I stayed in a deluxe balcony room at the Olsen in October 2012. The purpose of my stay was as a stopover before annd after an exhausting and long stretch of air travel. Hoping to nap ASAP, I headed over to the hotel a couple hours before check in to see if my room was ready. It wasn't but I was assured it would be available soon and was given drink tokens to use at the lovely Spoonbill restaurant. No dramas. The actual room is a haven, sophisticated and quirky without going too far with the 'modern' card. The balcony is big enough to stretch out and catch some Melbourne sunrays. The bed is really out of this world, the best in my opinion. The minibar is stocked with great options and the room service meals looked like good value. I highly recommend a stay at the Olsen, the location is excellent to experience the south end of Melbourne and famous Chapel street. Will return!!
- 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