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Ovolo Laneways

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Entrance is small but don't let this fool you. There is a lolly bar on the way to the lift. All complimentary. Room is huge with a lounge room and separate bedroom. 2 large screen Tv's . All drinks in the fridge are completely free. There is water, juice, soft drink, beer and wine. You are also given a goody...

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

Hi Marylou66, Thank you for loving every aspect of your stay and becoming our regular guest. Our main focus as Ovolo brand is to make everything effortless for all our guests by providing essential elements such as minibar, in-room snacks and Wi-Fi for free. As mentioned in your review, we also offer complimentary breakfast and Happy Hour for guests who...

Berry, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Stayed with the team in Melbourne many, many times now and every time is just so good thanks to the style of the accommodation but mainly, thanks to the great team there. Particular mention to Christina, Andrew, Andrei and Jordan. Like no other hotel I stay at on travels - so not corporate and the absolute standout in the Ovolo...

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

Hi James E, Thank you for the amazing review and continuous patronage to Ovolo Laneways. Your lovely comments will definitely be shared with all our team members. We are thrilled to have you as our return guest and it is our promise to maintain our standard and go the extra mile at all times. Look forward to seeing you again...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A modern, fresh hotel in a great location close to so much of what Melbourne has to offer. Comfortable bed and clean room. I booked directly so I got lots of freebies such as mini bar, goodies in room etc. There is also free breakfast and a great area to eat outside whilst taking in the city. The staff are...

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

Hi Shrek12_12, Thank you for the high five! We are thrilled to hear that our service standard, freebies and location all made positive contributions to 'Effortless Living'. It is our promise to maintain our standard and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Please don't forget to book directly with us again...

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Came here for a night for my anniversary and we wish we could've stayed longer!  We had the little studio suite and it was so nice! Very modern looking and I love how almost everything is provided for you; drinks (alcohol, juice, water, milk), hair-dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body washes, disposable toothbrushes and toothpaste, tea, coffee and kettle, a little loot...

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

Hi Sochetta C, Thank you very much for the detailed review. Your review will definitely lead us to learn more about what we need to maintain and improve further. It is great to learn that you loved almost every aspect of your stay. Please be informed that we will go the extra mile and be 100% ready for your next...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great service, convenient location, creatively appointed and decorated rooms, and amazing value! If you book through their website directly you receive a whole slew of things for free - free WIFI, free minibar, free booze at happy hour, free breakfast, free snacks, the list goes on and on. Upon check in they even remembered it was my birthday and left...

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Hi Yan D, Thank you for the high five! We are glad to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. It is our promise to maintain our standard and go the extra mile by providing more personalised service and 'effortless living' for all our guests. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had stayed at an Ovolo in Hong Kong and really liked it. So decided to give Melbourne one a try. Was down visiting my daughter at Uni. The location is cool - on very nice edge of CBD - walking distance to everything. Great restaurant a stone's throw away including Longrain. Arrived after overnight flight from Hong Kong a...

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

Hi Charles H, Thank you for the constructive feedback. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback and improve further. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by maintenance and housekeeping issues. They will be addressed to all our team members in order to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring in the future. We will definitely...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Ovolo Laneways was perfect for our family. We had a 2 bedroom suite with a sitting room , dining table and efficiency kitchen. There was even a washer and dryer down the hall . The staff was very cheerful and helpful . You need to have some of these hotels in South West Florida !

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

Hi rebeccamfisher, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that we met all your expectations. It is our promise to maintain our standard and continue to provide all our guests with 'effortless living'. It would be much appreciated if you could contact us via laneways@ovolohotels.com so that we could offer you personalised booking process and return...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Absolutely loved my stay at this hotel. The room was so comfortable and the free mini bar amazing. I was upgraded to a one bedroom apartment which was fantastic. There were snacks and drinks in the foyer and the service was superb. I was travelling for business and this hotel was perfect. I would definitely stay here again when visiting...

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

Hi lizzylu4, Just a quick note to say thank you for the lovely review. We will definitely look at upgrade option once again (subject to availability) on your next visit. Please contact us on laneways@ovolohotels.com so that we can provide you with personalised booking process and return guest discount. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the theatre district surrounded by some of the city's best restaurants. It is also steps away from the tram line and top shopping district. The rooms are unique. We had a lovely well equipped suite with tons of room. Very comfortable and modern. Easy access to the river and running trails. Free...

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

Hi Gerard M, It is great to hear that you found your favourite boutique hotel in Melbourne. We always focus on adding more personality and doing things differently so that all our guests can relax and have fun at the same time. Thank you so much for the awesome review. Look forward to seeing you again in near future. Jake...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I stay regularly at Ovolo for work and now wouldn't go anywhere else. I brought my 14 yr old with me for the first time and they really made her welcome. There was a card to her in the room along with some free gifts which made her feel really special. They had separated the beds. When I got stuck...

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Hi rospochin, Thank you for the awesome review! All our shiny happy team members are thrilled about your wonderful feedback. As a boutique hotel with personalised service, we always love giving recognition and focus on providing 'effortless living' to all our guests. It our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and go the extra mile....

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
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: €102 - €679 (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
#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than those facing the street”
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