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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Ranked #3 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed in the Williamson room which was probably the best hotel room I've stayed in when visiting the city, the boys I stayed with were all impressed when I opened the door and let them in for the first time. Parking was very convenient and the location was decent; was a bit of a walk to cockle bay wharf where we boarded a cruise for the night but the room made up for that and so did the staff. When we returned to the hotel after the night out we were greeted by Michael at the front desk who asked us how our night was and offered us extra towels and blankets which was helpful. Overall the boys and I enjoyed our stay and will be back next time we stay in the city.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Dear Brendo12,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

The team and I are excited to read that you have taken full advantage of our amazing Williamson Suite a.k.a. 007 Suite. Service is everything to us and we pride ourselves for spoiling our guests.

Have you booked your next stay yet? Please don't wait too long as we can't wait to amaze you again.

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our stay at 1888 Hotel helped make a special weekend even more special. The rooms, while small, are well designed, well taken care of and well equiped. The staff was very sheerful and helpful. They had a great attitude and you really felt like they wanted to help you and weren't just doing their jobs. The hotel is in a decent location and a short walk from everything in Darling Harbour and Sydney CBD.

Room Tip: Ask for a outward facing room on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ziga S
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Dear Ziga S,

Thank you your great review of your recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

We love looking after guests and we are proud of the amazing feedback we are receiving regarding the service. We are aiming to deliver a genuine and efficient service wit ha smile.

I really hope that you have already booked your next stay with us as we can't wait to welcome you again soon!

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed 1888 Hotel in Sydney for one week, and we liked it. Room was nice, the hotel very stylish, and the people very helpful and kind. The breakfast "system" needs to be improved, we were sometimes confused about the options: the buffet selection and the a'la carte menu. Sometimes the coffee took 20-25 minutes to get, and we were charged little bit hectic for the breakfasts. All in all we had always good breakfast, I recommend this hotel for young couples, and business travelers as well.
The supplied Ipad was useless, the software running on it has to be further developed.

Room Tip: Room 317 is quiet, facing to the street, sunshine in the morning. WiFi reception was also good.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear Gergo74,

Thank you for sharing your review of you recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

We are working on improving the service standards and we are being challenged with few teething issues since we've only opened just over few weeks ago: I am confident to say that we will definitely improve more areas soon.
We have reviewed our breakfast options and made them simpler.
We are working on improving the iPad experience and the project is on its early stages. More features will be available soon and I am sure the software will offer a better and smoother experience.

The team and I hope to welcome you soon again.

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I'm a fan of 8hotels having stayed regularly at the Kirkton, Diamont and more recently Hepburn at Hepburn. The hotel design, service, compact and stylish room design offers unbeatable value for money synonymous with the 8hotels experience. The hotel has only been open 8 weeks and is still lacking in-room dining service other than meat and cheese boards which is disappointing, but its still a great spot to stay for work or weekends in Sydney.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear Kane1978,

Thank you for the review of you recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

We love our fans and we love looking after them and spoil them as much as we can.
8Hotels is extremely proud of its new addition and 1888 Hotel carries the same values and ethos of every other hotel in the collection.

The long term plan at the 1888 Eatery & Bar is introduce dinner first in 3/6 months and then lunch on a later stage. First on the menu for us is room service from 5pm to midnight soon.
At the moment we are open for breakfast from 7am to 11am and open the bar from 5pm until midnight. Opening hours will change soon and we will improve the overall service.

When are we going to see you again? Hopefully soon....

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I went to Sydney for a conference at the Convention Centre. This hotel is two minutes walking distance away which was very convenient. The Hotel has a great atmosphere and it feels very
" organic"
Hotel guests have free access to a Fitness First gym but you have to walk about 10 minutes to get there!

The coffee in the morning was made by a person who knows his coffee and cooked breakfast yum!

Room Tip: I had the "shoebox" which was tiny but just as I expected. Very functional room so if you...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear siv h,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

The team and I are excited to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and are happy you felt the organic theme from the room all the way to the Eatery&Bar.

Have you booked your next stay yet? The team and I can't wait to welcome you again soon.

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

What an amazing surprise to arrive at 1888 Hotel in Darling harbour, the decor is chic & charming! Staff are warm & friendly, very efficient team within the Hotel. The location is perfect being snuggled behind the ibis/ Novotel. The menu, delightful! Coffee fabulous!! I slept like baby in a super comfey bed!
This Hotel is brand spankers & not expensive.
Take the opportunity & fall in love!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Natalieworld
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear Natalieworld,

The team and I would like to thank you for your amazing review.
By the sound of it you really loved our gorgeous 1888 Hotel.

We are happy you decided to take the opportunity to experience our brand new hotel and I am sure you won't wait too long before you book your next stay with us.

We can't wait to spoil you again!

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very centrally located to darling harbour, a quiet stylish hotel amidst the chaos of the city. Staff all young, attentive and eager to please. Had a back room facing pyrmont street, very quiet. Very clean and comfortable, the little bar downstairs had a great choice of australian products nice to see. Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank sherryhumphreys2016
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear sherryhumphreys,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at 1888 Hotel.

It is great to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Please make sure that you book your next stay soon.

The team and I can't wait to welcome you again soon.

Warm regards,

The 1888 Hotel Team

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Address: 139 Murray Street | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly 1888 Hotel Darling Harbour)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District , City West
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: $171 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steeped in history, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was tastefully restored and thoughtfully designed with shutter-happy Instagrammers in mind, providing photo opportunities around every corner so captivating that you really need #nofilter. Originally constructed as a wool store and factory in 1888, the building still bears the original signage of its birth year, visible from the busy streets of Pyrmont. A heritage listed 90-bedroom boutique hotel as well as bar & event space, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour brings together Sydney's old world charm and contemporary design with Ovolo's service culture to offer a truly mind-blowing experience in modern hospitality. The collection of rooms each boast 3-metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, concealed uplighting, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room flaunting the colourfully commissioned pieces by celebrated local artist, Jasper Knight. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, neighbouring Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, The Star, a wide selection of must-go bars & dining options, and the very best boutique shopping this side of the Southern Hemisphere. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Continental breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, 24 hour gym access? - Yep, all free. ... more   less 
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