We stayed at the Olsen from the 11th - 15th of April in a very comfortable room with a good shower and bed. Our "deluxe studio" (upgraded from a "standard studio") looked South along Chapel Street and always had something happening in the view. Although there is a construction zone on the southern rearside of the hotel, it is just about finished, and with the window closed, you don't hear a thing. The venue was great for a wedding and the staff were fantastic to say the least! The spectacular glass bottomed pool and sundeck area are a rare find and on the cool April days meant we could nestle in the sun for a great rest. The Olsen is a great location in South Yarra with stacks of shops nearby and further down Chapel Street in Prahran, you will not want for something to eat as you sit amongst the buzz of young people in Melbourne. Try Zucca Rossa (just opened in the old Post Office) in Greville Street for a real dining experience. The Olsen is highly recommended and you never know which "celebrity" you will bump into in the Lift!
- 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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