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Ovolo Nishi

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Cosy and compact, with artistic vibes, Ovolo Nishi luxury boutique hotel is the perfect base to begin exploring the sights of this creative city. Located in Canberra CBD near Commonwealth Park, there’s a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and shops right on our doorstep! You’ll be a short 5 minute drive away from Parliament House and the beautiful Floriade display. We take pride in providing unique character in each room with restored vintage furniture and original artworks. Every room is kitted-out with a flat-screen TV, free high-speed WiFi and modern bathrooms, while some also include a fully equipped kitchen.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 1 more
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Road32025191437 wrote a review 24 Feb
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I stayed in apartment 1416, the view of the lake was breathtaking, service was excellent especially from Rose, Tshering and the beautiful Mandeep and not forgetting the amazing vegetarian menu, Something about the savoy cabbage. Will I be back? Definitely
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You can't go wrong with Ovolo Nishi. The views and services are amazing
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Ovolo Nishi
Responded 3 days ago
Hey there Road32025191437, It's the "Will I be back? Definitely." that gets us. We cannot wait to welcome you back just like the many guests that we keep have return to stay. We are pleased and delighted you got to stay with us in our serviced apartments, which offer a range of views from Black Mountain and native Canberra to the scenic lake views toward Parliament House, they are always a popular option and come in both 1 bedroom and 2bedroom options, just like you had. I'm particularly pleased of your special mentions of Rose, Tshering and Mandeep, all of whom offer that exceptional warm smile and service we are known for, I am sure they will be delighted to hear your great feedback when I share it with them. If you are staying again, please reach out to our reservations team and book direct to get the best rate and special perks and benefits only available by booking direct. The team will be sure to offer you something special. Warmest regards Nicholas Wright
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Tim S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Everything from check in to checkout was perfect. Great welcoming staff, loved the mountain view from my room, free minibar & vegetarian food :). Parking fee applies at the property however you have an option to park next to the lake for cheaper price. Will stay with family next time.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hey there TimsE4761TU, Starting my Friday reading another great five star review always warms the spirit. We are so pleased and delighted to have had you stay with us, and our team takes great pride in providing a big warm welcome so you have a stylish home-away-from-home hotel experience. As a luxury boutique hotel we are indeed a bit different but offer a range of hotel rooms and apartments with urban, lake or mountain views; a big reason we have so many guests returning to stay with us. You are correct around the parking, and whilst it is onsite it is managed separately and as such there is a fee that applies for that, however for those guests who don't mind a short walk there are other more cost-effective options within a couple of minutes walk. We are pleased to announce that you got to dine in our award-winning Monster Kitchen & Bar, who has just received a chefs hat from the Australian Good Food Guide, making it the only in-hotel dining venue in Canberra to have such an accolade. Also, pleasingly we're delighted that we've just been accredited a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, making us one of a select few in Australia and Canberra's only hotel with said status. We do hope on a future trip you will stay again, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back and of course if you book direct you get access to all the extra benefits and perks we are known for that only come with booking direct. Our team is always available to call as well to find you the best rate or room or apartment to suit needs or budget. Happy Friday! Warmest regards Nicholas Wright
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TseRen wrote a review Jan 2024
Campsie, Australia1 contribution
Great ambience, artistic place, filled with friendly staff always ready to assist you. Recommended hundred percent. Comfortable rooms. Also, as my partner is a Vegan she loved the food. To be honest being a non-veg I totally liked the food in Monster.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hey there OnAir57325912187, A big sincere thank-you for staying with us, our team is one of our strongest assets and we are pleased they offered you the service you expected. We are indeed a different style of hotel, offering a more design-led approach with dark earthy tones and concepts, the aim is to offer something different and it appears for you we did, which is great! Monster Kitchen & Bar has just received an Australian Good Food Guide Chefs Hat for its vegetarian dining, so it's great to see it hit the mark for you both as well, which is always the aim. I am also pleased and delighted to announce we have just been accepted into Small Luxury Hotels of the World, putting us amongst a small cluster of boutique and luxury hotels worldwide, of which we're very proud to announce. So, you're one of the first to know! We can't wait to welcome you back again and please reach out to our reservations team or book direct on our website to access the best rates and all the extra perks you get only by booking direct. See you again soon!
