We had one night here and having wanted to avoid the typical chain hotels it delivered as desired at a fair price; under $200 for 5 star in Sydney (through booking.com) is great value. We didn't have a shoebox although our room was still quite "compact" but fine and the bathroom was a good size and functional. Nice coffee in the eating area but we chose to head to Glebe for a Sydney brunch experience (which was pretty good; try Astor on Glebe Point Rd which is only a few minutes drive from 1888). Very helpful staff and we liked the no paper policy. We were impressed that one of the few remaining wool stores in Sydney has been saved and put to really good use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steeped in history, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was tastefully restored and thoughtfully designed with shutter-happy Instagrammers in mind, providing photo opportunities around every corner so captivating that you really need #nofilter. Originally constructed as a wool store and factory in 1888, the building still bears the original signage of its birth year, visible from the busy streets of Pyrmont. A heritage listed 90-bedroom boutique hotel as well as bar & event space, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour brings together Sydney's old world charm and contemporary design with Ovolo's service culture to offer a truly mind-blowing experience in modern hospitality. The collection of rooms each boast 3-metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, concealed uplighting, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room flaunting the colourfully commissioned pieces by celebrated local artist, Jasper Knight. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, neighbouring Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, The Star, a wide selection of must-go bars & dining options, and the very best boutique shopping this side of the Southern Hemisphere. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Continental breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, 24 hour gym access? - Yep, all free. ... more less
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