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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Ovolo for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom. I was disappointed in the hotel as from the marketing this appears to be more upmarket and trendy then in reality. The room was very basic and bare. The shower leaked all over the bathroom and the toilet didn't flush properly. The bedroom is quite small with hardly any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I stayed for a night while we attended a sporting event in Melbourne. As the min bar and snacks in the room were included, it made life so much easier, travelling with a child. The room plan was comfortable and it was good to have a separate bedroom from the living area. Staff helped to arrange a... More 

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

Dear Lyndal S, Thanks for the lovely review. It was wonderful to see that you loved your room, our ideal location, the convenience of the free of charge mini bar. Hopefully you also enjoyed our Candy Buffet downstairs in the lobby.I hope your son had a great birthday with us. We cant wait to see you again soon! Kind regards,... More 

Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ovolo Laneways in May when visiting Melbourne for a weekend. The hotel is located around 50 metres off Spring Street down Little Bourke Street, which is basically the top of the street that is Melbourne's Chinatown. It is also at the "theatre end" of the CBD and perfectly located if you are in Melbourne for a show... More 

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Clyde, New Zealand
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall we had a really nice stay for 5 nights. The room was simple and had everything expected. The best thing was the free replenished minibar and also the pastries each morning. The room was not 5 star standard - with stains and marks on things and also the cleaning wasn't the greatest. It was noisy at times through the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was super funky and the rooms were large and generous. The bathroom sinks were a bit small but manageable. You can hear the people coming in the hall ways in the morning but I needed to be up so didnt bother me too much. The breakfast was just grab on the go (and not too much of a... More 

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Dear yaelz143, Thank you for your review. Your wonderful words about our good location, super funky spacious rooms and "super nice helpful staff" are really appreciated. See you on your next visit! Kind regards David Doswell More 

Perth, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Funky little hotel with all inclusive drinks etc which is a pleasent surprise. Surprisingly coffee is hard to get on weekends at the Parliment end of town in Melbourne so Ovolo could do with good coffee access on weekends (before 0800hrs). Really enjoyed the stay.

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Dear rodneywpetersen, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our funky little hotel and that you were pleasantly surprised with our complimentary offering of drinks. As a fellow coffee drinker I totally understand your disappointment at not finding a good cup of coffee especially in Melbourne of all places. However, next time your down can I recommend a... More 

brisbane
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were only there for 1 night but the hotel was great! Big plus having Apple TV in the room, along with Foxtel and the free minibar. Front desk were very helpful with any questions we had too. We will definitely be back!

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Dear Christopherboult , Great to have you stay with us and thank you for the rave review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed the in-room facilities especially the Apple TV and Mini-Bar. We look forward to seeing you back at the hotel soon! Kind regards, David Doswell More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the penthouse for any function or large gatherings. It is well equipped and sleeps 4. From an event perspective it seems like they have a limit of 40 people in the room at any one time. The view from the rooftop entertaining area and spa is outstanding. Plenty of spa with lounge area and outdoor seating. The staff... More 

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Dear Tom M, It was great to see that you had such a great evening with us holding your event in our superb penthouse. We are so lucky to have such a great space on the top floor with such a great balcony and large spa. Your kind comments about our staff are greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a start I would only stay here again if I was going to the Theatre around the corner as the location is excellent but the Hotel itself is a trendy over priced Dogbox not enough room in the Bedroom Partner turned on the TV overtime he walked passed it as it's so close to the bed not enough room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is awesome! I highly recomend. I was initially given the wrong wrong room allocation but since it was midnight and they were fully booked out I bunked down. This next morning hotel staff informed me that I had been uograded to the penthouse for the night! Bonus! It was fantastic! The reception staff is what topped this hotel,... More 

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

Dear Alicedew1, Thanks for the rave review, My sincere apologies for the mix up with your room allocation but it was great to hear that the reception were able to make your stay so enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing you back in the near future! Kind Regards David Doswell More 

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