Initial impression was not good as the staff welcome on arrival was low key, bordering on indifferent. However, the staff on the next shift were much nicer and more helpful and that continued for the 3 nights of our stay.
The room was a good size with 2 balconies, it's nice to be able to sit outside after a day site seeing. The kitchen point was well thought out but a fridge with a quieter motor was needed. Beds and pillows were amazingly comfortable, but the bathroom was really disappointing. It was poorly fitted with shelves/cupboard space for washbags etc, the towels were poor quality and needed replacing and there was a shower curtain around the bath which I hate. These days you expect a glass shower screen. The decor was boring cream and there was only one light in the middle of the ceiling, no mirror light, which meant shaving in shadow.
Leaving aside the issues with the bathroom, the hotel is in a great location, only a 20 minute stroll into the city centre, and close to parks and the Botanic Gardens.
- 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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