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Ovolo Laneways

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Swanbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are friendly and helpful, my room was exceptional - two bedrooms, kitchenette, comfortable seat and sofa, acres of room for cases, etc. The bathroom toiletries were exceptional, premium teas and coffees supplied as well as small extras like tote bags. The minibar is free, wifi is free, a welcome bag of goodies is supplied, and tea and coffee... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently booked Ovolo Laneways for a quick girls getaway. We booked the night before and stayed in a studio room and it was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful, our check in was quick. The room was great with the Ovolo free mini bar experience including beer, soda water, wine, soft drinks, lollies, nuts & other snacks. There... More 

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

Hi SixMonthItch Thank you for the high five! I was chuffed to read your comments around our Shiny Happy People and their Shiny service. I can’t wait to share your review with them. We love the ‘F; word here at Ovolo and love giving our guest a whole heap of freebies – even more when you book direct with us.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to see matilda musical, Ovolo was the perfect choice, more than location it has friendly staff and a great "vibe". Well laid out room with tall people friendly shower, simple touch but made a big difference.

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

Hi Callan, Just a quick shout out to sat thanks for the top marks! We love that we are your perfect choice and that you enjoyed our cheeky vibe. We are all about 'effortless living' and are always looking for new ways to look after our guests and make it as easy as possible. Thanks again callan and don't forget... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Melbourne for a relaxing week catching up with family. The hotel was superb great design wonderful friendly staff from our greeting at reception to every member of the team all friendly and happy. location was excellent for restaurants cafes and shopping. enjoyed the grab and go breakfast and the complimentary mini bar. The lolly bar at reception was also... More 

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

Hi gmpb08, Thank you for the superb review. What an awesome reason to come to Melbourne to chill out with family - Nothing beats family! Well maybe an awesome lolly buffet at an awesome hotel, with a some great freebies. Loved reading that our Shiny Happy Team looked after you guys through your stay. Thanks again gmpb08 don't forget to... More 

Mansfield Australia
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111 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here last week for one night to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Hubby booked it as a surprise treat for us and it was definitely did not disappoint!! Our original booking was for a studio room, but Ovolo were great, giving us a free upgrade to a lovely spacious 1 bedroom suite. We arrived late morning after a... More 

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

Hi BigRuss57, WOW! Thank you for the amazing review! I just loved reading your post – this is exactly why we do what we do! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special anniversary and I am chuffed to bits that you had a great time. I have shared your comments with the team and I know... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Melbourne to spend quqlity time with my 2 grandchildren & their father . Attended Matilda the Musical at Princess Theatre & selected Ovolo as the closest Hotel so we were nearly next door & surrounded by fabulous restaurants , coffee shops ,beautiful parks & many interesting sites . The tram at the doorstep was a very easy walk.... More 

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

Hi Bettena, Thanks for the great review and for taking the time to share your recent experience. How good is Matilda? We loved it! We agree we are in a great location with the Theatre, Shopping, The MCG, The free City Tram and some of Melbourne's best restaurants, cafes and bar within walking distance. I loved reading your comments RE:... More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A boutique hotel in convenient location, just close to shopping area and plenty of dining options. Hotels that seems good for business traveler, although limit with common area spaces, the room itself generous in many ways. A comfy bed with good quality beddings, free minibar that includes wine and snack and a relaxing sofa & seating area. Although it by... More 

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Vincennes, France
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little hotel of 22 rooms...unusual, fun, happy place where humour is everywhere: name of the rooms, cute messages everywhere in the hotel... People working there very nice and friendly... We just loved this place, very well placed ( near the chinese area and Fitzroy...),with a friendly breakfast like home, and a trendy terrace. Highly recommanded!

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best places I've stayed! Perfect location! Fun place to stay...recommend for everyone...couples, business, friends and solos! Won't be staying anywhere else when in Melbourne. Staff are super friendly, the free stuff is a really nice touch, minutes walk from Chinatown and great restaurants, all the shops, laneways etc.

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

Hi Famxfive, Just a quick shout out to say thanks for the high 5! It seems that we ticked a lot of your boxes and we are chuffed that you you will not be staying anywhere else when you come to Melbourne, Thanks again and don't forget to book with us direct at ovolohotels.com to get your 'Repeat Offender' special... More 

Broome, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's great to stay in a boutique hotel where genuine customer service exists. The inclusions were great, mini bar, WIFI, lolly bar, breakfast and washing facilities. I stayed for 10 nights and was chuffed to be upgraded to a larger room upon my return for the second stint after 2 nights away on a girls weekend. I would recommend the... More 

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

Hi Kimberleyspirit, Thanks for the top marks. We love the 'F' word at Ovolo and love offering Free Breakfast, Free Happy Hour, Free high speed WiFi, Free Minibar and the list goes on, though overall our favourite is and will always be the lolly buffet at reception. We agree we are in a great location with everything Melbourne just a... 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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 St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $153 - $393 (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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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