Me and my partner stayed in Olsen Hotel for 4 nights after our wedding. I chose the hotel because it was pretty close to our reception venue. Also, I like the hotel's artistic concept. I fell in love with the room when I first came to inspect in July. The room feels very fresh when I first entered. It smells nice and the aircon temperature was just nice. I thought the interior of the room was very nice, although my partner said he felt like he was sleeping in a furniture store :P
The lobby interior, however, was pretty plain. It did not do any justice for the rooms.
I actually booked for the "Balcony Deluxe Studio Suit". However, when I saw the room after I checked in, it was really small. I needed a bigger room as I would be getting ready there on my wedding day, and there will be hairstylist, make up artist, bridesmaids and photographers working inside. So I asked the reception staff to move me to the Deluxe Studio Suite room, and they helped me with no hassle. The Olsen have really nice and helpful staff that makes you feel very welcome.
The Deluxe Studio Suite room was perfect. It was spacious with very nice view of chapel street. The signature bed lived up to its name, and it was the best bed I've ever slept on. It was not too hard, not to soft or bouncy, and I woke up every morning without back or neck ache. My partner who often complains about hotel beds was very satisfied, too. We even decided to purchase the bed when we move into our new home :)
The only downside of the hotel that I know of, is the expensive parking. However, my overall experience in The Olsen was awesome. We paid the "Stay for 3 nights or more" promo. So for $200ish/night, it was worth it.
I wouldn't be surprised if we come back to stay there again on our anniversaries, just to re-live the beautiful experience we had there.
- 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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