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Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne

2 - 8 Carlisle St St Kilda Beach, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 17 in St Kilda
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s favourite beachside playground, this 86 room and apartments boutique hotel is a perfect base to explore St Kilda, Melbourne, and the rest of Victoria. We're just moments away from the iconic Luna Park and Palais Theatre, St Kilda Beach, as well as the famous Acland Street cake shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. There's so much to explore and quite a bit of history too. Catering to all budgets whether it be for business or leisure, Cosmopolitan Hotel has accommodation styles to suit all needs. From great value, simply furnished rooms for groups of up to four, to welcoming Deluxe Rooms ideal for couples, and well-equipped studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for longer stays with the family, we've got a room for everyone. We've got the extras covered, too: WiFi is complimentary for all guests, there's a well-stocked drinks fridge at Reception (Open 8am to 8pm - let us know if you are arriving after hours), and our off-street parking charges may apply (limited spaces available please request when booking). Our Conference Room has a lot of natural light can host events in Conference Style (20 people), Hollow Square (28 people), Theatre Style (40 People), Classroom Style (20 people), U Shape (25 people) and Meeting Square (16 – 20 people)
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Thai
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joe n wrote a review 15 May
Melbourne, Australia168 contributions64 helpful votes
Visited the Cosmo as we were seeing a show at the Palais so decided to make a weekend of it. I gave this hotel an average score because it was not brilliant but accommodated us well. The room was clean, the bed was soft (a little too soft for me) we had everything we needed, maybe a larger cake of soap would have been better or 2 of those little ones but all in all was ok. Handy 5 minute walk to the Palais theatre and a hop skip and a jump from Acland St. I would stay here again but only if I couldn't find a brilliant hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Footprints83335 wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions
Nice clean hotel. Good checkin. Excellent location. We choose this hotel as is 5 mins walk from the Palais Theatre, 3 mins from Ackland street. There is a tram line next to hotel so maybe ask for a quiet room if preferred. Car-parking available on site.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
normchia wrote a review Mar 2022
Glen Waverley, Australia925 contributions78 helpful votes
Fantastic location right in the heart of St Kilda, so close to Acland st and the beach, etc. Parking is virtually impossible, but you can try. There is a carpark inside, but likely to be shared with the adjoining complexes. Rooms are decent and functional. TV reception in our family room was awful - couldn't even get free-to-air channels to work consistently. Free Wi-Fi. A huge complex with lots of rooms. Loses heaps of stars for the poor customer service at reception. The young guy charged my entire room rate and $150 bond on credit, when I clearly told him that I wanted it on EFTPOS savings to avoid the credit card surcharge. They later said that they can't charge the $150 bond via EFTPOS - almost every luxury hotel we've ever stayed at (Langham, Marriott, Sheraton, etc) are all able (and willing) to charge the bond via EFTPOS. I would've been fine paying the bond via credit, and the room rate via EFTPOS. Small thing, but the guy didn't explain anything on check-in and proceeded to charge me in a way that went against my explicit instructions to him. We would've stayed as the Ridges nearby, had it had better bedding configurations. Unless there's absolutely nothing else available, I'm sure you can find a better place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking: Worth trying, but you'll never get one of the few spots. TV: poor signal in our room....
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mv18829 wrote a review Nov 2021
Melbourne119 contributions54 helpful votes
Booked this place for a 2-night stay as we had live music shows to attend in the area. The place is priced at mid-range and doesn't pretend to be anything more. Access to the property was very easy, including the arrangement for secure on-site parking @ $10/day. The room itself was tidy, clean and spacious enough. The bed was comfortable. The AC was effective. The bathroom although on the smaller size was very clean and brightly lit, with great hot water and pressure in the shower. We could walk to all of the attractions and hospitality venues that St Kilda has to offer and the staff at reception were most courteous and helpful. Good bandwidth with the WIFI. Only negative was the room carpet looked really worn and could perhaps do with an update. Will stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: A room on the first floor was more than adequate as we did not need to use the lift and it was...
