Art Series – The Olsen 

A stylish base in South Yarra

This ultra-modern hotel on Chapel Street is adorned with artwork of renowned Australian artist Dr John Olsen.

With a bold exterior, this Art Series hotel sits in the fashionable area of Melbourne suburb South Yarra on the popular Chapel Street. Rooms at Art Series – The Olsen wouldn’t be complete without art by Dr John Olsen himself, the inspiration and namesake of this hotel. His prints are scattered around the whole building and you’ll likely spot an original too. Unique features really make this hotel stand out, from the long pool, part of which hangs over the building for a swim over the street below, to the bright blue bicycles which are available to rent from reception (at extra cost) for a great way to whizz through the city. For a day rate you can also hire a Smart Car for longer journeys.

Why we love Art Series – The Olsen

  • The brilliant location means you can live like a local and thoroughly explore the nooks of Chapel Street

  • Ask the in-house art curator for a tour of Olsen’s work

  • The 20-metre lap pool has a glass bottom with views of the street below

  • A 15-minute drive takes you to downtown Melbourne, where you can get lost in the iconic Melbourne laneways, stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens or watch a match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

4 stars
Sep - Apr
Melbourne: 21 hours (not including stopover time)
On Chapel Street in the fashionable suburb of Melbourne, South Yarra.
Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Melbourne airport


  • Restaurants & bars

Spoonbill Restaurant and Bar is one of South Yarra's most popular restaurants with plenty of local produce on the menu. Tapas and local beers are a popular choice.

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