What a bonus for us, stumbling across the Ovolo hotel, Melbourne on tripadvisor! Great location, a fantastically comfortable one bedroom suite, helpful, accommodating staff and free Wifi. The freezer section of the fridge was iced over, but was cleared immediately when mentioned. The all inclusive minibar and loot bag were a bonus when we arrived late after a 2 hour flight delay. The grab & go breakfast was a plus, as was the always available "real" coffee . Bed great, good choice on tv, plenty hanging space and space for luggage, scuffs for room wear plus other thoughtful touches.
Close to good cafes and restaurants, shopping, parks and transport. We negotiated a later checkout with no difficulty and our luggage was stored until we departed.
For those who are interested there is 2 hours each evening for drinks near the reception area.
Our bathroom would have benefited from having an exhaust fan, to prevent fogging of mirrors and condensation.
- 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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