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Luke G wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia138 contributions49 helpful votes
excellent value for money. The Ovolo Nishi has large rooms, an open mini bar, and a very hospitable staff. In typical Tokyo-style hospitality, the room had everything but stored away cleverly. The ironing board in a small cache under the chest of drawers. the remotes to the blinds next to the bed. As for the staff, very helpful and generous with their time. Special mention of Tshering, Ly Rabi, and their Front office. Very well located with a 20-minute walk to the city and many attractions.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 23 Jan 2024
Dear LukeG_11, It was a pleasure to welcome you to stay with us and have you enjoy the Ovolo Nishi difference. We take great pride in our people and it's great to see so many of them made your stay feel special. Aside from that, you're right, our hotel is different with a personality all its own, so it delights me that it really resonated with you. What many people also don't know is that not only are we a design-led hotel, but we are also very sustainable with an EarthCheck Bronze accreditation and most recently our restaurant Monster just received a hat from the Australian Good Food Guide because of the standard of vegetarian dining we offer. We can't wait to welcome you back and many other guests like you. So thank-you for sharing the kind words we very much appreciate the support. If you are staying again, make sure to book direct for the best rates including our famous perks which are only available when booking direct. I am sure we will have a room or apartment type sure to suit your needs if you do have the opportunity to stay again. Kind Regards Nicholas Wright
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Wendy wrote a review Dec 2023
Granada, Spain99 contributions77 helpful votes
The bed is really comfortable although pillows leave a little to be desired. The room is “compact” and dark. Enough room but the lighting is really bad and after 3 nights it has become really oppressive. The hotel is vegetarian from what we gather as there is a limited menu for breakfast & room service. The location is OK but parking is between 35 & 40 per day. The architecture is worth checking out.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very dark room & bathroom. Bring your own pillow.
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Responded 11 Dec 2023
Hey there Nacigator340530, We at Ovolo Nishi are not cut from the same cloth as many hotels and offer something a bit more edgy with purpose, it's great that you mention our award-winning architecture, as this is just one of the many reasons we recommend people come stay. Whilst we know everything is subjective we have some guests staying so regularly they've practically moved in, so all we can surmise is that perhaps the room you had wasn't right for you. However, with a range of rooms and apartments with varying outlooks and sizes, so it's possible we could of found something that made you feel more comfortable. Parking whilst onsite is managed separately, so I'm afraid we're at the whim of the parking provider, however you will find that the parking rates are comparable with some other similar standard hotels. I'm really pleased you mentioned our restaurant, Monster Kitchen and Bar is a local institution and is indeed vegetarian, but the whole aim is to encourage people to try things they may not normally eat and it's a big reason so many people come to stay with us or keep coming back in to dine, in fact Monster has more guests coming from Canberra locals, so it's definitely a locals favourite. We do hope you will keep us in mind if travelling to Canberra in the future and please feel free to reach out direct to our hotel reservations team to help with rates and room types that might better suit your needs. The best regards Nicholas Wright
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booyeahSydney wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney141 contributions144 helpful votes
Nice but not worth $800 a night . Stunning architectural achievement in the design of the building. Soundscape was quirky and interesting as were the free lollipops. However $800 for a small room in Canberra? Apparently some festival was on but still.....
