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Ovolo Laneways

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19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tasmania, AUS
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love Ovolo's free wifi, grab 'n go breaky (although if you want fibre then fruit is your only option, everything else is pastries, banana bread & doughnuts), mini bar getting refilled free (although it was less booze, I'm sure there was wine included last time? Essentially it is 2 beers and boutique soft drinks), & location etc. The Harney... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel last minute after we decided to return to Melbourne early. When we arrived, the reception was having "IT" issues, but they found our booking fairly quickly and gave us an upgrade. Our room itself was great, but the space could be better divided up. The bathroom is tiny (in the sense that you can't get dressed... More 

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Adam M, Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear MBD0405, Thank you for your kind review! Glad to see that you made the most of our brilliant location, it really is the place to be in Melbourne at the moment. Looks like that your stay was topped off with a free upgrade as well :) You can be assured that the IT issues have been rectified, apologies for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ovolo hotel in Melbourne is amazing - we were staying on the top floor and the decor was fantastic! Super comfortable bed And bathroom. Very nice location, near stores and restaurants! And it also had cansa and free coffee included

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Adam M, Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear JuRezende23, Why thank you, we think we are pretty amazing too! Glad to hear that we made your stay an enjoyable one. You've pretty much hit the nail on the head in terms of what we offer :) C U SOON! Andrew Selleck Duty Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon checking in the staff were friendly, I received the wifi password and went up to my room. I Set up the Apple TV and watched a show in the room on a comfy couch and had a free drink and bag of peanuts. The city is great for a walk around and I explored lots of shops in the... More 

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Adam M, Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Luise R, It seems you had a relaxed, stress-free stay with us :) Thank you for your kind words Luise, we absolutely love getting such positive reviews from happy guests. We are blessed to be in such a popular part of the city, to which you took full advantage. We look forward to looking after the both of you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ovolo is situated at the top of Little Bourke St which is in close proximity to China Town where a number of fabulous restaurants are located. Around the corner on Spring St there is the Wine Bar, the Grocer store and the Melbourne Supper Club. On checking in we were greeted by friendly staff who remained helpful and chatty during... More 

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Adam M, Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Karen B, Thank you for the amazing review, you should write for our website description haha! Looks like you guys had the perfect stay! We look forward to taking care of you next time you're in Melbourne! C U SOON! Andrew Selleck Duty Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Comfortable and felt spoiled in a way. Free drinks, free breakkie on the go, flexible check in and out hours, and they even give guests a little loot bag with snacks as a welcoming gift! Small gesture but heartfelt. I booked the one bedroom apartment and the king sized bed was so comfortable and I spent a... More 

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Adam M, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Irene N, This review is truly a keeper. Thank You! For anyone wanting to get the perfect idea of what to expect at the hotel, we will be sure to point them to yours. You've mentioned a few of the many positives we offer here, including the free WiFi, breakfast, loot bag, phone calls and location (the list goes... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at Ovolo previously, our return visit was as good as ever. In addition to giving us a room upgrade, the staff were truly kind to let us check in early and check out late (owing to less than ideal flight times).

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Adam M, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear BunnyNine, Wow, what a tremendous review!! Thank you for the kind words, we endevour to set our standards to the level that experienced with us. You're most welcome about the free upgrade. We love taking care of our previous guests and if the accommodation level dictates some room shifting, we always seek those who have returned to stay to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would choose this hotel again. The wine wasn't available until 6pm, which wasn't ideal after a hectic day. he bed was fine for one person, however it felt like 2 single beds pushed together. The air con was useful however I struggled to operate it.

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Adam M, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Rachel V, Great to hear that you would choose us next time you're in Melbourne, let's hope that next time it's for leisure instead of work! It is true that our free happy hour starts nightly from 6pm until 8pm, so apologies for this inconvenience as it sounds like you needed a glass of wine after your long day.... More 

Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fun little hotel with great staff and in a great location! minutes away from the mall and amazing cafes. The staff help you with your every need! little things like the free happy hour and lolly bar are a great touch! I will be staying again, thanks for the experience Ovolo! :)

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Adam M, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear LeeAndrews00, Wow! Thank you for the kind words! The staff are going to be quite delighted to ready your review! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that we made your experience a special one. Next time you're down from Queensland, let us know! C U SOON! Adam Males General Manager More 

Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Ovolo Laneways. I can't say enough good things about this hotel. From the friendly, helpful staff to the well designed rooms and complimentary extras this place is top notch. Close to amazing restaurants and venues. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great place to stay should put this one at the... More 

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Adam M, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Nicole, Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay your first time that you came back! Certainly looking forward to accommodating you for your third visit :) As you have pointed out, we really are well situated, so close to everything! C U SOON! Adam Males General Manager More 

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