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Ovolo Laneways

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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 façade 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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
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Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Full view
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Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
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We stayed at the Ovolo Laneways for a couple of nights mid week recently; our third time at this hotel. It is funky and very welcoming but the rooms are quite small and the decor is very dark. We love that there is a free lolly bar in the reception area as well as a "goodies" bag
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there is almost nothing better than a mixed lolly buffet available on check in, lunch time, breakfast or snack time. Happy hour, room goody bag, free brecky and a ridiculously comfortable bed and room with everything you could want.
great friendly and helpful staff who called me
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Stayed at Ovolo for the first time, but it won't be the last. What a funky, exciting hotel. Right from the entry with the warm welcoming staff who everyday made time to say hello or good bye to us. All the staff were helpful, friendly and gave you their time. The room was gre
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I loved staying at the Ovolo Laneways! Staff gave me a very warm welcome and upgraded me to a suite for free - much needed after a week in hostels! They were friendly and attentive throughout my stay.

My room and the hotel in general was lovely. There are lot of little extras wh
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Response from AmyM6123, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways
Responded 4 days ago
Hey Rosie, We strive to leave a positive impression with each and every one of our guests, so it’s fabulous to hear that we’ve been successful in doing so. Love that you love the Suite upgrade ;-) Come back soon!
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Home away from home the team at Laneways are second to none when it comes to making you feel welcomed, warm and totally at ease. Great brand, great people (and I should know having worked as part of the Virgin group for 5 years).
You guys know how to do 'on point and on brand' de
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What kind of pillow and comforter you have for the bedding? I have stayed for two nights and really love the bedding. Would like to purchase something similar.
You will need to ask the Hotel about this, Im sorry I dont know.
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Hi Just wondering if you have access to a pool Thank you in advance
No pool or gym facilities from memory. I don't recall seeing this in the room directory either
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Hi Just wondering if you have access to a pool Thank you in advance
No pool here. It’s a very small, boutique hotel - with great staff and in an excellent location
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Is 24hr check in available? or late, late arrival check in?
Yes they have a 24 hour front desk
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How much does parking cost?
$16 for 24 hours with the hotels special ticket
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"Rooms at the back of the property don't have windows, just glass bricks so very dark."
"be nice to the staff :)"
"Just stay here- you will love and not be disappointed"
"The hotel is located between buildings and in a laneway so don't expect a view.The Studio Suite is worth the extra price for the space."
"Higher floors would be quieter."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 136 - US$ 300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneChinatown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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