The eye-catching property is inspired by and feature original artwork and prints by Australian contemporary artist and Archibald prize winner, Adam Cullen.
Cullen’s edgy ‘punk’ style of design is combined with a sophisticated contemporary edge in all the rooms - a sketch of Ned Kelly pointing a gun or a dress-wearing horse adorns the frosted glass bathroom walls, slanted bookshelves and bright orange cushions contrast with the chevron throw rugs.
The studio rooms are simple with large beds, a generous living area space and small bathroom. Each room has a small kitchenette that includes a cook top, but with so many great restaurants nearby it’s unlikely you’ll need it.
Gramercy Bistro, one of the two hotel restaurants, is a must visit. A popular among locals as well as guests, head in for breakfast for fluffy buttermilk pancakes or New York-style fare throughout the ay.
Included in your stay is a half-day free bike rental and the option to rent the Cullen Car for an additional cost.
With skyline views of Melbourne, boutique hotel The Cullen takes its cue from the art of the late Australian enfant terrible Adam Cullen, offering cool contemporary rooms starring original paintings and prints, two tasty restaurants, a bar, Smart cars and bespoke bikes. Shopping addicts will love the fashionable Prahran location too, opposite the food market.A homage to the late artist Adam Cullen (the Damien Hirst of Oz art), the Cullen features a kookily coloured roster of his original paintings in its public areas and his cartoonish prints turn heads in all rooms (even glass shower surrounds are engraved with his Ned Kelly-inspired horses and bushrangers). Look out for the audio-visual display on Adam's work in the lobby or ask for a private tour with the hotel's dedicated art curator, who also provides hot tips for the top exhibitions around town.
Don't miss foodie hotspot Prahan Market, right opposite the Cullen. Chapel Bazaar, up the road at 217-223 Chapel Street, is a must for fans of vintage and retro homewares. Chapel Street is awash with Oz fashion favourites, from Alannah Hill to Mimco and TL Wood, as well as handy watering-holes along the way.