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Art Series - The Blackman
Ranked #12 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

My partner organised a special week end for us, he chose This hotel. The hotel is close to the city, with a tram ride just steps away. The rooms are clean and have room to spread your thing out. The staff are available and do there job.

The cost of Internet ridiculous, so many places offer it for free.

The cost of mini bar ridiculous, $11.00 for one packet of Natural berry bliss. Come on they are $3.00 in any store.

There is nothing wrong with this hotel, it's like every other 4/5 star hotel out there.

The people I spent my time with while staying at the hotel, is what made it special.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lauren H, Front Office Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property following your recent stay. We are in the process of reveiwing our internet costings and are hopeful that some changes will be made shortly. Our Priority Guest Rewards membership program offers guests 50% off internet and also a number of other wonderful benefits. This program is free to join and you can easily sign up through our website or on site at any Art Series/Rydges/QT property. There may have been some confusion, with regards to our mini bar, as our natural confectionary is only $4.00, while our freckleberry chocolates are $11.00 per box. I am happy to hear that you had a special stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Fantastic Location, great staff and beautiful rooms. The decor, the amazing art, and stylish room... it all made my stay unique and special. Additionally, all the artwork on display throughout the hotel makes it a very interesting and exceptional experience. Very Romantic! :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

Thank you Rebecca for sharing your kind words following your stay at The Blackman. We could not be happier to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look fowrard to having you back again soon.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Terrific location,friendly staff and amazing art throughout. It's wonderful to to get away from mundane and predictable hotel rooms and experience the uplifting feeling as soon as you walk through the door. Thank you Blackman for bringing art and a bit of culture to your guests.

Room Tip: Bay view room on high floor to experience the wonderful views and feel of Melbourne.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

We could not be happier to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Blackman so thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I've stayed at this hotel twice, the most recent being in April and both times I loved it. The rooms are gorgeous, the staff are friendly and it just makes for an enjoyable stay. It was my partners first time at this hotel as he enjoyed it just as much as I did. I can't wait for my next excuse to stay!!

Room Tip: Pay the extra and get a Bay View Room - worth it.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us following your stay at The Blackman. I have shared your kind words with our team and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The Blackman has now become my hotel of choice when I am in Melbourne. The decor, amazing art, friendly staff, amazing room... it all made my stay unique and enjoyable. All the artwork on display throughout the hotel makes it a very interesting and intriguing experience. Bravo Blackman! Well done.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us following your stay. We could not be more excited to hear that we are now your hotel of choice and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

My sister & I stayed in this hotel at the beginning of August for an extended weekend break in a Double Twin Suite. The room layout was perfect with two different sleeping areas separated by the bathroom and each sleeping area had its own individually controlled TV which means no-one has to compromise on what you want to watch!! The room was an excellent size for the two of us and it was great to have a small kitchenette area and the balcony was a nice addition also. Had the weather been a little warmer the balcony would have been a nice spot to sit in the afternoon. The room was very stylish in its decoration and very well maintained. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable which seems to be quite rare these days! Internet access was quick & very reasonably priced, given it seems that all hotels in Australia seem to charge for this still. Check in was quick & efficient, albeit a little confusing at one point re the charging your credit card upfront & then refunding within 3 days of check out if you choose to avoid the credit card surcharge & settle your bill with a debit card, however I'm pleased to say it all worked out fine & it's probably just me not used to this system. The hotel is situated in a great location just off St Kilda Rd which makes getting into the city very quick and easy on public transport. On one side of the hotel is a great little Italian bar/restaurant which had a small but perfectly formed menu for both food and drink and on the other side is a great little coffee shop which does a good continental breakfast & a great coffee if that is what you are after. The Italian restaurant is very popular with both guests & locals so be sure to book to avoid disappointment, particularly on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Having said that, the wait staff were very good at getting everyone seated within reasonable timeframes if you are eating early in the evening. It also has a limited take away menu if you just feel like retreating to your room. All in all a great stay in Melbourne and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. I would definitely look at staying again next time I'm in Melbourne.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts following your stay at The Blackman. Your review is very informative and future travellers would certainly benefit from the information you have provided. Your kind words are much appreciated and I have shared them with our team. We hope to welcome you back to The Blackman again soon.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a room for 2adults and 2kids, this might be the one for you. The room offers 2 separate sleeping areas with their own tv's. The room also has kitchenette and lounge area.

Serviced by an above average Italian restaurant and a cool breakfast cafe, the Blackman offers something a bit different from the normal city hotel.

Stayed: July 2014
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Lauren H, Rooms Division Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review following your stay at The Blackman. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Deluxe Twin Suite and your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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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 - £220 (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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