$110 Avg/night
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Art Series - The Olsen

5 stars
View map of 641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, VI 3141

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
4 reviews
Quick Stay

Was fine (after they provided a remote control for the TV). Perfect for a quick stay See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Dec 16, 2010
Art Series, The Olsen

The hotel is in a great location with several restaurants and shops nearby, also close to a tram... See full review

  • Armigeres
  • Aug 22, 2010

Art Series - The Olsen is all about landscapes -- that is, the landscape artist Dr. John Olsen. The property revolves around so many of Olsen's murals, photographs and sculptures that the lodging is almost secondary. Located in arty South Yarra neighborhood, the all-suite boutique hotel features spacious accommodations, an on-site day spa, and a glass-bottomed swimming pool. Two on-site restaurants serve Mediterranean cuisine and steak, respectively. Parking is available on site for a fee.

Rooms

Art Series - The Olsen caters to extended stay travelers with 229 apartment-style accommodations. The all-suite hotel tempts with downtown views and standard amenities such as a flat-screen television, iPod dock, full kitchenette and, of course, John Olsen's landscape murals. The Olsen Penthouse offers sweeping views of the entire city. High-speed Internet access is available (fees apply).

Property features

Like other hotels in the Art Series, the Olsen certainly is trendy. One of the facility's most heralded programs is its SmartCar service, though which guests can rent or hire SmartCars on a daily basis (fees apply). The property also rents bicycles (fees apply).

All guests can experience the property's glass-bottomed pool that overlooks busy Chapel Street. Guests also can access a free fitness center, as well as free WiFi Internet in hotel restaurants. Other amenities include babysitting services (fees apply), iPod rentals (fees apply) and laundry and dry-cleaning services (fees apply).

Two restaurants -- Blue Bottle and Steer -- serve Mediterranean cuisine and steak, respectively. Blue Bottle pays homage to one of Olsen's most famous paintings and specializes in seafood; Steer has three separate dining areas, and is open seven days a week.

Highlights
  • Contemporary art on display throughout hotel
  • Located in arty South Yarra neighborhood
  • Two on-site eateries serve Mediterranean cuisine and steak
  • Glass-bottomed pool  
Nearby attractions
  • Albert Park (10 blocks)
  • St. Kilda (1.5 mi/2 km)
  • Chinatown (1.5 mi/2 km)
  • Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre (2 mi/3 km)
  • Docklands (3 mi/5 km)
  • Yarra Valley (9 mi/15 km)
Business
  • 10 event spaces accommodate groups of up to 100 people
Transportation
  • Metropolitan tram (4 blocks)
  • Metropolitan bus (4 blocks)
  • Flinders Street Station (2 mi/3 km)
  • Southern Cross Station (3 mi/5 km)
  • Melbourne International Airport (14 mi/23 km)
Fees
  • Parking fees:
  • Self-parking fee is $30 AUD per day.
  • Valet parking fee is $38 AUD per day.
  • Self-parking fee in carpark is $8 AUD per hour, max $30 AUD per day.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Art Series - The Olsen Rooms

2 Bedroom Deluxe balcony
Luxury 2 Bedroom Suite with balcony and fantastic views of Melbourne CBS. It has 2 queen beds, seperate living room with kitchen facilities - modern cooking appliances, utensils & crockery and 2 private bathrooms. Approximately 91 sq metres.
Studio Suite
Open plan suite with Queen bed with living & working areas including kitchenette facilities. Approx 25 sq metres.
Deluxe Studio Suite
Large open plan studio with King with living & working areas including kitchenette facilities. Approx 30 sq metres.
Deluxe Studio Suite Twin
Large open plan studio with 2 Queen beds with living & working areas including large kitchenette. Approx 39 sq metres. Ideal family accommodation.
Deluxe Studio Suite Balcony
Open plan studio with Queen bed with living & working areas including kitchenette facilities. Approx 25 sq metres.
2 Bedroom Open Plan Suite
Luxury 2 Bedroom Open Plan Suite with 2 King beds. With 180 degree views of Chapel Street - includes 2 bathrooms, spacious living area including kitchen facilities. Approx 88 sq metres.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • La Trobe's Cottage: 1.2 mi
  • Government House: 1.2 mi
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1.3 mi
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 1.3 mi
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1.5 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 1.5 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 1.8 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 1.8 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 1.9 mi
  • Sunday Market: 2 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 2 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 2 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 2 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 2.1 mi
  • La Trobe's Cottage: 1.2 mi
  • Government House: 1.2 mi
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1.3 mi
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 1.3 mi
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1.5 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 1.5 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 1.8 mi
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 1.8 mi
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 1.9 mi
  • Sunday Market: 2 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 2 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 2 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 2 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 2.1 mi
  • Federation Square: 2.1 mi
  • City Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 2.1 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 2.1 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 2.2 mi
  • Scots Church: 2.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 2.2 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 2.2 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 2.2 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 2.2 mi
  • Crown Casino: 2.2 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 2.2 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 2.3 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 2.3 mi
  • Luna Park: 2.3 mi
  • Block Arcade: 2.3 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 2.4 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 2.4 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 2.4 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 2.4 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 2.4 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 2.4 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 2.4 mi
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 2.4 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 2.4 mi
  • Observation Deck: 2.5 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 2.5 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 2.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Art Series - The Olsen

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
5
Value:
4.8
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Review of Art Series - The Olsen

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston Texas
Apr 15, 2011

Something different!

The Olsen had a warm atmosphere and very pleasant staff. I found it to be well priced and considered it good value. I appreciated the self parking option at a reasonable rate. The location was great with many options for dining (fine and family) and various shops on both Chapel Street and Toorak Road. The Botanical Gardens and the Yarra river parklands were also close by. Finding fault is difficult but I would have liked to have the option to re-use towels rather than hve them changed daily.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Although I had a car, I walked and used trains and trams. There was road work in the area and consequently, traffic was congested. Even without traffic issues, this hotel is well located for public transport together with shopping, dining and leisure walks.

Review of Art Series - The Olsen

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Dec 20, 2010

Great Decor

I was here on business and chose this hotel based on its location. Chapel Street has tons of great shops, cafes and restaurants. The hotel decor was beautiful...I felt more like I was in an NYC studio than a hotel. The service was excellent, although the housekeeping did just the basics (make the bed and change out the towels). Usually they clean up a little more. Other than that it was an amazing hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Art Series - The Olsen

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sydney, Australia
Dec 16, 2010

Quick Stay

Was fine (after they provided a remote control for the TV). Perfect for a quick stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Art Series - The Olsen

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Armigeres
Business
Taipei, Taiwan
Aug 22, 2010

Art Series, The Olsen

The hotel is in a great location with several restaurants and shops nearby, also close to a tram stop that takes about 20 min to the Federation square. I was here to attend a conference and most of my colleagues were stay close to the exhibition centre, and finally they all agree I made a great decision to stay in The Olsen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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