Alto Hotel on Bourke

636 Bourke St., Melbourne, VC 3000 Australia (AUS)
4.0 Star Downtown Hotel
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Very Good

Based on 1828 guest reviews

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  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 50 rooms in property
  • 4 floors in property
  • 7 suites in property
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.8/10

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Room Types

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Check RatesModern 1 Queen or Single Twin Beds Microwave Cable Broadband and Wireless Air Conditioning
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Local Attractions

Easy walk to Crown Casino, Sea Life Aquarium, Queen Victoria Market, the Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome), Docklands, Airport Bus city terminal, DFO shopping centre and Southern Cross Station. Quick free tram ride followed by a short walk to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena, New Galery Victoria (NGV), Melbourne Museum.

Customer Reviews of Alto Hotel on Bourke

4.5 out of 5. Based on 1828 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Alto Hotel on Bourke is Melbourne's multi-award winning boutique apartment hotel and is one of the few environmentally friendly rated hotels in Melbourne's CBD (Central Business District). Offering apartment living with true hotel-style hospitality with a selection of rooms that will fit your needs perfectly. Choose from Petite Queen Rooms, Studio Apartments, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments.Alto Hotel on Bourke successfully brings together classic architecture of the late 19th century and a contemporary, stylish interior plus a range of inspired services and facilities, including free wireless internet for all guests making your stay an enjoyable experience in the centre of Melbourne.When it's time to get down to business or play, take advantage of our location, which is right in the centre of the city. It's an easy walk to Crown Casino, the Convention and Exhibition Centre and Etihad Stadium (formerly Telstra Dome), Docklands and is only metres from the Airport Bus city terminal, DFO shopping centre and Southern Cross Station.

Green Sustainability

Alto Hotel on Bourke is the first hotel in Australia to receive the coveted EarthCheck Gold Certification, and has been awarded several sustainability awards. Also the first city hotel in Australia to offset all calculated carbon output and therefore be carbon neutral.Environmental Sustainability Fact SheetCarbonCarbon audit conducted by the Carbon Reduction Institute shows a one night stay at Alto Hotel produces an average 11.8 kilograms of carbon, compared to the estimate for hotels as set by Sustainable Tourism CRC of 24-26 kilograms.Electricity100% of all electricity used is generated from renewable sources - we use only Green Earth Electricity95% of all lighting is based on energy efficient, FCL or LED globesRooms are fitted with energy saving key-tags that switch off lighting on leaving the rooms. Our energy use (electricity & gas) is limted to 36.3 megajules per guest, per nightNABERS 6 star rating - (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildingsAir-conditionersOur A/C plant has a 6 star energy rating that uses inverter & movement sensor technologyWaterRain water is used for public toilet cisterns, gardening and cleaning dutiesWater flow restrictors to all showers and taps, 8 liters and 6 liters per minute, respectivelyAll toilets have a AAA rating. Our water use is limited to 123.1 litres per guest, per nightGasHot water is heated "on demand" the energy savings of this is substantialCarbon produced from gas use is offset via Origin Energy. Our energy use (electricity & gas) is limted to 36.3 megajules per guest, per nightWindowsAll windows are double glazed, heat reflecting and are able to be opened. Balcony glass doors are heat reflecting and are 13mm thick, all this dramatically lowers air-conditioning useFoodSelect locally grown or produced items where practicalHoney from our own rooftop beehive & fresh herbs from our planter box gardenToiletriesWe have eliminated all plastic bottles for toiletries and replaced them with refillable, pump-action dispensers. These dispensers will hopefully never see landfill and the shampoo, conditioner and hand-soap used in them are biodegradablePaperOur Library works as a Book Exchange, enhancing the opportunity to have books read by another bookwormNewspapers are complimentary, but must be ordered in order not to deliver to those rooms which may not want oneWe use recycled or plantation timber paper on all printed items, copy-paper, toilet paper, etcWasteWaste is separated by Recyclable Commingled, Organic [vegetable] and General. Landfill is limited to 3.9 litres per guest, per night and we use use bio-degradable bin-linersOrganic [vegetable] waste is composted onsite and does not go to landfill. Used cooking oil is collected and recycled into biodieselTransportComplimentary recharging of electric vehicles from Green Earth electricity (100% renewable resources)Airport transfers in a hybrid limousine available - fee appliesEncourage guests to walk to most major attractions which are within 2-10 minute walk of hotel - Carbon NeutralEncourage guests to use public transport including airport shuttle bus, trams & trains all within 50-100 metersManagement initiatives such as:Using recycled / refilled ink cartridges in all compatible printersUsing non-hazardous chemicals wherever possibleSubmitting all energy, water and waste for benchmarking by outside agenciesOur keycards are made from recycled plastic and are recyclable. Even our pens are biodegradable.Guest involvement initiativesGuest involvement is welcome, yet not necessary as most systems and initiatives are designed to work automatically without any effort form our guests to a point to be unnoticeable.Rooms are provided with dual-chamber waste bins - Guest are encouraged to help by separating their waste into recyclable and general waste.Guests ar

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 02:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 4
Rooms: 50
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 50
Handicap Rooms: 2
Rooms with 1 Bed: 43
Rooms with 2 Beds: 7
Suites: 7
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.2 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.2 Mi
Ownership: Hansfap Pty Ltd
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation/Modifications free of charge up to 15 days prior to arrival.Prepayment required in full at least 15 days prior to arrival.100% penalty for cancellation or modification inside 14 days or less prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking: 30
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
GST: Goods and Services Tax: 10.00 GST % (included in rates)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electric Car Charging Station
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • TV - Free Cable

Airport & Shuttle Information

Tullamarine Airtport (MEL) is 30-45 minutes away by shuttle bus or taxi.

Local Shuttle Info: Skybus is the official Airport Shuttle and runs 24/7. Terminal is Southern Cross station, literally 200 meters from the hotel.

Breakfast Information

Served 7 days a weekMonday to Friday 7am to 9.30amSaturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 7.30am to 10.00amNews Years Day special hours 7:30 Continental buffet only 8am to 11am full menuEnjoy continental buffet for $16 or an a la carte cooked breakfast including your favourite dishes from just $19. The A Lounge serves only free range eggs and organic & fair-trade freshly ground coffee; espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte etc. If you are on the run try our $10 "Breakfast on the go" with takeaway espresso coffee and your choice of ham & cheese croissant or toasted muffin filled with egg, bacon and a zesty sauce served in a recycled bag so that you are ready to GO.

Parking Info

Self Parking available for $30/night/car

Internet / WiFI

FREE internet access across the whole hotel.


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"Your service is a wonderful find. I will certainly use it again and recommend to others. What makes it even better are the people you actually work with at the property that make it so much more worthwhile. Your service saved me many hours of work and frustration." M.H. - Atlanta, GA

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