Solo definitely NOT FAMILIES don't make the same mistake i did.
The staff were great really nice and helpful and the paintings were great too if you are into that kinda stuff but if you want a great family holiday i would suggest somewhere else but expect to pay for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a contemporary, boutique interior and an enviable St Kilda Road location, just a stones throw from Melbourne’s CBD, The Blackman Hotel will inspire Melbourne’s imagination. A destination perfect for business or leisure travellers, this unique Melbourne hotel boasts 209 guest accommodations and suites, a selection of which host private terraces.Built within and above the historic Airlie Mansion, The Blackman Hotel will charm and inspire guests with the works of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Charles Blackman, showcased throughout this unique hotel space.The Blackman Hotel is also dedicated to ensuring your visit to Melbourne is complete with dining options to tempt your tastebuds. Experience two of Melbourne’s hottest new restaurants right at your own doorstop. Couple this with our state-of-art gymnasium and your luxurious five-star experience is complete. ... more less
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