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Art Series - The Olsen
Ranked #27 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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154 reviews
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“Classy Hotel”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Enjoyed an all too brief stay here and would happily stay again. Room was very well appointed and included many art books for perusal - great if you're an art lover. The glass wall between the bathroom and behind the bedhead very impressive with Olsen art. The bed and pillows super comfy, one of the best night's sleep ever in a hotel. Lovely outlook towards the city. Very quiet and great location. Evo toiletries a notch above the usual. My only complaint is that our stay was too short.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave [The Olsen] a review.
Many guests have the same problem where their time with us just is not long enough. Though we certainly won’t be going anywhere and you are welcome back any time!
John Olsen certainly is an amazing artist and his work really makes for an exciting decor. We aim to show his work and personality all throughout the hotel.
Thank you once again for staying here with us and see you again soon.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

My sister and I stayed at The Olsen the night before her wedding. From the moment we checked in everything was fabulous! We even borrowed a table for the wedding ceremony from the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble, we had many guests coming and going for hair, make up etc and this was so well handled by the lovely reception staff. We have told all our friends about The Olsen and look forward to staying again.staff were so kind. I can not thank the staff enough, they made everything fabulous!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Firstly thank you very much for leaving [The Olsen] such an excellent review.
Here at [The Olsen] we do love our romance and deep down are all hopeless romantics and there certainly no grander time in a ladies life than her wedding day!
Was a pleasure having you and your sister stay here with us and was great that we had that spare little table for the signing of the wedding certificate.
We look forward to seeing you again soon; we shall certainly do a special deal if you visit for your first wedding anniversary. Best wishes
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Ballarat, Vic
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Excellent hotel and the Day Spa (Norbu) was very good, even though the massage table was a bit squeky.
Location is great and staff very friendly.
We had dinner at STEER (located in Hotel) which was expensive, but really tasty
Would go back again

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We do thank you for taking the time to leave [The Olsen] a review here on Tripadvisor.
It certainly is a major positive having such a high quality day spa here inside the hotel. Because really what better way to relax than with a massage and a few treatments?
The staffs here are indeed very friendly and always happy to share their local knowledge or even just have a chat about Melbourne and their recent experiences.
Will make sure the massage bed is all fixed up before your next stay!
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Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The greeting from the the extremely helpful Jacqueline when I checked in was simply the beginning of the high level of service I experienced whilst staying at The Olsen. Check in was seamless and so easy (especially since I had arrived early), the room was great, if a teeny bit cramped and may I gently suggest that some coat hangers are provided in the wardrobe?

The in room facilities hit the mark beautifully and having a room where I could step out onto the impressive sun deck was a bonus.

Should you stay there whilst in Melbourne I hear you ask?? Hell yes say I.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Upon arrival we were met with a warm smile by the valet staff and shown to reception. The staff at the desk although busy acknowledged our arrival with a nod and motioned that they'd be a moment. Once checked in we made our way to the room which looked toward Richmond with the city skyline- beautiful. The room was comfortable with a cosy bed and pillows like clouds- my husband and I never sleep in but we did that morning! Evo bath products smelt Devine and the artwork was stunning- the giraffe in level 14 my favourite. 9/10
Furthermore- try the duck main at the Spoonbill restaurant -delicious

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

The hotel from the out side is not much but from the inside it is AMAZING. The inside has many wonderful paintings of frogs which are painted is very abstract manner. The location is quite good and since this was my first stay at the Art series it was rather odd to hear the name but overall it is 9.5 on 10 for me. The most fun part of the hotel was the room which had a breathtaking view. The staff was very attentive and the room was very clean.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

What a fantastic hotel The Olsen is. As soon as you open the door of you car the staff are attentive and very helpful. The rooms are beautifully decorated and functional. Best thing was the restaurant "Spoonbill" joined to the hotel. Ask for a Dr. Olsen cocktail and the rest of the evening will open up to you. Have Fun!

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Property: Art Series - The Olsen
Address: 637 - 641 Chapel St | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#26 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#27 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Olsen 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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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