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Ovolo Nishi
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This hotel has a design aesthetic and integrity greater than any other in Australia I have stayed in. In fact, I would say that it holds its own on a world stage too.

It is hard to pull off a design that is unique and thought provoking without it either becoming gimmicky or unliveable, or both.

The mix of materials, textures and features - even in the smallest rooms - is really wonderful and makes for an exciting and very comfortable stay.

The staff are all very keen to make you feel welcome and to share in their thrill of working in such a great environment.

The cocktails and food in the bar were wonderful; Loved the recycled bottles that had been turned into water jugs and drinking glasses.

Room Tip: The courtyard facing rooms would be whisper quiet.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SybariteCK
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is one of the most interesting hotels we have stayed at anywhere in the world. It is a creative smorgasbord with artistic surprises everywhere from the outside, to the interior and through to the bedrooms. The designs and furnishings used are a refreshing change from what is normally available in five star hotels, and the public areas are designed to encourage interaction with other visitors and guests. However the ''basic'' rooms should be avoided at all costs and the premium required for an upgrade to a superior room is well worth it. This hotel is only two months old and much has yet to be completed (eg, the full dining facility) but we look forward to our next visit when all facilities have been completed

Room Tip: Ask for a ''meanderings'' room and avoid at all costs a basic room
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alan P
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Hotel Hotel is an incredible experience, not simply a place to stay. Its design is a crazy mix of textures and colours that fit together seamlessly. You feel like you're a guest in an art-loving philanthropist's secret hideaway.

The rooms are modest but well-appointed. Delicous cork & golf leaf walls, textured cement and well-thought design elements. Aesop toiletries add an extra touch of decadence. Views across the lake are lovely.

A note for business travellers, there's no desk in the room, so having a quick meeting or doing work in the room would be uncomfortable for anything but sending quick emails.

Also, there's no bath which is understandable when you look at the size of the rooms, but I like nothing better than a long hot bath when I'm away from home.

Staff are wonderful, it's done well, it's thought through. Do have a cocktail at the bar and gaze up through the glass bubbles to the tree-fern forest.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rayleggott
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Tracy A, General Manager at Ovolo Nishi, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Good afternoon Ray,

Thank you very much for a beautiful review of Hotel Hotel. I'm delighted to read that you had such a great experience and that you found the design features, wonderful staff and handpicked bathroom amenities made your stay such a lovely one.

We can't wait to welcome you back hopefully very soon... Next time you stay I would definitely recommend staying in either our Creative or Meandering room types. They have all the wonderful features you enjoyed in the Original room, but the Creative rooms are larger in size and all have desks in the rooms so they make a great space for the working traveller! You might also want to consider the Meandering rooms, they have everything a Creative Room has plus a fabulous oversized egg shaped tub where you can soak your stresses away! We have new images loaded up on our website so check it out..

For your next booking please feel free to email me directly and it would be my pleasure to organise this for you.

Best regards

Tracy Atherton
General Manager

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here only one night. Spacious room with view of the inner garden. Not much day light. Lovely bathroom set up and amenities. The material in the hotel impressed us. Some vintage furniture, old wood, plain concrete, recycled material...including the scrap paper for the note book. The staff are amazingly helpful. Love it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

I am on holiday in Australia and decided to spend a few days in Canberra, I found this hotel on the internet and what a find! From the moment I entered the door I was treated like a long lost friend. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and they really do go out of their way to ensure that your stay is perfect. I was travelling alone and staff always took the time to chat with me and advise me of the many things to do and see in Canberra.

My room overlooked the lake and although there is a main road between the hotel and the lake it did not cause any problems. The room was spacious, well appointed and had a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was excellent with a wonderful shower, delightful toiletries and huge thick towels.

There is not a restaurant at this time(there will be one soon) but cooked breakfasts are served in the bar area and a good selection of tapas and snacks are available at other times.

I am not normally a fan of modern architecture but this hotel really is a one off and definitely worth a visit.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
2  Thank Janet B
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