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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Ranked #3 of 186 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 24, 2014

After travelling for 3weeks this hotel had the best service. Front of house staff were more than helpful, polite and friendly, breath of fresh air! Rooms were clean and perfect for what we needed. Location again perfect for sight seeing and the city, especially the beautiful darling harbour. No negatives at all...we'll done!

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Marie B
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Marie,

"Perfect" - that is a fantastic achievement for us and thank you for sharing your experience!

Your wonderful words about our value, rooms, location and the team are most appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family (2 adults, 2 boys of 14 and 12 years) stayed here for 4 nights. The hotel is conveniently located near Darling Harbour. Is has a pleasant atmosphere to which the helpful staff certainly contributes. The rooms are large enough and the bathroom is great.
The restaurant offers a limited amount of options but these are very tasteful.
We decided to take breakfast somewhere else as we considered the price in the hotel to be rather high. There are better options in the neighbourhood.
The iPad in the rooms are handy but you can only access the sites that are programmed by the hotel.

Room Tip: There is some noise from the traffic. But not very much. I guess that the rooms on the higher floors...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Hans Peter V
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Dear Hans Peter V

Thank you for the 5 star review! It was great to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your kind feedback on our location, rooms and service. Next time try our Eatery & Bar, we have plenty of options to suite all budgets for breakfast and dinner and meet some locals!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wouldn't fault this place. Stayed with my boyfriend for 4 nights in July. Staff were lovely, location, room and décor. Hard to fine a hotel that has the Irish standard at a reasonable price in Australia. I would recommend you book well in advance as there prices get much more expensive.
Staff even let us print out booking passes and called restaurants when we needed!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank CarolineBrad2006
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear CarolineBrad2006,

Thank you for your 5 star review. Your kind comments about our great location, décor and standout staff were most appreciated.

You loved spoiling you and look forward to doing it again!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

It gives me a unforgettable experience of relaxing. Staffs there provides good services and they are polite and helpful. Besides, the services provided and the tidies of the room are out of my expectation base on the prices. I get a luxury hotel by the price of a motel.

Room Tip: Rooms in higher levels are better!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Cheungcm
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Dear Cheungcm,

Thank you for your fantastic review!

It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and feel that we offer outstanding value for money.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Came here as a way of my partner & I treating ourselves and had a lovely stay! Really cool hotel, great location and our room was above expectations, especially for the cost. We had a suite and it was really spacious - lovely hotel, highly recommend. Their service was excellent, especially the concierge. Overall a brilliant experience!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Yashway
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

Dear Yashway,

It was wonderful to read that you had a lovely stay!

Thank you for your wonderful words about the excellent service, the great location, your spacious suite and the great value for money.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

My partner and I, stayed here for two nights in June and there is nothing I could complain about at all... this hotel is perfect! We stayed in the shoebox room and it was perfect sizing :) Staff were friendly and helpful, free wifi and ipad in the room was great!!

Will definitely come back!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kristelle M
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

Dear Kristelle,

"Perfect" - we loved reading that superlative as how you described your room and your stay.

Thank you for your kind comments about the team and it's great to read that you enjoyed the free Wi-Fi and in-room iPad.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

If you are totally over the generic plastic feel of your standard hotel range (I'm looking at you Novotel ) then 1888 is a breath of fresh air!
With a funky feel and rustic charms It was great.

I stayed here for 2 weeks on business and this is a great little bespoke hotel. Relaxed lobby that you actually want to spend time in. Friendly staff and thank the sweet baby lord... Craft beer!

Best yet they offer free WiFi to their guests which again appears to be too hard for other hotels ( looking at you again Novotel ).

I will stay here again.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled on business
Thank Christofski
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Hotel1888, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2014

Dear Christofski,

Thank you for your 5 star review, you comments made me smile....

It was wonderful to read that you loved the feel of 1888 Hotel, the friendly staff and the unique features we offer our guests.

Its great to see you will stay again, we look forward to it!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 186 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: $194 - $393 (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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