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Ovolo Laneways

4.0 of 5 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were upgraded to a Terrace Room upon check-in ,which we thought was wonderful, but the guests in one of the other rooms on our floor continually went in and out all night until somewhere around 6.30am and slammed the door constantly going in and out, every time you fell asleep you were woken with a loud bang. These units... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Sheryn115, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor, albeit less than perfect. I am pleased however that you enjoyed our Terrace Suite and found our location favourable. Regarding the noise you experienced Ovolo Melbourne has a strict “Party Policy” in place to prevent such situations occurring, having said that - the Manager on... More

Perth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The reception staff couldn't do enough for you - nothing was too hard for them. Nespresso coffee machine in reception area. Great grab & go breakfast ( get in early though). Complimentary appy hour drinks. In easy walking distance to most of Melbourne. Suite very clean - only negative was that there wasn't much room between the end of the... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear woous, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to see you found our Reception Team helpful and hope you made the most of our Happy Hour. From your description I am under the impression you were staying in a One Bedroom Suite, we do have these rooms with different bedroom... More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had such a great time in this hotel - theyve made staying here really easy, from the great wifi and free minibar to the Airplay system in each room, it all just works really well. The beds are really comfy, the rooms are quiet (we were in 2 rooms during our stay) and the grab and go breakfast was... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear CornwallS, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for sharing such a glowing review of your time with us. I am delighted we will be seeing you again - hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Josh Noonan General Manager Ovolo Hotel Melbourne More

Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A fabulous place to stay and like other reviews, the only negative was the incredibly small handbasin in a not much bigger bathroom! However, the positives far outweighed the inconvenience. Very clean, friendly, helpful staff, well priced and roomy rooms! Quality plus! Will definitely stay there again an have already recommended it to friends.

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Chellea, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for sharing a brief yet positive review of your stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in residence and hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Josh Noonan General Manager Ovolo Hotel Melbourne More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is not like any other. You cannot relate it to anything else - it is in a class of its own. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, the free mini bar is a welcome change - granted there is no scotch or champagne but who wants to pay regular mini bar prices for that anyway. There is... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear MJwine, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for sharing such a glowing review of the hotel. I am delighted you feel we are in a league / class of our own as that is exactly how we endeavour to operate. Thank you for taking the time to also mention Matt, I will be passing on your feedback and I... More

Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Winning: Free WiFi, Grab n Go Mini Muffins, Pastries, Nudie Orange Juice, Newspapers, Tea & Coffee, Free Mini Bar (Singha Beer, Sauv Blanc, Mineral Water (plain & flavoured), replenished daily, Free Self Laundry & Dryer (wash powder included), Free Local Calls, Free LOOT Goodie Food bag on Check In, Free Malin + Goetz Bathroom Amenities including Peppermint Shampoos, Cilantro Hair... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear shazhunter, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed recount of your stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed our amenities and will never stay anywhere else (we can’t really ask for a better compliment!) Ovolo Melbourne endeavours to provide a service experience like no other and I am glad our... More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

From the minute we checked in we thought this was a great hotel. The front desk staff were young, friendly and helpful. The hotel has a vibe about it which is hard to describe. It seems like nothing is too much trouble. The concept of "free" everything is very new to Australia. Free mini-bar. Free hi-speed wifi. "Yes, connect as... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

ear tommyfromsydney, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for taking the time to share your Ovolo experience on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you found our staff friendly and helpful and the hotels vibe almost indescribable. Ovolo Melbourne’s all- inclusive approach is certainly a refreshing change in Australia and I am pleased you made the most of it. In regards... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

You can easily walk past the Ovolo. As I did twice before I found it. The Ovolo Melbourne is a pleasant surprise adjacent to the princess theatre, across the road from longrain and a stones throw away from seamstress and ginger boy. The hotel has an all inclusive approach meaning minibar is free, Wifi is free, drinks are free, breakfast... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear Therese N, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location favourable. I would also like to thank you for mentioning Matt Sharpe our Guest Services Team Leader, I will certainly pass your kind words on... More

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
97 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in a studio room. The room was okay - certainly very stylish, although not entirely practical (I could have done without the platform base for th bed which I kept tripping on, and the sofa looked good but was not actually very comfortable; I also could never quit get enough task lighting). The inclusive wifi,... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear scotthumphries, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for taking the time to share your Ovolo experience with the Trip Advisor community. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated our all-inclusive approach. We do have Studio Suites without a platform underneath the bed or our 1 Bedroom Suites also feature fully flat flooring. If you do... More

Noosa, Australia
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Travelled in July with my wife for a cultural weekend in Melbourne. Picked this hotel based mainly on location and fellow TA reviews. Great location in Little Bourke St near some of the best Melbourne dining spots and literally around the corner from the Princess Theatre. Reception was very friendly and efficient and we were in our 1 bedroom apartment... More

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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Dear martyjoe, Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your stay with us. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies regarding the noise you experienced on your first night. It can be challenging trying to sleep in a bed other than your own in the first place, let alone... More

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Address: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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