We booked this hotel for a family special occasion, so there were 10 of us (which included 5 grandchildren aged from 6-16 years). We booked 3 rooms, one of which was a suite with two king size beds and living area that we could all congregate in - there was also a good sized outside balcony where we could sit in the sunshine. The rooms were all spotless, light and airy and a good size, and the bathrooms modern in tasteful colours and included nice products. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The children (and adults) enjoyed the pool area, the sundeck above and the gym. We also really liked all the Olsen prints in the foyer, in the corridors and even the elevators.
We all had breakfast at the café adjoining - this was the one area that wasn't quite as good, with the food only average and the prices high for what we got.
The location of the hotel was excellent, with Chapel Street great for shopping, restaurants, and heaps of coffee places. The trams were only minutes away to go to Southbank and the city.
The best thing of all was the friendliness of the staff at the front desk, who were only too happy to help our group. Mention must be made of the main concierge Paul, who gave us absolutely excellent service, helping with parking of our cars, providing extras when he knew it was a special occasion, including activity packs for the younger children. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and we all appreciated his friendly manner and willingness whenever we needed anything. Thanks Paul, you are a great ambassador for The Olsen, and you made our time there much more special. We look forward to a return visit.
- 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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- Art Series - The Olsen Hotel Melbourne