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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Bridport
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we initially had trouble finding this wonderful hotel, it proved to be a very convenient location to Darling Harbour and central Sydney. Very friendly staff, trendy décor and superbly presented. Quiet rooms

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Sydney,
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Wife and I took the night off from the kids to spend a night in the city.....we chose the Ovolo at Darling Harbour bases on other reviews...and very glad we did....great service...great location great everything really...we had noting to complain about.....if you can book directly with the hotel....as they included some freebies if you do......we will defiantly be back.

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Thank Andrew B
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boutique Hotel, totally overpriced, no service and cant even get a good coffee...only machine...whoa!! The staff are jaded, no smiles. The plates after you finished your breakfast were left on the table.....hard to believe from a Hotel that calls itself 5 Star...!!

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Thank Celebrate2Day
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My partner and i spent one night at this great little place. Free breakfast, a happy hour and even a free mini bar are provided to people who book via their website. The room was compact but very comfortable and the bathroom was quite modern and spacious. Close to Darling Harbour and the Chinese Garden and the train is just...

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Thank Baldy-A404
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Everything in the hotel is perfect. Friendly staff, clean, perfect location, definitely worth of money. They prepared a handmade card and a bottle of sparkling wine for our honeymoon trip. What a surprise! Thank you once again for everything prepared for us. We had a wonderful stay there and would surely our choice for next visit in Sydney.

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1Thank Wong C
Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Yay Wong C! Our goal at Ovolo is to provide you with a memorable experience and reading a review titled this way brings a smile to my dial as I know that we've nailed it. Thanks for choosing to share such a special trip with us. Congratulations to you both on your wedding, wishing you every happiness and I hope...

Sydney
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything at the Ovolo 1888 is amazing. The hotel has character and everything you need. The staff are vibrant, friendly and go above and beyond to make you stay special and who ever heard of free minibar, snacks and breakfast. I won't stay anywhere else in Sydney again.

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1Thank Steve H
Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Steve H, It is absolutely fantastic to read that we managed to nail the perfect stay for you. We are incredibly lucky to have so many people who simply love what they do and reading a review like this gives us great satisfaction. Be sure to keep an eye out for me next time you are staying with us....

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, amazing helpful staff & such a funky hotel! From the moment we walked through the door to the time we left the staff made us feel very welcome & comfortable! Our room was spacious, clean and had a lot of awesome finishes. FREEBIES too! Everything in the minibar was complimentary which is unheard of these days and all...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Pisto6 (Rob & Madi)! Thanks so much for leaving a review :-) We love our location and i'm glad that you did too. We're tucked away at the back of Darling Harbour, it's only a stone throw to the action, a short walk into the CBD and a ferry ride away from Circular Quay. We're close enough but far...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the design and vibe of this hotel, they've done a fantastic job blending the heritage elements with modern design. The room was so cosy and comfortable. Pleasant service, the General Manager was in the lobby each morning chatting to guests and the team very helpful. Perfect location if you are attending an event at the new ICC.

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there melbtraveller09, Thanks so much for taking the time out to write a TripAdvisor review. Our building is incredible and you are right, the architect has done an incredible job of retaining the heritage features of the building. Original ironbark beams feature throughout the building so too do the brick walls these contrast perfectly against the modern artwork of...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location for seeing all the downtown sights. Good food close by. Hotel staff is very friendly and the rooms are fun- and have the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Lots of freebies too!

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Anne S, Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We love our location and I'm glad that you did too. We're tucked away at the back of Darling Harbour, it's only a short stroll into the CBD and a scenic ferry ride into Circular Quay. Close enough to the action but far enough away to get the "living local"...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the minute I arrived and was greeted so warmly and enthusiastically at reception I knew I was going to have a great stay! The hotel was cool and quirky. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the free minibar & bag of snacks in the room were a great touch. I genuinely loved everything about this hotel! I'll never stay...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there Jess854, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review! At Ovolo, our mission is to create Shiny, Happy People and we know that if our team aren't having a great time on shift then you won't be either. This is why we're always on the hunt for more ways to have fun and embrace...

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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 > Central Business District , City West
Price Range: $159 - $331 (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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“Higher floor away from the road side”
Boolander, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms are great”
Shaun_Goodman, 1 week ago | Read review
“We faced the street, but never heard any traffic. They have internal rooms, but I would recommend one with an outside window.”
paulao285, 1 week ago | Read review
“Deluxe room. Not huge but comfortable, roomy bathroom, quality essentials plus robes and slippers. Tablet access with free wifi.”
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“I think away from the stairs would be quieter”
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