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Ovolo Laneways

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Amazing hotel,it's totally new style of hospitality.lovely warm decor,modern. The room feel like some kind of Scandinavian style & definitely for regular travelers this hotel will refresh and remind you of all your past trips(don't know why)!! Importantly it's the only hotel I been to they offer you more than they ask as from the mini bar to the breakfast...

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

Hi 304omera, We are thrilled to hear that you had a enjoyable and effortless stay with us. All our service and freebies are specifically designed for that purpose. Our shiny happy team members appreciate your wonderful comments and will definitely continue to maintain our standard and make your stay memorable on your next visit. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Sheffield UK
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stayed here twice. The rooms are clean and pleasant well laid out. The staff were great. Its very well located with lots of restaurants very close. As another reviewer there are many small nice touches which make it a cared for hotel.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great boutique hotel with lots of little touches that made it a fantastic place to stay. Our room was stylish and very comfortable. Loved the "loot bag" on arrival and complimentary mini-bar stocked up daily and water bottles available whenever you wanted them. Good quality toiletries. Apple TV, iPod docking station and free WiFi etc were part of the norm....

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

Hi Yvonne, What an awesome review! We are thrilled to learn that you loved everything Ovolo Laneways has to offer. It is our main focus to provide every guest with more personalised service and 'Effortless Living'. Again, thank you for your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It's our first time at Laneways, it did not disappoint, they could not have been nicer, the staff was great, very friendly, happy people, they were very accommodating & helpful, on our last day there we had a very late flight out of Melbourne, they extended our room stay till midday, they then stored our luggage while we did our...

1Thank Lyn B
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Lyn, Thank you for the high five. Your lovely comments will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. It is our promise that we will maintain our Ovolo standard by providing 'Effortless Living' to all our guests. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Just had three delightful nights at Ovolo. The location is fantastic walking distance to some great spots in Melbourne. Staff extremly friendly and helpful. We had a small issue with our room not being serviced due to a miscommunication, the hotel staff were so apologetic and certainly went out of their way to make up for it. . A really...

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

Hi Antcarroll, Thank you for the review. We are so happy to learn that your overall stay was satisfactory although there was some issue with room not being serviced due to a miscommunication. It is always our main focus to achieve problem resolution while our guests are still staying with us. We will ensure to prevent similar issues from reoccurring...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

After staying at the ovolo Woolloomooloo I was very excited to find one in Melbourne and couldn't wait to go. I must say upon arrival to find out no room service, restaurant or bar was a bit of a shock. When entering the room I was still a little under whelmed. However the staff make this hotel, they couldn not...

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

Hi Cathrynmagic, Thank you for your review and constructive feedback. We are glad to hear that the service provided by our shiny happy team made your stay more enjoyable. It is our promise to provide all our guests with more memorable stay by continuously improving ourselves. Please contact us via laneways@ovolohotels.com so that we could look after you again on...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Ovolo Laneways was an excellent beginning to our Australian vacation. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a wonderful location--near the free tram and close to many good restaurants. Our room was clean and nicely furnished. The amenities included free bottled water. Overall we were extremely pleased with our stay. Since nothing is perfect, I'll...

1Thank William T
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi William T, Just a quick shout to thank you for high five! So happy to learn that you loved our service and Ovolo freebies, which definitely help many of our guests to experience 'Effortless Living' during their stay. We also must thank you for your understanding about our small basin. It is one of our main focuses to resolve...

Daylesford, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to stay in this hotel from a friend in the travel business, and this recommendation did not disappoint. We managed to book a suite on the top floor that catered for 4 adults with an ensuite from the master bedroom and large terrace. Modern styling with lovely extras including a handheld Nintendo wii and large tv. "Loot...

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

Hi Madeleine G, Just a quick note to say thank you for your great feedback. It is great to hear that you loved all aspects of our service and guest amenities. Your wonderful comments will definitely be shared with all our shiny happy team members. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Manly, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly only 1 night & we leave this morning, but we will return! Service by reception brilliant & the young man sent us to Cumulus where we had the best breakfast. Room was great & yes the sink in the bathroom is small but who cares when everything else is great. Free mini bar fully stocked plus a goody bag...

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

Hi TurnboSydney, Thank you for the awesome review! All our shiny happy team members are excited to hear back from you about our service and big smile. It is definitely the key for our motivation. We will ensure to keep smiling and maintain our Ovolo Standard of 'Effortless Living' until your next visit. Warm regards, Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

So, I fell in love with ovolo following a stay at the 1888 in Sydney. In fact that stay made me book laneways in Melbourne, which I don't regret at all. However not all ovolo's are equal. Laneways is in a good location, just on the edge of the CBD near chinatown, easily walkable to anywhere in the CBD and...

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

Hi Tclarkjnr, Thank you for providing us with your constructive review. It is disappointing to learn that you didn't enjoy your stay as much on this occasion after experiencing Ovolo 1888. Please be informed that your valued feedback will definitely be utilised to continuously improve ourselves. We would love to have you back so that we can provide you with...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: ₹ 10,093 - ₹ 37,963 (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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“2 bedroom 206 was fine for three ladies”
 of 5 bubbles OakesyWA, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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“Room 406 is a 2 bedroom suite, lots of room to move.”
 of 5 bubbles Perdeahal, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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