The Olsen – South Yarra

The Olsen is a boutique hotel in South Yarra, Melbourne. Art Series is a small chain of hotels inspired by Australian artists in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Each one is named after a particular artist and takes inspiration from them. The Olsen is about a 30 minute drive from Melbourne International Airport.

As soon as you enter the lobby, you’ll notice the original, joyful painting by John Olsen. The rooms have a clean, contemporary design with neutral colours, designed to create a light, airy feel. The suites and penthouses also feature prints and original works by Olsen making this glorious for art lovers.

If you need to work, many of the suites and penthouses feature desks, and the hotel has meeting and event facilities. There’s a gym onsite as well as a glass-bottomed pool. If you want to eat in, then the Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar serves seasonal food.

There are also restaurants all around South Yarra. The Royal Botanical Gardens are within walking distance right next to the Yarra River. The gardens are home to the Melbourne Observatory. A short walk further is the National Gallery of Victoria. But if you prefer sport, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is just over the river.