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Art Series - The Olsen

637 - 641 Chapel Street | South Yarra, Melbourne 3141, Australia
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  • Art Series - The Olsen
    Julie Levin
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    5 Nov 11, 2013

    Forget the city center, Chapel Street is where the true heart and soul of Melbourne reside. Kitschy coffee shops and trendy boutiques are what this part of town is all about, so it's no surprise that The Olsen hotel—one of three in the city's Art Series—is itself a bastion of culture and quirk. The colorful works of renowned Australian artist John Olsen (many depicting frogs) adorn the walls and provide pops of color and whimsy against the otherwise sleek grey. Guestrooms feature ultra modern furniture including glass tables and chairs. Kitchenettes also come standard in every room for added convenience, though I’d recommend wandering a bit farther afield to one of the dozens of restaurants or cafes nearby. A heated, open-air indoor pool and small fitness area round out the hotel amenities, but my favorite features are the smart cars and bicycles for hire.

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    Greg G
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    4 May 03, 2014

    Very trendy hotel located on the lavish Chapel Street in South Yarra. South Yarra is just outside the Melbourne CBD and is home to all types upscale shops and restaurants. Chapel Street is the 5th Avenue (NYC) of Melbourne. You will see more Mercedes drive up and down this street than any other in Melbourne.

    The Olsen Hotel echoes this vibe comfortable rooms, fine dining seafood restaurant, and top notch staff. A very nice boutique hotel in South Yarra, VIC.

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  • Art Series - The Olsen
    N J English
    4 Oct 19, 2012

    I haven’t seen many hotels named after artists, but the Olsen is a standout not just for its location and quality, but for the pronounced influence that Australian institution John Olsen has in every corner of the building. While the man is perhaps best known for his landscape work, the artwork adorning the hotel’s walls is curiously focused on the artist’s affinity for frogs, an animal with which Olsen strongly identifies due to its capacity for metamorphosis – so the receptionist assured us.

    The rooms themselves are 33 square metres and affirm the impression of a hotel fused with a modern art gallery. The décor’s hard edges and monochromy give it a somewhat futuristic bent, and the rooms all contain an assortment of art books for the discerning clientele the hotel is clearly targeting with its focus on high culture and its location on Melbourne’s favourite place for those with disposable income and an eye for art, fashion, coffee and all things Melbourne: Chapel Street.

    This might in fact be the Olsen’s strength, as it presents an alternative for those who are keen to soak up Melbourne’s culture without being stuck in the city’s central business district. The hotel’s proximity to Chapel Street’s ubiquitous fashion stores and cafes, the nationally famous Prahran Markets, and its rentable bikes and smart cars provide its guests with a great chance to say they’ve set themselves up in the real Melbourne – heated pool and boozey sun decks included.

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    Matt
    4 Nov 03, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
4 members' reviews
Excellent! - 87% of guests recommend
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Description

Close to Chapel Street and Toorak Road, this Prahran hotel is situated in the entertainment district. Additional attractions include Royal Botanic Gardens.

Features.
Dining options at Art Series The Cullen include 2 restaurants. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers a technology helpdesk,

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limo/town car service, and business services. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Concierge services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 113 guestrooms at Art Series The Cullen. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. At the 5.0 star property, accommodations include kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Bathrooms feature showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct dial phones, complimentary newspapers, and in room safes. 42 inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, coffee/tea makers, and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 12 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking: AU$ 20 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking: AU$ 35 per day (in/out privileges)
  • In room high speed Internet (wired): AU$ 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • In room wireless Internet: AU$ 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed: AU$ 60 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Handicap Accessible

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1404 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Location
    98% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Ambiance
    95% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    91% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Grounds
    Pool was lovely, according to 84%.
  • Hotel
    78% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    73% enjoyed the lobby entrance.

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