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19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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 façade 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
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Sharyn D wrote a review 25 Nov
Olovo Laneway staff are friendly and welcoming. The new restruant/bar is a great addition with a good variety wine and the food was superb. We had a two bedroom apartment with the perks. The room was spacious, quiet and clean. The free mini bar, social drinks and lolly bar was a bonus. I highly recommend Ovolo Laneway and the restruant.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Peta O wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions41 helpful votes
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Our second visit to Ovolo, this time we stayed for 3 nights, What an absolute joy to walk in, see Bridget and be welcomed back like old friends. This is truely an unique hotel, yes the rooms and service are fantastic but the difference is the beautiful people who work here. Thank you all so much. We love Ovolo.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Mar 2022
OMG Peta! It was lovely to have you - Bridget was so happy to have you back! We can't wait to have you back again! XOXO <3
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Joshua Z wrote a review 17 Nov
San Francisco, California, United States35 contributions57 helpful votes
The good - location is amazing, right in the heart of Melbourne CBD, steps from the tram, Parliament station, Chinatown, shopping, and basically everything. My room was spacious and well-appointed. Chris at the front desk was very welcoming and friendly. Basic snacks, drinks, and packaged breakfast are included. Not good - there was no advance notice that the hotel is under construction and most of the amenities are unavailable... yet you still have to pay for them. There's not even a proper entry (you have to go through a restaurant to enter the hotel (which is also under construction). Basic things listed on their website like TVs with AirPlay (you can't even plug in your own HDMI device), a gym, and even functional wifi are nonexistent. The rooms have the loudest A/C I've ever experienced, and the rooms themselves, while large, are appointed with very cheap fixtures and furniture - it felt like Ikea quality. Friends that came by my room all commented on how cheap everything looked - one said it looked like a dorm room. The design is odd and not functional - for instance, there's not enough light in the bathroom but tons of light in the bedroom. Every staffer was friendly, but offered no real accommodation for all the things missing. How am I supposed to work without functional wifi? When I asked about a gym, they said I could find a local one in the area and then pay for it myself. The worst was on my final night. They locked the front door to the restaurant that's being used as a temporary entrance, and I had to wait outside until a staffer came to open the door... and it was raining hard. I really wanted to like this hotel... but for the price, I think there are better options.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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ArchaicMosaic wrote a review Sep 2022
Canberra, Australia110 contributions75 helpful votes
If you looked up the phrase "customer service" in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Bridget's face. I cannot stress enough how helpful Bridget was to me and my husband from the day I called up looking to reschedule my booking due to having COVID to the day we arrived. Honestly, Ovolo should promote Bridget to General Manager because she truly understands what it means to deliver customer service. When we arrived on Saturday night, it had been an incredibly difficult week. I had just had to attend my Grandmother's funeral in Victoria, spend the rest of the week helping my family with associated paperwork then support my husband to run a 100km ultramarathon in Anglesea. We arrived late in the evening emotionally and physically exhausted, and Bridget was so understanding. She gave us great advice about parking, let my hobbling husband check in immediately while I navigated cars and bags, and then even remembered it was our anniversary (which among everything I had completely forgotten about). Bridget had no idea what kind of a week we had had, but treated us with so much kindness and thoughtfulness anyway. We are so grateful for her kindness. The room was absolutely perfect. The bed was so comfy and we really appreciated the little touch of a note celebrating our anniversary and a bottle of bubbles in the fridge. This is our second time staying with Ovolo and it absolutely won't be our last. Thanks so much Ovolo and Bridget. - Angharad & Sam
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
WOW! What a review! We're super lucky to have Bridget apart of our team, I'll be sure to watch out for her coming for my job after this review! We're so glad you had such a great time, we hope to see you agaiN! XOXO
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MRMRSPIP wrote a review Sep 2022
Minneapolis40 contributions31 helpful votes
We had not heard of this hotel brand when booking our first trip from the US to Melbourne and were a little unsure based on the room types and the website - it felt a little bit like a budget or long term rental hotel. But the pricing was great and the fact that breakfast and evening drinks were included pushed us over the top and we booked a two BR suite. It ended up working great for us - the staff is so friendly and helpful, and we had great convos in the small lobby with other travelers during the evening cocktail hour. We were even given a free bottle of wine when a fire alarm forced us all briefly out of the hotel! The room decor is a little unconventional and you could see some signs of wear/age in our room but all in, we were very happy with the stay! Just a note on the breakfast - it is just packaged drinks/muffins/snack bars so don’t expect a hot buffet! But it was nice to grab on our way out for the day. Location was very convenient and walking distance to many sights we visited.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Sep 2022
