After a number of trips to Melbourne in recent times, it was a delight to finally book ourselves into The Olsen. From the moment you arrive at this (boutique) hotel there is an air of sophistication and a smiling high standard of service, as you'd expect.
Immaculately clean, beautifully appointed. The rooms are petite but Melbourne isn't really a city for wallowing in your hotel room.
My only reservations were the "frosted" (they're covered with decals of Olsen's work) glass bathroom walls that effectively have the toilet and shower situated IN the bedroom do require you to have a certain casual familiarity with you room mate! ;-) No matter for couples though, really.
An added bonus during our stay was to come downstairs and bump into John Olsen himself, in the lobby!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Art Series - The Olsen Hotel Melbourne