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8.7
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9.3
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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  • Melbourne Aquarium590 m
  • Emporium Melbourne900 m
  • Queen Victoria Market1.07 km
  • State Library of Victoria1.21 km
  • Federation Square1.27 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol1.36 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria1.49 km
  • Melbourne Museum2.06 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance2.27 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground2.54 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Alto Hotel on Bourke

    636 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 10 times

    "From the moment I checked in, room was ready earlier than expected, staff super friendly, room had everything I needed."
    Craig - 9 November 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.0 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Melbourne

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Melbourne in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 6,059 Melbourne properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Location score
    9.3/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.0/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Melbourne properties
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center0.01 km
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport11.1 km

    Rooms available at Alto Hotel on Bourke

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
    2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    2 Bedroom Superior Apartment
    2 Bedroom Superior Apartment
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    1 Bedroom Apartment
    1 Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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    2 Bedroom Standard Apartment
    2 Bedroom Standard Apartment
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed
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    Studio King/Twin
    Studio King/Twin
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Studio Queen
    Studio Queen
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Petite Queen
    Petite Queen
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Studio King Room
    Studio King Room
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    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Deluxe Loft Two Bedrooms
    Deluxe Loft Two Bedrooms
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    What people love about Alto Hotel on Bourke

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The staff is also very friendly and helpful."

      Irene C.

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      24 October 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Enjoyed the massage chair in the spa room - free to guests."

      carina

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      26 February 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great location."

      Tay

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      8 May 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The hotel itself has a small kitchenette which is very conve..."

    Kembell

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    5 January 2019

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    26 mentions
    Housekeeping
    22 mentions
    Food & Dining
    5 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions

    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Love the room as it feels like home with well equipped facil..."

    Irene C.

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    24 October 2016

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Full English/Irish

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Royal Melbourne Hotel
    40 m Australian, Bar, Gastropub
    The Savoy Tavern
    80 m Australian, Bar, Pub
    School of Life
    100 m Australian
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Woodo Korean BBQ
    70 m Asian, Korean
    Shanghai Master Dumpling
    80 m Asian, Chinese
    Kedai Satay
    100 m Asian, Halal, Indonesian
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    Merchant
    330 m Gluten Free, Italian
    Movida Aqui
    380 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Bar Nacional
    550 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Alto Hotel on Bourke from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.9
    Excellent
    From 1162 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (330)Booking.com Reviews (832)
    Rating via Agoda8.7
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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.4
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (101)
    8-9 Excellent (64)
    7-8 Very Good (60)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (8)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (65)
    Jun - Aug (53)
    Sep - Nov (58)
    Dec - Feb (64)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Raul from Singapore
    Couple
    Petite Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good Value, Clean and Convenient”

    Well located hotel, close to the station and amenities. Room is on the small side, but at a competitive price. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is good, but if you don't have it included check out Higher Ground Caffe, just walk via de side Langs Lane and turn left, awesome atmosphere and brekkie (may need to queue a bit).

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    SU from Malaysia
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

    Not much of facilities if your are looking for one. Clean room, free coffee, tea & lollies.”

    Check in on our first day, the lady at the counter wasn't friendly. We came all the way from other country to visit Melbourne and I was prepared for a friendly counter staff. Maybe I was expecting a little too much.

    Reviewed May 04, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Renee from Australia
    Family with young children
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Nice but to many young drunk ppl ”

    Windows only opened a tiny bit kids weren’t happy they wanted to see out the window to the city but trees were blocking a lot , nice heratige hotel for a couple but not best kid inviroment drunk ppl in and out all night trying to start punch ons kids were quiet scared

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

    Hello Renee, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear the kids didn't enjoy their stay. We do try to cater for all including a lolly buffet for the kids. Thank you again!

    Responded December 25, 2018
    Alto Hotel on Bourke
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alex from Australia
    Couple
    Petite Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Nice cozy feel...”

    Loved staying here. Was close to a range of public transport. Modernised but still retained its old world charm. Will definitely book here again and it wasn't just because of the free lollies in the dining room. Would love to stay here during winter with the fire going and play the board games they lay out during the day.

    Reviewed November 13, 2018

    Thank you Alex for your feedback, it really sums up al the hidden gems of our hotel! Please do come again!

    Responded December 25, 2018
    Alto Hotel on Bourke
    9.2
    Exceptional
    CHAU from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Great location, staff and breakfast ”

    The hotel is at a very convenient location, within the free tram zone and near the Skybus terminus and Southern Cross Station. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There are a number of choices for the breakfast and you can even top up the breakfast for more choices. The breakfast is of great value.

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Moira from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Fantastic find.”

    Lovely little hotel central for everything. All staff so friendly and helpful. Extra touches such as free coffee, sweets and apples in dining area were a nice touch. Would definitely stay again and recommend to other.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    CHIN from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Hubby on a business trip”

    Booked my hubby here on a biz trip and everything was good :)

    Reviewed May 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tom from Australia
    Business traveler
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Exceeded all my expectations!”

    The Alto has everything you want and nothing you don't. A very comfortable, modern room with a great bathroom. There is a bar downstairs if you need it and the staff go out of their way to be helpful. Really is only 2 mins from Southern Cross Station and the airport buses.

