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Ovolo Laneways
Ranked #13 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This hotel just opened in September so very new, it was a girls trip for a friends 50th birthday upon arriving couldn't believe we were 50 metres from Bamboo House which is the most amazing restaurant we were going to for her party. Hotel was very clean, great amenities such as fridge with ice machine, dishwasher etc etc only negative would say one of bedroom was so small and bathrooms werent big couldn't believe had a boxing bag in room very different but cool. We could help ourselves to water and orange juice, coffee, tea wine bar don't get that in any other hotels that im aware of. We made aware to the General Manager they could improve on was clean towels etc and we asked them to fix toilet 3 times which never got done but overall was a fantastic place and would certainly recommend

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

We stayed at the Ovolo as we were in melbourne for a concert. Upon being greeted at reception we could tell it was gonna be a great stay. The staff were very friendly and were very helpful. The room was fantastic (we had a 2 bedroom suite) we went with our best friends and it had a great lounge are to relax and the bedrooms were both a great size. The free mini bar was fantastic as was the free wifi and grab and go breakfast. We will definetly be back and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

My partner and I recently travelled to Melbourne for a quick stop over prior to heading to Phillip Island for the Moto Gp.

I had done some research on the hotel prior to arriving. After reading many glowing reviews, I had high expectations of my experience....

To my surprise, my actual experience exceeded my expectations !!!

Loved the location, loved the room (1 bedroom suite) and love, love love all the additional extras at no charge !

If you are a person that likes to plan every detail of your stay like exactly where you are going for dinner or to which bar you are having pre-dinner drinks blah blah blah......Throw all of that out the window and take a recommendation from the very local and knowledgable front of house team....They know their stuff !

We threw our preconceived plans to the wind and went with a dinner recommendation to 'Papa Goose'. My partner and I had a wonderful time. The food, ambience and experience was exactly what we were looking for 10/10.

I have recommended this hotel to many of my business associates and friends that frequently visit Melbourne.

Bravo Team Ovolo ! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

This brand new boutique hotel is perfectly placed in Melbourne's theatre and restaurant precinct at the top end of little Bourke St near China Town and Spring St. Sparkling new rooms, modern decor - a small and intimate hotel. The staff are very helpful and cheerful and the greatest surprise was the help yourself mini bar in our room at no extra cost. Another clever little ploy to please you is the free loot bag with nuts and snacks to take home. Also free tea, coffee and cold drinks in the foyer. Great marketing from this company which definitely won us over. Other mean spirited hotels could learn a lot from this little gem. The staff were very helpful in guiding us to a nearby restaurant on Spring St for a sumptous cooked breakast, or they offer their own complimentary continental breakfast. A comfortable bed and quiet room ensured a good night's sleep. The only small negative is the very small bathroon basin. We will definitely stay there again on our next theatre and restaurant excursion to Melbourne.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

A gorgeous new boutique hotel, petit reception, with the friendliest staff ever, NONE of the attitude of the larger hotels... Fantastic location, a hop step and jump from Longrain, or our new fave restaurant Gingerboy... great contemporary rooms, comfy bed, gorgeous shower and lots of free goodies... including the FREE mini bar... which didnt have wine on our visit, but I was promised was being added to the inventory very soon...
We will def. be back for our next 'date' night....

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

New homey boutique hotel with character and loads of free perks (grab and go breakfast, mini bar, snacks pack on arrival, local calls, newspapers...) Very central location within walking distance from major landmarks. Friendly staff and clean spacious rooms though bathroom sink is ridiculously small. Excellent value for money. I would not stay anywhere else!

Tips: (1) best breakfast options nearby (right behind Ovolo) at The European and The Mess Hall. (2) Best airport transportation: Skybus (10 min intervals all day at AUD 17), 20 min ride to reach city centre. Skybus can arrange free connection ride to your hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2013

Dear ToniYuen,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am delighted you found the hotel “homey” and value for money.
Please contact me directly next time you wish to book so I may personally assist you.

Kind Regards,


Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights and it is a very nice hotel. The staff are all friendly, the room i was in was spacious and super clean. I had an amazing nights sleep and a seriously delicious breakfast. Check out was a breeze and a i had a taxi waiting for me. Great !!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range: £118 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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 
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