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Ovolo Laneways

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#15 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Melbourne for a conference and because of regulatory issues in my country, although the conference was held at a nearby 5 star luxury hotel, I stayed at this cozy little phantastic hotel. The location is great and very pleasant and secure at all times of the day. The room was extremely comfortable with first class linen and...

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

Hi SCaboto, It is wonderful to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. Our continental breakfast on level 5 is to best way to start your day, which is also convenient for those who are in hurry as all items such as muesli pots, fruit salads, yogurts and juices are all individually packed. We will definitely maintain our...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, especially if you like the Laneways (or are headed to the Book of Mormon!) Really helpful staff and the hotel itself is great - generous rooms, clean and brilliantly kitted out with the loot bag, free minibar and great bathroom set up...shampoo that isn't hand wash for hair! We loved the self service breakfast and even made it...

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

Hi slattmun, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our personalised service and signature freebies are designed to help all our guests to enjoy effortless living during their stay. Please don't forget to book directly with us once again on your next visit to enjoy return guest discount. We look forward to seeing you again in near future. Jake Yang Hotel...

Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Ovolo Laneways for a gig on Russell Street. It was awesome that it was only a 5 minute walk away. The staff were amazing and there was an espresso machine and candy buffet at check in for guests. Our room had a very cool bright yellow door and the decor was amazing in the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ive visited melbourne bot 100's of times, but enough. For the price, location and quality this hotel is definitely ibcredible value for money!! Mini bar is full ... amd included!! Plenty of space, we had a large sized room, which seemed to be typical if the hotel. No view, but at this price, location and quality, who needs a view??

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

Hi Alexandra M, Thank you for the amazing review. We are so fortunate to be located in the main CBD area where you can find everything Melbourne has to offer. Our signature freebies such as minibar, breakfast and happy hours are designed for all our guests to enjoy effortless living during their stay. Please book directly with us again next...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This intimate hotel is in a great location in central Melbourne. Lots of day and night life on your door step. The hotel has charm and character that most of the big chains in the arena lack. Staff interaction was minimal but effective. Our room had a sitting room area and separate bedroom. All very comfortable. Complimentary fridge was great....

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

Hi aka_fitzy, Thank you for the review and constructive feedback. We are happy to hear that your overall stay was satisfactory and our service standard met your expectation. Please be informed that we will definitely improve further based on your comments so that we can be fully prepared for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake...

Leichhardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed during the Melbourne comedy festival, and found the Ovolo Laneways hotel to be nicely tucked into the city that provided easy access to all the venues as well as the city. The staff were friendly and rooms were clean with what I woud rate a very comfortable bed.

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

Hi Brendan Q, Thank you for the high five! We are thrilled to hear that our service, location and quality of room met your expectation. It is our main focus to provide every guest with effortless living by offering personalised service and our signature freebies including minibar, breakfast and happy hour drinks. Please don't forget to book directly with us...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Ovolo chain of hotels. It's one of the few chains that makes me feel like a guest rather than a customer. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are modern and thoughtfully equipped. The location is great. Free laundry room is super helpful. Rooms - modern and clean. Simple touches like the free mini-bar that is...

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

Hi Kevin M, Thank you for the amazing review and continuous patronage. It is once again great to learn that you enjoyed effortless living and loved every aspect of your stay. Your wonderful feedback will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great rooms and a friendly hotel with a lot of energy. The freebies drinks and snacks make you feel at home. Breakfast was based a grab and go format, with good yogurt, cereal and pastry. I got a special 2 bedroom suite with a large living room, outdoor terrace and hot tub. Really well done, and I would love to...

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

Hi WenXiPoon, Thank you for the amazing review. All our shiny happy team members are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay and 'effortless living' with all our signature freebies! We will definitely maintain our standard and keep our smile so that we can be 100% ready for your next visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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

Hi Bets O, Thank you for the wonderful review and continuous patronage to Ovolo Laneways! We will definitely continue with our personalised service and maintain our standard of 'effortless living' with all our signature freebies. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake Yang Hotel General Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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.

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

Hi discoadelaide, Thank you for the review. We are thrilled to hear that you loved every aspect of your stay. Although we don't have our own restaurant in the hotel, we are very fortunate to be located in the heart of CBD area where you can find a lot of fantastic dining options. We look forward to seeing you again...

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $52 - $566 (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
#14 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#23 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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