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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Steeped in history, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was tastefully restored and thoughtfully designed with shutter-happy Instagrammers in mind, providing photo opportunities around every corner so captivating that you really need #nofilter. Originally constructed as a wool store and factory in 1888, the building still bears the original signage of its birth year, visible from the busy streets of Pyrmont. A heritage listed 90-bedroom boutique hotel as well as bar & event space, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour brings together Sydney's old world charm and contemporary design with Ovolo's service culture to offer a truly mind-blowing experience in modern hospitality. The collection of rooms each boast 3-metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, concealed uplighting, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room flaunting the colourfully commissioned pieces by celebrated local artist, Jasper Knight. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, neighbouring Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, The Star, a wide selection of must-go bars & dining options, and the very best boutique shopping this side of the Southern Hemisphere. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Continental breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, 24 hour gym access? - Yep, all free.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Czech and 4 more

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Grade: 100 out of 100
184Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
25Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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margaret l wrote a review Jun 2021
Elizabeth, Australia319 contributions65 helpful votes
stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed. All staff were extremely helpful and friendly, smiling (from behind the masks). Great service at breakfast restaurant and bar as well as front desk. Room was clean and bed comfortable, slept well and enjoyed playing with the alexa that was provided. Very close to tram and harbourside shopping centre, and very short walk across the bridge to some attractions such as sealife. Will not hesitate to stay here again on my next trip to Sydney.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: all floors accessible by lift
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Responded Jul 5, 2021
Hi Margaret I Its amazing what one can do behind a mask! Thanks for so much for the kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back sooner rather than later. Kind regards Troy Newton General Manager
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teppie2016 wrote a review Jun 2021
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed in many hotels in Australia and overseas from big 5 star to small boutique hotels. We have never had better service and care than we have received at the Ovolo Darling Harbour. We were lucky enough to have both Katherine and Alex attend to us during our two night stay, they went above and beyond. We will absolutely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 17, 2021
Hi teppie2016 We love feedback but even more when team members get a special shout out. Thanks for throwing the love our way. Kind regards Troy Newton General Manager
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MariaCaruana2017 wrote a review Jun 2021
Penrith, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I decided to try this hotel out as it was in close proximity to Darling Harbour. The King room that we booked was very clean and spacious, comfortable. All of the staff were very friendly and they went out of their way to make sure that we had an enjoyable. The hotel's location is in a very area as there is hardly any traffic noise. Darling Harbour is an ea.sy 10 minute walk from the hotel and we highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting this part of Sydney
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Hey MariaCaruana2017 I can assure we don't consider it going out of our way, its just the way we roll :> Thanks for the kinds,here's to seeing you sooner rather than later. Kind regards Troy Newton General Manager
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705annettea wrote a review Jun 2021
Mareeba, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were incredible, very helpful, from reception to the bar staff. Top service, very friendly, kind and considerate. Will definitely be staying again. I have been a member of Accor for over 17 years. I am now converted to Ovolo. You guys rock and I will be staying again. The location was absolutely perfect, walking distance to shops and to the event I was at. I normally would venture out, but decided to stay in every night. This is very rare for me. Love you guys... Oh and the food is awesome, especially the bar snacks made by the bar tender. A lovely friendly young man, who not only can make a great drink. But can also entice you to their vegetarian menu. 100% will see you guys again. And lastly the extra goodies are superb...xxx
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: I loved the shoebox, the photos do not do it justice.
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Response from Troy Newton, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Hey 705annettea A lot of blushing going on over here right now :> A big thanks for the glowing review, even with a mask on i'm sure you could see the smile on our faces. Until next time. Kind regards Troy Newton General Manager
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murrpark wrote a review Jun 2021
Wurtulla, Australia221 contributions145 helpful votes
Excellent experience from check in to checkout. Good location with an easy walk to Darling Harbour bars and restaurants and an easy walk into the CBD. Very fun. And funky feel to the whole experience. Great hotel bar for an evening drink. Our room was a loft and it was spacious and very comfortable. We had to make a late change and the staff handled it superbly
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We had already been travelling a week and so the free laundry was very handy
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Hi murrpark You've got to own it from start to finish and sounds like the team delivered. There is definitely a funky vibe going on at the hotel so great to hear it resonated. See you again soon. Kind regards Troy Newton General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
1888 Hotel Darling Harbour
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyPyrmontCity West / Central Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Darling Harbour (0.2 miles), Flight Experience (0.2 miles), and Sydney Lyric Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sokyo, Social Brew Cafe, and The Ternary.
Is Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Pyrmont.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.4 miles), State Theatre (0.6 miles), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.1 miles).