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Alto Hotel on Bourke

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Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
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, library & book exchange with complimentary espresso coffee, car parking, gym access, massage room & free wifi internet.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Electric vehicle charging station
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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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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A very comfortable hotel with welcoming reception staff. The rooms are very well equipped with kitchenette facilities and good sized bathroom. The beds are amazing. Happy hour in downstairs bar; breakfast buffet with lovely cooked dishes. Convenient location to Southern
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I travel quite regularly for work and Alto Hotel on Bourke is situated right in CBD, extremely convenient to anywhere! The room is definitely designed for a business traveller like myself where the working desk had everything I need. From easy access power point to lighting, to
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Stayed for three nights, in a one-bedroom apartment at the front of the hotel, no noise from the street or patrons of the hotel across the street, apart from the clangs/bang and building vibrations from the No 86&96 trams passing over the crossover section of the tracks.
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Response from AltoMelbourne, Front Office Manager at Alto Hotel on Bourke
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review acpcbr, We are glad you were able to enjoy your stay with us and had positive interactions with our front office staff! Unfortunately, despite the double glazing on room windows, our 1 Bedroom Spa Apartments do face on to Bourke Street and some residual noises can be heard such as the trams running over that crossover too fast, as you have mentioned. We do suggest to guests who are looking to book a quieter room, or who are more sensitive to city noises, they book our standard 1 Bedroom Apartment as these are located at the back of the building, away from Bourke Street and trams. Thank you for bringing the issue of dusting and vacuuming to our attention, this is definitely not our usual housekeeping standard and has been addressed with our team as a matter of urgency. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Melbourne in the future and show you a fully rounded and enjoyable stay.
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We spent four days at the Alto on a breakfast inclusive package and were very satisified with our stay. The location is excellent being within the free tram area and just a couple of minutes from Southern Cross station and the express bus to the airport. Rooms are a reasonable
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We love staying at the Alto on Bourke in Melbourne. It’s so convenient; we arrive at Southern Cross Station and walk less than a block to the Alto. Beds are fantastic, facilities are clean and well maintained and the staff are very helpful.
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I just checked with their reception desk to make sure my memory was correct. Some of (not all) the larger apartments have their own washing machine and tumble dryer, plus there is a communal coin operated laundry within the hotel. Since reception is open 24/7 they will always give you some change for the machines. If you have booked a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment send them a note and ask to be allocated one of the rooms with a washing machine. I find them very cooperative and helpful if they know of your need. Regards John
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Yes, They have 24 hrs reception desk.
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yes. And the service, we found,was wonderful.
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Hello Cynthia There are quite a few good tours we suggest the following day tour companies. GoWest. Autopia or Melbournes Best Tours. If you search for them online you will get more details about the tours they offer for the Great Ocean Road. Regards, Gary
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Does the hotel no longer have a smoking room. Smoking not allowed on balcony? Thanks.
Dear Nicole, sorry for the late reply. We did have a smoking room many years ago on the ground floor however due to new local regulations we have had to re-purpose the space. Alto hotel is fully non smoking and smoking is not allowed on balconies. Smokers are welcome to use the adjacent laneway, an ashtray has been placed for their convenience.
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"Don't stay in a front room"
"I am not sure which side our room was on but it was so quite, dark and comfortable."
"Both rooms we stayed in were quiet, no views though"
"If you book a suite - check if it has stairs if you can't manage stairs"
"Some lower level rooms which adjoin a walking lane can get a bit noisey late at night."
US$103 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
alto hotel melbournealto bourke
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneCentral Business District
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