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Melbourne – The Blackman


  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony
  • iPod dock
  • Minibar
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Cable channels
  • Restaurant
  • Car parking

Overview – The Blackman

Off a tree-lined boulevard just outside Melbourne’s CBD, The Blackman enjoys a peaceful position while still being close to city and bay-side local attractions.

This captivating art-themed hotel is located off St Kilda Road, known as Melbourne’s business boulevard, three kilometres outside the CBD. Adorned with the works of celebrated artist Charles Blackman, this boutique property is a wonderful base to explore both the city and charming inner suburbs such as St Kilda and South Yarra, famous for Luna Park and Chapel Street respectively. With all the facilities of a hotel including 24-hour reception and in-room dining, The Blackman sets itself apart with thoughtful little extras such as Smart Car, scooter and bicycle hire. There are even Bugaboo prams for rent!

The Blackman’s light-filled, airy suites are ideal for both short and extended stays, with open-plan living spaces, large balconies and fully equipped kitchenettes. Every room features a personal art library, large Charles Blackman prints as well as premium designer fittings. Enjoy a high-definition flat screen TV, iPod docking station and cable channels, along with a minibar and premium bedding.

For a fresh flaky pastry and espresso coffee, pop downstairs to Fleur Depot de pain, a popular café and bakery. Tucked away beside hotel reception, Classico serves authentic Italian fare and an impressive wine list in an intimate setting. If you’re stuck for places to go, speak to the friendly concierge who will cheerfully store your luggage, make dining reservations, call a taxi or point you to the correct tram.

Keep fit in the gymnasium and by jogging around idyllic Albert Park Lake or the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, both just a few minutes’ away. You could also tour the hotel’s artistic displays accompanied by The Blackman’s own in-house curator. Alternatively, walk or pedal into the city where dining, shopping and entertainment options abound.

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Rooms – The Blackman

There are 209 bright, breezy suites at The Blackman with spacious balconies. Décor is contemporary, with fabulous designer furniture, pops of vibrant colour, modern appliances and plenty of space to work or relax.

The Blackman

Studio Suite Balcony up to 28m²
This open-plan unit is a cosy home-away-from-home, equipped with everything you need from a queen bed, sofa and small dining area, to a compact kitchenette and furnished balcony. Capacity: 2 persons

Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony up to 35m²
More generous in size, this light-filled suite is also open-plan but boasts a view. A bath tub is available on request, while a rollaway bed can be set up at extra cost, subject to availability. Capacity: 2 persons / 3 with additional bedding

Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony Twin up to 35m²
With all the features of the Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony, this family-friendly unit offers two separate queen beds. Capacity: Up to 4 persons

Junior Suite Balcony up to 40m²
The bedroom is tucked into a curtained nook off the living area, providing additional privacy when sleeping. Capacity: 2 persons / 3 with additional bedding

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Executive Suite Balcony up to 52m²
The bedroom is separated from the living area by a sliding door in this capacious unit, and features direct access to the balcony. Capacity: 2 persons / 3 with additional bedding

Bay Studio Suite Balcony up to 35m²
This inspiring suite comes with one queen bed and guaranteed views of Albert Park Lake and Port Philip Bay. The Deluxe version of this suite comes with twin bedding. Capacity: 2 persons / 3 in the Bay Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony

Bay Executive Suite Balcony up to 52m²
With more floor space than the studio version and a separate bedroom, this suite also overlooks the water. Capacity: 2 persons / 3 with additional bedding

Penthouse up to 95m²
There are just two penthouses, with full kitchens and entertaining space for up to 10 guests. Both boast a rooftop balcony with sweeping views of the city skyline. Décor is inspired by Charles Blackman’s renowned Alice in Wonderland series. Guests enjoy the services of a personal butler along with complimentary use of eco-friendly Smart Cars throughout their stay (bookings required). Capacity: 2 persons / 3 with additional bedding

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Facilities – The Blackman

  • 209 spacious suites
  • Fleur Depot de pain café
  • Classico restaurant
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Smart car, scooter, bicycle and pram hire
  • Concierge
  • Luggage storage
  • Onsite art tour
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Getting There

There are daily flights into Melbourne from most Australian capitals, regional hubs and major cities in Asia, Europe and the USA. The Blackman is 27km by road from Melbourne Airport, with self and valet parking facilities on site for guests.

Combine With

Victoria has a wealth of regional attractions including several excellent wine regions, the relaxing spa town of Daylesford and the mountainous wilderness of the Grampians. Self-driving is the best way to explore the state, which has excellent roads and is relatively compact.

  • Boutique, self-contained suites just outside the CBD
  • Tranquil St Kilda Road location
  • Easy access to city and inner-suburb attractions such as Luna Park
  • Two excellent onsite dining outlets
  • Hotel-style facilities including 24 hour reception and concierge
  • Room service and minibar
  • Convenient Smart Car, scooter, bicycle and pram hire
  • Charles Blackman art tours with the in-house curator
  • Valet and self-parking options
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium

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