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Ovolo Nishi
Responded 27 Nov 2023
Hi there booyeahSydney, Thanks for the compliments and we're pleased you enjoyed the uniqueness of our fab hotel, it's a key reason so many guests keep coming back. We naturally regret you feel that it didn't meet your expectations for value, but you are quite correct with the Spilt Milk music festival on Canberra was quite busy and rates amongst hotels similar to us were on the higher side owing to demand, particularly for guests who had more of the premium room types which by the looks of it you did if this is what you paid. If you are coming back to Canberra check our website out to the get the best rates and extra benefits direct, but if you see prices are on the higher side give us a call and we can see what we can do for you. Our team is here to help and there might be a better rate or more suitable room option available for you, for after all we do have a range of rooms and apartments to choose from. Ciao for now. Nicholas Wright
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Briony M wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is a seriously cool hotel. Bar & food are excellent - rooms are peaceful & comfy - showers are divine. Staff were excellent and helpful. Above all the aesthetics of the Ovolo Nishi are stunning! Our room on the 1st floor had a window into the tree-fern garden, making it feel like we were staying in the most luxurious jungle cave imaginable!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: They have a candy bar in the lobby - don’t miss it!
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Hey there BrionyM41, We just looked in the mirror and we agree cool is our middle name! We're super pleased and delighted to see you agree. We're all about caring is sharing, so we love the fact you felt the love and rated the stay so highly. The fern garden has a very special story to it and we're delighted you found the experience so memorable - it also makes for a quiet night's sleep for those who like peace and quiet. We can't wait to welcome you back, in fact we already have a cocktail waiting with your name on it... so hurry back soon! Warmest regards Nicholas Wright
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Ms_LJ wrote a review Nov 2023
Canberra15 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel is just wonderful. We have been three times this year for a staycation and every time have had a lovely, relaxing time. The staff are friendly and the included perks with the room are fabulous. We love the blockout darkness of the Atrium rooms for a great night's sleep. Not to mention the restaurant downstairs does amazing vegetarian food. We always leave feeling much refreshed from our hectic paced life.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Hi there Ms_LJ, Fabulous vibes is in our Ovolo nature, we try never to be boring, as you well know by being such a big fan! We loved having you stay again, super pleased you had a wonderful time and cannot wait to welcome you back again. Our mixed moody dark vibes make the personality this place is famous for and we love that you're helping to get the message out. Our team works hard to stand out from the crowd and make every one feel like a superstar, great to see you got that treatment. Spread the word, we want more people to come stay and feel the love. See you again real soon! Warmest regards Nicholas Wright
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maddydebono wrote a review Oct 2023
nsw5 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a great time at Ovolo Nishi. The location is excellent, staff are all very accommodating, room was clean and comfortable. We booked direct with the hotel which for the same price included an evening drink and complimentary breakfast! Would recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Hi there Maddydebono, Well we love when people rave about us and how fabulous their stay was. On an unbiased self-rating scale we think we're pretty awesome too and always like to ensure we provide a top notch experience and it seems like we did just that for you. It's always great to book direct with Ovolo so you get all those bonus extras we're famous for. We totally look forward to welcoming you back anytime ! Warmest regards Nicholas Wright
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tango d wrote a review Oct 2023
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Lovely room, the best service I have experienced across my hotel experience - the check in staff, bar staff and breakfast staff were amazing. Room was wonderful, awsome bed and fantastic bathroom . Will go out of my way to stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Gabriel Polias, General Manager at Ovolo Nishi
Responded 25 Oct 2023
Hey tango d Review of the year! Thank you so much for that. We’re super stoked that you enjoyed yourself at Ovolo Nishi. Appreciate the feedback. Thank you Gabriel General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ovolo Nishi
Which popular attractions are close to Ovolo Nishi?
Nearby attractions include Palace Electric Cinema (0.1 km), National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (0.2 km), and Australian Academy of Science (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ovolo Nishi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ovolo Nishi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ovolo Nishi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ovolo Nishi?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ovolo Nishi?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cupping Room, Mocan & Green Grout, and Capitol Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ovolo Nishi?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Ovolo Nishi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Canberra.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ovolo Nishi?
Yes, dry cleaning and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ovolo Nishi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Ovolo Nishi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting National Archives of Australia (2.4 km), Calthorpes' House (4.7 km), and Mugga-Mugga Cottage (7.8 km).