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The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo

139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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#1 of 1 hotels in Pyrmont
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4.7
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.5
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Nestled in a pocket of Darling Harbour rich in industrial and working-class heritage, this boutique hotel is set in a woolstore constructed in – you guessed it – 1888. But there’s nothing old-fashioned about this vibrant hotel experience. From the colourful contemporary design to the industrial-chic interiors with an art-splashed attitude, this is a striking Sydney stay. Whether counting-sheep in the sophisticated suites, or sipping a red in the downstairs bar, Mr Percy, you’ll have everything you need to sit back and enjoy your stay. Find yourself tucked away, while still close to the action with the best of Sydney’s vibrant culture at your doorstep.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Bathrobes
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, Hindi and 5 more

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139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,989 reviews
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Nestled in the heart of Sydney, The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo has won the hearts of many guests with its immaculately clean rooms and attention to detail. The staff's exceptional service is frequently celebrated, with their friendliness and efficiency often highlighted. The hotel's eclectic decor and funky vibe, alongside generous amenities such as a complimentary minibar and a lolly bar, contribute to its inviting atmosphere. While its central location is a boon for those looking to explore the city's attractions, opinions on the hotel's value do vary, with some guests questioning the cost relative to the perks provided.
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Betty C wrote a review Apr 2
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The hotel is unique with an interesting history. Room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Front desk personnel were friendly and very helpful. The service in the restaurant was very good. Although the menu is limited, the food was well prepared. Special mention to Gabriella who was extremely pleasant, personable and helpful. Sydney's restaurants are all expensive, (especially wine) but we were very surprised to be charged extra for about a tablespoon of jam for our toast. Best thing about the hotel is the location, near a rail stop and not far from Darling Harbor ferry. There is also an IGA store a block away.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Greetings, T9877DTbettyc! Wow, what an enchanting review! We're absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring our unique, historic hotel and taking in the lovely location. We're so glad our front desk team and the fabulous Gabriella were able to make your visit extra special. We can't wait to welcome you back for another adventure. Who knows what other delightful surprises might be in store or should I say "Woolstore" ;)
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Natalie B wrote a review Mar 2024
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The rooms are close to darling harbour and such value for money. They are no doubt a more “intimate” setting in terms of size. Every room has such a funky / arty uniqueness to them that is so different to the larger scale hotels which makes it an experience and enjoyment to walk into. I would give a great review for the hotel on its location and rooms but the reason for my 5 star review is absolutely due to the staff! All the staff i interacted with were fantastic but I give a special mention to Moksha! She is was an absolute pleasure to interact with. She made us feel like we were her invited guests rather than her paying customers.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Mehul Desai, Owner at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Inspiration 514931, Thanks a bunch for the awesome review! We're stoked you dug the funky vibe of our rooms and felt like VIPs, especially with Moksha's hospitality. Can't wait to have you back for more good times! Cheers,
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Dr_Research_300 wrote a review Mar 2024
11 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel, of excellent value and superbly situated to be in place to experience the wonders of Sydney. The rooms and decide were very nice, the only comment I would have is that the inside is quite dark/gloomy. Staff were very kind and we enjoyed it for a brief city break
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Dr_Research_300! Thanks a bunch for checking in with us! We're thrilled to hear you loved our spot in Sydney and felt the value was on point! Our rooms and services are designed with lots of love, but we're sorry to hear you found the interior a bit gloomy. We'll definitely shed some light on that (pun intended)! Our staff are all about spreading kindness and we're stoked you had a blast on your city break with us! We can't wait to welcome you back for more Sydney wonders!
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Rick l wrote a review Mar 2024
Canberra, Australia94 contributions65 helpful votes
Great boutique hotel in a fantastic location within walking distance to Pyrmont, Darling Harbour and general CBD etc.. I visited for a few days and used the restaurant and lobby area in between work meetings which was really convenient with great coffee, attentive staff and quiet surroundings. Room had everything I needed for a work trip and will come back for personal also.. The bonus was access to the snap fitness/gym less than 5 mins away from the hotel with all the gear and friendly staff also..
