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Ovolo Laneways

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Manila
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The room was quite clean and roomy. Good location in the CBD, 3 blocks from Bourke Street, one block from Chinatown. Bed is soft and comfy. Free bottled water, coffee and tea in the lobby. All drinks in the room minibar are free. Now for the downside: the bathroom is the tiniest I have ever seen, even smaller than in...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the first time this week and it was great. Positive happy vibrant hotel with the staff to top it all off. Free mini bar in the rooms, free wifi, free breakfast when you book through their site, happy hour each night this hotel goes one better than most and at reasonable rates as well. If I had...

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

Hi David-A-Frazer, Thank you for your wonderful comments and constructive review. We will definitely maintain our standard of offering 'Effortless Living' with all our inclusions and improve further by looking into more dining options. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably the best hotel experience I've had in Melbourne. Staff are friendly, approachable and helpful, without too much fuss. There are included extras like a free mini bar, coffee and candy which is a lovely touch that makes the experience even more like home when you're away from home. Relaxing, quiet and such a great location - good for work...

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

Hi Mason B, We are thrilled to hear that you've found your favourite hotel in Melbourne! We love to hear you saying 'Effortlessly Cool' as it is our main focus to provide all our guests with 'Effortless Living' during their stay. Thank you for the amazing review! We have no doubt that we will see you again in near future....

North Westchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WE booked 2 studio suites which were well sized, with a large couch and platform bed, plus a lovely candy goody bag on arrival. Quiet room, good central location, great price found on booking.com. Only complaint would be small bathroom so no room for a toiletry case on the sink.

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

Hi erc5, Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the size of basin. We will definitely look into this and come up with the most viable solution soon. Look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in near future. Jake Yang...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location - though we used Uber much more than making use of the free tram zone to navigate around the city, the tram station is just right behind the hotel! We had a really good stay at the ovolo laneways - we made a booking in the first place because we know the brand...

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

Hi cherry91819, Thank you for the high five. We are excited to hear that you have now become a big fan of Ovolo brand! Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the size of sink. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. We look forward to seeing...

Adelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good location, uncercover parking very close-by was about $16 overnight. Some free drinks in the mini-bar!! yep, free. As was the wifi. Cable TV and AppleTV - very good. The bed was a little soft but very comfortable.

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

Hi DocRozey, Thank you for the wonderful review! We will continue to focus on providing 'effortless living' to all our guests and maintaining our service standard. Please don't forget to book directly with us by sending us an email via laneways@ovolohotels.com on your next visit. We will offer our return guest discount and include all our signature freebies such as...

Rozelle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night to go to concert at Etihad Stadium. Great location for checking out Melbourne and within walking distance of pretty much anything but particularly the cool laneways around the hotel where you can find great little side street bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is boutique and very funky and the rooms match. Free mini bar is...

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

Hi PaulandRachel1, Thank you for the review. We are glad hear that your overall stay was satisfactory. It is our promise to always seek for valuable guest feedback such as yours and improve further. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our 16th Wedding anniversary at Ovolo. We had looked at staying at other 'HIGH' end hotels but went with Ovolo as it was recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed - the staff were nothing short of amazing. They could not have done enough to make our stay 'PERFECT'. The locations was fabulous - walking distance to...

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

Hi Kylie, Thank you for the amazing review. We are thrilled to hear that all our shiny happy team members could make positive contributions to your special occasion. It is our focus to provide you with 'effortless living' by offering personalised service and all essential items such as minibar, loot bag and happy hour for free. Look forward to seeing...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with my husband during our anniversary and it was a hit and miss. Our original room was disappointing. It was a suite but the bed was on a platform which begged me to stub my toe on it. The bathroom was so small you had zero space to store anything - the only area was on top of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only stayed here one night, but was very impressed. Everything about the stay was great😊friendly staff on arrival and departure, room was spacious and very clean (studio room), all the free goodies were a lovely bonus 😊😊 will and have recommended to family already. Will definitely be back😊

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

Hi Tyler N, Thank you for the high five! We will definitely maintain our smile and standard so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: $201 - $1,082 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Laneways 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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