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 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation 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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    This mornings hike is more challenging than yesterday, but avid walkers will be rewarded with spectacular seascapes and wild-weathered headlands.

  • Food and Wine Tour in the Yarra Valley

    Step into the Yarra Valley and tour the region’s boutique wineries and local restaurants, set to a backdrop of stunning countryside and rich heritage. Visit the famous Domaine Chandon vineyard and treat yourself to a special, private wine tasting.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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