We stayed here as a family group in February 2013, when it was stinky hot - all the aircon worked extremely well!!
This property is just off Spring St - the very top end of Little Bourke, so you are in the city, and in Chinatown, but miss a lot of the noise and bustle of further down.Easy walk to theatres and fab restaurants on the doorstep.
We stayed in a 2 bed terrace penthouse, and it was spacious with good fit out. Main bed had ensuite, but the other bathroom was on the other side of the kitchen from the second bedroom. Good toiletries and excellent sheets and towels. Slippers but no robes.
Terrace was lovely, with large table and sun lounges . Free minibar (nice but yuk, aren't we over sav blanc yet?), wine cabinet, small microwave, no stovetop or oven and as mentioned in another review, no toaster. i know they offer a selection of sweet pastries as a grab-and-go brekkie, but I still want my Vegemite toast!! Excellent Nespresso machine in reception area. Wireless was OK, and it is very pleasant not to have an additional charge for it.
Friendly staff, helpful, happy to oblige with late check out. Will most probably stay again.
- 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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