Surrounded by some of Melbourne's lushest green spaces, yet within the Central Business District, the hip boutique Blackman Hotel -- part of the Art Series group -- is in an enviable location. Named after Sydney figurative artist Charles Blackman, whose gentle, dream-like work is displayed throughout, the hotel aims to stimulate its guests' creativity, even offering art kits as part of the family package.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk inside the adjacent Royal Park to the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens, home to over 12,000 species of plants and a sanctuary for native wildlife. Here you can explore the Australian Rainforest Walk and picnic by the Ornamental Lake. Other places of note within the massive park are the Shrine of Remembrance, National Herbarium and Observatory, Queen Victoria Gardens and floral clock on St Kilda Road. There are also two nearby lakes studded with picturesque small islands.
The Blackman is also hot on sustainability, with bikes and eco-friendly smart cars available for hire (AUS$50 a day, approximately£24). The hotel is within Zone 1 and has good public transport links, including Flinders Street Railway Station and South Yarra Railways Station, both within a 25-minute walk. You can purchase travel tickets from reception.
The hotel has two popular St Kilda Road eateries, French café and patisserie Fleur Depot de Pain and Italian restaurant Classico. Each of the hotel's 209 spacious suites features balconies and designer furnishings, with Art Series signature beds. The suites range in size from 1- to 2-bed studios with state-of-the art kitchens to luxury penthouses, residences and group accommodation options. Check out the great options for families. The art kits are a guaranteed hit with the kids.
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPod/iPhone docking station
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: between AUD 10 and AUD 35 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): AUD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Self parking fee: AUD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
Valet parking fee: AUD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
Rollaway bed fee: AUD 70.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
From Melbourne Airport, it's a 19-minute drive, with taxis and Uber costing AU$55-$65 (£27-£32). You can take the airport shuttle bus from the T2 Arrivals bus stop (departs every five minutes), then change at Spencer Street/Lonsdale Street for a Metropolitan bus to Slater Street/St Kilda Road, from which it is a 1-minute walk to The Blackman -- the entire journey takes roughly 75 minutes, and costs around AU$22 (£11), each way.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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