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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great hotel very centrally located to good restaurants, shooping and easy access to CBD if required. The staff were all lovely, all the time, very respectful but also engaging. We didnt have any food and beverage at the hotel but a takeaway coffee hit the spot. The pool with its glass floor on Level 1 was lovely with a...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an amazing stay here. The rooms were very spacious clean and well appointed. the beds were very comfortable. Also great view! We also ate at the restaurant and the breakfast was delicious. We found the staff were very helpful also.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My fiancé and I booked 3 nights at this hotel in the Olsen Penthouse which was to celebrate our wedding night. Soon after booking we were contacted by the hotel and advised that the price which we had booked at was incorrect and they were not going to provide the room at the booked rate. They offered to provide us...

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Dear Ms Yong, Firstly once again we would like to apologise for this entire situation, as this was an unfortunate and isolated incident. We understand that it was disappointing that your booking was in error and you received the incorrect rate. Once we identified this we contacted you and offered 50% off the normal sell price, which we feel is...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in room 201 on a Friday night with my partner and it was seriously lovely. The staff were helpful, friendly and courteous. The room was clean, comfortable and although on the smaller side, contained everything we needed. Bed was SUPER comfy and pillows puffy and great to sleep on. Oh, and the room was unbelievably quiet! Impressive effort when...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in a large twin queen room. Lovely surprise to find two bathroom ensuites with the beds far enough apart that it felt my daughter and I had our own space. Lovely modern furnishings and of course lots of John Olsen prints and paintings.

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1Thank Christine T
Hamilton Island, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Studio suite was closely overlooked by apartment block. Privacy blind was broken so both parties had an excellent view of each other! Bathroom was extremely small, sink was stained and sink was not cleaned properly while we were there for 3 nights. Room was small compared to other similar hotels we stayed in whilst in Australia. Room had cooking facilities....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually stayed at the Cullen but thought I'd try the Olsen for once. The hotel has a very similar vibe to the Cullen, it's cool, trendy, a little bit hipster. Location wise it's closer to the river and south yarra station. There's quite a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes. The carpark is very tight and not a lot...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 2 night getaway to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, as we stayed at The Olsen the night of our wedding. Lauren and the team made us feel so welcome, sending up complimentary bubbles and acknowledging our special occasion. Valet parking was a breeze, the rooms were perfectly maintained and we enjoyed a swim to ourselves on...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an art hotel at this price, I was expecting more. Small room. View of other high rise apartments. Poor quality room service food. Very very uncomfortable bed. The bathroom was not pristine and there was hotch potch plastering/paint to cover grime/ mould on the bath. In the morning, before the advertised check out time, a cleaner knocked on the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a great room service meal which was the fish of the day special as recommended by staff member, Nick. Ocean Trout fillet grilled on some kind of Faroe, Bean and Corn salad with pickled vegetables. It was an excellent recommendation (I initially asked for the Olsen burger!) which was surprisingly light but beautifully cooked and good value. Perfect...

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Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on Melbourne’s prestigious Chapel Street, The Olsen Hotel offers travelers premier South Yarra accommodation with 229 elegant five-star suites that are infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian Landscape artist Dr John Olsen. Breathtaking mural and sculpture greet you on arrival and large prints adorn all hallways and suites. This boutique Melbourne hotel is complimented by a day spa and two delicious restaurants; you will be reveling in the Art of [Creature Comforts]. At The Olsen Hotel, one can sleep soundly on Art Series Signature bedding, plunge into the spectacular glass bottom pool with Chapel Street shoppers below, work out in our state-of-the-art gymnasium or step out for some retail therapy. These South Yarra accommodations offer plentiful natural light and are thoughtfully appointed with 42” flatscreen televisions, wireless internet access and complete kitchenettes.For a longer stay settle into an exclusive art inspired residential suite.Olsen is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest living painters and won the Archibald Prize in 2005 for his portrait Self Portrait Janus Faced.Experience Olsen’s charm, wit and passion for life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Art Series - The Olsen

Address: 637 - 641 Chapel St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Price Range: ₹ 8,169 - ₹ 19,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Olsen 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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#7 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#20 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#27 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Family Hotel in Melbourne
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“Nice view of street at the front of the building”
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“Our room had ...two queen beds ...with two bathrooms. Great for families”
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“I love a room overlooking Chapel Street. The lights at night are lovely to look at”
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