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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We recently took 3 rooms, 2 studios and a 2 room apartment. It worked perfectly for a family gathering, for theatre and football. Round the corner for theatre and excellent restaurants and short tram ride to MCG. Staff were friendly and helpful, beds divine; all commented, decor funky, free mini bar and grab and go breakfast all highlights. Bathrooms are...

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

Hi Timex2, Just a quick note to say thanks for the review! Sounds like we hit all the rights spots for you and your group during your stay - We would love to know how we could get five-stars next time! We are high achievers! Make sure you drop us a line at laneways@ovolohotels.com on your next visit so that...

Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. Room clean and modern with very comfortable beds. Loved the tv in each room! Free mini bar unbelievable value but didn't partake in the grab and go free breakfast. High speed free Internet a bonus. Close to trams and trains and many great restaurants and theatre district. My ONLY complaint would be...

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

Hi Sue, Thank you for the taking the time to post you review regarding your recent stay with us. We are all about effortless living and the TV in the rooms with Apple Tv and all the other little bits that we throw is what we know makes us a little different. Thank you for the feedback around the noise...

Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Just how awesome this place is. I want to be selfish and keep this one my own lil secret. Its boutique and funky, cozy and friendly. The staff are welcoming and genuinely shiny happy people. I arrived a little early but no drama in accommodating me. There's the lolly bar and fresh hot coffee welcoming you at the door. The...

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

Hi there Misslissy, Awesome thanks for the five-stars - We love it! I was particularly happy to read your comments RE: The team and the being Shiny Happy People! (SHP) - This is what we are here for. We loved that you loved all of our inclusions and we are excited that we are currently offering our complimentary grab and...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The vibe and facilities are perfect. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars was the fact that the room didn't have a proper window and was actually a double room rather than a studio apartment. I booked last minute for a one night business trip, if I had been staying longer I would have asked for a room change....

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

Hi Kate, Thanks for taking the time to share your recent experience with us - Happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, our breakfast offering and facilities. Great comments RE: The Studio room vs. hotel room - Comments that we will take on board and review with the team. We agree the studio are suited to a shorter stay...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed May 25, 2016

A group of eight stayed here over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The staff were great and very helpful. Alana went out of her way to look after us and took care of our needs. Thanks Ovolo for a great weekend. We will be back!

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

Hi Chris, Why an amazing review! Thank you for sharing the love about your recent stay with us. I was really chuffed to read your comments around the Happy Shiny Service that our team gave during your stay - Though real CHUFFED to read your feedback about Alanna - How lucky are we to have her. Looking forward to welcoming...

Reviewed May 23, 2016

I stayed here for 1 quick night on business last week & it was great. The staff were very helpful, the room very well appointed, spacious & comfortable, the open minibar - a brilliant idea & the rooftop terrace happy hour - very inviting. Being so centrally located near Chinatown & the East end of the CBD, it was very...

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

Hi Anthony, Thanks for the review - We just missed out on 5-stars! We think that great things come in small packages. We agree. How good is the Happy Hour upstairs? we also serve our complimentary 'Grab and Go' breakfast there as well. Parking is absolutely a breeze, just around the corner and is cheap for city parking. We would...

Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights. On first impression the room was clean but tiny. Hotel location is very good and the receptionist are helpful and friendly. Considering they were only operating at 70% occupancy and they even used one of the penthouses for grab n go breakfast they could have offered me an upgrade. As I don't have any Australia...

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

Dear syr2211, Thank you for making the time to port regarding your recent stay with us. We are currently using one of our amazing Terrace apartments as our breakfast and happy hour room at the moment due to our Lift Modernisation project. I would love the opportunity to chat you personally regarding and work through your comments. You can reach...

Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The staff at the Ovolo were very helpful and friendly nothing seemed to be a bother. The doors to our room were very inviting as they are painted in bright colours.....Great location shopping district only a 15 minute walk..' Loving the free wine, beer and snacks Would definitely come back again

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

Hi Webs4fun, Just a a quick note to say thanks for the 5-stars! Glad that you had a great 'Girls weekend away'. We love happy, shiny and bright here at Laneways - Our people are shiny, our doors are bright and our inclusions make our guests happy! We look forward to welcoming you and the girls back next time -...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful boutique hotel in Little Bourke Street. So many extras come with staying here. Besides nice rooms with everything you need including comfy beds there are freebies. Free minibar, free on the go breakie and 2 hour happy hour every night.

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

Hi Kaylene, Just a quick note to say thanks for the 5-star review - Our favourite! Everything is included when you stay at Ovolo - Minibar, Grab and Go Breakfast, Happy Hour and WiFi internet - We like to make it as effortless as possible with no hidden extras. Remember to contact us direct at laneways@ovolohotels.com when you are heading...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Arrived back in NSW yesterday after a three night stay with a girlfriend. The Ovolo Laneways are spacious, funky fully serviced apartments. We had a two bedroom apartment. Both had king size beds with excellent bedding. Tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave and mini bar. The mini bar is included in the price and is restocked every day. A...

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

Hi julesrolo, Thanks for the terrific review. We are absolutely feeling the love from your post! Everything you have mentioned in your post is spot and we over the moon that you loved the extra inclusions that are standard at Ovolo. julesrollo, thanks again for the great feedback - Make sure that you shout out when you are heading back...

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Staying in Chinatown

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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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
See the world in colour! Inspired by the hidden laneways and street art that Melbourne is known for, this 43-room boutique hotel is your perfect opportunity to embrace the culture and enjoy effortless living in the heart of the city. Within the unsuspecting charcoal facade is a realm of hidden surprises. Be prepared to be taken on an exciting sensory journey from the dramatic and smart concierge-style reception, through dimly-lit corridors accentuated by brightly coloured doors and illuminated custom artwork, before arriving at the calming and restorative guest rooms. Six distinct room types provide an uncluttered and trendy approach to urban living with seamless integration of the Ovolo touch – all the little things that make effortless living a reality for the modern, tech-savvy traveller. Smart space planning, diverse furniture and joinery components allow guests to reconfigure the rooms to suit their unique purposes. Designed to impress, Ovolo Laneways also features three penthouse suites complete with outdoor rooftop terraces and supercharged offerings. Whether you are travelling as a group or hosting an intimate party, this is the ultimate “rich friend’s house” for your crowd to celebrate or relax against the backdrop of Melbourne city skyline. Situated at the top pocket of Little Bourke Street surrounded by theatres, restaurants and bars, the hotel is literally footsteps away from all that Melbourne has to offer. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Grab N’ Go breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, gym access? – Yep, all free. *only when you book direct on Ovolo Hotels website ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: $167 - $465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“The OMG Rooms are apparently amazing. Ask about interconnecting rooms - ours could have been one and so noise carried a little.”
 of 5 bubbles 509yvonnem, yesterday | Read review
“yep ask for a quite room or up grade to a suite if the standard room is too small, again staff really accomodating, so just ask.”
 of 5 bubbles Antcarroll, 4 days ago | Read review
“Corner rooms on lower floors on Lt Bourke St, can get noisy in the mornings due to rubbish pick ups etc”
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“higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles 927davids927, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Room 301 is great”
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