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Art Series - The Blackman
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed at The Blackman for 7 nights and we loved it! Everything was spotlessly clean and all our needs were catered for. The huge bed was extremely comfortable and dressed in good quality linen. The location was good for us as the tram and bus stops were only a couple of minutes walk away, so getting into the city or going down to the beaches was easy. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathan C, Guest Relations Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Hi ATA24,

Glad to hear you enjoyed your week here with us. Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you back at The Blackman Hotel when you next return ‘Down Under.’

Nathan Culevski
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

This was our first stay at an art series hotel. We booked a month in advance and our Saturday night stay worked out at very good value. Our room had two queen size beds, two balconies, kitchenette and shower over the bath. Beds were very comfortable. Considering we were there on a cheap rate I was surprised that our room was on the 16th floor and had nice views.We enjoyed looking at the art all over the hotel and bought the canvas with paints from the mini bar. Downstairs is a French bakery which reminded us of Paris. There were 12 varieties of eclairs. We only stayed the one night and didn't go into the city so the location didn't bother us. We were even given late check out until 1 on Sunday- made our morning very relaxing. We would stay again

Room Tip: the higher the better for views
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Nathan C, Guest Relations Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Hi Jaynic

It sounds like you took advantage of our 28 day prepaid saver, which is a great way to book if you have no plan to cancel! We are glad to read that your Deluxe Twin Suite was well appointed, our signature Art Series beds and linen are even for sale, they’re that popular! Thanks again for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Nathan Culevski
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

I enjoy staying at The Blackman so much that I think I may need to move in!!
It's said that "once you go black you can't go back" - it's an apt expression for this fabulous hotel.

Every Suite is sweet! The staff are superb. The location is perfect - very centrally, but not smack-bang in the middle of the city, convenient to all Melbourne's cool places. And a hotel with balconies? well they're few and far between these days... a vino on the balcony, nice, very nice and the house wines are good too. Room service is excellent, mini-bar prices are the best I've encountered and you needn't go out to hunt and gather.

The perfect spot for a romantic weekend or to catch up on tasks between meetings.
Go, see, absorb, enjoy :)

Room Tip: I've stayed twice now, and booked for a third visit... go to the site and check out pics, they're all good!
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nathan C, Guest Relations Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Dear Fxponential,

We love your expression, how fitting. Thank you for a great review, we love having you here! It sounds like moving in could be an option, did you know that we offer great long stay rates? We can’t wait to have you back here at the Blackman Hotel. See you soon!
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Nathan Culevski/Rachel
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Fantastic Hotel. Rooms are stylish and I feel at home when I am away for work. Love the detail, quality of products provided. I am on my 3rd stay within a month and every visit has been consistent. Last time I stayed I was left a hand written note welcoming me back with some very yummy cake. I love the detail and just how they go over and above to make you feel welcomed. Well Done!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Sharon M
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Nathan C, Guest Relations Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Hi Sharon M,

The team here at The Blackman were so pleased to read your review in regards to your last few visits. Thanks again for your continued support, we appreciate it, and thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you back at The Blackman very shortly!

Nathan Culevski
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Having stayed at the Olsen in the past, I decided to stay at the Blackman this time around while in Melbourne for a business trip. I arrived quite late on the Sunday night after a brutal international flight to find that the hotel's computer system was down. Despite the issue, the staff were friendly and efficient and after seeing how tired we were, checked us into the room manually.

The rooms are modern and comfortable. Our room had two rooms, both with queen sized beds and huge TVs. The room service was quick and tasty and hit the spot after a long trip. The in-room breakfast was great too, although a little on the pricy side for what you got.

The location is great if you have business on St Kilda Rd, but is a short taxi or tram trip to the centre of town.

The Art Series hotels are a breath of fresh air in the Melbourne hotel scene. Thumbs up!

Room Tip: Some of the St Kilda Rd facing rooms cab be a little noisy.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Nathan C, Guest Relations Manager at Art Series - The Blackman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Dear Jason H,

Thanks for your review of the hotel, I am glad we were able to work around technology and get you into your room swiftly. I will pass on your comments in regards to breakfast onto our venue manager of the restaurant. It’s great to hear you like The Art Series Group, be sure to check out The Cullen in Prahan or The Larwill in Parkville next time you drop in for business or pleasure!

Nathan Culevski
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