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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little hotel, our room category was "shoebox" , yes it was small but perfectly adequate for our one night stay plus lots of freebies included. They also have happy hour in the afternoon and offer a good breakfast--- free if you book with the hotel directly.It is just behind the big hotels on Darling Harbour with easy acccess through...

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Cotswolds,
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel in fascinating - the industrial origins of the building have often been left untouched: conveyors, winches and all, and the hotel and its comforts are built within it. The vast public space, broken up into different areas for eating or relaxing and with a lot of modern art and comfortable seating, was, in early April, occasionally a bit...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Can't speak highly enough of this funky hotel and it's delightful staff. Wonderful and surprising little touches made our stay very enjoyable. Great location, comfortable, quiet and good value. Will be back!

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2Thank Ange G
Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there Ange G, Thanks so much for taking the time out to post. At Ovolo, we love to sweat the small stuff because we know that it's the little things that can make a massive difference to your stay. Our location is ideal to base yourself from to explore Sydney. We're only a short walk away from the CBD,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I guess this is caring for those that seek a modern experience. It sure is funky. We liked it. We found it a little expensive but all the same, we would go back. Rooms are well appointed and the service was very good. thanks.

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there jabourtt, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It's wonderful to read that you had a fab stay with us. We are a little bit different to your typical Hotel and i'm glad that you enjoyed the difference. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, Amanda Cottome General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

At first when told mini bar, loot bag and happy hour drinks were free I was sceptical but wow really was all free !!! The lolly buffet and coffee machine all free too as was finger food with happy hour drinks. Breakfast was very fresh with nice casual atmosphere. We were upgraded to king size room which was comfortable for...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey Leanne W, Thanks so much for leaving a review. A lot of our guests think that our freebies are too good to be true and when I first started with Ovolo, I couldn't believe it either. It's not only house wine and beer that are available during Happy Hour - spirits are too! At Ovolo, our aim is to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wouldn't normally choose to stay in/beyond Darling Harbour but there wasn't a lot available in our price range on this particular weekend so we gave it a go. The hotel is a little tricky to get to from the Light Rail stop, especially with construction works on (we went through the shopping centre and then the Novotel, which it...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Ovolo 1888 for 3 nights to attend a conference at the ICC. Firstly, we were so impressed by the rate we received - it was around half of what a lot of the other hotels in the area charged. Breakfast was included, which meant a lovely continental breakfast laid out beautifully. You can order...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there Karen B, Thanks so much for writing such a comprehensive review. We are seeing more and more guests coming to stay with us whilst they are attending the newly opened International Convention Centre (ICC). When you know the short cut, it's a 2 minute walk and you are there! It's fabulous to read that you enjoyed our freebies!...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still staying here (with a friend) Pros: Close to the darling harbour Excellent service, v friendly stuff Nice modern chique decor Free minibar Cons: Not cheap, more expensive than Hilton No harbour view, u may get a hotel on the harbour with a view, at a similar price Room tips: The shoebox room is v small, the smallest hotel room...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there Sayandev, Thanks so much for leaving a review! It's fabulous to read that the team took great care of you during your stay and that you enjoyed our free mini bar. You are right, we don't have any harbour views and our shoe box rooms are small thus the name. If you need extra space to spread out,...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll certainly be one of the cool kids if you stay at Ovolo 188 Darling Harbour. Location is brilliant, tucked behind the hustle of Darling Harbour, just a quick hop, step and a jump to the convention centre. (And who cares if it happens to be raining, grab one of their cool umbrellas!) This super stylish boutique hotel is like...

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Wow TrainerLady101! Would you like a position in our Marketing Team? You've nailed what our brand is about. We've only just recently partnered with Who Gives A Crap (WGAC) after they released their premium loo rolls. WGAC donate 50% of their profits to help build sanitation systems for those in need, they only utilise 100% recycled paper fibres, bamboo or...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second stay at 1888, love this old warehouse conversion hotel ( beautiful building) Staff are very nice and went above and beyond for my partners Birthday. Located close to Darling Harbour, easy access to public transport. Thank you

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Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Hey there Troy J, Thanks so much for leaving a review! We simply love it when we hear that someone has returned to stay with us a second time and that we've managed to provide you with a fabulous stay. The first time that I walked into the Hotel, I fell in love with the building. The architect has done...

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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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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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 > Central Business District , City West
Price Range: $218 - $445 (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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