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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually stayed at the Cullen but thought I'd try the Olsen for once. The hotel has a very similar vibe to the Cullen, it's cool, trendy, a little bit hipster. Location wise it's closer to the river and south yarra station. There's quite a lot of restaurants, bars and cafes. The carpark is very tight and not a lot... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 2 night getaway to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, as we stayed at The Olsen the night of our wedding. Lauren and the team made us feel so welcome, sending up complimentary bubbles and acknowledging our special occasion. Valet parking was a breeze, the rooms were perfectly maintained and we enjoyed a swim to ourselves on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For an art hotel at this price, I was expecting more. Small room. View of other high rise apartments. Poor quality room service food. Very very uncomfortable bed. The bathroom was not pristine and there was hotch potch plastering/paint to cover grime/ mould on the bath. In the morning, before the advertised check out time, a cleaner knocked on the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a great room service meal which was the fish of the day special as recommended by staff member, Nick. Ocean Trout fillet grilled on some kind of Faroe, Bean and Corn salad with pickled vegetables. It was an excellent recommendation (I initially asked for the Olsen burger!) which was surprisingly light but beautifully cooked and good value. Perfect... More 

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gold coast
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed at The Olsen recently and we were all very impressed. The rooms were very clean, lovely decor with big lux beds, great magazines to read, goodies in the fridge for late night snacking, clean towels at night etc. Location is fantastic with the tram, numerous coffee shops, fashion boutiques and home-ware stores in walking distance. I was... More 

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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to Australia we were in and out of The Olsen over 7 days. The staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful. They stored some of or bags til we returned. Great location. Rooms lovely...comfy beds and spacious. Really enjoyed our stays.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel. Such friendly and attentive staff always up for a quick chat. Rooms are spacious and have everything a business traveller needs. Also great for bringing the family along on business / personal trips when the opportunity arises. Restaurant downstairs has delicious food and wine at prices totally in line with the quality. Only thing I'd recommend is putting... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very conveniently situated in South Yarra, close to the train station and major shopping streets but doesn't seem to suffer too much from noise pollution. The staff were exemplary and we enjoyed a couple of good meals in the restaurant. There were one or two quirks which I found odd. We booked a Deluxe studio suite thinking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, however I wouldn't go there for piece and quite. Rooms are small but nice, however there is little to no sound proofing and between the neighbors and the house keeping staff it was like Burke St....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business trip with a wonderful experience overall, and a very comfortable stay at the right price! The hotel is fresh; clean and inviting - the room was extremely pleasant and inviting with everything that you would expect of a 5-star hotel.

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Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Art Series - The Olsen

Address: 637 - 641 Chapel Street | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Price Range: $161 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Art Series - The Olsen 5*
Number of rooms: 229
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Art Series - The Olsen Hotel Melbourne
Art Series - The Olsen Melbourne, Victoria
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#7 Spa Hotel in Melbourne
#9 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#20 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#27 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#28 Family Hotel in Melbourne
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“Our room had ...two queen beds ...with two bathrooms. Great for families”
 of 5 bubbles E9799ESkarenb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I love a room overlooking Chapel Street. The lights at night are lovely to look at”
 of 5 bubbles T3721DYbent, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“High Floor King Deluxe Studio suite”
 of 5 bubbles amsam, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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