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Art Series-The Blackman

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is on fashionable St Kilda Road, near the Botanical Gardens & Prahran Market
  • The art-themed suites each have a balcony & designer furnishings
  • With the Overstay Checkout service, you can check out later when available
  • Family packages include art kits 

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

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 property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

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 wired Internet: 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 45.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 70.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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