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Alto Hotel on Bourke

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#10 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sidney, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a charming, beautifully appointed small hotel, ½ block from Southern Cross train station and local tram stop. The price includes a dazzling selection of cooked and buffet choices at breakfast. Espresso and chocolate were available all day. (We arrived at 8 am and not only was our room available, but we got breakfast as well.) There are a...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to the Alto a few times and are always welcomed at reception with efficiency. Apartment was very comfortable and bathroom fully stocked. Location wise for tram access is excellent. We chose to eat out most of the time during our stay but the eating area is quite adequate though rather small.

Thank Feline47
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well appointed hotel very close to Spencer Street station and on the tramline so access all over Melbourne is easy. Could barely hear the trams though we were at the back of the hotel. Rooms are quite small but reflect the price. Bed was awesome - I should have bought one - and the whole place was very clean as...

Thank Peter L
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms were thoughtfully renovated, with a small, but clean bathroom and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast area was also small, but with a good menu selection as well as a basic breakfast buffet. Both the night and day staff were friendly and the service helpful, making for a short but enjoyable stay.

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times and love the ambience of this place. Small but efficient rooms in a classic building just a short walk from Southern Cross station. I was upgraded to a suite for my very short stay which was lovely. However when the teams started in the morning it was very noisy and not what I remember...

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here just one night and arrived very late. The hotel is very close to the skybus station, just 200 meters, so no need to take a taxi. Our room had a small kitchen and was clean. Service was good. We had a 1 hour later check out.

Thank adfrajama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed in this hotel for at least 3 times since they had the Tesla destination charger. What we like: - we can charge the car at night. For some reason the charger sometimes only gave 9amp but we used the 3 phase nearby and it gave 32 or 40 amp - great location, we walked everywhere & there is...

Thank Shinta B
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was our fourth stay at this hotel, just the one night this visit. Lucky to be upgraded to a suite this time which was great for unwinding before moving on to another area in Melbourne to attend our son's wedding. We appreciated the extra room. This will be our go to Hotel as we will be spending more time in...

Thank newgirl3
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like cozy then maybe this is the place for you. My first stay at the Alto and probably won't return. Small room, with small window looking out onto laneway at the back of hotel. This was a problem in the small hours of the morning, with shouting and shenanigans waking me up the two nights that I stayed....

Thank Sara H
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a late flight I considered airport hotels most which were more than twice the price of this lovely establishment. I am so glad I stayed at Alto. A short walk from Southern Cross station which is the Skybus terminal- it is convenient. I stayed in a studio room which has a small kitchenette. The bed was very comfortable and...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Melbourne's multi-award winning 4 star eco-friendly boutique apartment hotel that is Carbon Neutral, Green Star and Green Globe accredited.Located in the centre of Melbourne city within a 2 minute walk of the airport express shuttle, shopping, train station and free tram zone. Easy walk to major attractions. Features include rooms, studios & apartments, restaurant & bar, library & book exchange with complimentary espresso coffee, car parking, gym access, massage room & free wifi internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alto Hotel on Bourke

Address: 636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $150 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto Hotel on Bourke 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Alto Hotel Melbourne
Alto Bourke
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Melbourne
#7 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#15 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“Our room faced the side alley and we were surprised how much late night chatter we could hear, but only on Saturday night.”
  • large windows
  • notice the full length mirror
  • love the heated towel rail
njjc, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms have openable double-glazed windows, so it is easy to block out the city noise if you wish.”
O3118GHdavidl, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear are quieter.”
newgirl3, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms at back of hotel have no outlook”
SaraH577, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Ensure you book early to ensure your stay”
411glennm, 1 May 2017 | Read review
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