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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
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner surprised me with a commissioned artwork and the staff at the Ovolo went out of their way to hang my painting in our room prior to our arrival. They were ALL privy to the surprise and no one gave anything away! Very friendly, helpful and pleasant. Gauthem was excellent as duty manager. As for the location, it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The negatives, first: My one-night stay booking was for a 'room with city views', according to my confirmation email from hotels.com. The room (109, I think) we got did not even have a window, just a panel of glass bricks to let in light so I didn't really enjoy being in the room. I didn't realise until after our stay... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every thing about this hotel is great, location, staff, room and happy hour ... Seriously the staff were amazing .. China Eastern had lost our bags and the Hotel Staff were very helpful on all fronts. Room was perfect .. Great Bed, Nice roomy bathroom, all of the mod cons and quite. We had a separate living room with a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing hotel with a great location. We walked to Rod Laver Arena for a concert - easy walking distance. Only a few blocks to Melbourne central - no need to take a tram its that close. We also walked to the Regent theatre to see the Lion King. The kids loved all the free stuff - breakfast, wifi, mini... More 

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

Greetings Kellie H, Looks like you guys made the most of your stay with us! Concert and Lion King! We really are quite blessed to be in such an amazing location, we are so close to all the best destinations. Thank you for your kind words in regards to our staff, they will love to read this :) Please think... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute gem of a hotel....very close to the city centre with a close connectivity to the city trams. The rooms are absolutely state-of-the-art....very contemperory decor, bold colors (especially loved the doors of each room done up in bright primary colors), apple TV, iphone docks....what not! And if this hasn't convinced you...once you check in- all minibar items- beer, coffee,... More 

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

Hello there manisha_kothari :) It is quite apparent that you are very much the seasoned traveller! To hear that we are the most unique hotel of all of your stays is a compliment of the highest honour, thank you sincerely for your kinds words! We are delighted you enjoyed the rooms! If you ever make your way back down under,... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me say that I wish I could give the staff and the hotel a rating of 10! I spent 3 nights in Ovolo while I was on vacation for my birthday. This hotel definitely spoils their guest. A majority of the amenities were included in the hotel stay (i.e. Free Wi-Fi, Daily Happy Hours, Daily Continental Breakfast and Free... More 

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

Hey Sheniseleigh!! We're very happy to hear that you all got back to DC safe and sound :) Thank you so much for your extremely kind words, it was the least we could do to make up for that horrible man! We know you're sticking to your word and letting all your friends know about Ovolo for when they make... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on a whim to play tourists in our own city and stay overnight somewhere as it was a long weekend. I'd seen a little bit about Ovolo Laneways over social media and after a bit of research we decided to try it out. Love the concept - free minibar (a few different boutique-y type soft drinks and a... More 

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

Dear Misscie, Thank you for your very detailed review! It is great to you took the time to help us spread the word about us but also to give us the opportunity to learn where we can improve. First of all, I am very pleased to hear that your stay was great with us. That you liked the amenities, furnishing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the penthouse apartment to celebrate some birthdays within the group. We had amazing city views while drinking cocktails in the rooftop hot tub. In the room we had our own little lolly buffet and cocktail station, very cool. Customer service was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be booking our next stay in Melbourne... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed overnight as a special treat to attend Sinead O'Connor's concert and then do a Melbourne Food & Wine festival master class making connoli with Sicilian cookery school expert Fabrizia Lanza this morning. Both were highly enjoyable, and getting around town to both events plus dinner nearby was easy given the hotel's great location. Our first floor room was... More 

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

Dear Michele482014, Thank you for your review. We hope your Melbourne Food experience was great and that our hotel was able to contribute to a fantastic time! It is great to hear you liked our signature inclusions, location and our personal touch that all our staff members try to bring across. I do hope that you will return and visit... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Ovolo Laneways on a business trip last week (FEB 15). Very funky and refreshing atmosphere. Many FREE offers for guests such as WiFi, mini bar, snack pack, breakfast, happy hour etc! Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Rooms well appointed and very clean. Hand basins in bathroom too small to brush your teeth comfortably but apparently they... More 

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

Dear TAGCSR, Thank you for your feedback and your review. We do try to always have a personal experience with our guests and of course that means taking their needs into consideration. It is great to see you had such an experience. You are right, the Bourke Hill precinct bursts of sights, restaurants and bars and that all within walking... More 

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