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Ovolo Laneways

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Ovolo for our anniversary. I had booked a Studio Double Suite and then contacted the hotel requesting a high room with a view if possible. I got a response saying congratulation on your upcoming anniversary and we reserved the best view for you. Upon checkin, we went to our small room with a...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located in Little Collins street, this hotel is within walking distance of most theatres and restaurants in the Melbourne CBD. We were in Melbourne for the Boxing Day cricket test and were pleased to find that the MCG was just a 15 minute walk away. Our room was spacious (read 'huge' with two double bedrooms (one with en-suite), a very...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My partner went to ridiculous lengths to surprise me with a birthday present and the Ovolo staff went way above and beyond the call of duty to accomodate it, even the manager got on board. Suffice to say the decor in the room had to be changed around and they went along with the surprise and were soooo excited that...

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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to staying at this property as we had stayed at the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour in Sydney and were very pleased with our stay there. The one positive thing that I can say about Ovolo Laneways is the convenient location. The room that we booked was the studio suite, so it was not the smallest room...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi bautong13, Thank you for staying at Ovolo Laneways. It is our regret to learn that the size of basin made your overall stay unpleasant. Please be informed that we will definitely look into locating a solution to this in order to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring in the future. We look forward to seeing you again in near future....

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a two night stay between Christmas & New Year for a Melbourne "CBD-Break". We booked a basic Studio room-type, but really could not accept the first one offered as it had no external window/view. However, at a request, the second Studio room had an excellent street front view, so much more satisfied. The rooms are simple but well-appointed and...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi GandCAdventures, Thank you for taking time to provide us with the detailed review as it definitely assists us to continue to improve ourselves. It is our pleasure to learn that we met your expectations in many aspects on this occasion and we will definitely maintain the standard and be ready for your next visit. Please contact us via laneways@ovolohotels.com...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing value for an amazing hotel. This is not a 5* fancy hotel but all the little touches make you feel so spoiled that you won't miss the fancy lobby and views that you'd find in other Melbourne hotels. Great location, near china town. Great rooms with lovely little treats. Would highly recommend this hotel. Really good value for money,...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi KCLondon22, Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled that you loved every aspect of your stay. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The concept of Ovolo is fantastic - there's just so much included. Great for a business trip and can't wait to try their other establishments. Can't wait to be back! Free wi-fi, mini bar, happy hour drinks, snacks, grab and go breakfast. You only pay for the room - unbelievable!

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

It seems like you have found your favourite hotel. All our shiny happy team members will continue to improve ourselves so that we could be 100% ready for your next visit. As mentioned in your comment, please check out our lovely properties in Sydney. Thank you for the awesome review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is consisting of simple yet very nice and comfortable rooms. Shower is great too. Service is fabulous and all the extras such as minibar and coffees, water and sodas at the lobby are all free. Check-in was super fast! This hotel is a school example in making the concept of doing things the easy way a success. Great...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed twice at this lovely boutique hotel - in a Studio and then a 1 Bedroom Suite. The hotel is well located with many cafe and restaurant options all within easy walking distance. A great base for exploring Melbourne's laneways and the nearby Chinatown. The staff were always friendly and very helpful - allowing us a very late check-out on...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi RacQue1, Thank you for the amazing review. It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed what Melbourne has to offer and we are thrilled to hear that we played the vital role by providing you with shiny happy service and effortless living during your stay. We will definitely maintain our standard and improve further so that we could be 100% ready...

St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... about my room. I had a Double Studio. It was small and dark. There was no real window only glass blocks. I also had to turn on the light on the sunny day. The sink in the bathroom ist well designed but inconvenient. The rooftop is only accessible at breakfast time. The good things: good located, mini bar is...

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Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi johmisch, Thank you for staying at Ovolo Laneways. We are glad to hear that there were many positives such as our location, freebies and most importantly, friendly service. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Ovolo Laneways

Address: 19 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Price Range: ₹ 10,253 - ₹ 33,387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#8 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“Studio Rms are compact & their corresponding bathrooms are tight - with a v.small sink - awkward to use when grooming & brushing your teeth.”
 of 5 bubbles RacQue1, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We liked the one bedroom suite as the studios are small.”
 of 5 bubbles alikJ5016CF, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One with a window.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinag195, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 406 is a 2 bedroom suite, lots of room to move.”
 of 5 bubbles Perdeahal, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Probably book more than a studio - sounds like they are more roomy”
 of 5 bubbles kcnz2016, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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