The Olsen

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

At a Glance

  • A member of the Art Hotels group featuring original work by artist John Olsen

  • Smart cars, electric scooters and vintage-style Lekker bicycles can all be rented from the hotel

  • Deluxe Spa Studio Suites come with their own private spa for two; perfect for honeymooners and couples

  • Full kitchenettes in every room

  • Within minutes of numerous high fashion boutiques and a wide range of dining options

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Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers, balmy and mild spring and autumn and cool winters. The main summer season is from December-February and the quietest time of the year is the Aussie winter June-August. However, as Melbourne plays host to many international sporting events as well as fashion weeks and international conferences, it is always a good idea to book in advance and check to find out what is happening in the city when you are looking to book.

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Insider's View

Make sure you spend time exploring the communal areas to take in the unique artwork

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to The Olsen or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria


Set in the heart of Melbourne's South Yarra area, The Olsen is a cool and contemporary hotel that features art work by the Australian landscape artist Dr John Olsen.

The Olsen is a modern and elegant hotel that cleverly marries striking contemporary art with chic and sleek luxury. Run by the Art Series Hotel Group, the Olsen lives and breathes art, boasting works by Dr John Olsen, the renowned Australian artist.

Perfectly located The Olsen sits just off prestigious Chapel Street, which is peppered with shops and and a vibrant café culture. Close by you'll find Spoonbill and Steer Bar and Grill, two foodie hotspots.

There's a real modern and contemporary feel throughout the hotel; it boasts a large pool and sundeck area as well as an atmospheric restaurant and bar. The 229 suites and penthouses feature modern prints and all come with kitchenette facilities and either a balcony or spa bath. The Penthouses boast larger areas for dining and outside space equipped with a BBQ, sun loungers, outdoor spa and views over Melbourne city.

You can enjoy exploring the local area by hiring vintage Lekker bicycles or renting a smart car to easily hop between the abundance of shops and cafes.

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  • A Day with a Local Melbourne Foodie

    Explore Australia’s most exciting culinary destination in the company of a passionate local foodie, taking you to some of Melbourne’s best kept secrets and sampling food and wine amongst the city’s neighbourhoods and local markets.

  • Day 2 - Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk: Milanesia Track to Moonlight Head

    This mornings hike is more challenging than yesterday, but avid walkers will be rewarded with spectacular seascapes and wild-weathered headlands.

  • Epicurean Adventure in the Yarra Valley

    Explore the picturesque vineyards, award winning wineries and artisanal food offerings of the Yarra Valley on this privately guided full day tour. Enjoy premium wines before feasting on a delectable luncheon at one of the areas top wineries.

  • Melbourne Street Art and Cycling Tour

    Capture the true essence of Melbourne on this teenage-friendly tour of Melbourne. Explore the laneways by bike before trying your hand at spray painting, inspired by Melbourne's varied street art. The perfect day out for the whole family.

  • The Great Ocean Road by Land and Air

    Spend a day exploring one of the greatest driving routes in the world, with its world-class surf breaks, quaint seaside towns, deserted coves and towering cliffs, before boarding a private helicopter and seeing this spectacular landscape from the air.

Location & directions

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Olsen is located on Chapel Street, a cultural hub with art galleries and chic boutiques aplenty.

How to get there

The Olsen is around a 30-minute drive from Melbourne Airport and a 5-minute drive from the central business district.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to The Olsen or take a look at our itineraries to Victoria

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