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Get an overview of this hotel5-star family-friendly aparthotel near Melbourne Cricket Ground

Location

This family-friendly South Yarra aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Jam Factory and Prahran Market. Melbourne Cricket Ground and Royal Botanic Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Property Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this aparthotel has an indoor pool and a health club. An area shuttle is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

All 229 soundproofed apartments feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests will find kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers.

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

Art Series - The Olsen features an indoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the aparthotel's 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Business amenities at this 5-star property consist of a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 40 square feet (4 square meters) include conference space. This luxury aparthotel also offers a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a library. A complimentary area shuttle within 5 km is available for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Art Series - The Olsen has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 229 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Hair salon 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Express check-in 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Concierge services 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Health club 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 4 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 40 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Indoor pool 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( AUD 9.95 per day ), Wired internet access ( AUD 9.95 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( AUD 9.95 )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Spoonbill Restauarant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Steer Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge. Room service is available around the clock.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an indoor pool and a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Couples treatment rooms 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Property Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 70 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): AUD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 9.95 (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 38 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 70 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Art Series Olsen
  • Art Series Olsen Hotel South Yarra
  • Art Series Olsen South Yarra
  • Olsen Art Series
  • Art Series Olsen Apartment South Yarra
  • Art Series Olsen Apartment
  • Art Series Olsen Aparthotel South Yarra
  • Art Series Olsen Aparthotel
  • Art Series The Olsen

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the aparthotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Complimentary Smart Car

Guests who book a John Olsen Penthouse room type will receive free use of a smart car.

Good for Cullen Penthouse room type only. Valid driver’s license required. Other restrictions may apply.



Art Series - The Olsen ratings based on 126 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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Pleasant Stay, but not 5 stars.

3 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Jan 29, 2017
The Olsen is in a nice location near South Yarra, with plenty of nice eateries and bars close by. We visited for the tennis and it is a nice 35min walk along the river to Rod Laver area. The hotel itself is ok, but not sure it lives up to its 5 star status. The rooms are pleasant, but nothing to write home about. We were initially put in a room which opened to the communal deck where those on sun loungers could see directly into our room or even enter accidentally if the door was left open! We found this a bit odd and requested a room change, which they were quite accommodating with. Overall I think there are probably better options in the area for the price.
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Great location and boutique feel

4 out of 5
by from Sydney Australia
Posted Jan 23, 2017
We always stay at the this hotel fpr our annual tennis weekend. If you want to stay out of the city and appreciate more of an urban feel when in Melbourne, this hotel has everything you need. Beds are super comfortable and if you love Australian art it's a real treat.
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Arty hotel, fun neighborhood, good access to city

4 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Dec 24, 2016
Pros: As above
Cons: Fitted cabinets in room dated, need replacing
Location: As above
Welcoming staff, very helpful on check in re room choice. Good sized room with kitchenette. Nice pool & Sun deck. Second visit and will return.
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5 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Lovely hotel, clean and friendly service. Good location next to lots of restaurants and shops
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3 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 5, 2016
I thought it was expensive for what it offered, The room was clean but bathrooms were small and cramped
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Gorgeous and glamourous hotel in a great location

5 out of 5
by from WA
Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: The location was perfect, and the room size was large enough to settle in to and had everything we needed.
Cons: Nothing, we were happy!
Location: The location was central to what we wanted to do with lots of cafes, shops and access to public transport.
We had our first stay at The Olsen (and the Art Series hotel group) during our visit to Melbourne in November. Although we arrived too early for check-in (6.30am!), the staff were more than helpful checking our bags, showing us to the restaurant from breakfast, and advising us as soon as our room became available. The room itself was much bigger than we expected, with a beautiful, comfy bed, accommodating bathroom, and mini bar that was stocked to the brim with delicious and healthy treats. We loved our stay at the Olsen and will definitely be back!
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Stylish

4 out of 5
by from Sydney
Posted Nov 21, 2016
We had a lovely 4-day stay at the Olsen. We liked our room, with its abundance of natural light, attractive furnishings and art work by John Olsen. The rooms are not large, but well designed and work well. The location on Chapel Street is very convenient, with lots to do in the area and good transport connections to other areas of Melbourne. The one weakness of the hotel is its restaurant, with food that is OK but not competitive in a city with great food and very patchy service. We will stay there again.
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5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 16, 2016
Great location, helpful staff, spacious queen suite. Easy to get into CBD
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Perfect little get a way

4 out of 5
by from F
Posted Nov 6, 2016
Location: Fantastic
Great value with friendly staff. The rooms are contemporary and comfortable
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Good stylish room in a modern friendly hotel

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Sep 16, 2016
Stayed recently. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good room size and location.
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