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Welcome to 'The Original Art Hotel'. Once an art gallery, café and private residence of flamboyant Melbourne artist Mirka Mora and her husband Georges, the Tolarno Hotel has always been a creative space in Melbourne’s beach side suburb of St Kilda.

In a salute to the charismatic Mirka, the hotel’s walls and halls are hung with striking artworks by emerging and accomplished artists, over 160 works in total including a number of Mirka’s – guests often comment that it is like staying in an art gallery.

There are a variety of room types offers something for everyone, starting with smallest room the piccolo room, followed by the standard room and standard room with balcony, superior room, studio suite and two bedroom suite. The hotel also feature two conference rooms, bar and restaurant.

Combine these striking surrounds with 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 the front door offering easy access to Melbourne’s city centre attractions, shopping, restaurants, events and business precinct, you are connected to everything the city has to offer.


Price & booking


$120.00 - $750.00

Selection of room types from small Piccolo Rooms to Two Bedroom Apartment. Pricing is based on availability, best rates are listed on our website

Two Bedroom Suite

Room capacity: 4

Choose from a top floor suite (stairs involved great views the reward) or a quiet ground floor position. The top floor suite at the rear of the hotel offers balcony views of Melbourne’s south-east city skyline, two bedrooms with kitchen and an open-plan dining / lounge area with a flatscreen television/DVD and stereo, and a large central bathroom with a full-size bath. The ground floor suite offers two bedrooms, a laundry featuring European applicances, a full kitchen with a convection oven and dishwasher, a small private courtyard and a central bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Studio Suite

Room capacity: 2

Well-appointed suite featuring chic décor and spacious living and kitchenette areas. Perfect for those who like a roomy space. These suites are great for a longer stay. No two rooms are the same, each room has it’s own colors and award winning artwork.

Standard Room

Room capacity: 2

Comfortable and individually styled with queen bed and bathroom, located in the quieter areas of the hotel away from the street. No two rooms are the same, each room has it’s own colors and award winning artwork.

Standard Balcony Room

Room capacity: 2

Your own private balcony overlooking busy Fitzroy Street. Windows are double-glazed but it is recommended light sleepers choose an alternative room type, not facing the street. This room type has a smaller bathroom however is great if you are a smoker, you can smoke cigarettes on the balcony - but the door to the room must be closed. Very few hotels in St Kilda have rooms with a balcony. No two rooms are the same, each room has it’s own colors and award winning artwork.

Superior Room

Room capacity: 2

A popular choice with regular guests, more spacious than Standard Rooms. Again all rooms have different styles and colour schemes.

Piccolo Room

This is a small compact room type: perfect for an overnight stay where you just need somewhere to shower and sleep and you are off, has a queen bed Although (small in size at nine square meters) it still features all the same great amenities as larger rooms.

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  • Bar
  • Office services/business services
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Tour desk
  • Australian Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
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  • Free Wifi