My family of four loved this hotel. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment that had a dble room and 2 singles and best of all 3 large televisions. On check out we had to pay for nothing extra. The free mini bar included bottles of water, mineral water both plain and flavored, thai beer and white wine. This was re-stocked daily. If that wasnt enough there is happy hour between 5 and 7 where you can go and chat and have a drink in the lobby. On arrival we recieved 2 goody bags with tim tams, lollies, mints and chips. Breakfast was fine with a help yourself policy to Nespresso coffee, orange juice, apples and huge trays of pastries from the lobby area. Our room was on the fourth floor and had plenty of natural light to the point of being quite warm after returning from a day out. Yes the bathroom shower with its modern design of no door leaks everywhere and yes they are aware of the design fault. But really that was our only problem. The staff were handy with tips on where to eat and drink nearby and a particular thank you to Matt who is amazing. They organised an earlier check in for us and organised a taxi to the airport. This hotel is a less than 5 minutes to the tram stop that offers the free city tram and the 86 that takes you to Bourke St, Spencer St Station, the Casino, the stop for the restaurant tram and to Docklands. The position is fabulous. You are at the end of China Town with heaps of great restaurants and the theatres are in walking distance. We had a fabulous stay and would recommend. Only comment and it didnt effect us is that the bedrooms are smallish and would struggle to hold two large suitcases in each. Not an issue for us though. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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- See the world in colour! Inspired by the hidden laneways and street art that Melbourne is known for, this 43-room boutique hotel is your perfect opportunity to embrace the culture and enjoy effortless living in the heart of the city. Within the unsuspecting charcoal facade is a realm of hidden surprises. Be prepared to be taken on an exciting sensory journey from the dramatic and smart concierge-style reception, through dimly-lit corridors accentuated by brightly coloured doors and illuminated custom artwork, before arriving at the calming and restorative guest rooms. Six distinct room types provide an uncluttered and trendy approach to urban living with seamless integration of the Ovolo touch – all the little things that make effortless living a reality for the modern, tech-savvy traveller. Smart space planning, diverse furniture and joinery components allow guests to reconfigure the rooms to suit their unique purposes. Designed to impress, Ovolo Laneways also features three penthouse suites complete with outdoor rooftop terraces and supercharged offerings. Whether you are travelling as a group or hosting an intimate party, this is the ultimate “rich friend’s house” for your crowd to celebrate or relax against the backdrop of Melbourne city skyline. Situated at the top pocket of Little Bourke Street surrounded by theatres, restaurants and bars, the hotel is literally footsteps away from all that Melbourne has to offer. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Grab N’ Go breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, gym access? – Yep, all free. *only when you book direct on Ovolo Hotels website ... more less
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