The hotel is in a fabulous location for Melbourne’s theatre district and right on the doorstep of the city’s ‘Chinatown’. The hotel has a very narrow thin frontage on to Little Bourke Street, which means you could easily walk past it. Reception is small but the staff are extremely welcoming.
There is a happy hour from 6-8pm, which allows you access to free wine and beer and soft drinks. There is also free coffee and tea in the foyer and it is where you have ‘breakfast’. I use that term sparingly because breakfast is muffins and the like and coffee and tea, which is probably fine if you are heading out to explore the many other fine food options nearby.
Our hotel room looked out over Little Bourke Street. It had a very comfortable queen size bed and a large TV (with access to Foxtel and Apple TV). The room is very functional and ordered and had clean lines, which made settling in very easy. The mini-bar in the room is ‘free’ but it is very limited, two glasses of wine, two stubbies of beer, and two waters. But supplies are available from the downstairs fridge. There is also a complementary bag of goodies to help you enjoy in-house drink.
The hotel is very small and as a result doesn’t have all the other distractions and facilities that are available at a very large ‘brand’ hotel. That is not a criticism but something you need to bare in mind if you are in Melbourne for an extended stay.
So, if you want to stay in a classy petite hotel that is a little different in a fabulous location, then this is the place for you.
- 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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