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9.1
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Exceptional location - 2.54 kilometers from city center
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  • Shrine of Remembrance2.12 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground2.29 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria2.84 km
  • Federation Square3.23 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium3.8 km
  • Emporium Melbourne3.99 km
  • State Library of Victoria4.15 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol4.28 km
  • Melbourne Museum4.4 km
  • Queen Victoria Market4.86 km
  • Art Series The Olsen Hotel

    637 - 641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, 3141 - See map

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    "I was very pleasantly surprised by the very friendly staff (could be just a Melbourne phenomenon), commodious room and comfortable king bed with quali..."
    Kenneth - 26 August 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.7 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 85% of guests
    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Melbourne in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,134 Melbourne properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Room size
    74 sqm.
    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center4 km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport15.0 km

    Rooms available at Art Series The Olsen Hotel

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Two-Bedroom Studio with Balcony
    Two-Bedroom Studio with Balcony
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed or 1 king bed
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    2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Balcony
    2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Balcony
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    • Room size: 91 m²/980 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 king beds
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    John Olsen Penthouse
    John Olsen Penthouse
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    • Room size: 156 m²/1679 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 king beds
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    Lake Eyre Penthouse
    Lake Eyre Penthouse
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    • Room size: 160 m²/1722 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Studio Suite
    Deluxe Studio Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed or 1 king bed
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    1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
    1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    2-Bedroom Open Plan Suite
    2-Bedroom Open Plan Suite
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    • Room size: 91 m²/980 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 king beds
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    Studio Suite Balcony
    Studio Suite Balcony
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed or 1 king bed
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    Studio Suite
    Studio Suite
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed or 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Studio Suite Twin
    Deluxe Studio Suite Twin
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    What people love about Art Series The Olsen Hotel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great location, close to public transport (only 10mins to city)."

      Natalie

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      3 April 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "It was an amazing penthouse overlooking Melbourne."

      Louise

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      1 January 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Breakfast starts a 6.30am which is good for business people."

      Kenneth

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      26 August 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Beautifully styled hotel."

    Natalie

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    3 April 2018

    An overview

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    17 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    8 mentions
    Breakfast
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Artwork throughout the hotel and facilities are great."

    Tarryne

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    16 December 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental
    Vegetarian
    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Spoonbill
    Cuisine:Local
    Menu:Buffet

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar
    Australian, Gluten Free
    Hunky Dory
    90 m Australian, Gluten Free, Healthy
    Hello SAM
    150 m Australian, Cafe, Fast food
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Kagu Ra Zaka
    180 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    The Dumpling Table
    210 m Asian, Chinese
    Japonica
    260 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    A25
    160 m Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
    290 m Gluten Free, Mexican
    Ecco
    540 m Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Art Series The Olsen Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.7
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.7
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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (81)
    8-9 Excellent (37)
    7-8 Very Good (41)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (14)
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    Mar - May (41)
    Jun - Aug (52)
    Sep - Nov (43)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Carys from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Studio Suite Twin
    Stayed 11 nights in July 2019

    Delightful, quirky and could do with a boost”

    Beautiful suite, really well appointed. As it was winter - I could have done with a bath and there is no jacuzzi at the property. The pool is delightful - could definitely do with a changing room especially for the winter. Also some music playing would be nice to drown out the noise of workmen as there is a lot being built in the area. Hotel reception could use a lounge area to relax in. On my last day I had an hour’s wait after checking out and before my friends arrived and the restaurant was closed so I had to sit on a high chair in reception for a while which isn’t ideal. I think for a 5 star hotel, it definitely lacks some touches. The hotel staff were absolutely delightful and couldn’t do enough for you. When dining with my friend in the restaurant we received an incredible meal and excellent service. When dining on my own there, I was often overlooked, had to query the whereabouts of everything I ordered and somethings just didn’t arrive! Shame, as the food was tasty.

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Brendan from Australia
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Sale Prices a BARGAIN!”

    Recently stayed in a Studio Suite and booked at a price of almost 70% off! For that sort of saving this was fantastic value for money! Not sure I would be jumping at the chance to pay full price however the deal made it very worth while!

    Reviewed April 15, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marika from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Studio
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Quality you can count on at any Art Series Hotel”

    We always love staying at the Art Series hotels, this was our first time at the Olsen but it lived up to our expectations perfectly. Valet parking is $40, or self parking is $38. We chose the option with the breakfast package included and this was good. Breakfast at the Blackman was better though. The beds and pillows at this hotel are SO comfortable and entertainment options on the in room TV’s are great. It’s a very convenient location to lots of bars and restaurants and they gave us drinks vouchers on arrival which was a lovely touch. Staff were friendly and efficient. Only one little thing was the shower was pretty filthy in the grout, very stained and looked like it needed a good scrub. Everything else was so clean so it didn’t tarnish our stay.

    Reviewed June 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chee from Singapore
    Couple
    Studio Suite Balcony
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

    Lovely hotel in a great location.”

    Lots of eateries around. Spoilt for choice. Best Chinese roast pork just round the corner. Big Woolworth across the road. Lots of shopping on chapel st and Toorak Road all within walking distance. South yarra station 5 min walk , lots of trams to the city and everywhere. Really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed May 21, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    corinna from Fiji
    Couple
    Deluxe Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Stunning Hotel”

    Beautiful hotel, great location, the rooms were spacious with everything you needed. Staff were incredibly helpful during our short stay at The Olsen. We also LOVED the artwork. We would definitely stay again. Many thanks to all the Olsen Team :-)

    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Adrian from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Studio Suite Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Quick trip home”

    Came home for a friend's wedding, got a really great deal through Agoda for the Olsen. Room is spacious with a small balcony and a kitchenette. Good sized shower with great water pressure and nice toiletries. Bed is incredibly comfortable. I'll definately be back, though may try another Art Series hotel next time.

