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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
996 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationSt Kilda Pier8 min walk
Popular LocationPalais Theatre13 min walk
Popular LocationLuna Park13 min walk
AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)33 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 17 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Room
  • Superior Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Room
  • Studio Suite

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Suite
  • Two Bedroom Suite

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 53 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsTwo Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Balcony Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Balcony Room
  • Piccolo Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsPiccolo Room

About this area


Located in Melbourne, Tolarno Hotel is on the Strip and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at St Kilda Beach and popular attractions include Luna Park and St Kilda Pier. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Rod Laver Arena, or consider Flinders Lane for a night out. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing, parasailing and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Kilda Pier - 8 min walk
  • St Kilda Beach - 11 min walk
  • Palais Theatre - 13 min walk
  • Luna Park - 13 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Windsor Station - 2 min drive
  • Spotswood Station - 11 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 33 min drive


  • Flinders Lane - 7 min drive

About this property

Tolarno Hotel

4-star Melbourne hotel in St Kilda, walk to Fitzroy Street
A conference centre, a microwave in a common area and a business centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and a computer station are on-site. All 36 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and plasma TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find DVD players, free local calls and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Tolarno Hotel offers 36 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. 85-cm Plasma televisions come with digital channels.

This Melbourne hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Parking nearby: AUD 10 per night
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Mini-fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • English
  • Serbian

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (1076 square feet of space)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 85-cm plasma TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Freezer
  • Mini fridge


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per day.

Payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 200.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
  • Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

Tolarno Hotel St Kilda
Tolarno Hotel
Tolarno St Kilda
Tolarno Hotel St Kilda, Greater Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tolarno Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tolarno Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tolarno Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Tolarno Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Tolarno Hotel?
Check-in is from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Tolarno Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in St Kilda, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Kilda Pier, St Kilda Beach and Palais Theatre. Luna Park is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. Windsor Station is 21 minutes by foot and Prahran Station is 26 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Tolarno Hotel

Very good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort

Staff are very friendly & supportive. I stayed in the 'Piccolo room', cheap & comfortable. Though, the ceiling in the bathroom needs a clean, as well as the exhaust fan cover. Overall I was pleased with my stay here.

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Standards have slipped at the Tolarno

I've stayed at the Tolarno every year for the last 10 years (Grand Prix time) but it seems that under new management the standards have slipped. The housekeeping was erratic and the building's outer door, supposedly secure with a PIN code, was left unlocked every night. The inner door, supposedly secure with guests needing to swipe their room card, was also left unlocked. Despite telling the desk manager this three days in a row, it was not fixed. The hotel is in quite a gritty area (which we knew) but the lack of security was quite concerning. I'll think twice before staying there again.

Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice Art, people, some great history + OK rooms

This hotel was well ahead of the Art Hotel trend and has lots of interesting art. We arrived about 8.30 am and the pleasant and helpful staff allowed us to check in and go straight to our room - which was great. Unfortunately they room they gave us the key to was still occupied and it was rather awkward opening the door and walking on other guests. That was sorted out fairly quickly. There are a quite a few stairs to navigate but the staff hauled our heavy bags up for us and backdown again when we checked out. We had a balcony room and it was fine for the money. The balcony didn't add much value as there are large leafy trees out the front and the balcony isn't particularly well decked out for longing. The room didn't have any wine glasses or high ball or other glasses suitable for mixed drinks. While there was nothing wrong with the room, it looked much better in the pictures than in reality. The featured art work in our room was entitles Suicide (in French) - which was a rather odd subject for a hotel room. We were there on a Monday so the restaurant and live music venue down stairs weren't open. It may have a more lively vibe later in the week (but could also be noisy). All in all our stay was fine but not spectacular.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness
Old and tired with memories of the good old days.

Hotel is very old and the room shows. Would have been good if we were told up front that the ownership is soon changing and that there will be refurbishment done etc. Carpet completely worn, no lift and had to carry luggage up 2 flights of stairs, not good for older guests. We were told that there were not enough face washers so were given hand towels. Given that guests booked for the Grand Prix weekend mostly cancelled and that the hotel was 50% full, why the shortage of towels?? There was not enough shower gel for 2! The room has worn carpet instead of polished floor as shown in the photo. The good thing was that the hotel is convenient to the beach and the choice of eateries around, and the tram stops practically out the front doors.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020