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Ovolo Laneways
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #31 of 173 Hotels in Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very friendly staff. Great sized rooms with all the comforts. I was treated to an upgrade. Loved the free mini bar and goodie bag and grab go breaky.Will definitely stay again. Location excellent for restaurants, cafes and theatres.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear graciekarin

Thanks for the great review.

Glad to hear you wonderful stay.

Very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kelly O'Neill
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a family of four (2 adults 2 children) we rented a two bedroomed apartment for 3 nights. The service was excellent, the apartment was compact but the decor very modern and refreshing. Ovolo go the extra mile with service by adding a Loot bag of goodies upon arrival and the mini bar in the fridge at no extra cost. There were added bonuses such as a logo daypack and logo plastic bag suitable for laundry etc. The location is central to alot of Melbourne's attractions and walkable to the free inner city tram.

Overall - fully recommend.

Room Tip: Room 105 excellent family room situated at the rear side away from the street.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear MareeM

Thanks for the recommendation!

Wonderful to hear yourself and family had a great stay with us.

Hopefully we will see you back soon!

Regards,

Kelly O'Neill
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Some of the reviews I had read made me nervous about booking this hotel, but as it turned out I had nothing to worry about. They had spacious, clean rooms. The hotel was very quiet despite the surrounding venues. Smart, cool, quirky decor made us all smile. Great value as the mini-bar, grab and go breaky and loot bag were all included in the price. Cristina was the standout employee, friendly and helpful, always smiling. I would definitely book here again.

Room Tip: 2 BDR suite was perfect for my needs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear holidayloverGeelong

Many thanks for the great review!

I am glad to hear that you came and experienced the hotel first hand. Social media sites are a great way for people to share their experiences and whilst we would hope that everyone loves our product we do understand this is not realistic and it may not appeal to every traveler and this is ok!

I am however glad that it appealed to you and that you had a great stay. We would very much love to welcome you back to the hotel.

Regards,

Kelly O'Neill
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Sydney, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent location, close to theatres and quality restaurants and bars. Some reception staff were super friendly and helpful, and some quite rude and not helpful at all. We stayed for 2 nights and on our second day was hoping to squeeze in a nana nap at 3.45 pm as I was feeling a bit unwell. After being out all day our room was still not made up at this time, so I asked what time it was likely to be done so I could know when to come back for an uninterrupted nap. I was told that new guests checking in get priority and I'd have to wait. Bad attitude!

Our room was clean and fairly spacious, though very noisy. The windows were facing Little Bourke St, so you couldn't comfortable leave curtains open unless you wanted to be on view (we were on the first floor). The noise was constant all night, including the garbage truck at 5am. I'm a good sleeper and it even woke me through the night quite a bit. It may be better on the other side of the hotel or up higher I suspect.

Free wi-fi was good, as was the shower and nice amenities. The complimentary drinks and snack bag are a nice touch as well, but not enough to lure me back when there's probably better hotel options available in Melbourne for not a great deal more money. If it was a bargain rate I'd stay again, otherwise, I don't think so.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Hotel was located in a great area right near China Town and within a stones throw of several quality restaurants and bars. The decor in the room was very modern and warm. We stayed in the Terrace Penthouse and it was excellent. the open mini bar and free gift bag with chips and treats was great. The full size punching bag and boxing gloves hanging in the main entertaining room was certainly differently but really fit with the vibe of the place. "grab n go" breakfast was perfect as neither of us were interested in a sit down meal. we missed the 6-8pm happy hour, but it was hard to refuse as free Sol Beer was on offer! Being on the 5th floor, and staying a Saturday night, did not hear anything during the night. Had a great sleep.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear MattD1983,

Wonderful to hear you had a great stay and by the sounds of it, enjoyed the boxing bag!

Seeing as though you missed happy hour, well.....you will just have to come back.

Hopefully see you soon.

Regards,

Kelly O'Neill
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been down the other end of town staying at the Hilton South Wharf due to conventions and Exhibitions but had the opportunity to come back to one of my favourite hotels and it was like coming home.The Staff here are just great - even remembering my name and favourite room number 408.For $230 this place is the best value in Melbourne by far and when you consider that you get a goodies bag full of snacks - free mini bar including a couple of beers and 2 x glasses of white wine,heaps of bottles water how can you go wrong.
One thing I really miss down the other end of town is the limited number of good restaurants - yes there I the Crown site which has plenty to choose from but within 20 metres of the Ovolo there is some of the best restaurants in Melbourne - Longrain was my pick last night and it was excellent but outside of that there is dozens of great places to eat.
I had the one bedroom suite - which when compared with a hotel room is really large with separate lounge room,big bathroom and two TV's.
Hard to fault Ovolo !

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear audist,

Thanks for the great review and welcome home!

It's a pleasure having return guests come back to the hotel and just quietly Longrain is a favorite of ours also.

Hoping to see you back at the hotel again soon.

Regards,

Kelly O'Neill
General Manager
Ovolo Hotel Melbourne
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hi, always enjoy staying here but air con needs serious attention. Sadly even though emails had been sent in advance re who was staying in which room (went with a group of friends) and payment details, this all proved to be a bit much for the person who checked us in. Enjoyed the "freebies".

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Kelly O, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear 280Ally_D,

Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear there was some confusion around your check in, I will follow this up.

As for the air con's, we are actually in the middle of installing new green systems. We have completed almost 2 floors, only 3 more to go. You must come back and check them out!

Safe Travels,

Kelly O'Neill
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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 173 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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