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sydney
Reviewed September 30, 2015

I stayed at Ovolo Laneways with a group of friends last week and from the minute we got there, the service and quality of the hotel was exceptional! It was the perfect spot between the city and Fitzroy/Collingwood, easily walkable to all city attractions and trendy, hipster North Melbourne suburbs. The free mini bar (which is topped up daily!) was...

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

Dear 260163sydney , Thank you for your glowing review! It was great to hear you enjoyed our great location and that you were so well looked after by our Front Desk team. We would love to accommodate you again for any future trips to Melbourne, please let us know when you are next travelling and our friendly team will certainly...

Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed September 28, 2015

This hotel was everything what we have hoped for when we were planning our trip to Melbourne. Its proximity to public transport, shopping district, and located directly next to china town was very convenient for us. Staff at the hotel was very friendly and very professional even provided us with the myki card. Room was very cosy, with most comfortable...

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

Dear ZGab1, Thank you so much for your great review. It was lovely to see that you loved our great location, the vibrant painted doors which are quite a feature and our fabulous service. Our sincere apologies for the troubles experienced with the coffee machine not something that we have experienced before, this certainly has been rectified. Nice to hear...

Brisbane
Reviewed September 24, 2015

This place was a wonderful find! We were in Melbourne for.a teenage daughter's sporting event and decided to stay on for a week in the school holidays. With 2 teenagers in tow we didn't want a standard boring hotel room or worse, have to pay for 2 rooms with an interconnecting door. Meh. I found the Ovolo on TripAdvisor and...

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Dear freddy1966, Thank so much for your rave review. Was lovely to hear you had such a great fun holiday with us enjoying all the "free" inclusions we offer from the our grab 'n go breakfast to Happy hour, laundry, wifi, Mini-bar, the list goes on. Also great to hear you were so comfortable in our 2 Bedroom suites and...

Reviewed September 18, 2015

I and my girlfriend stayed here recently, and our experience was fantastic. While we were in one of the cheaper single bedroom suites, the suite was decorated very nicely, with some local artwork scattered around. Amenities were surprisingly current, with fast network speeds and contemporary equipment including a second gen AppleTV device. We were surprised and quite pleased to find...

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

Dear Hayden K, Your lovely comments on your recent stay are great to hear. Certainly in regards to you loving all the great inclusions we offer. The Happy Hour we offer is actually for that reason to give all our guests the opportunity to mingle and chat about their experiences of what our great city has to offer. We really...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2015

A great alternative to the large impersonal hotels. Located in Little Bourke Street, the hotel has a quirky design presence that belies its small street frontage. Reception and lifts are close in the small but perfectly formed lobby. Rooms are also a bit quirky and smallish but have the advantage of a lounge/TV room separate from the bedroom. Mini bar...

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Dear briang549, Thank you so very much for staying with us at Ovolo Laneways on your recent trip to Melbourne. I am delighted that you enjoyed the room with separate lounge/TV room with all our lovely inclusions which as you can imagine is a hit with all our guests. we have to offer and that the renovations did not cause...

Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This gorgeous tranquil hip and happening place by far takes the cake on special touches and added value to your stay. Not one negative thing my self or my partner could think about. Highly recommend! Staff - outstanding Facility - exceptional Design - Phenomenal Extra touches - AMAZING!

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

Dear Joel D, Wow!! Thank you so much for your rave review. Your feedback on our Service, Facilities, Design and Extra touches is what we are always trying to achieve for all our guests and so glad you felt that way on your recent stay. Again Joel thanks for your review and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Loves my stay in Ovolo. Weekend retreat with friends was an escape to enjoy Melbourne made super easy by Ovolo. A quiet and stones throw from Chinatown and Parliament house, access by foot, train or taxi was simple. Arrival to leisure made easy - pack a snack from the candy bar and coffee at foyer, or chill out with the...

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

Joyce2001, So lovely to hear you enjoyed your retreat at Ovolo Laneways enjoying all the little touches we offer to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We certainly are lucky to have the location we are being so close to everything Melbourne has to offer. Thank you so much for your review and we hope to welcome your back...

Nambour, Australia
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Love all the little inclusive costs, made it all worth while! Super close location in a little hidden away alley. Very friend staff and clean establishment. Room was a treat, free mini bar that was restocked daily. Big shower and nice bathroom, which is usually a problem for us to find. Would definitely return to stay.

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

Melody M, Thank you for your great review. I am glad that you all our free inclusions especially having the Mini-Bar re-stocked daily. Our location I agree is second to none, and close enough to all that you could possibly want during a stay in Melbourne. Nice to hear you liked our spacious showers with Rain Shower and power shower...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I regularly come to Melbourne for business and have changed my regular hotel and will be sticking with Ovolo and recommending to all my colleagues. I love it's quirkiness and character and the fact that everything is included. Great marketing as probably not a fortune from management perspective but the way it makes guests feel when your wifi minibar and...

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

Dear rospochin, Thank you so much for your kind review. It really was our pleasure to ensure that you and your bestie had a great big birthday weekend with us at Ovolo Laneways and nothing starts a weekend off better that a few bubbles!! Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards David Doswell

Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

When you travel as much as I do it's so easy to only see the bad things in accommodation away from home so it comes as a very pleasant and welcomed surprise when I come across a property which in every sense blows me away. I'd never heard about Ovolo but I certainly knew of their Sydney property, Blue hotel...

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Dear shawkins777 , Thanks for the rave review! So glad to hear we were able to blow you away with our service, free inclusions (have to agree I am a bit of a fan of the free candy buffet myself) and funky design. I am pleased that we were able to assist with the parking problems you encountered, no one...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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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#15 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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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?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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, 2 days ago | 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, 5 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”
 of 5 bubbles StaceyStash, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles 927davids927, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Room 301 is great”
 of 5 bubbles HomeSometimes, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
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