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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My colleagues and I had a great meal here recently. Compliments to the chef Jeremy and bar staff. We had the pork and duck which were delicious. Super friendly place, unpretentious and funky. Perhaps slightly pricey per dish but good servings.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the place to stay! They have beautifully renovated and designed this old building which is located very close to the heart of the city. It has been cleverly designed to make you feel at home with nice touches such as complimentary mini bar and pack of snacks. The bar/breakfast area is quirky and you can enjoy a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked 4 nights in a king room and paid $309 a night and left $100 on my card for pre-authorisation. Check-in was easy, the young woman at reception was lovely plus very helpful. She helped move my bags, into the lift. I had booked for 4 nights to Pre-Celebrate my 30th Birthday. I arrived to my room which was... More 

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

I always stay prefer to stay at boutique properties when I travel as it is a much more personal experience and often boutique properties are much better maintained than the larger run of the mill hotel chains. Ovolo 1888 went above and beyond my expectations and this is definitely hands down the best property I've stayed in Sydney. Every aspect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay! Friendly staff, amazing food all in an amazing warehouse building! Free min bar and free drinks every night 530 - 630pm. Met other couples who were just as amazed a we were. Beautiful old warehouse turned into this gear hotel. If you love timber and old wares this is your place. Never want to... More 

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

Hey Michael D, YAY! It's always fab to read a review that has the word awesome in it's title - puts a smile on my dial ;-) It sounds like you booked direct with us and when you do, not only do you receive FREE mini bar, WIFI and welcome loot bag but we also provide continental brekky and happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We started our Australia adventure with 3 nights at Ovolo 1888. This hotel set the bar for our entire trip as every other accommodation paled in comparison (although the others were fine). The location was very convenient, the service was excellent,. and we appreciated the lack of "nickel and dime-ing", especially for the use of the laundry facilities. (We also... More 

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

Hey Martin R, Thanks so much for taking the time out to post a Tripadvisor review. The Owner of Ovolo Hotels conceived the inclusive concept after taking his family on a holiday and being hit up with a massive mini bar bill. He says that the ridiculously high mini bar prices made him feel "nickel and dimed" and he didn't... More 

Albury, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a king room to myself and it was a great size, however a couple of my friends had the queen room and it was a little tight, still super comfy but tight with two big suitcases! The staff were excellent too, always happy to help :D

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

Hey 410ngairec, Thanks so much for leaving a review and for giving us full marks. Some of our rooms aren't the biggest going around (one of the quirks of being a heritage listed building). If your friends are after a little more room next time get them to check out the King, King Deluxe or Junior Suites. It's fabulous to... More 

tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ovolo series of hotels put a cool and hip twist on the accommodation space with little quirky tricks all over the place, from happy hours at the bar to free snacks and beverages to take back to your room do yourself a favour and stay here if you get a chance, it is also in a fantastic darling harbour... More 

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

Hey yabbie67, You are right, we are little bit different and quirky is definitely a word that I would use to describe us! We were originally an old wool store, built in 1888, recently restored into a modern Hotel. At Ovolo, we want for our guests to truly relax and unwind when they stay with us not be concerned about... More 

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Ovolo 1888 for 2 night stopover at the beginning of July with my 6-year-old daughter. Fabulous hotel for what we needed. Most importantly the staff was absolutely wonderful. I has to cancel one night at short notice and there was no problem. So grateful. We stayed in a shoebox, which was small but perfect for our needs.... More 

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

Hey Annette F, Thanks so much for taking the time out to share your experience. The team at Ovolo 1888 simply love taking care of people and that gain much satisfaction out of reading that they have positively impacted upon a guest's stay, thanks for mentioning them! Our shoebox rooms certainly live up to their name. Great value and ideal... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here after a long week of traveling and considered staying longer just to spend another night at the Ovolo. All free: wifi, breakfast, washer/dryer and soap, happy hour from 5:30-6:30 every evening, and drinks/snacks in the in-room minibar. The hotel is in a perfect location of Sydney. Close to restaurants, pubs, Darling Harbor attractions, and downtown. Walking distance... More 

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

Hey Stacy R, It's wonderful to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us, thanks so much for sharing your experience. We love our location and it's fabulous that you did too. We're a stone's throw away from Darling Harbour, a short walk into the CBD but far away enough from the madness to truly relax and unwind.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
Cuisines: Gluten Free Options, 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $176 - $329 (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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