    Reviewed June 26, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ju from Singapore
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Very good”

    Would be nice if the shower hose was longer. Free parking would definitely be a deciding factor for a longer stay over an Airbnb apartment. Housekeeper absentmindedly left behind a bottle of bathroom cleaning detergent in the wash basin. ;)

    Reviewed June 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    nurliyana from Malaysia
    Couple
    Petite Queen
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Close to tram stop”

    this hotel is very clean and boutique style. the staff is very friendly and the room is good size. would recommend it to others because it is located near Tram stop at Southern cross station in Free Tram zone

    Reviewed April 24, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Que from Japan
    Business traveler
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Great hotel with great location and helpful staffs”

    Perfect location - 5-minute walk to Southern Cross Station, about the same to Collins St tram station, convenience store and restaurants are just a few buildings away, and a film shop next door, which is beyond expectation for film camera lovera. The staffs are all friendly and super supportive. I had forgot to inform the hotel that I would love to check in early, but when I arrived before 10AM, the lovely lady at the front desk helped to prepare my room immediately. Just a quick note: bring your pajamas with you.

    Reviewed February 07, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Harneyda from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Petite Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Excellent location and service”

    Very happy with my stay at Alto. The location is perfect near to Southern Cross Station and easy walking distance to city center. If you are lazy to walk, the tram stop is just 1 min from the hotel. Staff is very helpful, they allow me for early check in which is very much appreciated after a long 8+ hours flight. Highly recommended and will not hesitate to stay here again if I happen to be Melbourne.

    Reviewed January 25, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Great boutique hotel in excellent location. ”

    Loved staying in this excellent boutique hotel. The location on Bourke is pretty much in the heart of the CBD and all the main attractions are walkable. The room comfortable and well appointed with fast WiFi. The longe area in the lobby has free coffee and sweets and a selection of board games. Staff were helpful. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed January 04, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Julia
    Couple
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Fantastic location, great hotel, and brilliant staff”

    Was running out of Melbourne options on the cup weekend but found this little gem. Fantastic location, super knowledgeable and friendly staff. The hotel is very central yet well insulated and quiet - both room to room, and from street noise. Free weekday drinks and complimentary apples are a sweet touch. Nice Melbourne modern deco style aesthetic. I would definitely stay again. A brilliant stay and experience and thanks so much to the staff for forwarding on our lost package this just rounded off a fantastic experience. Thanks Alto!

    Reviewed November 06, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kim from Australia
    Family with teens
    1 Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Nice compact hotel. Excellent location in CBD. ”

    Clean and convenient hotel. Tram and train stations are right at the doorway. Car park is a bit small and accessed from a narrow back lane. Extra care is required for parking. It was a nice stay overall.

    Reviewed June 04, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Irene from Singapore
    Family with young children
    2 Bedroom Standard Apartment
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2016

    Well kept and full equiped. Lovely hospitality.”

    Within just a min walk to the Southern Cross Tram Station, it brings us to the Bourke Street shopping district so conveniently. Love the room as it feels like home with well equipped facilities. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. Well done Alto!

    Reviewed October 24, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Lee from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

    Nice small hotel.”

    Well maintained, clean. Good location

    Nice hotel that close to where I need to work, its clean and tidy. Dining was nice. Free internet access is a nice touch(good job Alto) that many other large hotels still charge(such a dated practice, shame on them). I'll gladly return to Alto on Burke.

    Reviewed August 12, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Chilene from Hong Kong
    Business traveler
    Studio Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Excellent”

    Comfortable, service, location

    Location, staff, comfort level were all perfect I booked for a business trip with my boss. I booked a studio queen for my boss and a petite queen for myself, but I got upgraded into a studio queen for both nights in the end which I much appreciated. The bed was very comfortable and the TV was magnificent. I stayed in another hotel of similar price in Melbourne (right across the street actually, for another few days) and understood these cannot be taken for granted... The staff was friendly and helpful. Helped with booking restaurants, looking up of closing times etc. The service was efficient and friendly Also I received a box of chocolate for my second night and I really appreciated it. It may seem tacky and a routine marketing trick according to hotel procedures but I still appreciated it because I was quite stressed for my business trip and I need the chocolate antidepressants! There were complimentary biscuits too for all nights too. In the end, I guess it was these little things that matter most. Overall it was a very satisfactory stay and worth every penny

    Reviewed April 18, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Min from Singapore
    Business traveler
    1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2014

    Superb Stay!”

    Nice Spa apartment suite, very spacious, close to coles supermarket

    It was absolutely fantastic stay by far for my experience in any of the apartment suite hotel. Its almost had everything you need from microwave, stoves, oven, toaster, whole set of kitchenware and a big refrigerator. Definitely good for those who like to do some cooking and stay for more than 3 to 4 nights.

    Reviewed February 19, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Rinto from Indonesia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

    Green and nice hotel to stay”

    Great location, powered by green energy, free internet

    Convenient access to Southern Cross Station where airport shuttle bus stop and Alto could be reached 1 minute by walk. Convention Center and Crown Casino are in 20 minutes walk to the south. Tram station is also located just in front of the hotel make it easy to sightseeing around the city. Free wifi is a great plus since few hotels in Melbourne do not offer complimentary internet access. You could even get 1 pass code for every device you need to access internet. Every room is also powered by green energy which make us contribute to the environment while staying here. I would definitely stay again in this hotel on next visit.

    Reviewed October 15, 2013
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