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Ovolo Laneways

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ovolo is a funky hotel in a great location, near china town and close to a number of great restaurants and bars. The one bedroom suite was well appointed and spacious. The staff were friendly and always ready to answer questions.

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Masterton
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is more like a b and b, and all the extras are free! We enjoyed the company of others staying at the hotel while we ate breakfast, loved our goodie bag on arrival along with the free mini-bar, and the laundry facilities were great

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Booked using booking.com a few months prior. Easy with free cancellation checked the week prior to going and found it had dropped the price again yippeee. Cancelled and re booked. Anyway the hotel is well situated, parking is in Wilson parking in Bourke st about a 5 min walk to the hotel. Great reception staff, friendly and helpful. The room...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi wflal1991, What an awesome review! Your wonderful wonderful feedback will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. Please book your room directly with us next time so that you can enjoy free breakfast and happy hour as well as all the freebies we offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General...

Orange, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great concept, you pay one price and everything is included mini bar, great breakfast selections all cold but what a choice and very delicious. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Only issue was the curtains in our room as the windows are a funny angle here d there the curtains did not close properly and I did...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi andreasm63, Thank you for the review. We are excited to hear that you loved our Ovolo concept and freebies which are all focused on providing you with 'Effortless Living' during your stay. It is our promise to always seek for improvements based on your valuable feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience started with a welcome greeting from the supervisor Andrew. Not only was the check-in process quick and efficient, Andrew assisted with local knowledge and went over and above. The hotel room was very clean and funky, and the location of the Hotel is perfect.

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi karlrobideau, Thank you for the high five! Andrew, Duty Manager and all our shiny happy staff are thrilled to hear that we met and exceeded your expectation! Please be informed that we will continue to focus on maintaining our standard and going the extra mile so that we can be ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, very comfortable bed, room and very clean. Yes, true that the bathroom hand basin was a bit small but it was perfectly manageable. Evening happy hour was great too. Staff at the desk were very helpful and offered me a light self-serve breakfast when I arrived very early in the morning. Great location, easy walk to Chinatown and...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Carolina G, Thank you for the awesome review. Your lovely comments will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. It is our promise to always seek for feedback from our guests and improve further. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there with friends and we had the whole top floor (three rooms) so didn't need to worry so much about noise. The only drawback was the spa - but not the hotels fault - as we were asked to perhaps leave the spa as the hotel/apartments across the road had a problem with the outside lights shining into their...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Tans71, Thank you for taking time to share your valuable feedback. Your lovely comments will definitely conveyed to Adeel, our night manager on duty. Please be informed that we are happy to arrange some white wine from a different grape variety on your next visit. It would be much appreciated if you could contact us via laneways@ovolohotels.com so that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. A really comfy bed - nice rooftop bar for the happy hour and great coffee/breakfast selection. Located in a great place in the cbd very near china town and a couple of tram stops. Rice paper scissors was a great restaurant nearby. Only small gripe is despite being on the upper floors we could hear...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi AzzaJP, Thank your for the review and constructive feedback. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. It is our promise to always seek for improvements so that we could be ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we just arrived from a long driver from Sydney, ADEEL greeted us with joy he was very cheerful and welcoming. My husband asked for directions to park the car he pointed the direction very accurately and provided us with a print out as well then he helped me out with my massive luggage really made me forget the long...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Eman A, Just a quick note to say thank you for the brilliant review! It is always so wonderful to learn that our lovely team members make a difference. Your lovely comments will definitely be conveyed to Adeel and our shiny happy staff. We wish you every success in 2017 and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for theatre and shopping, small boutique modern hotel. Staff are friendly and v helpful, they free breakfast, wifi,snacks, minibar and movies is the way things should be. Modern streamline interior, comfy beds. We had a 2 bed room suite, the second room doesn't have a window, but it was fine for the kids, nice and dark and they...

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Hi Perdeahal, Thank you for the high five! We are so happy to learn that our Ovolo service and freebies exceeded your expectation and made your stay effortless. As we always seek for improvements in every possible way, we definitely look forward to accommodating you again near future. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
See the world in colour! Inspired by the hidden laneways and street art that Melbourne is known for, this 43-room boutique hotel is your perfect opportunity to embrace the culture and enjoy effortless living in the heart of the city. Within the unsuspecting charcoal facade is a realm of hidden surprises. Be prepared to be taken on an exciting sensory journey from the dramatic and smart concierge-style reception, through dimly-lit corridors accentuated by brightly coloured doors and illuminated custom artwork, before arriving at the calming and restorative guest rooms. Six distinct room types provide an uncluttered and trendy approach to urban living with seamless integration of the Ovolo touch – all the little things that make effortless living a reality for the modern, tech-savvy traveller. Smart space planning, diverse furniture and joinery components allow guests to reconfigure the rooms to suit their unique purposes. Designed to impress, Ovolo Laneways also features three penthouse suites complete with outdoor rooftop terraces and supercharged offerings. Whether you are travelling as a group or hosting an intimate party, this is the ultimate “rich friend’s house” for your crowd to celebrate or relax against the backdrop of Melbourne city skyline. Situated at the top pocket of Little Bourke Street surrounded by theatres, restaurants and bars, the hotel is literally footsteps away from all that Melbourne has to offer. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Grab N’ Go breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, gym access? – Yep, all free. *only when you book direct on Ovolo Hotels website ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: €146 - €425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#8 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#16 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We liked the one bedroom suite as the studios are small.”
 of 5 bubbles alikJ5016CF, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One with a window.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinag195, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 406 is a 2 bedroom suite, lots of room to move.”
 of 5 bubbles Perdeahal, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Probably book more than a studio - sounds like they are more roomy”
 of 5 bubbles kcnz2016, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The OMG Rooms are apparently amazing. Ask about interconnecting rooms - ours could have been one and so noise carried a little.”
 of 5 bubbles 509yvonnem, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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