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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hotel as I was at a conference in Darling Harbour. I loved it from the time I walked in. Its very 'funky' and has a warm atmosphere. The staff are great, very welcoming. I booked a shoebox room, which was plenty big enough for one person and I think 2 could stay quite comfortably. The room...

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Hey sesaonedcampaigner1, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave review. Our aim at Ovolo is to provide you an effortless experience and our freebies are part of that. WiFi, mini bar, self service laundry, welcome snack bag (our loot bag) are all free when you stay with us, book direct with us and we throw in continental...

uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights before cruise . The location is perfect for Darling Harbour and ferry service to Opera House etc .When you leave hotel cross road and walk inside the car park turn left and walk until you see a bridge which will take you to the inside shopping mall . The staff make this hotel from the top...

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Hey there ottiUk, I hope that this response finds you cruising in calm waters, warm weather and a cocktail in hand. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We love our location and I am glad that you do too. We're on Darling Harbour's door step, a short walk into the CBD and a scenic ferry ride across...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I first checked out their website, through to my wife and I walking out the door at the end of our stay, everything about Ovolo 1888 was just terrific. Every staff member was pleasant, happy to say 'hi' to us and eager to assist. We arrived much earlier than expected and the room wasn't yet available, but...

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Hey there Bibandy, I am so very pleased to read that you had such a relaxed stay with us. Our goal at Ovolo is to make your stay effortless as we know that the only way that you can truly relax and unwind. It's wonderful to read when we've got it right! Our loft rooms certainly make the most out...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice Hotel located very close to Darling Harbour. I stayed 3 nights whilst attending a Conference at the Convention Centre. It is quite nice but nothing special. Rooms are very small, clean but quiet. The staff are great and its all that others have said. But its not a Classical Five Star - just a funky modern...

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Hey Dannyg555, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. With the International Convention Centre (ICC) just across the road, we are perfectly located for those attending a convention there. I am sorry that you thought that we were nice but nothing special. We are a little different to your typical Hotel and are not hoping to complete with nearby 5...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great weekend in Sydney made all the better with an excellent stay at the Ovollo1888 from the moment you arrive your made to feel relaxed with the chilled and pleasant vibe you get from the staff and the great service they provide the hotel has a warm friendly welcome feel to it even with the industrial minimalist decor.The Manager Amanda...

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Hey there Andrew O, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review. I am thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you believe that we are the best boutique hotel in Sydney (we'll take that!). It was an absolute pleasure to take care of you. It certainly makes it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had a gruelling and long flight the welcome we received was second to none. Our room wasn't ready when we got there (we were early) but coffee and pastries were offered while they turned it around. The room was a junior suite and it was fantastic. We cant thank the friendly staff enough for making our stay so memorable....

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Hey there Caroline P, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a review. I am thrilled to read that the team took great care of you when you arrived early off your flight. It can be tough coming off a long flight, suffering from jet lag and having to wait hours for your room. We always try to do...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous girls weekend in Sydney! Ovolo Sydney was simply awesome. We especially loved happy hour (thanks also to the great barman for the best espresso martinis) and all the extras that came with the stay. Great position and lively atmosphere - just what we were after. Thanks again and of course we'll be back.

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Hey there Linda A, People are loving our expresso martini - Kevin, our barman, will be thrilled to read this. It's always lovely to get away for a girls weekend and i'm glad that you chose us to be part of it. Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review and we hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I stayed here for a single night. The location is wonderful - a short, easy walk to darling harbour. The decor is fun and modern, and we loved the free mini bar and snacks, a simple touch that immediately made us feel at home in our room. I only ever leave reviews if I had a flawless or...

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Hey there Twoadultswithchildren, Thanks for leaving a TripAdvisor review. I am absolutely thrilled to read that we managed to provide you with your best stay in Sydney ever! We love our location and i'm glad that you did too. We're a stone throw away from Darling Harbour, a short stroll into the City and a quick ferry ride away from...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights during our visit to Sydney. We truly enjoyed the stay, the free happy hour helped to create a good atmosphere in the late afternoon in the lounge area. Super friendly staff, great breakfast the coffee could improve but at least past the ok bar. (Even better coffee could be bought separately) We had the smallest...

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Hey Rickard A, Thanks for taking the time out to leave a Tripadvisor post. I am thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. The team at Ovolo 1888 put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that everything is perfect for your stay and it's wonderful to read when we've got it right. Our...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Darling Harbour for a trade event is usually a grudge stay where the Novotel or Ibis rips you off due to proximity and gives you nothing in return. My EA found the Ovolo and we couldn't be happier - quiet room, great bed and free stuff because we booked direct. Fantastic location if you want to base yourself...

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Hey there Steven J, It's fabulous to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We love our location and i'm glad you did too. We are perfectly located for those attending the new International Convention Centre, it's only across the road. At Ovolo, we love the F word free which is why we include WiFi, mini bar,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Steeped in history, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was tastefully restored and thoughtfully designed with shutter-happy Instagrammers in mind, providing photo opportunities around every corner so captivating that you really need #nofilter. Originally constructed as a wool store and factory in 1888, the building still bears the original signage of its birth year, visible from the busy streets of Pyrmont. A heritage listed 90-bedroom boutique hotel as well as bar & event space, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour brings together Sydney's old world charm and contemporary design with Ovolo's service culture to offer a truly mind-blowing experience in modern hospitality. The collection of rooms each boast 3-metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, concealed uplighting, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room flaunting the colourfully commissioned pieces by celebrated local artist, Jasper Knight. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, neighbouring Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, The Star, a wide selection of must-go bars & dining options, and the very best boutique shopping this side of the Southern Hemisphere. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Continental breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, 24 hour gym access? - Yep, all free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Address: 139 Murray Street | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia (Formerly 1888 Hotel Darling Harbour)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > City West
Price Range: $232 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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