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The Carlton
Ranked #150 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This place has the most amazing atmosphere. It's a great place to grab a beer (or two) and the staff are very nice. Hassle free to get in the door and prices are not expensive for the CBD. The balcony has plenty of space and great on a hot day.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Amazing decor, great staff, great cocktails and fantastic food. The atmosphere is a delight, every level is amazing. Beer list could be better. This place attracts a really good crowd, there is no cover charge heaps of open-air space yet still warm and sheltered when it rains. .

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

While it used to be a great place a few years ago, admission policy has changed (as experienced in Nov 12) and they now only accept people wearing a tie... or maybe this policy only applies to over 40s and young asians not wearing a tie? (as witnessed...) Also bouncers are aggressive, confrontational and have no hesitation insulting clients. If you come from overseas, you will get the wrong impression of Melbourne by going to this place. If you want to enjoy similar decoration, go the Woodland in Moreland; a little bit out of the way of the city but decorated by the same people who did the Carlton. And you won't be insulted by neandertal bouncers.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

It is a popular bar. I don't know if you can stay there.
Rooftop :Get up high and into a leafy space above the city. $10 for a pint of beer, but worth it.
At a lower level there is a plush, velvety-dark bar with an emu and a leafy balcony. Definitely has atmosphere

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Carlton

Address: 193 - 197 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #150 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carlton strives to achieve an individuality that needs to be seen to be believed. Located in one of Melbourne's historic buildings The Carlton offers four unique bars across three levels, including; the original rooftop bar experience, verdant balconies, intimate booths, a moody restaurant and an extensive cocktail menu. Lose yourself in this tropically inspired antidote to a long winter. ... more   less 

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