I stayed two nights as part of a conference I organise, with another 11 rooms booked at the same time for our speakers. I cannot praise this hotel and staff highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble for them, I left gift bags and thank you cards with reception for all our guests who I couldn't meet personally, and the staff ensured they were all delivered safely.
Everyone was raving about the quality of the free wi-fi, and the included mini bar, and I have to say the grab-and-go breakfast was a bit of a life saver as I had a couple of very early starts while I was there! The room (1 bed suite) was clean and comfortable, and though I could have used more bathroom bench space, the toilet lid was perfectly flat and became a useful space of its own!
Lastly, I really enjoyed the bonus of an Apple TV in my room, blasting my music from my phone to the TV via Airplay while I got ready to go out was a real treat. I'd recommend this hotel to everyone who wants some special touches and great location and isn't fussed about the lack of a view (in the CBD it's a rarity anyway!).
- 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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