Art Series-The Blackman
What We Love
- The hotel is a literal gallery of artwork by renowned Australian figurative artist Charles Blackman
- On-site patisserie and deli serve pastries, cakes and fresh bread, baked daily
- Kitchenettes in all rooms to enjoy deli offerings
What To Know
- The hotel is located in a business area two miles from both the city center and St. Kilda, but it makes for an easy and quiet base with excellent tram access
- No pool or spa, but bayside beaches are only a 10-minute tram ride away
- Corporate clientele thins out over the weekend when leisure travelers kick in
- Parking On Site
Modernist: Outside, large colorful canvases by celebrated Aussie artist Charles Blackman decorate the hotel’s black glass façade; inside the show continues with a blaze of expressive artwork on a gallery-size wall behind the reception desk. In the lobby, vibrant teapots spill tiny flowers, and rabbit-shaped lamps dot the floor — all taking their cue from Blackman’s most famous series, which was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Two black velvet wing chairs are positioned to give you a front row seat.
Bed and Bath
There’s more of Blackman’s thought-provoking art in the luxe, self-contained studio suites. Startled life-size Alice images are etched on frosted glass doors leading to marble-tiled bathrooms stocked with quirky Evo products. Elegant champagne-tone carpets, walls, kitchen surfaces and curtains are funked up by purple cushions and acrylic glass chairs. Balconies, with black metal tables and chairs, extend the modern open-plan space.
Two dining options on the lobby level spill out to sunny alfresco areas shaded by umbrellas. Fleur Depot de Pain is a French patisserie, café and deli serving fresh-baked breads, pastries and cakes, and fine coffee, from breakfast to sunset. Classico, an Italian pizzeria, restaurant and bar, is open for all day dining, including breakfast. While the small gym and the rental bikes can help you burn off the tempting delectables, the mopeds and Smart cars available to rent are just another treat.
How to Get There
I stayed here with the family for quick visit to melbourne. Clean room with comfortable bed . Only let down was a bit dark .
Staff was very friendly , just to mentioned housekeeping manager who asked for suitable time for the service and offered extra towels and other stuff for 4 people . Will definitely recommend to my friends .
A comfortable, friendly hotel located on St Kilda Road, a short walk to Albert Park, the National Museum of Victoria, the War Memorial & Botanic Gardens and on a main tram line. What more could you want?
Good location, clean lovely spacious rooms, welcoming staff, good music in foyer, breakfast great and service. Mini bar and room amenities and room information very good. Parking on site, lift wait minimal. Thats why we always come back.
Our stay was just perfect the rooms were beautifully and the reception staff were a pleasure to deal. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud and the view from our room was stunning thanks heaps for a wonderful stay
We enjoyed our stay on a rainy weekend. Slightly disappointed we missed out on using the bikes as they were taken. We found it fairly easy to walk from where we were. There was a rattly pipe that vibrated through our second night in the wind or something.