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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying at Tolarno. The art work and colours throughout are fabulous and the whole place is full of character. The rooms are very well equipped and quiet. A great location and walkable to pretty much anything in St Kilda.

1Thank MelanieJ2901
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tolarno is steeped in history that greets you as soon as you enter the foyer and see Mirka Mora's beautifully artworks, her beguiling angels and cherubic children, her wonderful fantasy animals and works of whimsy that adorn this place seemingly in almost every nook and cranny. Sadly at present the restaurant / bar/cafes don't seem to be operating although the...

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Moruya, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room in this Hotel because of good reviews here on TA and because of its close location to Albert Park, home of the Austrailan F1 Grand Prix. I stayed for 4 nights and at a charge of $10 per night had secure accommodation for my car too. Those 4 nights here were just fantastic. On arrival, reception...

3Thank moruya2
TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Patterson, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are thoroughly delighted that we were a successful ingredient to your memorable visit at the Tolarno Hotel. I will make sure to share this with my colleagues, Sean and Johnathon. Please feel free to contact me directly when your travel plans bring...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for ten days in Feb and march for a wedding. Ideal for st kinda to get into city tram right outside hotel. A rough junkie hotel one block away the Gatwick hotel but it's ok you just cross the road so they are not pestering you for smokes or money. Hotel rooms are ok blue and Art Deco is...

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TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lavmondo, Thank you for your recent stay and time in providing your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found our location to be suitable for a ten days break and well connected by public transportation. Just for your updates the Gatwick Hotel is now officially sold and old tenants has been relocated. I am sorry that you...

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Rather happy i chose to stay at Tolarno Hotel. The room is nice, clean and the hotel has an interesting artie feel. It is well priced for its location and its lack of services ie pool gym etc. Regardless I am very happy with my choice. Thanks Trivago

1Thank lukeped
TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lukeped, Thank you for your kind and honest review. We hope to see you again at the Tolarno Hotel on your next trip in Melbourne. Kind regards, Liberty Latina Front Office Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great hotel, very comfortable and amazing rooms for the price. Good shower and brilliantly comfy bed!! 24hr manned reception and a feeling of great security. The rooms are located away from the front of the hotel so there is no street noise at all (but also potentially no view). The location is literally a 5 min walk to the beach...

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The main advantage is location. It's reasonably clean. Night reception was very ordinary, not really welcoming, although their day team were lovely.... I booked a standard room for just a night. At check in, they informed me for a free upgraded to a larger room. When I arrived in my room, it was a very small room, that a lot...

Thank Maryam F
Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Tolarno Hotel in Kt Kilda around 11pm Monday night. We were greeted by the receptionist who was very helpful and pleasant Check in was a breeze and shortly after checked into our room Very Retro style furnishings in the rooms and foyer area including a heap of groovy paintings in room and hallways. Room was a...

Thank Tom051169
TOLARNO, Front Office Manager at Tolarno Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your time and sharing your experiences from the Tolarno Hotel. We love your precise and detailed description of your stay with us. Thank you for sharing many useful tips - many of our guests will find them most helpful and informative. We greatly appreciate your kind and fair endorsement. It is always gratifying to know...

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda and to be honest this hotel is seriously punching above its weight. To start with the rooms were quite expensive been similar to the Sheraton in Melbourne and this raised my expectations. The room was small and the bathroom minuscule, you definitely couldn't swing the proverbial... Cleanliness was ok and that's all! Bedding...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to Tolarno. We had a great room at the front of the hotel with a very green outlook and a balcony which we love in hotels. The hotel decor is funky and loaded with art. The room was very well appointed clean and fresh. We found the staff polite and helpful and more than willing to...

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Once an art gallery, cafe and private residence of flamboyant Melbourne artist Mirka Mora and her husband Georges, the Tolarno Hotel has always been a creative space in St Kilda. The tradition continues at Tolarno Hotel. In a salute to the charismatic Mirka, the hotel’s walls and halls are hung with striking artworks by emerging and accomplished artists, 150+ works in total including a number of Mirka’s – guest’s often comment that it’s like staying in an art gallery. Today our 4 star hotel awards 3 major student art prizes via the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Monash University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the yearly winners are exhibited in the hotel foyer for 12 months. Many of the artworks in guest rooms are prize-winning student paintings; the remainder are works by prominant local artists. Combine these striking surrounds with our friendly service, well-appointed rooms and suites and location in the heart of St Kilda’s dining and entertainment precinct and you have a stay like no other. With trams just a 30-second walk from our front door offering easy access to Melbourne’s CBD attractions, shopping, restaurants, events and business precinct, you’re connected to everything the city has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tolarno Hotel

Address: 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: ₹ 4,448 - ₹ 7,430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tolarno Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Melbourne
Tolarno Hotel St Kilda, Greater Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in St Kilda
#4 Business Hotel in St Kilda
#5 Family Hotel in St Kilda
#7 Luxury Hotel in St Kilda
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“Room #222 was fantastic. All the front rooms (10 I think) have balconies”
  • Even more art.
  • Well equipped kitchenette
  • Fitzroy St. from the balcony
  • Spacious bathroom
  • The balcony, obviously
  • Spacious bathroom
  • Comfortable bed with great art above
  • Extra bed, polished timber floors and lots of light.
moruya2, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back are completely quiet. It's worth paying for a studio apartment.”
  • Separate bedroom in studio apartment
CarolynH940, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The front rooms have balconies”
MandyT086, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms will be fairly noisy especially at weekends.”
Windyrog, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms give views of the action on the street, double doors provide good sound insulation”
t0markett0market, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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