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Ovolo Laneways

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay @ Ovolo Laneways. It was so central to my conference and china town! The bed and pillows were so comfy it was hard to get out of the bed in the mornings. Loved all freebies Breakfast, Happy Hour, Minibar, Wifi, lollies.. Thanks to Ovolo and lovely staff

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

Dear Fraz999, Thank you for the awesome review! We are excited to hear that you loved all aspects of our service, location and guest amenities. It is our focus to be recognised as a life style hotel brand by achieving 'Effortless Living' for all our guests. Again, thank you for great feedback and it will definitely be conveyed to all...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed at the ovolo for 4 nights loved our 2 bedroom suite Very comfortable beds, loved the free mini bar, breakfast and the lolly bar!! Would definitely stay again, great location close to the shops and lots of great cafes and restaurants. Staff were very helpful and informative!

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Dear slpigs, Thank you for the high five. All our shiny happy team members are here to provide you with personalised service, which focuses on Ovolo style of 'Effortless Living'. We have no doubt that we will see you again soon. Jake Yang General Manager

Sydney
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's good looking hotel, and most of the staff are friendly. However bad experiences on numerous nights with rude and aggressive staff spoiled our overall experience. Such a pity as we were looking excited about staying here, but the rudeness and aggression made us feel very unwelcome. All the nice furniture and freebies don't count for much when you feel...

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

Dear Keroshin G, Thank you for the review. As our guest feedback is the most important tool we utilise in order to improve ourselves and prevent similar incidents from reoccurring in the future, your comments will definitely be conveyed to all our staff members. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Perth
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Just spent a week in Melbourne and we were lucky enough to stay at the Ovolo in Little Bourke St in Chinatown. We were allocated a wonderful room and enjoyed the free breakfasts, happy hour free drinks of an evening and the free mini bar in the room. Funky decor and friendly staff makes this hotel a winner.

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Dear HomeSometimes, Thank you for the high five. It is great to learn that you loved our service and complimentary guest amenities. Your wonderful comments will definitely be passed on to all our shiny happy team members. We look forward to providing you with 'Effortless Living' again in near future. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have traveled to Melbourne a lot and the Studio unfortunately was the smallest of this kind I have ever had and was completely overpriced. Very disappointing. The air-con would not go lower than 21.5 degrees which was ridiculous also. However, the service was lovely (all staff including maid service). The extras were great, free mini bar, happy hour, breakfast,...

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Dear travellingredwhite, Thank you for your lovely comments about our service and complimentary guest amenities. We are very disappointed to learn that the size of our studio room was not up to your expectation. Please be informed that we also have larger studio suites, one and two bedroom apartments. We definitely look into upgrading you to next tier room on...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Ovolo Laneways is a quirky, well designed boutique hotel with many fabulous perks included in the rate. The rooms are spacious and clean. The complimentary mini bar is stocked daily and the help yourself breakfast consists of good quality yoghurts, pastries, etc. The staff were generally fantastic - warm, polite, friendly. However, my partner and I had difficulty with one...

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

Dear Vikash B, Thank you for taking my call yesterday. Again, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. As discussed, your feedback will definitely be conveyed to our management staff in order to prevent similar incidents from reoccurring in the future. Warm regards, Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed at this property over the long weekend last week and if you like the feel of a boutique hotel with a friendly relaxed atmosphere this is it. What a find! So refreshing to be greeted by bubbly friendly staff who’s main objective is to make you feel welcome and have a “happy smiley stay” which is definitely what...

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Dear JVJ666, What an awesome review! We are excited to learn that you had a memorable stay with us. Your wonderful feedback will be passed on to all our shiny happy team members including Alannah and Vyninka. It is our promise to deliver our personalised service to all our guests and convey our Ovolo style of 'Effortless Living'. We look...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at Ovolo laneways in melbourne for the second time last week and have now declared it "our hotel" we will look no further on stays in melbourne city. It is such an excellent place to stay. The first time we stayed, it was the night before our wedding at the melbourne registry, in a 2 bedroom apartment and...

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Dear tashanbrad, Thank you very much for the high five. Your wonderful comments will be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. Those comments definitely motivate us to maintain high standard and continuously improve ourselves. It is also great to learn that your children loves our Ovolo style of 'Effortless Living', which is our endless promise to all our...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We just love this funky little hotel!! From the moment you arrive to the time that you leave the staff cannot do enough for you, from great dinner recommendations to just amazing service they were fantastic! Our studio room had everything we needed and was very clean. The little 'extras' provided just top off the experience of staying at Ovolo...

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Dear Naki_Thomsons, What an awesome review! All our team members are thrilled to learn that you had a great stay with us once again. Our focus is to provide all our guests with Ovolo Style of 'Effortless Living' and of course, a big smile. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake...

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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 )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $237 - $646 (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
#15 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The OMG Rooms are apparently amazing. Ask about interconnecting rooms - ours could have been one and so noise carried a little.”
 of 5 bubbles 509yvonnem, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“yep ask for a quite room or up grade to a suite if the standard room is too small, again staff really accomodating, so just ask.”
 of 5 bubbles Antcarroll, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms on lower floors on Lt Bourke St, can get noisy in the mornings due to rubbish pick ups etc”
 of 5 bubbles StaceyStash, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Room 301 is great”
 of 5 bubbles HomeSometimes, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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