Really nicely presented hotel with a modern-rustic restaurant that did great drinks and breakfasts. Rooms are nice - I was in both a Deluxe and normal Studio Suite and the Deluxe is worth the extra coin. The Studio is probably the smallest hotel room I have had in Melbourne, made to look smaller because of the slightly confusing kitchenette, cook-top, dishwasher etc in what would be a very smart room (without it!). It worked in the Deluxe as the room is much larger - the Studios I reckon are only 24sqm. A good option though and I would stay again in Deluxe. Great location close to all of Sth Yarras restaurants and bars. In summary - to large to be a boutique hotel, too small to be mainstream, rooms too small to be serviced apartments but perhaps not big enough to be hotel rooms? It worked though.
- 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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