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Ovolo Laneways

#15 of 156 Hotels in Melbourne
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19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ovolo on Little Bourke is a great place to stay while visiting beautiful Melbourne. Situated close to Spring Street with easy access to the trams or a pleasant walk into the city centre. Staff are always so helpful and informative, and the grab and go breakfasts are surprisingly healthy (if you can resist the pastries!) Really comfy beds and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ovolo was perfect for me and my team on a single night business trip - great staff, ambience, hospitality. Welcomed by the lolly bar at coffee o'clock was the best check in. The location was great - near Chinatown and Theatres. We tripped across the amazing restaurant Longgrain only metres away - all round outstanding.

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Thank Sue C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had some issues with our first night and Jeremy the GM stepped in and went out of his way to look after us. Second night was great. Really enjoyed the rooms. Much better value than the big hotels and way more fun.

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Thank cahillnat
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi cahillnat, WOW! Thanks for the high-five and for taking the time to post your review. Sometimes things don't go the way that we plan, though, we know that it all counts in the way we react to the problems when they occur. We are over the moon that your second night was much better. Guys it was great meeting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at Ovolo and had the best time.The staff were great as usual the freebies and breakfast were a great bonus.The location is ideal with many attractions within a easy walking distance and public transport nearby all in all a great spot to stay and we can not wait to return thanx Ovolo

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Thank Gail A
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Thank you for the top marks - our favourite kind of marks. We love the 'F' word at Ovolo and love offering Free Breakfast, Free Happy Hour, Free Minibar, Free High Speed Internet and the list goes on - You will need to book direct next time to take advantage of our repeat offenders rate and all of... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rooms wonderful - lots of fun - easy location, access to all great things Melbourne has to offer... would go back every time.. lots of complementary offers - welcoming staff and warm clean rooms - Just loved it!

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Thank LisaJoyPerth
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at the Ovolo Laneways recently and it was FABULOUS.. The Staff where brilliant and the room was just perfect for me. The elevator was slow BUT it is being replaced, the stairwell was well lit and added to my step tally.. Can't say enough about this fantastic place to stay.

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Thank jengeaney
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi jengeaney, Thank you for the high-five! We LOVE that you LOVED IT and you used our second favourite 'F' word 'FABULOUS'. Breaking news, we have completely retired our first Grandpa lift and he has left the building -We are now operating with a very fast, quite younger model and we are over the moon. Come in and check him... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay, very modern and spacious room. Loved the free-bees, breakfast was nice, Sydney stay was better, however good under the circumstances. Great location and friendly very helpful staff, check-in and out. Well done!

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Thank Lance_IFI
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Lance, Thank you for the high-five and for taking the time to share your experience. Both our properties in Sydney are fabulous and I will make sure that our Sydney teams see your posts - We are the little brother down here in Melbourne! Location, Location, Location! Everything is so close on foot, Theatres, China Town, Shopping and some... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was nicely appointed and despite one elevator being out for repairs, it was manageable as we were not at the hotel much during the day. It was modern and clean and the employees were very nice. The freebies were also a nice treat although we didn't use much. We had two main issues which is why we didn't... More 

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Thank Amanda A
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thank you for taking the time post regarding your recent stay with us. I am happy to report that our first Grandpa lift as officially been retired today and his younger successor has taken over as of today! Great feedback around the bathroom sink - Whilst a solution for the actual sink is a going to take some... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quirky hotel with personal touches such as a free snack bag, complimentary bar fridge and happy hour at reception. Love the Ovolo slippers and shopping bag too! The rooms are lovely with great lighting and quality furniture. I've read other reviews complaining about the tiny handbasin but the ensuite worked well for us. I appreciate the economic use of... More 

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Thank Latte62
Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at this trendy hotel in Melbourne. The location is great and the one bedroom suite was very spacious. The staff are all super friendly and we especially loved all the included extras. My only (small) complaint is that breakfast and happy hour have stopped being free - thankfully we got them for free after a quick... More 

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Thank wheressharon
JNorkdamp, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thanks for jumping on TripAdvisor to post your review - Thanks for the five-stars! We agree we are in a perfect location with Melbourne's awesomeness with China Town, The MCG, Bourke Street Mall and fabulous bars, cafe and restaurants just minutes away on foot. The team will love reading your comments RE: Super Friendly and I will make... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ovolo's first international hotel in Australia is designed and inspired by the hidden streets and gems that Melbourne is known for. Located within the CBD and steps away from Parliament house and the treasury gardens, Ovolo Laneways offers effortless living without being away from the action of the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $152 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#8 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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