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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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139 Murray Street | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly 1888 Hotel Darling Harbour)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff members are efficient and friendly: I cannot speak highly enough. Rooms as well as public spaces are clean. Young, Quirky and Cool in decors and color scheme. Also, the cool facts are: room rates included everything: minibar to breakfast to wifi etc; iPad, apple TV, Herman Kardon speakers in room. Just a wow! Well worth the stay. I will... More 

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Valentine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ovolo is a quirky and lively place to stay if you want to be close to Darling Harbour. The rooms are modern and cool with all the little extras the Ovolo provides. Free mini bar and snacks, although the snacks are not replaced daily! Best thing would have to be happy hour in the bar downstairs. Free drinks and... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey kazs9922, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a TripAdvisor. At Ovolo, we love improving what we do and it's this feedback that assists us in refining what we do. Our Happy Hour certainly is well received and it's free for all of our guests who book direct with us. We love to get people together... More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just had three nights here and can't speak highly enough. All the free stuff is such a refreshing approach to treating guests. The room was quiet, the bed really comfortable, all the fittings were high quality and the decor very relaxing. For the first time in ages, we felt this hotel was trying really hard to make it feel like... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Fairminded2015, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a TripAdvisor Post. You are right! The team at Ovolo put lots of time and effort into ensuring that everything that you could possibly want is at your fingertips. We've designed our Hotels with the guest in mind and our goal is to provide, effortless living. Thanks for... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel as a treat and based on previous reviews on here. The hotel is fantastic, right from arrival, to the minibar in the room which is replenished daily. Breakfast of breads, these, meats, pastries etc provided free and the social hour in the evening is very generous. Nothing was too difficult to ask. And the use of... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there CRH160711, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review. It is always wonderful to read when a guest has had an amazing experience with us. At Ovolo, we love the F word - FREE. We love to throw in loads of cheeky extras as we want for our guests to relax and unwind with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are really excellent, warm and professional especially Kelly and Kat. It's a good convenient location if you don't need to be by the water and easy to get to and from in such a busy city Lots of extra amenities to make the stay comfy like robes, free minibar & ipad. Cute and cool décor and great value for... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey aliaashton, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a TripAdvisor Post and for mentioning our team. The team at Ovolo 1888 genuinely love what they do and they gain great satisfaction out of knowing that they have positively impacted upon a guest's stay. We do like to provide everything that you could need and more in... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful approach to hospitality - free breakfast, free wifi, free minibar in room. Lovely rooms, enough space, great toiletries. Building used to be a woolshed so loads of character. Perfect location for shopping and sightseeing - just outside the chaos of Darling Harbour. Highly recommended!

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Thank Linda H
Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Linda H, It's wonderful to read when our guests gain as much satisfaction out of our historic building as they do their stay. You are right, the building was an old wool store built in 1888 and lovingly restored into a modern Hotel. The original timber beams and exposed brick walls give a nod to the old and contrast... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location. Great room (just wish there were more pillows). Didn't get to take advantage of all the freebies!!! The only one issue was that we were promised a room upgrade but it didn't happen :-( Only one staff member was a let down, the rest were AMAZING! A bit disappointed they ensured the mini bar was restocked (drinks, we... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Leisa L, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review. We are always happy to provide more pillows, let us know if you need more when you next book and we will ensure that they are there for you. I am sorry to read that you didn't receive an upgrade. I'd love to look into... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sydney is a pretty expensive city. Most of the top rated hotels are downtown City hotels. Big name, big structure, little charm - like Marriotts, or Four Seasons etc. All in downtown business district locations. Not my cup of tea... Probably the most unique and beautiful, and most expensive hotel I saw was the Hyatt across from the Sydney Opera... More 

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Thank 57r
Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hello 57r, We communicate very openly about our location and position and have never advertised harbour views. The other Hotels that you mention are located on Sydney Harbour not in Darling Harbour and they are also 5 star Hotels. We are always open to feedback however, feel that this review is unfair. Cheers, Amanda Cottome General Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The uniqueness of the hotel. There is something to look at everywhere in there. It is in a great location, just behind Darling Harbour and short walk (or $8 cab ride) to the Casino which was perfect us as we were seeing a show. It is great value for money, the slippers and robes are comfy and the best smashed... More 

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Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey TuraW, Wow - thanks so much for calling us perfect! We do our best to ensure that absolutely everything is spot on for our guests and it's fabulous to read that this had an impact. We have many people opt to stay here when attending The Star for an event, function or just to see a show. It is... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Sydney very regularly and stay in a lot of different hotels for work. Ovolo 1888 is easily the best hotel that I've stayed at in Pyrmont - great central location and really good facilities. I love that the team here have packaged in all of the extras that can normally provide a bit of a bill shock... More 

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Thank Terry M
Ovolo1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Terry M, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review & for giving us full marks. The team at Ovolo 1888 simply love what they do and we are always chuffed when we receive full marks. It's wonderful to read that you took advantage of our inclusions. At Ovolo, we include mini bar, WIFI and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
Cuisines: Australian, Gluten Free
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Conference Facilities
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 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 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? Wi-Fi, Mini Bar, Happy Hour, Continental Breakfast, 24 Hour Gym, Self-service Laundry? - 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: $162 - $314 (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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