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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for ten days in Feb and march for a wedding. Ideal for st kinda to get into city tram right outside hotel. A rough junkie hotel one block away the Gatwick hotel but it's ok you just cross the road so they are not pestering you for smokes or money. Hotel rooms are ok blue and Art Deco is...

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TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lavmondo, Thank you for your recent stay and time in providing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found our location to be suitable for a ten days break and well connected by public transportation. Just for your updates the Gatwick Hotel is now officially sold and old tenants has been relocated. I am sorry that you...

Southside
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather happy i chose to stay at Tolarno Hotel. The room is nice, clean and the hotel has an interesting artie feel. It is well priced for its location and its lack of services ie pool gym etc. Regardless I am very happy with my choice. Thanks Trivago

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TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lukeped, Thank you for your kind and honest review. We hope to see you again at the Tolarno Hotel on your next trip in Melbourne. Kind regards, Liberty Latina Front Office Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel, very comfortable and amazing rooms for the price. Good shower and brilliantly comfy bed!! 24hr manned reception and a feeling of great security. The rooms are located away from the front of the hotel so there is no street noise at all (but also potentially no view). The location is literally a 5 min walk to the beach...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main advantage is location. It's reasonably clean. Night reception was very ordinary, not really welcoming, although their day team were lovely.... I booked a standard room for just a night. At check in, they informed me for a free upgraded to a larger room. When I arrived in my room, it was a very small room, that a lot...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Tolarno Hotel in Kt Kilda around 11pm Monday night. We were greeted by the receptionist who was very helpful and pleasant Check in was a breeze and shortly after checked into our room Very Retro style furnishings in the rooms and foyer area including a heap of groovy paintings in room and hallways. Room was a...

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TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your time and sharing your experiences from the Tolarno Hotel. We love your precise and detailed description of your stay with us. Thank you for sharing many useful tips - many of our guests will find them most helpful and informative. We greatly appreciate your kind and fair endorsement. It is always gratifying to know...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda and to be honest this hotel is seriously punching above its weight. To start with the rooms were quite expensive been similar to the Sheraton in Melbourne and this raised my expectations. The room was small and the bathroom minuscule, you definitely couldn't swing the proverbial... Cleanliness was ok and that's all! Bedding...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to Tolarno. We had a great room at the front of the hotel with a very green outlook and a balcony which we love in hotels. The hotel decor is funky and loaded with art. The room was very well appointed clean and fresh. We found the staff polite and helpful and more than willing to...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last week. Don't be fooled by the arty vibe they try and give off. This is quite possibly one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed at. The smell in the rooms is enough to make you sick. The bathroom was mouldy. We ended up staying two more nights at the Prince Alfred hotel due to...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

So let's be clear, this is not a Hilton or Raffles. This is a place of character & flavour & history... & of course art - lots of art! In the tradition of the late Hotel Chelsea in New York, you don't stay here for the luxury. You stay here to be a part of the colourful history - the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here few nights in November, very friendly staff. Rooms are spacious and clean.Coffee and tea facilities, fully stocked mini bar.Close to transport links and 20minutes from central Melbourne.Will be recommending

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Once an art gallery, cafe and private residence of flamboyant Melbourne artist Mirka Mora and her husband Georges, the Tolarno Hotel has always been a creative space in St Kilda. The tradition continues at Tolarno Hotel. In a salute to the charismatic Mirka, the hotel’s walls and halls are hung with striking artworks by emerging and accomplished artists, 150+ works in total including a number of Mirka’s – guest’s often comment that it’s like staying in an art gallery. Today our 4 star hotel awards 3 major student art prizes via the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Monash University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the yearly winners are exhibited in the hotel foyer for 12 months. Many of the artworks in guest rooms are prize-winning student paintings; the remainder are works by prominant local artists. Combine these striking surrounds with our friendly service, well-appointed rooms and suites and location in the heart of St Kilda’s dining and entertainment precinct and you have a stay like no other. With trams just a 30-second walk from our front door offering easy access to Melbourne’s CBD attractions, shopping, restaurants, events and business precinct, you’re connected to everything the city has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tolarno Hotel

Address: 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: $99 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tolarno Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Melbourne
Tolarno Hotel St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
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#1 Green Hotel in St Kilda
#4 Business Hotel in St Kilda
#5 Family Hotel in St Kilda
#8 Luxury Hotel in St Kilda
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“Rooms towards the back are completely quiet. It's worth paying for a studio apartment.”
  • Separate bedroom in studio apartment
 of 5 bubbles CarolynH940, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The front rooms have balconies”
 of 5 bubbles MandyT086, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms will be fairly noisy especially at weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles Windyrog, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms give views of the action on the street, double doors provide good sound insulation”
 of 5 bubbles t0markett0market, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No lift but only a short flight of stairs”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaW535, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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