We stayed in Hotel 1888 for only two nights and were immediately impressed on arrival by the excellent customer service. Unfortunately for us our flight landed very early in the morning, getting us to the Hotel well before normal check-in time of 2pm. The receptionist kindly took down our contact details and promised to call as soon as the room was ready. They also stored all our luggage and it was all in the room on our return which I thought was a nice touch. I only ate one meal there, a breakfast which was very nice. The place always seemed busy in the mornings and early evening so I imagine the rest of their fare was equally pleasant. The rooms are snug but decent and have all the amenities you would expect of something in this price range. The bathroom towels were oversized, quality items, my favourite as apposed to the teflon napkins some places provide to dry yourself with. Although the bathroom has a rain shower, the system water pressure was not up to the job of doing it justice. The location was excellent for any outdoor excursions with Darling Harbour a five minute walk away. There are also many good restaurants in the same area. Would definitely stay here again.
- 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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