I stayed at 1888 Hotel for 2 nights. The staff were so friendly and relaxed and nothing was too much trouble at all. The reception and open plan breakfast dining area if very funky and the breakfast buffet and a la carte menu is simple and fresh...better still, very healthy.
The rooms are spacious and the beds are amazingly comfortable. The finishings are raw and natural with exposed brick and old school timber pilars. My room had a lovely view to the city skyline.
The only downside for business travel is the location to the CBD if you have meetings all day in the city it's a $10 - $15 cab ride back to the hotel. If you are up for a walk, the foot bridge over Darling Habour takes you right to the hotel.
I always run when I travel and being located in Pyrmont you can clock up and easy 8km that takes you over or around Darling Harbour, under the Sydney Habour Bridge and around Circular Quay to the Sydney Opera House. It doesn't get much better than that!
- 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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