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mehul Desai, Owner at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey rickl152! It's great to hear you enjoyed our boutique hotel. We're thrilled you found Mr. Percy restaurant and lobby perfect for your work meetings, with great coffee and attentive staff to keep you fueled and focused. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Roy C wrote a review Mar 2024
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada33 contributions49 helpful votes
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We had booked at another hotel and fortunately their pipe burst before we checked in. That hotel recommended this hotel. We were so impressed when we walked in. The atmosphere is classic and authentic from the time period with exposed wood, bricks and beams. They have a nice desk for you to sit at when you check in. The hotel is updated with Glass Elevators and a very nice Restaurant and Bar. They also have a free Candy Bar area which is great for families and tempting for couples like us! The room was beautifully appointed. The bed ( a King size) was super comfortable! There was no noises from the outside at night. We slept very well. The staff was super helpful. They helped us find a room that would could check into early which was much appreciated after our 17.5 hour flight. Darling Harbour is a short walk to the end of the street and over the bridge! When I come back to Sydney I will stay here again. I believe it was excellent value for all that we received. The staff even helped me with a shave kit since I forgot mine. I strongly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey 840royc! Thanks a bunch for dropping by and sharing your stellar experience! We're thrilled you had such a cozy snooze in our gorgeously appointed room and that our team pulled out all the stops to make your stay extra special. Can't wait to roll out the welcome mat for your next Sydney escapade! Catch you later
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Loren S wrote a review Mar 2024
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First of all, this was the most comfortable bed we slept in, in two months of travel. Fabulous. Secondly, we arrived after a red eye flight and were very happy to be accommodated with an early checkin. So appreciated. The location was great for walking all over Sydney, the staff was friendly and helpful, the decor was funky, and there was even a free candy bar in the lobby … I considered it healthy energy medicine.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Loren, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! It's always a pleasure to know that our beds have the magical power to make even the most seasoned travelers feel like they're sleeping on clouds. As for your early check-in, we're all about turning frowns into smiles, especially after those dreaded red-eye flights. My team works tirelessly to ensure that your experience is nothing short of amazing, and I'm delighted to hear they hit the mark. Ah, yes, the funky decor and the lolly bar—our way of adding a little sugar rush to your stay! Who needs regular medicine when you've got candy, right? It's all about balance, after all. Thanks for such a glowing review! We'll be here with open arms (and fluffy pillows) whenever you need us. Cheers Gitta Margaretha Acting General Manager
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laney47 wrote a review Mar 2024
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom106 contributions26 helpful votes
What a great hotel with such character lovely rooms and clean and tidy, great location for everything you need to get too, staff are friendly and always willing to help, love the sweet jars, you cannot say no to a pick n mix lol The drinks in the fridge was a nice touch too.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Cannot go wrong with this hotel, good location and has a lot to offer
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Laney47, I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! It sounds like you had a fantastic time and I couldn't agree more about the lolly bar – they're definitely a temptation that's hard to resist! Who can say no to a pick n' mix, right? It's like a mini treasure hunt for the perfect candy combination. We believe in going the extra mile to make sure our guests feel welcomed and cared for. Thank you for highlighting our friendly staff too; they're the real MVPs! We hope to welcome you back soon for another round of sweet treats and great memories. Cheers Gitta Margaretha Acting General Manager
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David & Tricia wrote a review Mar 2024
Greater Sydney, Australia902 contributions426 helpful votes
What a great quirking hotel. A short walk to Darling Harbor, great entrance area & rooms. Little things they do, a few waters & soda's free in room. In the entrance area is reception, bar & eatery, They have about 8 jars of lollies, free for customers enjoyment. The Staff are very friendly & helpful. Parking is available across the road under the Novotel for 24hrs at a cost of $60 with a parking ticket validated at reception. The only disappointment was the breakfast if include. No self serve items, you can pick one main item from a selection of about 8, unique items & a tea or coffee, I asked for a large capp but got a reg. I had the claypot fried eggs in tomato's (Shakshuka) with Lebanese bread, the eggs are actually poached but the bread dry & tough. They really need to add a few self serve item, A couple of juice. Toaster with a few varieties of bread, butter & jams etc Even yoghurt & fruit. This would dramatically improve their offer.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi David! Thank you for your glowing review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Woolstore 1888 and found our location convenient. It's fantastic to know that you found my super team to be friendly and helpful; we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to all our guests! I appreciate your feedback regarding our breakfast offerings and will certainly take it into consideration as we strive to continually improve our services. Your suggestions for self-serve items like juice, toast, yogurt, and fruit are noted, and we'll explore ways to enhance our breakfast experience for future guests. It's guests like you who inspire us to keep raising the bar, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay in the future! Cheers Gitta Margaretha Acting General Manager
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Steve S wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great place to stay. We came to Sydney for Sail GP, so the location for us was brilliant. A short walk to Darling Harbour for all the restaurants and to where the ferry left to take us out and not too far to walk to the CBD and Circular Quay. Staff excellent. We only had breakfast at the hotel, but I would have liked to have had a dinner because the breakfasts were great. Will stay again next time we are in Sydney.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Steve, Thanks for the stellar review! It sounds like you had a whale of a time during your stay in Sydney – especially with the Sail GP action and all. I'm thrilled to hear that our location was just the ticket for your adventures, with Darling Harbour practically at your doorstep and the CBD within strolling distance. Your kind words about our staff have us beaming like the sun over the Sydney skyline. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments – they're the true stars! As for our breakfast spread, we're delighted it hit the spot! But hey, next time you're in town, let's make a dinner happen! Thanks again for choosing to anchor down with us during your Sydney escapades. Can't wait to welcome you back for round two Cheers Gitta Margaretha Acting General Manager
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Matt P wrote a review Mar 2024
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If you love the stench of wet carpet for 4 days straight, this is the place for you. The entire business seems like they don’t put much effort in. No perks received and the marketed Lolly bar is a tiny space with 3 jars of bad quality sweets. Embarrassing. The novelty of the place wore off very quickly. No welcome or congratulations from the staff although I had mentioned on check in and in the booking it was our honeymoon. Parking was also a bad experience.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Matt, I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Woolstore 1888. I take all feedback seriously and strive to ensure every guests have a comfortable stay. It's truly regrettable that you encountered issues such as the stench of wet carpet and inadequate amenities. I attempted to reach out to you upon learning about your concerns on the day of your departure, hoping to address and resolve them personally. Unfortunately, I didn't receive a response from you. It's unfortunate that your experience led you to write another review rather than allowing us the opportunity to rectify the situation and provide you with the experience you deserved. I assure you that your feedback has been taken to heart, and we are actively working to address the issues you mentioned to improve our services for future guests. We genuinely value your input and hope to have the chance to regain your trust in the future. If you're willing, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your stay further and make amends. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at your earliest convenience. Cheers Gitta Margaretha Acting General Manager
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$126 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Which popular attractions are close to The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Nearby attractions include Flight Experience (0.2 miles), Darling Harbour (0.3 miles), and Australian National Maritime Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Social Brew Cafe, The Ternary, and Sokyo.
Is The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Pyrmont.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting State Theatre (0.6 miles), Anzac Memorial (0.8 miles), and St. Mary's Cathedral (0.9 miles).
Is The Woolstore 1888 by Ovolo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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