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Reviewed August 21, 2019

Ovolo Laneways is perfectly located for the Princess Theatre (literally two minutes walk) and close to some great restaurants. It has loads of character, with every door a different bright colour and lovely laneways art! All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Our room was reasonably comfortable (with the exception of a lumpy couch which we noticed another reviewer had already mentioned a while back?) However, the bathroom was disappointing -- not very special at all. The open shower area had curtains that were hopeless and water just spilled out all over the floor. Plus there was no shelf in the shower area and very limited space around the basin so we used the kitchen bench. We didn't have the breakfast as one of us is gluten free and there didn't appear to be any gluten free bread (or other option) offered -- so we went elsewhere.

Date of stay: August 2019
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1  Thank Melb22
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AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Hi Melb22,

Thank you for the review of our hotel!

We are looking at ways to resolve this basin problem, we agree it is rather small. We are glad that you enjoyed our location and the team were helpful, if you return please let us know as we will ensure we have ordered gluten free bagels for you :)

Cheers,

Amy Moylan



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Reviewed August 19, 2019

Everything about this hotel is lovely! Perfectly located - not too busy or noisy, yet so central. A perfectly sized hotel... not too big! Beautiful, fresh, contemporary, cosy & clean room with nice quality bedding. The staff were incredibly attentive, professional, friendly & helpful. At the end of a day out, it felt like coming home.

Date of stay: July 2019
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1  Thank MrandMrsHerenga
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AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Hi MrandMrsHerenga,

We are so thrilled to hear we could create the perfect home away from home for you, that is what we set out to do so it's great to hear we managed to have such a special impact during your time at Laneways.

We can't wait to welcome you back 'home' again soon!

Cheers,

Amy

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Reviewed August 18, 2019

The Ovolo Laneways is centrally located on Little Bourke Street close to great restaurants and theatres. It's a small boutique hotel with only a few rooms. The rooms themselves are suite style, cleverly designed with a separate living area - large comfy sofa with chaise, wall mounted TV and Bose sound system. There's a desk/ breakfast bar, and mini kitchen with microwave etc. The mini-bar is free -wine beer and soft drinks. The size of the room would make it ideal for a longer stay. There is a free happy hour in the reception area with wines, beers and bubbles, and snacks. Guests gather there and chat, or not chat, or take drinks back to their rooms - whatever takes their fancy. I was given a late checkout as I had a meeting at 1pm to prepare for. Staff are exceptional friendly and helpful in a relaxed welcoming environment. This is my new go-to hotel in Melbourne.

Room tip: I was in room 410, suite style extra large bathroom with disabled access. It faced Little Bourke Street but was very quiet
Date of stay: August 2019
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1  Thank Deb R
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AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2019

Heya Deb R,

The Lanweways team were pumped to hear that we are your new GO TO! We are so glad you loved our location, freebies, staff - everything!! Thanks for sharing the feedback, you have honestly made our day:)

See you soon!

Amy

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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We are in love with this Hotel! Clean, spacious, comfy & a brilliant location. Right behind the Princess Theatre and an easy walk to China Town, Burke Street Mall and St Patrick's Cathedral. Let's talk about the freebies!! Free mini bar, free tote bag, free slippers, free breaky, free afternoon drinks. There is also a sweets bar in the entrance where you can help yourself to treats day and night. Love, love, love Ovolo. We will be back!

Date of stay: August 2019
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1  Thank VickiSquad
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AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2019

Thankyou for the feedback !

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Reviewed August 8, 2019

I'm not usually one for 'trendy' hotels but I absolutely loved my stay at Ovolo! The staff were so friendly and helpful and as we checked in we could help ourselves to a whole assortment of lollies available in the lobby. Our room was really spacious and clean, it even had an alexa playing music as we walked in. The minbar was free and our room also had a 'loot bag' full of snacks which was also free. It had thought of everything.
As for location its in a fantastic spot, right around the corner from the Princess Theatre and just up the road from China Town. You are right in the city centre in walking distance from it all and surrounded by plenty of great places to eat.
Cannot recommend Ovolo highly enough if you're staying in Melbourne.

Date of stay: August 2019
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1  Thank E-Squidy
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AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Heya E-Squidy,

Thank you for the shining review! We are so glad to hear you loved the snacks, freebies and tunes - we're all about having FUN!

See you next time :)

Amy

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