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Ovolo Laneways

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19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here over our Christmas holiday for one night on our way from New Zealand to Perth. As soon as we arrived I had wished we had booked to stay longer. They staff at the front desk were so lovely and helpful! The hotel is small but beautifully designed. Our room was great! Very clean and... More 

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Thank scc6
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear scc6, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was great to hear you loved our little funky hotel on your last fleeting visit to Melbourne. Also lovely to hear you found our team at Ovolo laneways so friendly and helpful. Our location I must admit is a real plus being so close to Melbourne free trams and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently came to Melbourne for a buisness trip and was recommend to stay at the ovolo. Firstly i would love to thank the friendly staff, the lady at the reception (alannah) was nothing but friendly and helpful i felt so comfortable! The rooms were unique, clean and beautiful i will definitely be staying here again and will be recommending... More 

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Thank secretshopper16
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear secretshopper16, Thank you so much for your awesome review. I cannot thank you enough for your lovely comments about the Ovolo team, especially your lovely feedback on how well looked after you were by Allanah. All your comments will certainly be passed onto all staff. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome back to the hotel soon.... More 

neatz
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was so much more than I had expected. Do not hesitate to stay here, it was our favorite hotel during our 21 day Australian trip. So many extra's included in the rate...it's a great concept. Loved coming back at the end of the day and having "happy hour"! The stocked refrigerator and the use of washers and dryers... More 

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

Dear neatz, Thank so much for your fabulous review. It's great to hear we were your favourite hotel during your grand tour of Australia. I must admit I am also a big fan of our concept with the everything included it just makes for "effortless living". Certainly for guests staying with us for 2-3 nights the free guest laundry comes... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This very funky hotel is desirably located in the Paris end on Little Bourke Street right behind the Princess Theatre. This hotel is not five star glamour signature hotel but its unique funky hip style plus the many free extras we would stay there again. “As I only camp under five stars”. The hotel was fully booked due to the... More 

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1 Thank Karren P
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Karren P, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was great to hear you enjoyed all that Ovolo Laneways has to offer from the funky design to all the little extras we offer complimentary. The candy buffet is also a huge hit with all the kids and big kids to boot. Great that you loved the location... More 

perth
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with many of the comments about all the pluses - great funky set up, attractive rooms (we had Room 206 for four nights - a 2 bed/1 bath apartment on the second floor with full windows and lots of light and no noise from the street), tasty mini-bar and loot bag, morning brekkie included and Happy Hour meeting... More 

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1 Thank whizzyPerth
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear whizzyPerth, Thank you for your fabulous review. I was great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Ovolo Laneways. Especially lovely to hear all your lovely comments about our great Front Office Team and our housekeeping team who also do a great job. Also have to agree we are blessed that we are in such... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during the busy Australian Open tennis series. It's a busy time for the hotels, and we arrived late at night (plane from NZ.) I had requested a room with a window, but we ended up with the last room (209) which only had a narrow vertical strip of those glass cube blocks.... More 

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Thank Lisa H
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Lisa H, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the rooms at the rear of the hotel that due to facing an alleyway they have the glass blocks but understand that this can make the room feel very dark, some of our guests do prefer these rooms as they are a... More 

New York City, New York
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this small boutique hotel and where not sure what to expect but everything exceeded our expectations. The staff is nothing but super and could not do enough things to make our stay enjoyable from restaurant recommendations to info on transit to taking our mail. The mini bar is FREE! The Wi-Fi is FREE! The breakfast is FREE substantial... More 

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Thank Herman J
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Herman J, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you loved all the FREE inclusions, I must admit free is our favourite word. Great to hear you enjoyed our wonderful location and it was also lovely to hear you were so well looked after by our Front office team, your kind words will certainly be... More 

Perth, Western Australia
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was great. Clean. Decent size. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Free stuff is exciting!! Only 2 small negatives: 1. breakfast items should be staggered so there is enough left for the late comers!. We were sleeping in til 9.30am Victorian time as we had travelled from the West and our children were still on WA time. Both mornings there... More 

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

Dear maceywood, Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Ovolo Laneways. Also I appreciate the feedback in regards to the breakfast, we do try to stagger the breakfast we put out so do apologise that on the days you were with us this did not happen sufficiently enough... More 

Raleigh, NC
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a bit of character in your hotel, you could do far worse than the Ovolo Laneways. I greatly enjoyed my stay, and both the service and amenities were top notch. Make sure to get downstairs each morning for the complimentary breakfast pastries - truly amazing! On top of everything else, the location is also very convenient for... More 

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

Dear Alzarian, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. So lovely to hear you loved the property so much especially all the great amenities and that our team ensured you had a great stay. The breakfast I must admit has proven to be quite a hit with all the little additions we have added and the great local pastries.... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hotel to bits. Although it is on the quieter end of Little Bourke St, it's right where everything is without the hustle and bustle and is only a short walk away from everything. You'll find colourful doors and decor all around the hotel, very refreshing and modern. Staff of all levels were always happy and welcoming, which is... More 

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Thank michiru614
DavidDoswell, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Michelle W Thank you so much for your fab review. It was so lovely to hear you loved all the little extras we offer at Ovolo Laneways and found the hotel to be so refreshing and modern with a superb location close to all Melbourne has to offer. It was also very pleasing that you found our all our... More 

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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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