The Blackman  5 stars

452 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia, 3004  show mapSave
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Overview

This five-star hotel takes a central location within the bustling St Kilda Road district offering 209 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and mini bars, 42-inch LCD televisions with premium cable channels and pay movies. Balconies have city or lake views. A pillow menu is available.

The hotel provides restaurant and a French patisserie cafe.

The hotel offers four unique spaces for meeting and events. They are flexible in set up; the spaces can be hired individually, or transformed into one amazing function room.

The Blackman gymnasium features an indoor area, cross training equipment, plasma screens, towels, free weights, yoga mats and complementary bottled water.

Car parking is available on site, valet parking is $35 per day and self-parking is $25 per day.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   209.

Distance to:

  • City center Melbourne - 4300 ft
  • Airports: Essendon (MEB) - 13.5 mi, Tullamarine International (MEL) - 13.6 mi
  • Train stations: South Yarra Train Station - 5000 ft, Prahran Station - 1.1 mi
  • Underground stations: Melbourne Central Station - 2.2 mi, Flagstaff Station - 2.2 mi
  • Restaurants: Fleur Depot De Pain (Cuisine: French, Bakery, Wine Bar) - 100 ft, Classico (Cuisine: Italian) - 100 ft
  • Parks Fawkner Park - 1700 ft

Rooms

Studio Suite Balcony features open plan suite with designer furnishings, queen bed, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony/ Deluxe Studio Suite Twin Balcony features large open plan studio with king bed/ two queen beds , spacious living and working areas, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Junior Suite Balcony is a designer furnished suite with separate bedroom area, queen bed, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Executive Suite Balcony is one bedroom suite with king bed, spacious living and working areas, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Penthouse comes with king size bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, working and living spaces, full kitchen and private laundry and a private balcony with views over Melbourne.

Dining options

Fleur Depot de Pain is a French patisserie cafe, renowned for its fresh bread, decadent pastries and changing seasonal French dishes.
It is open seven days a week, from 6.30am – 7pm.

Classico restaurant serves elegant dishes range from traditional Neapolitan 10-inch stone-crust pizzas to fresh egg pasta topped with rich tomato and olive oil based sauces.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is AUD 9.95 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 25 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Library
Room view
  • Bay view
  • Lake view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Dishwasher
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Kitchenette
  • CD player
  • Dressing area
  • Living room
  • Slippers
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 70 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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Studio Suite Balcony features open plan suite with designer furnishings, queen bed, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony/ Deluxe Studio Suite Twin Balcony features large open plan studio with king bed/ two queen beds , spacious living and working areas, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Junior Suite Balcony is a designer furnished suite with separate bedroom area, queen bed, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Executive Suite Balcony is one bedroom suite with king bed, spacious living and working areas, kitchen facilities and private balcony.

Penthouse comes with king size bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, working and living spaces, full kitchen and private laundry and a private balcony with views over Melbourne.

Double Room
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Studio Suite
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The Blackman Studio Suite
The Blackman Studio Suite
The Blackman Studio Suite
The Blackman Studio Suite
Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Bed
Size: 295 sq. feet
View: Bay view
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    Penthouse
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    The Blackman Penthouse
    The Blackman Penthouse
    The Blackman Penthouse
    The Blackman Penthouse
    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 1035 sq. feet
    View: Lake view
    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
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      The Blackman Junior Suite
      The Blackman Junior Suite
      The Blackman Junior Suite
      The Blackman Junior Suite
      Bed type: Queen Size Bed
      Size: 435 sq. feet
      Room facilities
        Deluxe Studio Suite
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        The Blackman Deluxe Studio Suite
        The Blackman Deluxe Studio Suite
        The Blackman Deluxe Studio Suite Studio Suite
        The Blackman Deluxe Studio Suite Studio Suite
        The Blackman Deluxe Studio Suite
        Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed
        Size: 500 sq. feet
        View: Bay view
        Room facilities
          Executive Suite
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          The Blackman Executive Suite
          The Blackman Executive Suite
          The Blackman Executive Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 500 sq. feet
          View: Bay view
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            The Blackman LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • 'Neighbours' Tour
              700 ft
            • Eureka Tower
              1.3 mi
            • Federation Square
              1.5 mi
            Popular areas
            • City Center
              4000 ft
            • Southbank Promenade
              1.4 mi
            • Crown Casino
              1.4 mi
            Places of interest
            • Eureka Skydeck
              1.4 mi
            Train stations
            • South Yarra Train Station
              4600 ft
            • 1.0 mi
            • Flinders Street Station
              1.5 mi
            Convention centers
            • Hamer Hall
              1.4 mi
            • Melbourne Exhibition Centre
              1.5 mi
            Sport related
            Shopping areas
            • Chapel Street
              1.1 mi
            Parks
            • Albert Park
              2700 ft
            • Royal Botanic Gardens
              2700 ft
            Theaters
            • Forum Theatre
              1.6 mi
            Galleries
            • Melbourne Arts Centre
              1.1 mi

            Local Attractions

            • Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
              5300 ft
              111 Sturt Street, Melbourne
            • Sidney Myer Music Bowl
              1.0 mi
              Alexandra Ave, Melbourne
            • Village Cinemas Gold Class
              1.1 mi
              Jam Factory, 1st Floor, 500 Chapel St, Melbourne
            • AAMI Park
              1.1 mi
              Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
            • National Gallery of Victoria
              1.2 mi
              180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne

