Stayed in the Penthouse for two nights - thought I would try the Ovolo instead of the Crown as it was new and seemed like it was in a good location. I made the right choice. There were two bedrooms (great as couple as we used one to store all our shopping) on either side of the living/kitchen area which was a decent size and had a Pinball machine in the corner which was great fun. The outdoor deck was a decent size and the hot tub was perfect when arriving back to the room in the early hours of the morning. I thought I would struggle not having room service etc, but with amazing places to eat right outside the hotel and staff that were fantastic at suggesting places to go, I found the experience far superior to what I had expected. As mentioned by most reviews, the free drinks, snacks and WiFi are of course a welcome addition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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