I and my daughter stayed in 1888 Hotel for 4 nights in August. The experience was just excellent! From the efficient check-in to the spacious, quiet & comfortable room, I knew that this would be my home in Sydney! Its location was excellent, close to major attractions yet a little distant from the noise in the city. We loved to take the ferry from Darling Harbour (10 mins walk from the hotel) to Circular Quay, where the Rocks and the Sydney Opera are located. As regards the food at 1888 Hotel, we had dinner there once and found the food was average. For example, the steak that I ordered was overcooked. Yet it was not a big issue. On the whole, we had a lovely experience with 1888 Hotel and would definitely return to the hotel when we visit Sydney again next year!
- 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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