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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I would definitely stay here again. Rooms were clean, modern & beautiful & the bath tub was luxuriously large. The lobby is unusual but beautiful, love the glass elevators. Staff were helpful & parking prices were reasonable - they even let us park for a few hours after check out. The hotel is a short walk from Darling Harbour.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank LKaddy
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear LKaddy,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Your kind comments about the design, the space, location and wonderful staff are most appreciated.

Come back soon!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We were booked into a 'shoebox' room with a queen bed, however when we arrived we had a room with a king bed. The room was still tiny but did have everything that was essential for a short stay in the city, especially as not much time was spent in the room. Everything was lovely and clean; I thought the bed comfy, but hubby wasn't as convinced. The linens were luxurious. The location was very good, a short walk to darling harbour. A healthy walk to Dixon street. Parking was plentiful and only across the road. The room was a bit on the small side if u were staying longer than a couple of nights. Plenty of good restaurants nearby. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, so can't comment on this.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mossflower
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Dear Mossflower,

Thank you for your great review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade.

It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed our location; close to some great cafes, restaurants and Darling Harbour, the comfy bed and our great staff.

Next time you visit you must try our popular Eatery & Bar, and if you want more space my suggestion would be not to book a Shoebox room (we cant always provide a free upgrade) but maybe choose a King Deluxe.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

After looking threw booking.com and Expedia I found the review's about 1888 Hotel to true to believe.People,get here and enjoy a very hip vibe!!!Staff are absolutely wonderful,helpful and happy.The breakfast is beautiful with housemade muesli, yoghurt, cob bread,fresh juice.The location is brilliant, short 3min walk and your in Darling Harbour, 2min walk to light rail, 10-15min walk to Paddy's Market.For the price it's a experience you won't forget and I can't wait to go back.Absolutely Fabulous, thanks to the 1888 Hotel team for a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2014

Dear Victoriankiwi,

It was our joy to spoil you and thank you for the wonderful review!

Your brilliant comments about our location, the vibe, the Eatery & Bar and the team are most appreciated.

We loved looking after you so come back again soon!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This hotel has got to be the best place ever to stay. The staff was so friendly and helpful from the very beginning. Jess and Jess were working when we checked in, and immediately layed a map on the counter to get us oriented, stowed our luggage, helped us with the amazing breakfast/ lounge area and we began our first day of sightseeing with in a couple of hours after leaving the airport. When we returned our luggage was in our room. The room we had was cozy, comfortable with beautiful white linens and huge bath towels. Very quiet and modern. Free wifi, within a couple of minutes of the light rail to Central station, a 5 minute walk to the ferry, Darling harbor shops, resturants and nightlife. The only thing I could possible find wrong with this hotel is that too many people will discover it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank RxJennifer
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear RxJennifer,

Trying to keep the fact that 1888 Hotel is fantastic is hard, particularly after your great review!

Jess and Jess (and all the team) are amazing and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and described us as "the best place ever"!

We look forward to seeing you again and spoiling you some more!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

After staying at many "up market " hotels in Sydney CBD, my husband & I thought we would try 1888 Hotel.
WOW!! Everything as soon as we walked in was awesome!
All staff are friendly, polite & courteous.
All service areas were proffessional & efficient.
The hotel rates an A+ in cleanliness.
The hotel rooms are very clean, comfortable & very well designed.
We will never stay anywhere else again on our travels to Sydney!
Feel comfortable when booking this hotel, you will get value for money & have a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2014

Dear TLC1608,

It was fantastic to read that we exceeded your expectations!

We are pleased that "everything was awesome" for your stay, particularly the design, the rooms and the team.

Come back soon so you can enjoy it all again!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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