My wife and I stayed there on our wedding night at the start of May. It was a mix of nice room, bathrooms in need of maintenance, and various levels of service.
The room was nice, and no doubt, on a clear morning, the views out onto Albert Park and the lake are great.
However, for a hotel in the upper tier, there were quite a lot of things amiss - in the bathroom, the bottom of the towel rack had come clean off, and was unfixed to the wall! There were other little details - a soap holder with rust in the shower, a bin with a pedal that didn't work, and neither did the switch between shower and tap mode. We were newlyweds staying one night, so of course we weren't about to spend our night complaining to hotel staff - we ended up filling our bath up from the shower head, And the test of the things didn't phase us at the time, but are all pretty disappointing in hindsight, especially for the price.
The staff were good and bad - we had room service staff who just responded with a 'no' when asked for any wheat-free options (maybe you could suggest something?) - we ended up walking to Cafe Vue for breakfast, which was great. On the other hand, we had some lovely front desk staff.
While we had a lovely time, it probably wasn't due to the hotel.
Feel free to get in touch to discuss.
- 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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