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Nadia v wrote a review Apr 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I travelled last-minute to Melbourne with my young son. The hotel was clean, felt safe and I was well cared for by the staff there. A special mention goes out to Rudolf who was especially helpful and considerate during our stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
GeeGeez72 wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel and went to a music festival the 2nd day to only return that evening and not able to get access to the room. As the reception is not manned 24/7 we had to call and after hours number and then wait out in the cold night for approx 1 hour for them to turn up and let us in the room. Absolutely no contact to apologise- l don’t even know why we couldn’t get in - I suspect maybe a faulty swipe card. We definitely won’t be going back and will use another Hotel for our frequent stays to St Kilda.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Cosmopolitan Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne
Responded 8 Apr 2021
It is with great regrets that I learn about your disappointment. We are very attached to the quality of service delivered and do appreciate to be informed when our guest seems not fully satisfied. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future Hope to see you stay with us again soon. Regards, Team Cosmo
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akelly184 wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions89 helpful votes
We had our daughters wedding recently at Encore and we needed a lot of rooms for the wedding party, family & guests. With the Grand prix due originally on the date, the team at the hotel were so accommodating in holding the rooms for us and fortunately the GP was postponed. Rodolfo was outstanding in assisting me to organize rooms over multiple days with multiple ph calls from me to make sure we had the right rooms for everyone. The 2 bedroom apts are OK for short stays, the terrace apts are a great size and the terrace rooms have great views. For 1 night stays they are more than comfortable. Don't expect 5 star, but for the price it's great value. All our guests were very happy with the beds and the cleanliness od the rooms. The location is fantastic for places to eat and the security parking was a bonus instead of leaving cars in the street.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: 2 bedroom apts lounge areas are smaller than the terrace apts
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Cosmopolitan Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne
Responded 8 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy to hear that you found our apartments and rooms comfortable and pleasant and our staff were able to be of service to you. We endeavor to be the home away from home for all our guests and provide you with the amenities you need. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Team Cosmo
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The Browns wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions13 helpful votes
Staff and location are great. Loved the secure parking except it is very tight for larger cars. Not that clean & very dated and needs some TLC. Very noisy at night with trams and party goers. Overall the location is the best part.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Dylan T wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I want to first start off to say that my family and I are not experienced travellers, nor are we experts in looking for accommodation, but we can't help but feel cheated out of decent accommodation. We came across a deal for $150 per night for a queen bed, and two singles in a "hotel". We expected the Queen bed to at least be in a seperate room, but it was not. All 3 beds where crampt into one studio room. Not to mention, this was advertised as a "family" room, and only included 2 chairs. No dining table in sight. No sink in the kitchenette, or microwave. Just a small bar fridge. Came with glasses, so I'm assuming the hotel expected us to clean the dishes in the bathroom sink... Speaking of the bathroom, it was so small. I whacked my toe on the shower tile (which was raised). There was no seperate light to the fan, so if you needed the bathroom at night you'd wake everyone up with the loud fan. This room did come with parking, so that was a plus, and the room was clean, and the beds comfy. It was located in the heart of St kilda and could walk to Luna Park in under 2 minutes. The hotel staff were nice, however one lady upon checking in seemed a bit grumpy. We had to ring on the phone because nobody on the desk and we were met with a "okay, I'll come now" in an impatient tone, like we'd had interrupted her break or something. All the other staff were nice, and when we spoke to this lady in person she was nice, just our first interaction with a staff member wasn't the greatest. And first impressions do matter. Overall, for the price, I'd only recommend this if you're someone who plans to spend their day out, and using the hotel as just a sleeping point... Because that's all it really is. You're paying for the parking, location and a bed in the heart of St kilda. If that's what you're looking for.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Ronald Tannur wrote a review Jan 2021
Goulburn, Australia36 contributions1 helpful vote
Good value for money, a room for 4 people with 4star service and free parking for less than 100$. All good mate will definitely come back. One of the cleanest accommodation we've stayed during our road trip. Very comfortable beds.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
USD 83 - USD 161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne
Which popular attractions are close to Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Nearby attractions include Acland Street Village (0.3 km), St Kilda Esplanade Market (0.5 km), and Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cicciolina, Donovans, and Claypots Seafood Bar.
Does Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne have airport transportation?
Yes, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of St Kilda.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (6.6 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (6.3 km), and Rippon Lea Estate (2.2 km).
Is Cosmopolitan Hotel, Melbourne accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.