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Ovolo Laneways

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent the weekend. Great location and really helpful staff, but very basic rooms and facilities that make this place far too expensive ie. no bedroom windows or extractor fan in our bathroom, so don't do number twos if ur wife is needs to put on her make up. A real pity. Also dont be fooled by the free minibar...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi jmckie, Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that our service standard was satisfactory. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by various issues during your stay. We will definitely look into these further and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second stay is this gorgeous boutique hotel. First trip we were upgraded to the Penthouse! Which was amazing! Spent three nights in the Terrace room this trip. We were greeted by friendly staff who were happy to store our luggage until check in so that we could shop unhindered. On top of all the freebies that they already offer,...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Jo-Anne C, Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay once again! It is our promise to provide every guest with 'Effortless Living' and go the extra mile at all times. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in near future. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our 2 night stay in a two bedroom suite. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and had everything you could want with very comfortable beds. The only thing I could say about the two bedroom suite (206) was that the sliding door on the bathroom and second bedroom gave absolutely no soundproofing...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi 501Traveller, Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay due to soundproofing issue and breakfast inclusion. It will definitely be beneficial to book direct on our website or by calling us on (03) 8692 0777 so that we can provide...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location near the theatre district, with some great restaurants and wine bars nearby. We had a 1-bed room, which was lovely set up and spacious. What makes this hotel stand out, is that there are no extra fees for things that other hotels often charge extra for. Free Wifi and breakfast (if you book through the hotel), there's a...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Linda M, Thank you for the wonderful review. It sounds like you loved our concept of 'Effortless Living'. Our location and signature freebies definitely add extra values for all our guests. We will definitely maintain our standard and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing time at Ovolo Laneways Melbourne with my girlfriends for a "girls night out". We had planned to meet at the Hotel and go out for dinner and drinks however when we arrived they had upgraded us to the penthouse and so impressive was this space with it's outstanding amenities, (spa on the outdoor terrace and free champagne!),...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Bria s, Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that you loved our penthouse. It is a wonderful room to celebrate your special occasion and get away from everyday life! Your lovely comments will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel...

Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The hotel has a friendly, quirky feel to it. The room was modern, super clean and very comfortable. The complimentary mini bar and snacks was a lovely surprise. The complimentary lollies and coffee machine aswell as comp happy hour in foyer was a lovely touch. I highly recommend this hotel and will stay...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi jsouls, Thank you for the high five! We are glad to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. We will definitely maintain our standard and be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was nothing particularly wrong with our stay at Ovolo Laneways, we were just expecting a bit more from our experience. After coming from the Ovolo Woolloomooloo in Sydney, this location was a bit of a let down (they have a large pool, huge open lobby, etc). The lobby area is super small and hallways leading to the rooms were...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi McKenzie M, Thank you for the constructive review. Please accept our sincere apologies for not being able to meet your expectations on this occasion. However, we are in the process of acquiring some new design works for our lobby area and lounge area for our in-house guests. it is our promise to value our guest feedback and go the...

Manila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was quite clean and roomy. Good location in the CBD, 3 blocks from Bourke Street, one block from Chinatown. Bed is soft and comfy. Free bottled water, coffee and tea in the lobby. All drinks in the room minibar are free. Now for the downside: the bathroom is the tiniest I have ever seen, even smaller than in...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi ChrisLee33, Thank you for staying at Ovolo Laneways. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by small bathroom and room layout. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for the first time this week and it was great. Positive happy vibrant hotel with the staff to top it all off. Free mini bar in the rooms, free wifi, free breakfast when you book through their site, happy hour each night this hotel goes one better than most and at reasonable rates as well. If I had...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi David-A-Frazer, Thank you for your wonderful comments and constructive review. We will definitely maintain our standard of offering 'Effortless Living' with all our inclusions and improve further by looking into more dining options. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best hotel experience I've had in Melbourne. Staff are friendly, approachable and helpful, without too much fuss. There are included extras like a free mini bar, coffee and candy which is a lovely touch that makes the experience even more like home when you're away from home. Relaxing, quiet and such a great location - good for work...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Mason B, We are thrilled to hear that you've found your favourite hotel in Melbourne! We love to hear you saying 'Effortlessly Cool' as it is our main focus to provide all our guests with 'Effortless Living' during their stay. Thank you for the amazing review! We have no doubt that we will see you again in near future....

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: RM489 - RM3,298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#8 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than those facing the street”
dd_w55, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book direct for breakfast option and discounts for repeat visits.”
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“Take a 1-bedroom instead of studio”
lamlammetje, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms I viewed seemed to be of a high standard”
brias2014, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You wont be disappointed with the rooms.”
David-A-Frazer, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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