Hey there - thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We can't wait to have you back with us after our refurb!!! XOXO
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Chris T wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had been looking for a place to hold a bux and the team were awesome. They were there for help, support and for anything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. From the outset, Ovolo Laneways is the way to go.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 9 Sep 2022
OMG CHRIS!!! Thanks so much, we can't wait to have you all visit us again! XOXO
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split.second_hafiz wrote a review Aug 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions2 helpful votes
What’s happier than a having a nice coffee in the morning before a long day with clients? Having coffee with a cheerful concierge in Ovolo, Melbourne. Happiness + coffee = what a perfect way to start a day!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ben Higgins, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways
Responded 29 Aug 2022
This is Fantastic!! Thanks so much for your FAB review and killer feedback form your stay with us. We all do LOBVE what we do and fun and friendly guests make it 10times easier so thankyou for being fab!!! 5/5 rating for you also. We'd 100%c love to have you back soon. Thanks xoxox Team Laneways
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Richard Butler wrote a review Aug 2022
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Wow. Ive stayed in many good hotels. Many have far more investment in luxury. But they are unmemorable because marble is marble and corporate is tired. From the moment i walked into ovolo, little bourke melbourne i was in a warmth and friendliness that was unsurpassed. A glass of wine, a piece of fruit, late check out no problem. How about we bring ypur meal up. Luggage store no problem, happy friendly staff in a happy friendly place. I was a friend amongst friends and i think it is marvellous. Just marvellous. Congratulations. You got me.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ben Higgins, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways
Responded 29 Aug 2022
WOW!!!!! Now this is what we call a Fantastic Review!!!! We're so THRILLED you had a fantastic stay with us at Laneways, from LOVING everything that Ovolo does to the friendly staff that helped you during your stay with us. We all LOVE what we do and no request is to much for us so this is great feedback for us all. I'll be sure to forward this on!!! Thanks again for choosing Ovolo Laneways. We'd love to have you back and by the looks of it you will be. Thanks again, Your feedback and review is greatly appreciated Thanks xoxo Management and Team Laneways
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Bhavna D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Ovolo Laneway hotel in Melbourne was an amazing experience, the staff were exceptional and made the whole experience of staying there flawless. We were from UK and was on a tour around Australia so having such welcoming staff made it more relaxing. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone esp those with kids. The hotel location is fab very close to shops and restaurants. The staff sorted snacks out for our day trips and had left a great impression on my boys age 6 and 8 even they wanted to go back to that hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time and laving us your review. You were an absolute please to deal with!. I'm thrilled to hear you had a fun and fab stay with us and enjoyed all the Ovolo Perks. This is great feedback and we appreciate it so much. We'd 100% love to have the whole Divani family back on your next trip down under. Thanks again Flynn Cowan and Ben Higgins
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Mark D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Such an amazing hotel, everything is included in the price. Happy hour, lolly bar, breakfast spread all day, and friendly staff. Meg, hotel supervisor, went above and beyond making this experience so fun. We are looking forward to our next Ovolo Laneway experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Thanks so much Mark for your top review. I'm thrilled to hear you had a fun and enjoyable stay with us enjoying all the Ovolo Perks and all that Melbourne has to offer. I'm glad Meg, our fab Hotel Supervisor made you feel welcome and assisted you during your stay. Thanks again, We'd 100% love to see you back soon. Thanks Flynn ( Front Office Manager ) and Ben Higgins
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US$158 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneCentral Business District / Chinatown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ovolo Laneways
Which popular attractions are close to Ovolo Laneways?
Nearby attractions include Depot Adventures (0.3 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.4 km), and Her Majesty's Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ovolo Laneways?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Ovolo Laneways?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Ovolo Laneways?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ovolo Laneways?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ovolo Laneways?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rice Paper Scissors, Straight Outta Saigon, and Hochi Mama.
Does Ovolo Laneways have airport transportation?
Yes, Ovolo Laneways offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ovolo Laneways?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ovolo Laneways?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (0.6 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.4 km), and Rippon Lea Estate (8.0 km).
Is Ovolo Laneways accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.