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Art Series - The Cullen

164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181, Australia
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  • Art Series - The Cullen
    Julie Levin
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    The Cullen was my favorite of the three Art Series hotels. It's just as quirky as its eclectically designed brethren, but with a location that I personally feel is unrivaled. The hotel is about 10 minutes by public transport from the center of the city (or 20 if you’re taking the tram rather than the train), but directly across the street from the Prahran Market, a much smaller but equally as happening version of the Victoria Market, and mere steps from dozens of shops, restaurants and bars. The silver cow in the entranceway is a sign of what’s to come as far as decoration goes: it’s a little offbeat and entirely unexpected, but somehow, it just works. It didn’t hurt that the hotel staff was very friendly and the beds were super comfy.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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  • Art Series - The Cullen
    N J English
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    5 Oct 19, 2012

    Another entry in Melbourne’s “Art Series,” hotels, the Cullen has a pronounced presence in the surrounding Prahran area. The Art Series hotels, intended to fuse an artist’s aesthetics with the decor of a hotel, already has an installation in Prahran (The Olsen) but the Cullen is its own creation. Designed with artist Adam Cullen in mind, the Cullen is a more modern yet also bohemian reflection of a contemporary artist than the Olsen, which is modelled after the much older John Olsen.

    At once dark and wry, you can expect your room to be adorned with paintings of Ned Kelly, laughing dogs or a headless donkey that sometimes stretch out of the canvas and across the walls. The rooms themselves are almost hypermodern and the stay will be certainly be unforgettable. The bar (and the wine list) is top notch and the restaurant is all too happy to compete with the surrounding bistro-heavy Chapel Street, which presents a very fun and trendy area for the equally fun and trendy hotel. Visit the nearby Prahran Market (Australia’s oldest) to make a home cooked meal or let the restaurant put you into a food coma – either way, it’s one of the most enjoyable ways to stay in Melbourne and will give you a tale you’ll keep telling.

    Recommended for:Trendsters
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  • Art Series - The Cullen
    Kate Poulton
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Lovely hotel

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Reviews Summary

Excellent!903 reviews across the web.

  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Location
    99% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Hotel Building
    96% said the facilities were very new.
  • Service
    95% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel
    84% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    78% loved the dining experience.
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5.0 out of 5
3 members' reviews
Excellent! - 89% of guests recommend
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Description

Close to Chapel Street and Toorak Road, this Prahran hotel is situated in the entertainment district. Additional attractions include Royal Botanic Gardens.

Features.
Dining options at Art Series The Cullen include 2 restaurants. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers a technology helpdesk,

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limo/town car service, and business services. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 113 guestrooms at Art Series The Cullen. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. At the 5.0 star property, accommodations include kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Bathrooms feature showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct dial phones, complimentary newspapers, and in room safes. 42 inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, coffee/tea makers, and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 12 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

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

  • Self parking: AU$ 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking: AU$ 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • In room high speed Internet (wired): AU$ 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • In room wireless Internet: AU$ 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed: AU$ 60 per night

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

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • Clothing Iron
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Handicap Accessible

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