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Ovolo Woolloomooloo

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

After much research, selected this hotel based on price which included wifi and nightly happy hour, as well as the appeal it was located within a restored heritage listed building on the wharf. The room (a loft) was spacious, well equipped, comfortable bedding, large bath tub, quality decor and accessories which provided everything even an umbrella for the rainy days.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed at the Ovolo on the 26th Aug for the second time this year, and it seriously just keeps getting better. The staff, views, inclusions and location are all second to none. This hotel is incredibly funky and hip, without being pretentious - which is a mean feat in itself! I have stayed here now once with friends, and now... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't normally write reviews, but staying here was exceptional. I booked it for one night only but I wish I could have stayed the entire week! Where to start... From the moment we arrived, a valet greeted us and took care of our car. We were checked in swiftly and had everything explained to us. We had somewhere to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed here previously when it was the Blu. It has been recreated in a funky, modern style as part of the Ovolo brand. (If you are familiar with the QT hotel chain, its in that vein.) So much to like about this hotel - iconic placement, harbour views, on top of some of Sydney's best restaurants. The staff... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Dear Greg, Thank you so very much for your endorsement and praise for your experience with us recently. This gives me immense pride for the team that execute this excellent service style day in and out for around eight months now. It is so rewarding to hear this type of praise regularly. I hope we get to see you again... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great room decor, lovely view & superb location (near the Domain & Botanic Gardens for great walks, the Art Gallery of NSW for great exhibitions, Macleay St for all the great restaurants, & even the CBD (if you are so inclined). You can actually open a window in the room & feel/smell the sea breeze. Free wifi, free minibar, comfy... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Dear Scurran, Thank you for returning to the hotel in the new (and dare I say 'improved'?!) version that is Ovolo Woolloomooloo! I am thrilled that you enjoy the changes that we have made including the music. You can actually now listen to our tunes anywhere. There is a playlist 'RadiOvolo' on Spotify and iTunes. Enjoy! Adam More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was excellent especially Alessandro and Bianca. Everyone made you feel welcome and nothing was difficult. I would say it was an effortless staff. Great restaurants right at the door step. High end by the wharf which is right down stairs and easy going pub atmosphere across the street. Access to the motorway as fast and easy which made... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Dear Gary, What a lovely review. Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. I am so pleased that you love the Ovolo 'vibe'. I look forward to seeing you again when you are next in town. Take care, Adam More 

Geelong, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay at Ovolo every year with a couple of friends when we run City2Surf. It has been renovated and has new owners this year and it has gone from being great to being beyond great. It's not for those who like their hotels staid, boring and stuffy (in the stiff upper lip way). Instead it is vibrant, bright, a... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Dear Skimum, It was so lovely to welcome you back this year to see the finished product that is now Ovolo Woolloomooloo, after our extensive refurbishment. I am so thrilled by the details of your feedback and am so proud that the experience you had is what we go about to achieve on a daily basis for our guests. I... More 

San Francisco, CA
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing larger boutique hotel located OVER the water at Woolloomooloo (say that to a taxi driver after a couple of drinks!) Pier. You have outstanding views over the water from every room. It's peaceful yet you are right in the city center. It's a beautiful 15 minute walk through the parks and gardens to get to down... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 stays down and many more to come at the Ovolo Woolloomooloo. From booking right through to departure the team at Ovolo didn't disappoint! Incredible venue + location, personalised service on every level, staff with passion + a desire to please and vibe that makes you feel welcome. *Special mention to: An incredibly cosy bed + pillow, free high speed... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Ryhanna, Fab! Thank you so much. I am loving so much that you are loving staying with us. Such a pleasure. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Take care, Adam More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled the world and the seven seas...65 countries, Aman Resorts, Taj, SLH.... But I think Ovolo Hotel in Wooloomooloo Sydney is my favorite hotel of all time. It's a stunning location literally inside the historic Cowper Wharf, built in 1888 to receive the hordes of immigrants fleeing war, famine and pestilence to make a new home Down Under. The 100... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this review

Dear Robert, This is probably the best review I have read for a while! Thank you! I am so impressed and excited to read that a lot of the 'little things' that were so carefully thought out prior to us launching, are being appreciated by our guests. There is so much in your review that is intentional being part of... More 

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location, space, views - have it all when you stay at Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Stretched along the longest timber-piled wharf in the world, the hotel is situated over the picturesque Sydney Harbour on the outskirts of Sydney CBD. A boutique hotel, bar and event centre, Ovolo Woolloomooloo bridges between history and modern luxury. The architectural design of this heritage listed property is a truly breathtaking sight with its stunning French windows neatly placed in rows along the building, stylishly framed by the signature teal colouring. As you enter the hotel, contemporary design elements and furnishings complement original fixtures of the property, with seamless integration of the Ovolo touch - all the little things that make effortless living a reality for the modern, tech-savvy traveller. Journey through the 100 rooms and suites and you'll find that each one tells a uniquely Australian story, portrayed through a series of art pieces cleverly infused into the interior design features. A short stroll from the hotel will get you to iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay, as well as popular restaurants and waterholes right on the wharf or in the surrounding suburbs. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Wi-Fi, Mini Bar, Happy Hour, Continental Breakfast, 24 Hour Indoor Pool & Gym, Self-service Laundry? - Yep, all free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Address: 6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly BLUE Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $218 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ovolo Woolloomooloo 5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Blue Sydney Hotel Sydney
Sydney Blue Hotel
w Hotel Sydney
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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#29 Business Hotel in Sydney
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