            Near the hotel

            • Fawkner Park
              1700 ft
              Toorak Road West, Melbourne
            • King's Domain Gardens
              2500 ft
              Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne
            • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
              3500 ft
              Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
            • Melbourne's Gardens
              2900 ft
              throughout the city, Melbourne
            • LaTrobe's Cottage
              2900 ft
              Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
            • Australian Formula One Grand Prix
              3100 ft
              Melbourne, Melbourne
            • St Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk
              3100 ft
              St Kilda Road, Port Phillip

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Fleur Depot De Pain

              84% likes this, based on 69 reviews
              Cuisine: French, Bakery, Wine Bar, Café

              100 ft
              The Blackman Hotel

              Phone: +613 9039 1122

            • Classico

              80% likes this, based on 37 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              100 ft
              452 St Kilda Road

              Phone: 03 9039 1144

            • Balencea Bar and Restaurant

              61% likes this, based on 6 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              200 ft
              454 St Kilda Rd
            • Bakini

              69% likes this, based on 42 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

              300 ft
              468 St Kilda Road

              Phone: 9521 7774

            • Hunter's Kitchen & Bar

              79% likes this, based on 25 reviews
              Price Range: USD 12 - USD 35

              400 ft
              454 St Kilda Road

              Phone: 9867 4466

            Getting there.

            By car to the hotel from Melbourne airport -27km, head north-east on Departure Drive (500m), keep right at the fork, follow signs for Melbourne/State Route 43 and merge onto Tullamarine Freeway/C743 (4km). Continue onto Tullamarine Freeway/State Route 43 (5.2km), merge onto M79 - partial toll road (7.8km). Continue onto Citylink Tollway/State Route 43 – toll road (4.9km), take exit Lorimer Street towards Docklands/Kings Way/National Route Alt 1 (1.4km). Continue straight onto National Route Alt 1 (3.7km), turn left onto Arthur St (190m), take the 2nd left on to St Kilda Rd. The hotel is on the left.

            Public Transport

            The Blackman is conveniently located within Zone 1 of Melbourne's public transport system. Tickets are available for purchase from the reception desk at the hotel.

            Train

            South Yarra railway station is 1.9km from The Blackman.

            Trams

            Near the Blackman there are many trams that run along St Kilda Road from Stop 23 that will take to the city. Route numbers include 16, 3, 6, 64, 67, 72 and 5 and will take everywhere from St Kilda Beach to Camberwell.

            The Blackman Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Blackman

            Average guest rating

            9.0
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 93 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            9.1
            Value
            9.3
            Service
            9.0
            Dining
            9.1
            Location
            9.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              The Blackman is a very hip hotel close to the St. Kilda neighborhood of Melbourne. It also houses a very decent italian restaurant and a cool cafe/bakery. The rooms are very comfortable (I had an amazing king-size bed) and well-equipped for long stays (stove, fridge, dishes, etc.). They also have flat screen TVs with hd channels. The noise level is quite low, so you can get a good night's sleep. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is served very well by public transportation and it is a short walking distance from the Melbourne botanical gardens and a longer walk from the Victoria Gallery of Art. Overall, I enjoyed my stay very much.

              You are not going to be at the center of the nightlife if you stay here. But Fitzroy Street with many good restaurants is a short tram ride away. While your bed is made every day and the towels are replenished, there is not much cleaning being done; it was noticeable in the bathroom.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Group of friends

              the design of the hotel is great and the room is comfortable.

              it's a bit far from the city but it can easily catch up a tram from/to city as the tram stop just locate outside the main road.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Family with children

              We enjoyed the art, education & appreciation of Charles Blackman's story, the comfortable room & facilities & the downstairs cafe & bar services. Having a nearby tram stop was also very convenient.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Group of friends

              The bold decor

              1.Small wardrobe with all hanging space taken up by dressing gowns. 2.No tissues

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Single

              Close to the Botanic Gardens, Galleries, A few steps away from Tram to city or to Beach. Shopping restaurants very accessable. Oh the decor was very impressive. The Art throughout the hotel is incredible.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Group of friends

              The hotel staff were excellent, the room was open plan. Parking was below hotel.

              The hotel only provided single pile toilet paper.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              Luxury at excellent value. Nice finshing touches and easy enough to get to CBD and nearby chapel St shopping!

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              The hotel is very smart and stylish. The location, very close to tram stop 23, makes it very handy for calling in at Melbourne centre. St Kilda is a short tram journey away from Melbourne centre.

              The cafe and restaurant do not serve Australian wine.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              Great rooms, fantastic location and the kitchenette, makes it feel like an apartment.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              friendly and outstanding service; close to CBD and perfect location; new building

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              Front desk very helpful. Rooms new with excellent amenities. Good location to get to downtown and also the beach.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Very comfy bed, great design of rooms.

              Location is a wee bit far from the cbd.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Group of friends

              5 star, clean, modern, excellent location, quiet, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. I really could not fault this hotel in any way.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Group of friends

              Comfortable beds, lots of nice small touches.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Family with children

              The hotel was beautifully decorated with paintings by Charles Blackman. My daughter and I hired bikes from the hotel and biked around to various shopping districts and museums recommended by the hotel. We had a wonderful time.

              • Average rating
                9.2
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