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Art Series - The Olsen
Ranked #27 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne
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“Easily the best hotel in Melbourne”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I stayed at the Olsen for a long weekend and loved it. My room was huge and very clean. I really appreciated the friendly faces and chat upon check in, Julie was lovely.
The pool was nice and inviting, I love the ultra chick design.
I will defiantly be buying one of those beds!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave [The Olsen] such a pleasing review!

The Olsen Team is indeed friendly; Julie recently joined the team and was an excellent addition. We pride ourselves on being passionate, enthusiastic and informative employees.
Was great to hear you enjoyed splashing around in our pool. The glass bottom floor certainly makes the pool unique, the twin level sun deck has been remodeled recently and is very stylish and the table tennis table is indeed lots of fun!

We look forward to hearing from you in regards to purchasing one of our Art Series signature beds and hope to see you again soon for another long weekend.
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Upon check in staff were professional and explained the features of the Hotel. Room I had was not massive unlike some of the other members from my company described, but clean and the bed was very comfortable. The emphasis on the artworks from Olsen throughout the property made this Hotel stand out as a great place to stay.
Room service was lightning fast even during peak periods, something you don't get in most places.
I had a 5 night stay and would choose to stay here again when next in town for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave [The Olsen] such an informative review and great to see you have contributed to Tripadvisor extensively in the past.
We aim to provide a unique experience for all of our guest and the John Olsen inspired decor along with the service that the team provides certainly helps to ensure this.
Was pleasing to read you enjoyed your room service. We find that by providing 24 hour room service and having a variety of options to be convenient and having ones meal delivered can make for a great treat while on holidays.
We all look forward to welcoming you back to [The Olsen] in the near future.
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I spent a recent Friday and Saturday night at the Olsen. I have stayed at this property before and believe it a good value well ocated hotel if you wish to be in the thick of things in South Yarra. The service was very good, room very well presented and staff very helpful. We have no problem recommending this hotel or staying 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 20, 2013
It was pleasing to read your review and we thank you for your continuous support.
South Yarra certainly is the greatest location with such an assortment of eateries, bars and an array of shops like nowhere else. It is also very convenient having all public transport options out our door step.
We are very glad you once again enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you visit again shortly.
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Olsen last weekend and loved it!
We got there at 2pm and were checked in quickly and hassle free! They even asked us if we needed any help with our bags, even through we only had a small bag each.

The room was very clean and cosy! The bed was definately the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on!!!
Would come 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
Thank you for taking the time to leave {The Olsen} such a positive review,
Was a pleasure to read you had a hassle free stay as this is after all how a holiday should be.
The beds here certainly are amazing and always ensure many pleasant dreams are had by all.
We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is new, nicely decorated. They have a gym, which is quite small and without lots of machines, and a pool.
Nice breakfast in the ground floor restaurant
The only really missina thing is complementary wireless service which in my opinion is a must in succhi hotel. By the way you can buy 24h connection for just 9AUD, so at least is cheap.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
It was very kind of you to take the time to leave {The Olsen} a review.
Our swimming pool has been a big hit especially lately with the warm weather we have been having.
The glass floor certainly enhances ones experience and the sun deck is terrific for working on that tan or sipping on a cocktail.
Though we don't currently offer complimentary internet in the rooms it is complimentary in the lobby and the hotels restaurant.
We hope to have you stay here with us again soon.
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I was in Melbourne for 4 nights and absolutely loved this hotel. Although the room wasn't huge, it was cosy, modern and perfect for us. It's in a convenient location, staff are extremely friendly and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Would recommend to all, and definitely will stay there again if I'm in Melbourne.

Room Tip: Standard rooms aren't huge but if it's just you and a partner, then they are perfect!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Brendan T, Concierge Team Leader at Art Series - The Olsen, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
It was very pleasing to read your review especially considering how much you enjoyed your time here with us at [The Olsen].
I personally enjoy reading that a guest loves the hotel as we do aim to please and have all our guest leave after a memorable experience.
The team here do their best to be professional and also provide genuine down to earth service at all times. Great to hear you will be returning again, we will look forward to seeing you then.
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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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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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