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Ovolo Laneways
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
Adelaide, Australia
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“Delightful :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Arriving at the hotel at midnight i was pretty tired... Once i walked into my suite room 304(amazing) i was well awake.. This room is sensational.. It was my birthday and booked the room for 2 nights just to see the footy.. So to my surprise on the black board in the room was a big Go the Hawks banner and happy birthday message from Matt. What a gem he is. The room was spacious clean and very relaxing.. Th shower heads were definately a highlight, the water was always hot and was/is just a very modern bathroom. Mini bar and free loot bag yay!!! Not to mention the drinks downstairs and the coffee, was sensational.. If youre looking for a friendly,modern, spacious, clean and inner cbd hotel look no further.. The staff go out of their way at any hour to help. the rooms are DELIGHTFUL, like myself youll just want to spend a day in the room and not leave.. Thank you to all the great people who made my stay Awesome, and especially you Matt, looking forward to staying with you all again soon :)

Room Tip: Room 304 is fantastic and spacious the girls downstairs also said this is one of the better rooms so...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear MissBee79,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share both a glowing review and Matt’s “artistic talents” on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was indeed our pleasure. No doubt your birthday weekend was also made better by the outcome of the Collingwood vs Hawthorn match you were here to see!

Thank you for mentioning Matt, I will certainly pass your feedback on and I do hope we will see you again in the near future.


Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Quirky and fun, had a loot bag full of goodies, a blackboard to write messages on. Free minibar, all very clean. My son loved it. One downside, won't stay again on Sunday night - the refuse collection outside started at 5am on Monday and was very noisy, went on a long time. Lots of noise in night from slammed doors and people arguing unfortunately so didn't sleep well. Grab and go brekky was great. Nice toiletries and comfortable bed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Caroline M,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed most aspects of your stay. Having said that, I am concerned your sleep was interrupted by the Monday morning garbage collection.
Should you find yourself staying with us again our front desk team would be delighted to allocate you a room away from any potential street noise.

On behalf of the entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Kind Regards,


Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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George Town, Tasmania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

4 of us stayed here this week for 3 nights in a 2 bedroom studio apt. Staff are very friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks to all staff there!!! The rooms were spotless, free mini bar, and 2 hour free happy hour, slippers, Loot bag, back pack, the list goes on. The walls are a bit thin, but after our stay there this week, I wouldn't stay anywhere else now- loved it, thankyou!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear smandy68

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share your Ovolo experience on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed stay- with particular reference to the staff, I will certainly pass on your appreciation.

I do hope we will see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Wonderful hotel! Great service! Free WIFI, free mini bar, free happy hour, free grab and go brekkie and free NESPRESSO!
Would definitely come back to stay if we come to Melbourne again! So central and handy to everything! Could not recommend highly enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Danica W

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in-residence and hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friends and I stayed at this fantastic boutique hotel for a girls weekend. First and foremost we must mention and thank the staff, with particular mention to Andrei, for their exceptional customer service and care...nothing was too much trouble (including the late checkout..thank you).

As for the hotel itself...great location close to Chinatown and within walking distance to Bourke Street Mall, Free City Circle Tram, Federation Square and fantastic restaurants and bars. Rooms were spacious and trendy and beds very comfortable. Special inclusions like FREE... Nespresso coffee, WiFi, minibar, grab-n-go breakfast, happy hour, welcome loot bag were all lovely little extras. We highly recommend the Ovolo.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Adaway,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for sharing such a glowing review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and will pass your feedback on to Andrei.

On behalf of the team we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Buderim, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have just spent 3 nights in Melbourne at The Ovolo Hotel with a group of 13 friends from QLD... I cannot recommend this place highly enough, the location is great and the rooms are stylish,clean and the staff are very friendly..... They have thought of everything, and all the little extras were wonderful.... Can't wait to return....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear belinda r,

Greetings from Ovolo Melbourne,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stay in Melbourne.
Good location, in the heart of the theatre and shopping district.
Very stylish roomed equipped with Apple TV, iPod docks, fridge, microwave, mini kitchen area, etc.
Free mini bar is a great touch, plus nice and easy "grab breakfast" with muffins, Danishes, juice and coffees.
There is even an happy hour, with free drinks.
Staff were great and very accommodating of our request for a late check out.
Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to any visitors to Melbourne, and I hope to use them again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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Josh N, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Neil B,

Thank you for taking the time to share such a glowing review of your stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed our inclusions and in room facilities.

Next time you find yourself in Melbourne please do not hesitate to contact me directly to organise your accommodation.

Kind Regards,

Josh Noonan
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Address: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #43 of 170 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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