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Ovolo Laneways

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#15 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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North Westchester, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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.

Thank erc5
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 22 March 2017

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...

Thank cherry91819
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...

Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

Thank DocRozey
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 20 March 2017 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...

Thank PaulandRachel1
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 18 March 2017

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...

Thank kylie930
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 15 March 2017 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...

1Thank Ilovetotravel1966
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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😊

1Thank Tyler N
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

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We received a gift voucher as a birthday present for Ovolo Laneways. Well what a find! This place is fantastic. Really cool and funky - its good to see something different to the 'normal' hotel room. The complimentary additions of the mini bar, goodie bag, happy hour and lolly bar add to the great experience of staying here. Well located...

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

Hi Melissa H, Thank you for the high five! It looks like we've been selected as your favourite hotel in Melbourne CBD. We have a strong belief that our operation must meet all our guests' expectation by making their stay as effortless as possible. Making all our offerings such as minibar, goodie bag, happy hour and lolly station free is...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I spent two nights here last weekend with my partner. The staff were very polite and welcoming, and this continued throughout our stay. The first thing you notice about the studio room is that it's of course, small. But not uncomfortably so for two people. Everything, from the bedroom furniture to the bathroom is set out economically for space. It's...

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

Hi Steve A, Thank you for the wonderful review! It looks like our concept of 'effortless living' made your stay more enjoyable. Your review will definitely be conveyed to all our shiny happy team members. Please contact us directly via laneways@ovolohotels.com so that we can provide you with return guest discount. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jake...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Entrance is small but don't let this fool you. There is a lolly bar on the way to the lift. All complimentary. Room is huge with a lounge room and separate bedroom. 2 large screen Tv's . All drinks in the fridge are completely free. There is water, juice, soft drink, beer and wine. You are also given a goody...

Thank Marylou66
Jake Y, General Manager at Ovolo Laneways, responded to this review

Hi Marylou66, Thank you for loving every aspect of your stay and becoming our regular guest. Our main focus as Ovolo brand is to make everything effortless for all our guests by providing essential elements such as minibar, in-room snacks and Wi-Fi for free. As mentioned in your review, we also offer complimentary breakfast and Happy Hour for guests who...

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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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $58 - $564 (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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#32 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“ask for one with an outlook”
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“The Suite on level 5 is worth upgrading to!”
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“Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than those facing the street”
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“Book direct for breakfast option and discounts for repeat visits.”
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