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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the pleasure of staying 2 nights over the weekend at Ovolo1888 Darling Harbour. It was the first time staying at an Ovolo property and it was wonderful. From the minute I walked in and met the concierge I felt welcomed and well looked...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank ontherunwithDirk699
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved it! My friend booked us a room as a birthday suprise and mentioned it to the lovely staff. I walked into to my room greeted by a mini party including music, lights and balloons; and a free drink at the bar downstairs. The whole...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WARNING! DO NOT USE this motel. As I was about to write my review, I noticed a recent comment when they go in the rooms to steal cash from their customers! My boyfriend and I stayed there and his credit card got done. They rang...More

Date of stay: December 2018
4  Thank Millystephens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is nice, rooms are quite small, good for a few days staying. It is really nice to have a lot of amenities (everything in the minibar is free and they ask you if it needs to be refilled during the day). Position is...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank firsttraveler999
Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded 1 week ago

Hey there firsttraveler999, Thanks for taking the time out to share your experience. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to welcome you back again real soon. Cheers, Amanda Cottome General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't speak more highly of the whole Ovolo experience! Attentive staff, interesting decor, designer rooms and little touches that go a long way. We loved the infused water, lollie jars, amazing breakfast and cool surrounds. The 'freebies' were a nice touch. We'll be back!!!More

Date of stay: November 2018
2  Thank Craig C
Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded 1 week ago

Hey there Craig C, Thanks so much for taking the time out to leave a review. I am thrilled to read that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our Ovolo freebies. Hope to welcome you back to Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour again...More

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13 May 2018|
Response from TulA4 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe so as it's a little further away, but great spot and place all the same!
11 April 2018|
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Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb | Property representative |
Thanks for answering GolfBazza!
7 March 2018|
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Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb | Property representative |
Hey there! We certainly do have lifts up to our floors but one floor has stairs. Please let us know what name you are staying under so that we can ensure that you are not allocated on this floor. Also suggest that you don't... More
Room Tips
"The Loft rooms were perfect for couples."
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"All rooms are very quiet"
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"speak nicely to the staff.... :)"
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"There is a busy bar on the ground floor - so upper floors are quieter."
4 weeks ago
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US$137 - US$364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
1888 Hotel Darling Harbour
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyCity WestCentral Business District
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