Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. The location is a bit away from the centre, but lots of nice shops and restaurants close by and taxis are easy to find and cheap so we didn't mind. The staff are very friendly and helpful - we really enjoyed a tip from the concierge to visit St Ali (and would have never found it without the recommendation) and found everyone at reception to be just lovely. Nice toiletries and well-stocked, good value mini-bar. The one thing that stops me giving five stars was that the pool was freezing so we couldn't swim - I am sure that more committed swimmers cod have braved it, but we found it cold - esp with wind channelled through with a semi outdoors environment. But that was a tiny disappointment and would stay here again or try one of the other art hotels on the basis of this stay.
- 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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