Enjoy professional service, great accommodations and a convenient location at our sustainability focused hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Amenities include free WiFi, guest laundry facilities, fax service and unlimited free espresso coffee. Guest rooms feature premium bedding, work desks, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. As a guest of our hotel in Melbourne, Australia located in the heart of the city, you will have easy access to activities and attractions like Marvel Stadium, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central, Crown Melbourne and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Create a memorable stay at our Alto Hotel on Bourke, Ascend Hotel Collection.
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: ||14:00 |
|Check Out: ||10:00 |
|Year of Last Renovation: ||2012 |
|Floors: ||0 |
|Rooms: ||50 |
|Corridors: ||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways |
|Non Smoking Rooms: ||0 |
|Handicap Rooms: ||0 |
|Suites: ||0 |
|Room Windows: ||Windows Do Open |
|Cleaning Frequency: ||Daily |
|Meeting Rooms: ||0 |
|Dist. to Food/Bars: || On-site |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: || 0.2 Mi |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym: || 0.2 Mi | 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
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.
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.
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Self Parking available for $30/night/car
Internet / WiFI
FREE internet access across the whole hotel.