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Ovolo Laneways

19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waiheke Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel to Melbourne quite often for work and usually stay at the Sofitel on Collins or The Crown on Southbank or in South Yarra at the Como. This was our first stay at the Ovolo and we were so impressed. Fantastic CBD location, loads of complimentary items, lovely bathroom amenities and small and boutique. The room we were in... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like to try something different. This hotal is tiny, located at Parliament end of Little Bourke st. Great location for coffee, the small bar scene and China town. The hotel itself was clean, the staff are mostly young friendly and very helpful. The first point of difference is they have free stuff. It's their thing! Free happy hour, free... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Ovolo before (the HK branch) so I am familiar with the concept, but the staff in Melbourne was wonderful and the icing on the cake. The hotel is a stone throw from Chinatown, so plenty of places to eat nearby. Check-in was smooth and they lend me a Myki card so I did not have to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel online, based only on online reviews- what a terrific find. Located at the top end of Little Bourke Street, so close to Chinatown and within walking distance of everything, it's perfect. The layout is arty, quirky and welcoming. From the complimentary mini bar, the free 'loot bag' in the room, to the special happy hour for guests... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Ovolo not familiar with the chain or property's location in Melbourne. Sometimes surprises disappoint and sometimes they delight. Our experience was the latter. From the moment we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the friendliness of the staff from the front desk to housecleaning. The staff works so well together one would think they were all co-owners. Not... More 

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Arkybergy, What a fantastic review, thank you so much! It is great to see that we were able to delight you so on your recent stay. Great that you loved the Free breakfast, Free minibar and Free guest laundry which a lot of our International love exactly for the reason stated. We are so lucky to be located where... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave stayed at quite a few hotels around Melbourne this year and this one is by far the best one. From the free mini bar to the happy hour.. Everything in this hotel was amazing. Can't wait to stay here again!

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

PrincessChanga, Thank you for your great review. I'm glad you found us to be a little different from the rest of the hotels in Melbourne, especially with our great inclusions like the free Mini Bar and Happy Hour. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. David Doswell More 

Kingscliff, Australia.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located surrounded by great restaurants, bars, shows and shopping the location is hard to fault. However the 1 bedroom suite we booked was bland and sterile and really needed a touch of interior design. This is strange given the hotel sells itself as a 'hip' and modern boutique establishment. The staff were friendly and helpful but there wasn't any real... More 

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Toni M, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. Sorry that you felt let down by the decor which I must say is disappointing as we do get great feedback on the design of the hotel and that people enjoy how funky the property is. It is a little more saddening that you were not wowed by... More 

San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the most relaxing, easy travel experience ever. Don't have to worry if your kids eat the minibar. Don't have to worry if they watch the tv. Need Internet? Fastest ever (for a hotel). It was just what we needed. In addition to that, the staff was fabulous, the property was stylish, well maintained and perfectly located. Couldn't ask for... More 

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear rosdail , Thank you for the fantastic feedback, it was wonderful to see that you had such an easy travel experience it's exactly what we want our guests to have with all of our free inclusions. It was also lovely to hear you enjoyed our wonderful location with our fabulous staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at Ovolo for our first wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful asking if we needed recommendations for dinner places or anything. The room was set out using the small space well, although the bathroom is... More 

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear sarak8Melbourne, Happy Anniversary! We are very honoured you decided to spend your very first one with us! I am delighted you loved the location, local offerings, the room with all its little inclusions and our helpful staff. I hope that we can welcome you back for many more celebratory visits. Kind Regards David Doswell More 

Hastings, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ovolo is our go to hotel, it is absolutely amazing! My boyfriend I stay here all the time when we need a little getaway. They have great staff, everyone is always so nice, easy to talk to and they are always willing to help you. (One time I needed my nails done and I had no idea where to go... More 

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DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Leanne C , Thanks for the perfect score! So nice to hear when we are someone's go to hotel. It was brilliant to see that you loved our ideal location, comfortable rooms with our great selection in our Mini Bars. Nicest of all was your lovely comments about our great Front of House team who are a great bunch... More 

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