Stayed for one night wanting to be close to Chapel St. Prahran to catch up with friends, and do a bit of shopping, so the Olsen was perfectly placed. The reception staff were amazing, 11 out of 10, if that is possible. The same wonderful hostess did my check in and check out the next morning, which were perfectly seamless. I wish I had taken notice of her name so I could give feedback direct to her management. She was actually the best and most likable reception person I have ever come across in all my travels. The rooms and hotel surrounds are wall to wall art. But to me the thing that tipped me over the edge to give it a 5 out of 5 was the bed......I have never slept on such an amazingly comfortable bed in my life, let alone at a hotel. The information booklet tells me that they are made to their standards, and give information on how much it is to buy one...What can I say but, I will be buying one in the not too distant future. It made all other beds pale by comparison, like sleeping on a supportive cloud. Oh and the down pillows and doona were also amazing. Nice touches, such as bikes available to get around ( not far from lovely bike paths along the Yarra ) Okay, the room was about as small as any I have ever stayed in too, but the layout, and the style and grace ( transparent table and chairs were an interesting feature ) meant that I never felt cluttered. But it was me on my own, may have been different with a partner. Anyway, full marks for all that it is trying to achieve and for hitting the mark on so many levels.
- 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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