Spent Easter weekend at 1888. We wanted a different experience than the usual chains, and took advice from this website - we were not disappointed!! It has personality and charm, and our friend commented on how lovely and unique it is when they dropped us off. Location is awesome, and the room was so clean and the bed so comfortable! Staff were so lovely - we tried a suggestion for a local wine bar and were so impressed - great local knowledge. Staff at reception had a handy list of restaurants open on the Easter weekend, which was above and beyond any experience I have had at a chain hotel. The restaurant/bar staff were also great suggesting drinks - we had a perfect evening in the lobby! We had a tiny problem with our toilet, and reception were straight on it, and offered to move us. It speaks volumes about this hotel that we were so happy in our room, and with the cleanliness of the bathrooms in the foyer that we decided not to move. Awesome value and such personality. A hotel with soul, which we will stay at whenever we go to Sydney!
- 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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