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Ovolo Laneways

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#13 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pluses: Great location, clean, comfortable bed. Minuses: tiny room, tiny basin mounted so low it was almost useless. Very bright street light shining through the gap in the curtains that we couldn't completely close. Lots of street noise. Won't be coming back.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were upgraded to a double room. If I had to live in this place I would be pretty ok about it. Excellent amenities not mentioning the freebies, loot bag etc. The bed was super comfortable, set up great, cleanliness excellent. Staff helpful and friendly. Super stylish but not over the top. If you're after a place to stay that...

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

Hi Gembosch, Thank you for the high five! We are thrilled to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. It is our promise to maintain our standard and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for you next visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second stay at an Ovolo Hotel, the first being at the Wolloomooloo location in Sydney. As almost everyone mentions, if you book direct, you get a lot of 'freebies'. At the Woolloomooloo happy hour is quite an event, in a bar in the foyer with finger food and beer, wine, spirits. At the Laneways... not so much....

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

Hi 36views, Thank you for the constructive review. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by small sitting area for Happy Hours. We are currently looking into various options to utilise the space we have on level 5. It is our promise to maintain our standard and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were greatly impressed by the service, by the staff, by the rooms and, last but not least, the free minibar and other little niceties that was a pleasure to discover as we plummeted the spoils on our arrival. We were in a two bedroom suite on the first floor for four nights which was...

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

Hi beanojoy, Thank you for choosing Ovolo Laneways. Thank you for loving our location where it provides everything Melbourne has to offer. Thank you for enjoying our signature freebies such as minibar. We don't want to charge our guests $5 for a can of coke or a bottle of wine. Thank you for your wonderful comments on our in-room and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 5th May 2017 After being recommended by a friend my friend and I decided to give this hotel a go.Was very delighted with everything on offer, the room was amazing, great size for a city hotel. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. We did have one major problem when checking in however, after arriving at the hotel to...

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

Hi alexpratt19, Thank you for the detailed and constructive review. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by not being able to have your room ready at our standard check in time. This has been addressed to the relevant team members so that we can continue to...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Ovolo Laneways! The hotel is in a great location on Little Bourke street with lots of great restaurants and wine bars close by. Our suite on level 5 was AMAZING! We had 2 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a huge kitchen and living area in the middle which also had a...

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

Hi Amy C, Thank you for the amazing review. It was good to be able to catch up with you before your departure. All your wonderful comments will be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The range of inclusions if you booked direct with the hotel were great. Clean fresh decor. Small and intimate hotel with friendly staff. Step out the door to a vast array of good food and coffee options. Handy to public transport.

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

Hi wantsomthgdifferent, Thank you for high five! We are thrilled to hear that you loved all our signature freebies we offer when our guest book directly through us or on our website. It is our main focus to provide all our guests with personalised service and effortless living. It is also so fortunate for us to be located where we...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bathroom basin in our studio suite was very difficult to use because they are so small. Surcharges for paying via any type of credit card in todays market is a poor choice by Ovolo plus holding a $100 security deposit and then unable to return that for 3 business days seem very out dated. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Hi Tigers645, Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that quality of service provided by our staff was satisfactory and met your expectation. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by small basin. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. Majority of hotels in this...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Melbourne for a conference and because of regulatory issues in my country, although the conference was held at a nearby 5 star luxury hotel, I stayed at this cozy little phantastic hotel. The location is great and very pleasant and secure at all times of the day. The room was extremely comfortable with first class linen and...

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

Hi SCaboto, It is wonderful to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. Our continental breakfast on level 5 is to best way to start your day, which is also convenient for those who are in hurry as all items such as muesli pots, fruit salads, yogurts and juices are all individually packed. We will definitely maintain our...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, especially if you like the Laneways (or are headed to the Book of Mormon!) Really helpful staff and the hotel itself is great - generous rooms, clean and brilliantly kitted out with the loot bag, free minibar and great bathroom set up...shampoo that isn't hand wash for hair! We loved the self service breakfast and even made it...

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

Hi slattmun, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our personalised service and signature freebies are designed to help all our guests to enjoy effortless living during their stay. Please don't forget to book directly with us once again on your next visit to enjoy return guest discount. We look forward to seeing you again in near future. Jake Yang Hotel...

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $175 - $582 (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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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“The Suite on level 5 is worth upgrading to!”
590AmyC, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Book directly with the hotel for greater flexibility and benefits.”
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than those facing the street”
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“Book direct for breakfast option and discounts for repeat visits.”
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“Take a 1-bedroom instead of studio”
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