Alto Hotel on Bourke Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Melbourne, Australia

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Pros

  • Convenient location in the city center
  • All rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi
  • Apartment-style units have kitchenettes or kitchens
  • Environmentally friendly perks include free parking for guests with electric cars or hybrids and rooftop beehives
  • Cozy library-themed lounge with tasty cocktails and a fireplace
  • "Relaxation" room with massage chairs
  • Free coffee, hot chocolate, and tea

Cons

  • Room decor is bland
  • No on-site fitness center (but guests have free access to a nearby gym)

Bottom Line

The Alto Hotel is housed in a 19th-century building and offers 50 rooms and apartment-style units. Room decor is bland -- walls are blank, all beds have lower-quality red comforters (no down duvets), and the furniture is utilitarian -- but all are clean and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, Studio Apartments have kitchenettes, while Apartments feature full kitchens. The hotel's real claim to fame is that it's the first carbon neutral hotel in Australia. Green-friendly perks include free parking for guests with electric or hybrid cars, free car recharging, and rooftop beehives. The hotel doesn't have many on-site amenities aside from a lounge and a simple restaurant -- there is no pool, spa, or fitness center -- but guests get free access to a nearby gym and the location is convenient for seeing the sights.

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 Location

In the City Centre, near the Etihad Stadium

The Alto Hotel is located in Melbourne's City Centre, also the city's Central Business District. Though it is home to many offices and businesses, it is also the heart of the action in Melbourne. As the city's core, the City Centre is a great option for those looking to be within walking distance of all the major sights.

Melbourne may be Australia's second largest city (with four million residents), but it's the country's cultural capital. It's situated on Port Phillip Bay, and packed with Victorian buildings, museums, galleries, large parks, and gardens. The tree-lined streets and green spaces create a clean, eco-friendly vibe, which might be a reason why Melbourne has consistently been dubbed as one of the world's most livable cities.

  • 17-minute drive to the Avalon Airport
  • 22-minute drive to Tullamarine International Airport (main airport)
  • 6-minute walk to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center
  • 10-minute walk to the Etihad Stadium
  • 10-minute walk to the Melbourne Aquarium
  • 13-minute walk to the Bourke Street Mall
  • 17-minute walk to the Queen Victoria Market
  • 20-minute walk to the Eureka Skydeck 88 with sweeping city views
  • 20-minute walk to Federation Square
  • 7-minute drive to the National Gallery of Victoria
  • 8-minute drive to the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 12-minute drive to South Yarra, home to high-end shops and restaurants

 Bottom Line

The Alto Hotel is housed in a 19th-century building and offers 50 rooms and apartment-style units. Room decor is bland -- walls are blank, all beds have lower-quality red comforters (no down duvets), and the furniture is utilitarian -- but all are clean and feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, Studio Apartments have kitchenettes, while Apartments feature full kitchens. The hotel's real claim to fame is that it's the first carbon neutral hotel in Australia. Green-friendly perks include free parking for guests with electric or hybrid cars, free car recharging, and rooftop beehives. The hotel doesn't have many on-site amenities aside from a lounge and a simple restaurant -- there is no pool, spa, or fitness center -- but guests get free access to a nearby gym and the location is convenient for seeing the sights.

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Address

  • 636 Bourke St, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Room Types

  • Hotel Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Studio Apartment
  • Three Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Loft

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 50
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Address: 636 Bourke St, Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia
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