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6 Cowper Wharf Rdwy, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 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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#15 of 208 in Sydney
Travelers' Choice
Bridging between heritage and modern luxury, indulge in the rich history of the wharf complemented by contemporary designs and tech-savvy inclusions, all in the comfort of your generously sized abode over picturesque Sydney Harbour. Most importantly,
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
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Pixelsfriend wrote a review May 23
14 contributions4 helpful votes
Warm welcome, professional and efficient team, amazing hotel experiance. Friendly and professional check-in and out experience, the room, and surrounds of the hotel are wonderful, a great escape, and very enjoyable stay, looking forward to returning. It's often the finer details like a personable welcome note that makes a lasting impact. The Ovolo Wolloomooloo team have it just right.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Trip type: Traveled
David S wrote a review Feb 2022
Magenta, Australia126 contributions82 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed two nights in this very funky 5 star hotel in the middle of the city with excellent bus service across the road. The staff service and attitude was amongst the best we've experienced anywhere in the world. All are happy, enthusiastic and very well trained. Nothing is any trouble. Very good buffet breakfast is included, along with free lollies and a 'goody bag'. Plus a free mini bar with beer and wine restocked daily. The rooms are nice and well appointed, along with robes. Good value for money. We would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Room Tip: Ask for an East facing room (to avoid afternoon sun) and also request a room with a window, 4th...
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Onie M wrote a review May 23
Sydney, Australia52 contributions3 helpful votes
Great rooms and facilities at Ovollo. We enjoyed every minute . The rooms were outstanding. Close to city and Kings Cross. The restaurants on the wharf are amazing and made this weekend a memorable one. If looking for a place to stay go to the Ovollo
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Check trains as they were out
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DavinC wrote a review May 15
Brisbane, Australia661 contributions198 helpful votes
I don’t know if I can say enough positive things about this hotel. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we left two days later. The Concierge was amazing helped us get everything out of the car (we have a lot of luggage due to the uncertainty of the weather at the moment) and assured us we would be ok in the taxi zone in front the hotel. Check in was a breeze and even though the room wasn’t ready at the time, they took care of everything all we had to do was come back after lunch. The room was amazing so comfortable and set up for our dog as well. They provided a bed, blanket, bowls and feeding mat and a little gift bag for him as well. We had an amazing two days in Sydney and a major part of this was thanks to the staff at Ovolo - thank you so much for looking after the three of us
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Practical Luxury wrote a review May 15
London, United Kingdom183 contributions29 helpful votes
Booked this hotel for 2 nights for my Mother for her 70th Birthday Treat. The experience you view on the website is NOT the experience you will receive at the hotel . All within the first 24 hours my mother had to deal with - Room not cleaned adequately, eg rubbish left lying on floor. - Duvet cover in old blood stains. - The shower was broken and not usable - Requested extra teabags, staff promised within 10 mins but never turned up. - Request extra teabags, 30 mins later and staff member arrived promptly with 3!! teabags. - Mirror in the bathroom was damaged - Ceiling in bathroom appeared to have water damage with cracks in the paint. - Lamp damanged - Block out blinds not working properly, drooped on floor, which buckled material allowing light to come inside. Phoned the duty mgr from London, UK to express how unacceptable and poor the service and facilities had been, who was less than helpful, didn't take my concerns seriously, made excuses and said she would 'look into the situation by the end of the day'. Only when Insisted that was unacceptable and why it should take 4 hours to do this. Then she agreed to phone me back within the hour. When she did eventually get back to me, her response was the following - again more excuses - did not offer any adequate solutions to rectify this appalling experience, I actually had to suggest to the duty mgr what would be an appropriate and fair solution. - she really didn't know how to handle my complaint.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: The best tip is to NOT stay here! Spend your money at a hotel where they value customers and...
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Nomad168508 wrote a review May 13
1 contribution
Had a family staycation. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Close to the City, Museum, Art Gallery and our Beautiful Botanical Gardens yet not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Rooms were clean and well stocked.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
albert wrote a review May 11
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
My Wife and I had 3 wonderful nights at the Ovolo we have stayed at hotels right across the globe and the Ovolo rates at one of the best, from the very first greeting we received when we arrived (as if we were long lost relatives, coming home ) to when we left ,we really felt part of the family ,our room was SO nice ,we really did not want to leave it ,would not hesitate to recommend Ovolo to Family and Friends
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Mizzy103 wrote a review May 4
Kingscliff, Australia2 contributions
We had stayed before and it was THE BOMB! Great staff, awesome service, amazing vibe and it was so clean. This time was the complete opposite. Staff look miserable, service was terrible, the vibe had died and the rooms look like they have aged by 20 years in the past 18 months. We were shocked at how things went downhill so quickly. I understand COVID did it rough for some businesses but we came during the pandemic on our previous visit and it really was amazing. I certainly would not return based on our last experience. It was atrociously expensive for the experience they provide. Very (VERY) disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Kieron Hunt, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Mizzy, We are devastated to hear these words and that you believed it was so bad. I must make immediate amends and if you could kindly reach out to me directly, i will be sure to recover your experience. you may contact me on kieron.hunt@ovolohotels.com. I really am looking forward to hearing from you. regards Kieron
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Alan S wrote a review May 3
Sydney, Australia137 contributions81 helpful votes
What a fantastic hotel, very warm welcome from staff out the front and at the reception desk. This warm and friendly vibe came across from all staff members encountered over our stay. This is not the run of the mill stuff hotel. it plays great music in the reception and bar areas. Time has been spent thinking about the rooms interiors, making them rather funky, an enjoyable space to spend sometime and very comfortable. Nice view of Naval dockyard from window. Walk from hotel to CDB is not far and rather enjoyable, especially if you walk through the Botanic Gardens. I’d certainly stay again
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from Kieron Hunt, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan, What an awesome review and we are so happy you love our very own DNA that brings smiles to so many faces. our quirkiness is a badge we wear proudly and we love that you picked up all the elements that make us love welcoming guests like you. We cant wait to see you back again soon. regards Kieron
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Explore165865 wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ovolo Woolloomooloo has lots of character and plenty of cool quirks. Our accommodation was in a loft suite and exceeded our expectations, to the point where my wife wanted to take the funky bed head home. We found the location great and provided plenty of new places to explore as we normally would holiday in Sydney closer to Darling Harbour. A special 5 star mention has to go out to the customer service we received during our stay. From the moment we opened the door of our Uber on arrival, we were greeted by 2 young gentlemen on the footpath to collect our luggage, to the moment we were checking out at reception and being farewelled for a safe journey home, we received exceptional customer service from start to finish as well as any interaction we had with staff along the way. Phil 👍
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Which popular attractions are close to Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Nearby attractions include Art Gallery of New South Wales (0.2 miles), Woolloomooloo Wharf (0.07 miles), and The Old Fitzroy Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Conveniently located restaurants include China Doll, Ms G's, and Fratelli Paradiso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Ovolo Woolloomooloo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Sydney.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ovolo Woolloomooloo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Ovolo Woolloomooloo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (1.2 miles), State Theatre (0.7 miles), and St. Mary's Cathedral (0.4 miles).