If you are traveling to Melbourne and you want to stay in the heart of restaurants and shops and easy access to beautiful river side walks and gardens then this is a place to go.
I was in Melbourne on business arriving Sunday night late and after 8 hours on the road it was great to be greeted by a bright, cheerful and extremely helpful "Jacquie" behind reception.
Nothing was too much trouble, the check-in was quick and efficient and guidance for making the next morning meetings really helpful.
The room was exceptional and having stayed in more well known accommodation in the city centre, the Olsen was a cut above the rest. The beds were fantastic, the shower modern and efficient , the internet fast and the 40" LCD flat screen outstanding. There was also a i Pod player which makes a real difference.
The mini bar had most of what you wouldnt expect ...all in all very comfortable and outstanding
The Spoonbill restaurant downstairs was again a cheerful and accomodating place to be. Breakfast was well presented and a choice of a la carte or buffet, and the evening meal I had at the Spoonbill was outstanding. ( the strip sirloin steak was amazing and left for dead the steak i had the previous night at a rather expensive and more upmarket steak restaurant next door .)
All in all I stayed three days and would highly reccommend the Olsen to anyone who likes the creature comforts in life, and a very warm and welcoming team who made my stay outstanding
- 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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