September 7, 2009
I am an art consultant and I travel often for work. Location, warmth and comfort is important to me as well as great art, coffee shops and eateries. Brooklyn Arts Hotel has all of the above and is in the perfect location to Gertrude Street and Smith Street. Maggie is fabulous and I loved the opulence of the dining room. Many thanks!
August 16, 2009
The Brooklyn Arts Hotel is a wonderful large Victorian house (big rooms, high ceilings, original plasterwork), with the two largest rooms upstairs also having their own enclosed balcony seating areas to the front of the house. The downstairs breakfast room and guest lounge has (continental) breakfast materials and tea and coffee available 24 hours a day (no tea and coffee making facilities in your room, though) and also an open (gas) fireplace and is a good place to sit and chat with the electic mix of other residents. After Friday night we had no problems with noise and enjoyed three further peaceful and comfortable nights here.
A primary advantage of Brooklyn Arts Hotel is its location at the south end of George Street, just a short walk from the key streets of Fitzroy (Gertrude, Brunswick and Smith) and also a pleasant walk across from the CBD (2km to Federation Square). As such there are some great bars and restaurants within easy walking distance - tapas at Anada just round the corner being a stand out for us.
July 22, 2009
A delightful introduction to Australia. It was more like being at home rather then in an hotel, and Maggie was a wonderful hostess without being intrusive. We were made very welcome right from start. The breakfast was do-it-yourself style and an amazing selection of teas and jams was provided. Our fellow guests were all delightful and friendly and interesting. We stayed for 9 days and now count Maggie as one of our friends.
June 14, 2009
I loved this place with its gracious architecture, antique filled rooms, friendly service, and Maggie, the most relaxed and convivial owner that I have met anywhere in a hotel. My huge room had an additional balcony room with a desk, and a sparklingly fresh bathroom all in white tiles. The big breakfast table downstairs seems to be open all hours no matter whether you want to sleep til ten or rise with the sparrows. It's a short walk through the park to the city , or a tram ride if you are feeling lazy, and the area around the hotel is filled with quirky cafes, shops and bars. A perfect place to stay in Melbourne.
April 12, 2009
The Brooklyn Arts hotel I found by accident. I usually stay in business hotels so this was very different. The house dates from 1860 and the rooms are cavernous, filled with lovely antique things, rather romantic. The most important things to me wherever I stay are cleanliness and quiet, I wasn’t disappointed. Breakfast was served when I felt like it and the whole place had a relaxed home from home feel. The hotel is situated within walking distance of Melbourne centre but is located in really interesting part of town, with cool bars and art boutique shops, there is also a great Spanish restaurant just round the corner. Maggie my host was convivial and helpful. When I come back I would defiantly stay here again. I usually never frequent a place more than once, but the Brooklyn I would make an exception.
Feb 9, 2009
I stayed at the Brooklyn Arts Hotel with my wife and daughter on a combined business and pleasure trip. We had the large Piano Room upstairs with a private bathroom and balcony room - all filled with antique furniture. The hotel is ideally situated, being just outside the CBD and right next to the boutique shops of Gertrude Street and the gourmet bar strip of Brunswick street. Overall we have a wonderful 5 days there, my daughter loved the dog and Maggie was an absolute delight, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a interesting / non-standard place to stay in Melbourne who like me detests the conformity of normal hotels.