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Art Series - The Blackman
Ranked #12 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We stayed here for one night and loved it used room service and it was fantastic very tasty. Bed very comfortable and rooms are great live the art work. Car parking is a bit silly and didnt like paying but you kinda have to in the city. Would love to stay in another art series hotel.

Room Tip: If you can try room service very tasty
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts following your stay at The Blackman. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. If you require any assistance with our on-site, undercover car park in future, our staff are more than happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The Blackman is situated in a pretty pleasant spot, being just a short walk or tram-ride to the city. the room was well appointed with a small kitchenette and an incredibly comfy bed. add to this a great cafe downstairs and pleasant staff and the blackman is a real winner

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you Patrick for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your stay at The Blackman. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Stayed here during the Australian Open, and my mum and I loved the location (short tram ride into the city), and all the trimmings and detail in the room. The small kitchen meant we could prepare food for the days ahead, and have breakfast in-room.
Loved all the art detail around the room, and the floors - we had asked for the mentioned art tour, but noone was available at the time, so we conducted our own walk-around!
Comfortable bed, even the rollaway.
Would love to stay again - will need to keep an eye out for special deals!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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NickGouin, General Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Australian Open in Melbourne is a great time to be in the city, as there is a real buzz about town. Whether you take the tram or walk through the gardens, it is easy to get to Rod Laver Arena from The Blackman. We have recently finished a round of art training for the team, this way we can offer the art tours 24/7. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed in the Blackman for two nights and they were the best sleeps I have had in years. The beds are magnificent. As was everything else.The staff were great: helpful, efficient and kind. We had an executive balcony suite and it was lovely, overlooking the bay and Albert Park Lake.The suite was very well furnished and very comfortable.One very small criticism: two people need more than two large towels. A minimum of three is really required as two towels are used when showering and washing hair.Having said that, the very sweet person who was housekeeping on the floor immediately provided us with extras. Blackman art in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Breakfast in the bakery downstairs was terrific. Great stay, great hotel.

Room Tip: We were on 13th floor, facing the bay. Plenty of natural light and lovely view.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Many thanks for providing us with your feedback following your stay at The Blackman. We place great importance in our customer service delivery so thank you for your kind words. All of our bedding is available for purchase so please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed in a double room with our daughter on the 6th floor with great views over Melbourne. Rooms are very well appointed, ours had a small kitchen, inc fridge, cook top, large sink etc. Two rooms, double bed each, both with large flat panel TV's. Found the rooms to be modern, clean and well organised. A very trendy feel with many Charles Blackman pieces displayed. Staff were friendly but not in your face every time you walk in or out of the foyer, which makes for a more relaxed stay. There's a tram that runs past the front of the building, for easy access to the city, and doubled glazed windows meant we couldn't here it or any traffic noise until we were out on the balcony. We did find parking to be a hassle sometimes, the car park underneath was full on our arrival, but we found a park within walking distance. Over all, a very good experience, and yes I would stay again and intend to.

Room Tip: Rooms above level 6 have the best views over the city.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review following your stay at The Blackman. I could not be happier to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. Please be aware that our staff will assist in parking your car if you have trouble finding a space in our car park again. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed at the suite with a kitchen and a balcony (cleaning crew forgot to clean it though). Even though the kitchen was a little close to the bed for our liking it was an overall great experience. The king bed was fantastic, had the best sleep ever. The reception was helpful and sweet. The fact that there is parking in front of the hotel is a plus in a city. It has a tram stop two minutes away. We booked online and then decided to stay another night by just letting reception know. Best to book it online for cheaper rates especially if you intend to stay over on a weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

I love the art of Charles Blackman, so to stay in a hotel inspired by him was a great opportunity. Thankfully it was a great experience. Our room was very modern and well appointed with beautiful Blackman art placed strategically. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the hotel is within easy reach of the CBD. For its amenities I thought it was reasonably good value.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you Wayne for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts following your stay at The Blackman. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient customer service so thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Blackman again.

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Address: 452 St Kilda Rd | (entry via Arthur Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia (Formerly The Blackman Hotel)
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#10 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: £92 - £221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Blackman 5*
Number of rooms: 207
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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