I had hoped that this hotel lived up to the excellent reviews that it receives and boy was I not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were more than friendly and helpful, especially Jessica. We had a shoebox room on the second floor which was perfect for our two night stay, spotlessly clean and comfortable (and quiet too, which is a must for me). The iPad is a great addition and helped us seek out restaurants etc. with ease. I recommend having a drink in the bar if you can, the barman (I missed his name) is one of the most friendly people we met whilst in Australia.
Overall, I can't wait to visit again! Shame it is so far away. 1888 - ever thought about branching out into hotels in the UK? ;-)
- 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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