I had an enjoyable two nights at The Blackman. The room was really comfortable and spacious; it was spotlessly clean; the bed was good (but a bit soft); and the place just has a nice feel about it. Like another reviewer here, the staff were variable but even the less than friendly ones were efficient (other than at breakfast - see below). I particularly loved the Smart Car hire on the hour - very handy, and much cheaper than a taxi. The bistro/restaurant is worthy of a mention: the fresh fish meals I had were both delicious and, of course, the location is one of the nicest areas in Melbourne.
It was a bit overwhelming with a conference or workshop on both days, with attendees swarming all over the breakfast rooms at the same time and taking up the lifts. In fact, the breakfast was one of the big drawbacks. I made the mistake of going to the small coffee shop instead of the bistro: it was slow (took 20 minutes just for the order to be taken), understaffed and, after 40 minutes more waiting, I couldn't wait any longer for my bread and jam and had to leave.
- 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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- Art Series - The Blackman Hotel Melbourne