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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had been recommended the boutique style Ovolo 1888 in Darling Harbour so booked ourselves a 3 night stay. We had a fabulous stay, booking a "shoe box" room. It was little in size but had a very clever design layout. Extremely trendy and totally comfortable. We loved the free mini bar, loot bag and wifi. Our delicious breakfasts had...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went to Sydney for a conference. Chose to stay here. It looked quirky and was close to where I needed to be. I arrived. It was everything it looked. Fun, quirky and welcoming. The room was clean and generous in its minibar, toiletries and size. During the course of my stay, I became unwell. Needing an ambulance unwell. Yikes....

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here based on Tripadvisor reviews and were quite pleased. First, the location is great, very close to the shopping center and restaurants in Darling Harbor. The hotel itself is very fun and interesting, being a converted old woolshed warehouse. The renovation has been very nicely done and the space is very pleasant. The staff were helpful and the...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 2 nights as a little getaway and loved every minute. The staff were so friendly and have thought of everything! Beds super comfy & book direct for nice little freebies like a wine at Happy Hour or yummy pastries for Brekkie. Super convenient location too! Perfect for a visit to the theatre and a spot of shopping :)

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Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I am thrilled to read that you loved every minute of your stay with us. The team at Ovolo have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that absolutely everything is perfect for your stay and it's wonderful to read when we have got it right. Cheers, Amanda Cottome...

London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely happy staff very central for darling harbour.quirky very modern quality food We enjoyed this hotel they had attention to detail little treats throughout your stay Thanks ovolo lynnette Alan pritchard

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Hey there pritchardmrslynn2017, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a TripAdvisor post. It's fabulous to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and our location. We're only a stone's throw away from Darling Harbour, a short walk into the City and a scenic ferry ride across Sydney Harbour to get to Circular Quay. Perfectly positioned...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ovolo hotel at 139 Murray street (there is another Ovolo at a different location) is a fun hotel. The building is a former wool shed and the original old beams are exposed. The decor is urbane, moderne, and fun. The rooms are nicely decorated and come with a fully stocked mini bar (which is free) and restocked every day....

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Hey there Kauaidudette, Thanks for sharing your experience. Ovolo 1888 is a little bit different to your traditional hotel. With a heritage listed wool store for our building and a fun brand like Ovolo behind it, we're bound to be different. We love to give away loads of additional extras when you stay with us and it appears that you...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ended up here due to the normal work hotel not being available. Loved it. For business I want a good desk, lots of power points, cleanliness, comfortable bed, quiet, tv channels choice and access to room service. They nail it on all fronts. The rooms are not huge but that is not a requirement. They do have very personable staff,...

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Hey koroua, YAY! I am so pleased to learn that you stumbled upon us. At Ovolo, our goal is to make your stay with us effortless. It's not often that we receive reviews from corporate travellers via TripAdvisor so, it's wonderful to read that we fulfilled all of your needs. Thanks for mentioning the service received from the team. We...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 1888 hotel was easily among one of the best boutique hotels I've ever visited. Period. Their attention to detail was second to none. Happy hour with free drinks for guests, personalised cards and a free minibar with beer, wine, chocolates and my personal ultimate naughty treat...Gummy Bears. If I'm ever able to go back to Sydney, without a shadow...

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Hey there Deepan S, At Ovolo, we believe it's the little things that make a big difference to your experience and I am thrilled to read that you noticed this. We have tried to provide you with everything that we think that you will want or need during your stay. Mini bar, WiFi, our loot bag (snack bag) are just...

Bristol - UK
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We found this hotel when searching for accommodation in Sydney. Sydney is never cheap, but this hotel was reasonably priced and in a good area, so we took the plunge. I cannot express how impressed we were. This hotel includes so many extras as standard, from the free mini bar in your room, (which we really appreciated after arriving at...

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Hey there jennyBristolUK, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a TripAdvisor post! At Ovolo, we love to throw in loads of additional extras into your stay so that your time with us is as fabulous as it possibly can be. WiFi, mini bar, arrival Loot Bag (our snack bag), self service laundry are FREE when you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Could not fault my stay here. I had a crazy day with removalist not showing up so I booked into Ovolo, best decision. The staff were fantastic and the room was lovely. The stand out for me was all the *little things* - they had thought of everything! Didnt have a chance to try breakfast. Highly recommend!!

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Hey Catherine P, Thanks so much for posting a review and for giving us full marks. Fancy your removalist not turning up? Moving is stressful enough but I am glad that this incident bought you to us. At Ovolo, we like to sweat the small stuff and I am thrilled to read that this has had such a positive impact...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Address: 139 Murray Street | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly 1888 Hotel Darling Harbour)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > City West
Price Range: $192 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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“King room we stayed in was compact very comfortable very modern”
 of 5 bubbles pritchardmrslynn2017, 5 days ago | Read review
“Any of the rooms, they are all awesome, but if I must choose, I'd love the ones with the stairs to a mezzanine style sleeping area.”
 of 5 bubbles 819deepans, 6 days ago | Read review
“"Shoebox" only had interior window, but I found that to be just fine. Book on Ovolo website and in advance to get free breakfast.”
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