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Ovolo Laneways

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#15 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed today NEW

Laneways is always our first choice to stay when we go to Melbourne. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable with everything we need. Good location in the CBD at the top end of town. Breakfasts (included in room price) up on level 5 are great. Free WiFi, laundry available, no hidden costs. Nibbles and drinks in...

Thank Bets O
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Our favorite hotel in Melbourne! Central location close to everything right in the heart of Chinatown. Rooms are quirky with free minibar and grab and go breakfast. Staff are friendly and chatty. The only downfall would be they have no restaurant, however given the location they can get away with it.

Thank discoadelaide
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Ovolo Laneways Hotel twice now. It is super convenient for food, theatre and transport. It is comfortable and stylish with free things like the mini-bar and the grab and go breakfast (although I don't have this as I prefer to eat at the French cafe across the road or around the corner).

Thank LJH29
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ovolo Laneways hotel over Easter while we were in Melbourne to see a musical and a comedy show. This hotel is so conveniently located to the Princess Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre and the Comedy Theatre. It's a short walk to the Bourke Street Mall and Chinatown. Very comfortable rooms, lovely toiletries and such friendly and attentive staff....

Thank dd_w55
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi dd_w55, Thank you for the high five! It sounds like you loved every aspect of your stay including all our signature freebies such as breakfast, minibar and happy hour drinks. Your lovely comments will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy staff. We look forward to seeing you again in near future. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Gippsland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to stay. Close by to restaurants and within walking distance of Burke St Mall. Went to concert at Rod Laver Arena which is also in walking distance. Car parking easy to find and not too far away. Would stay again.

Thank bhonest2017
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi bhonest2017, Thank you for the review. It sounds like your overall stay was satisfactory and had a great time in Melbourne. We will definitely maintain our standard and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant hotel in a perfect location in the heart of Melbourne. Staff were very friendly and helpful and there were a number of great touches offered by the hotel which put it above the majority that we stayed in across Australia

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

Hi Travelling_AN, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear that our friendly staff and our 'effortless living' focused touches made your stay more enjoyable. Please book directly with us to plan your next stay so that we can provide you with return guest discount and include all our signature freebies such as breakfast and happy hour...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with the family in Feb 2017. We had both a Two Bedroom Suite and a Terrace Suite. Both were nice rooms but the Terrace Suite was enormous and IMO worth the price of admission. The rooms were super clean, had everything needed for a night in or a longer stay, including a barrel of chupa chups which ensured...

1Thank Anthony-in-Australia
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Anthony-in-Australia, Thank you for the amazing review! It sounds like everything went as planned. Having plenty of space in our Terrace and 2 bedroom suite with all our signature freebies such as candy bars and minibar definitely helps to enjoy 'effortless living'. Please book directly with us on your next visit so that we can provide you with return...

Durban South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find , to be able to wander around all the laneways. Some intriguing shops and lovely coffee venues. Great walking ambiance where one can visit the unique graffiti too. One could linger around these areas for hours.

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

Hi Peter, Thank you for the high five! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and had time to explore city of Melbourne. It is our promise to maintain our standard and go the extra mile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel our second time staying here. Friendly staff, nice rooms, central location. Book directly with hotel for breakfast daily no options on outside web sites. Located in city center so all transit in this area is free!!

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

Hi antonella b, Thank you for the review and continuous patronage! We are thrilled to hear that you loved everything what Ovolo Laneways has to offer. It looks like you have found your favourite hotel in Melbourne. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in near future. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Heanor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ovolo Laneways is a quirky boutique hotel, just next to Chinatown and within easy walking distance to the main areas of downtown Melbourne. Check-in was easy and staff were very helpful, particularly relating to car parking as they don't provide valet parking. Our 'room' was very well equipped with a double bedroom, bathroom and a lounge area with a kitchen...

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

Hi ClanIrvine, Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. It is our promise to maintain our service standard and offer 'Effortless Living' to all our guests. Please don't forget to take advantage of return guest discount and all our signature freebies such as breakfast and happy hour drinks by booking directly...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • 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: $156 - $1,038 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than those facing the street”
dd_w55, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book direct for breakfast option and discounts for repeat visits.”
antonellab541, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Take a 1-bedroom instead of studio”
lamlammetje, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms I viewed seemed to be of a high standard”
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“You wont be disappointed with the rooms.”
David-A-Frazer, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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