    Reviewed May 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Prithiviraj from Australia
    Business traveler
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Car park”

    Hotel is great. They dont even give complimentry water and carpark. You will frustrated when u see every item have price tag even for mineral water! They charge 32 dollar for car park and 8 dollar per hour for hotel guests also!

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natalie from Australia
    Group
    2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Balcony
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Highly recommend”

    Beautifully styled hotel. Great location, close to public transport (only 10mins to city). We had a 2 bedroom room which was spacious, had a kitchenette (stovetop, microwave and fridge) if you want to do your own meals, but Chapel St and surrounding areas have plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed April 03, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chan from Singapore
    Couple
    Studio Suite Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Beautiful hotel”

    Lovely hotel with nice arts. Room feels slightly small, but very clean and comfortable. Location is good in South Yarra as well, not too far from the subway, and has Zumbo and nice cafes around the corner.

    Reviewed September 24, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Philip from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

    Cool and funky hotel for first time Melbourners”

    Design, location, the paella!

    We had a great stay at The Olsen having picked the hotel for its location on Chapel Street that you can just stroll or take the tram down the road to all of the shops and restaurants. The cafe / bar in the hotel had a paella deal on which was awesome and the whole area is packes with good restaurants. In fact, right next door you should hit up Mama Baba restaurant from George from Aussie Masterchef - great value and cracking food. It's the first hotel from Art Series that we've been too and would definitel go again.

    Reviewed April 05, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shaun from Singapore
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    great hotel”

    strategic location and nice design with new facilites

    strategic location in central with close proximity to tourist landmark . friendly staff and close proximity to the shopping street . very convenient and will definitely come back again. Friendly staff and good facilities.very convenient and will definitely come back again. Friendly staff and good facilities.

    Reviewed August 08, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shaun from Singapore
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    good and new facilities”

    brand new and artistic hotel

    very convenient and will definitely come back again. Friendly staff and good facilities.strategic location along the shopping strip with great chill out bar and cafe . Close proximity to tourist attraction and will recommend all to try out this hotel. if given any choice will definitely choose this hotel again.

    Reviewed August 08, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Windy from Denmark
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2012

    Definitely an Artistic Hotel”

    Great Location and Highly Accessible

    The hotel itself is artistically designed,and the rooms are classy and elegant with friendly staff at your service 24/7 and fast check in and out service. Definitely less than two minutes walk from Chapel Street, where a long stretch of cafes, restaurants and shops awaits you and Prahran Market is also nearby. Eventhough it is a distance to go to the City (about 15 minutes by taxi), there is a train station about 5 minutes walk at the back of the hotel and of course, the abundance of trams. Definitely staying here again the next time we're in Melbourne.

    Reviewed July 03, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeremy from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Studio Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2010

    Beautiful room with a view”

    Beautiful room

    We really loved the design of the room. It was modern and artistic. Service was excellent and the location was excellent. There was also a SMART car that the is rented out to their patrons, which we found absolutely wonderful. Overall, a wonderful experience. The room service was also both delicious and for a good price. Cons: During cleaning, one side of my shoe went missing though we believe it was just an honest mistake.

    Reviewed January 22, 2011
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Paul from Australia
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Perfect”

    We had a quick overnight stay at The Olsen. Great location, very clean room and friendly staff. We'll be back.

    Reviewed July 08, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Belinda from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Great price and simple clean rooms”

    The staff are helping me with mailing a lost power adaptor and charging cord, and were able to find a room for an early checkin. Unfortunately the room had a faulty aircon and was making a banging noise on and off all night. Promptly the room was changed the next morning when I reported it.

    Reviewed May 25, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Louise from Australia
    Couple
    2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Christmas stay”

    I have stayed at The Olsen a few times now and every time it seems the staff go out of their way to make your stay everything you had hoped for. On this occasion over Christmas, our deluxe two-bedroom suite with balcony (booked and paid for) had been mistakenly sold to someone else. The front office managers/staff worked quickly and effortlessly to find us other rooms, gave us complimentary breakfast, valet and a bottle of champagne, and then upgraded us on the second night to one of the Penthouses. Totally unexpected. It was an amazing penthouse overlooking Melbourne. With the hotel totally booked over the Christmas week they managed to keep everyone happy. It's a credit to the staff training program, the professional attitude of the staff on the ground and excellent brand management.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Gabriella from Australia
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great location, friendly staff & tiny rooms.”

    Thanks to the front of house staff the overall stay was great. I was extremely suffocated by the size of the room yet were more than accommodating with providing an upgrade. The breakfast was good & the wait staff were friendly & professional. Overall the staff impressed me more than the size of the room. 3.5/5.

    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Susan from Australia
    Business traveler
    Studio Suite Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Reliable stay but needing a lift”

    I always stay at The Olsen and still enjoy my stay but on this occasion started to notice that the hotel was appearing to be a "little tired" in some aspects. The never changing room service menu and mini bar options, the same dinner menu in The Spoonbill as my last stay some months back......time to inject some more variety into what has been a lovely hotel stay. Also, the fabulous beds are getting older and the making of the bed each morning was simply a "tidy up" and not a fresh remake. All small things but collectively they tell me that The Olsen needs to lift its game just a little.

    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eric from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Studio Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Great value, highly recommend”

    A great experience all around. Friendly staff, clean room, got all the essentials (even a stove/microwave!). Conveniently located in a trendy neighbourhood. Value for $$$ especially for Melbourne Cup weekend.

    Reviewed November 08, 2018
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