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.
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 Sheet
Carbon 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.
100% of all electricity used is generated from renewable sources - we use only Green Earth Electricity
95% of all lighting is based on energy efficient, FCL or LED globes
Rooms 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 night
NABERS 6 star rating - (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings
Our A/C plant has a 6 star energy rating that uses inverter & movement sensor technology
Rain water is used for public toilet cisterns, gardening and cleaning duties
Water flow restrictors to all showers and taps, 8 liters and 6 liters per minute, respectively
All toilets have a AAA rating. Our water use is limited to 123.1 litres per guest, per night
Hot water is heated "on demand" the energy savings of this is substantial
Carbon produced from gas use is offset via Origin Energy. Our energy use (electricity & gas) is limted to 36.3 megajules per guest, per night
All 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 use
Select locally grown or produced items where practical
Honey from our own rooftop beehive & fresh herbs from our planter box garden
We 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 biodegradable
Our Library works as a Book Exchange, enhancing the opportunity to have books read by another bookworm
Newspapers are complimentary, but must be ordered in order not to deliver to those rooms which may not want one
We use recycled or plantation timber paper on all printed items, copy-paper, toilet paper, etc
Waste 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-liners
Organic [vegetable] waste is composted onsite and does not go to landfill. Used cooking oil is collected and recycled into biodiesel
Complimentary recharging of electric vehicles from Green Earth electricity (100% renewable resources)
Airport transfers in a hybrid limousine available - fee applies
Encourage guests to walk to most major attractions which are within 2-10 minute walk of hotel - Carbon Neutral
Encourage guests to use public transport including airport shuttle bus, trams & trains all within 50-100 meters
Management initiatives such as:
Using recycled / refilled ink cartridges in all compatible printers
Using non-hazardous chemicals wherever possible
Submitting all energy, water and waste for benchmarking by outside agencies
Our keycards are made from recycled plastic and are recyclable. Even our pens are biodegradable.
Guest involvement initiatives
Guest 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.
Details / Other Expenses
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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.
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Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
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.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Served 7 days a week
Monday to Friday 7am to 9.30am
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 7.30am to 10.00am
News Years Day special hours 7:30 Continental buffet only 8am to 11am full menu
Enjoy 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.
Self Parking available for $30/night/car
Internet / WiFI
FREE internet access across the whole hotel.