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Ovolo Laneways
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #27 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel just opened in September so very new, it was a girls trip for a friends 50th birthday upon arriving couldn't believe we were 50 metres from Bamboo House which is the most amazing restaurant we were going to for her party. Hotel was very clean, great amenities such as fridge with ice machine, dishwasher etc etc only negative would say one of bedroom was so small and bathrooms werent big couldn't believe had a boxing bag in room very different but cool. We could help ourselves to water and orange juice, coffee, tea wine bar don't get that in any other hotels that im aware of. We made aware to the General Manager they could improve on was clean towels etc and we asked them to fix toilet 3 times which never got done but overall was a fantastic place and would certainly recommend

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Morwell, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed at the Ovolo as we were in melbourne for a concert. Upon being greeted at reception we could tell it was gonna be a great stay. The staff were very friendly and were very helpful. The room was fantastic (we had a 2 bedroom suite) we went with our best friends and it had a great lounge are to relax and the bedrooms were both a great size. The free mini bar was fantastic as was the free wifi and grab and go breakfast. We will definetly be back and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My partner and I recently travelled to Melbourne for a quick stop over prior to heading to Phillip Island for the Moto Gp.

I had done some research on the hotel prior to arriving. After reading many glowing reviews, I had high expectations of my experience....

To my surprise, my actual experience exceeded my expectations !!!

Loved the location, loved the room (1 bedroom suite) and love, love love all the additional extras at no charge !

If you are a person that likes to plan every detail of your stay like exactly where you are going for dinner or to which bar you are having pre-dinner drinks blah blah blah......Throw all of that out the window and take a recommendation from the very local and knowledgable front of house team....They know their stuff !

We threw our preconceived plans to the wind and went with a dinner recommendation to 'Papa Goose'. My partner and I had a wonderful time. The food, ambience and experience was exactly what we were looking for 10/10.

I have recommended this hotel to many of my business associates and friends that frequently visit Melbourne.

Bravo Team Ovolo ! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albury, Australia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
53 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This brand new boutique hotel is perfectly placed in Melbourne's theatre and restaurant precinct at the top end of little Bourke St near China Town and Spring St. Sparkling new rooms, modern decor - a small and intimate hotel. The staff are very helpful and cheerful and the greatest surprise was the help yourself mini bar in our room at no extra cost. Another clever little ploy to please you is the free loot bag with nuts and snacks to take home. Also free tea, coffee and cold drinks in the foyer. Great marketing from this company which definitely won us over. Other mean spirited hotels could learn a lot from this little gem. The staff were very helpful in guiding us to a nearby restaurant on Spring St for a sumptous cooked breakast, or they offer their own complimentary continental breakfast. A comfortable bed and quiet room ensured a good night's sleep. The only small negative is the very small bathroon basin. We will definitely stay there again on our next theatre and restaurant excursion to Melbourne.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A gorgeous new boutique hotel, petit reception, with the friendliest staff ever, NONE of the attitude of the larger hotels... Fantastic location, a hop step and jump from Longrain, or our new fave restaurant Gingerboy... great contemporary rooms, comfy bed, gorgeous shower and lots of free goodies... including the FREE mini bar... which didnt have wine on our visit, but I was promised was being added to the inventory very soon...
We will def. be back for our next 'date' night....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

New homey boutique hotel with character and loads of free perks (grab and go breakfast, mini bar, snacks pack on arrival, local calls, newspapers...) Very central location within walking distance from major landmarks. Friendly staff and clean spacious rooms though bathroom sink is ridiculously small. Excellent value for money. I would not stay anywhere else!

Tips: (1) best breakfast options nearby (right behind Ovolo) at The European and The Mess Hall. (2) Best airport transportation: Skybus (10 min intervals all day at AUD 17), 20 min ride to reach city centre. Skybus can arrange free connection ride to your hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear ToniYuen,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay with us. I am delighted you found the hotel “homey” and value for money.
Please contact me directly next time you wish to book so I may personally assist you.

Kind Regards,


Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights and it is a very nice hotel. The staff are all friendly, the room i was in was spacious and super clean. I had an amazing nights sleep and a seriously delicious breakfast. Check out was a breeze and a i had a taxi waiting for me. Great !!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ovolo's first international hotel in Australia is designed and inspired by the hidden streets and gems that Melbourne is known for. Located within the CBD and steps away from Parliament house and the treasury gardens, Ovolo Laneways offers effortless living without being away from the action of the city. ... more   less 
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