US$142 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Feb 2016 Check-out 29 Feb 2016

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

4 stars
View map of 139 Murray Street, Sydney, NS 2009

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
24 reviews
Great Boutique Hotel

Beautiful design and very helpful staff, location close to the city but far enough away too See full review

  • Ellen M.
  • 12 Aug 2015
Lovely boutique hotel

The hotel is in a good proximity to Darling Harbour. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.... See full review

  • Robyn D.
  • 9 Jun 2015
Savvy Sydney travellers looking for a seamless fusion of comfort, convenience and class, find ideal base at the stylish and chic accommodations of 1888 Hotel. This heritage-listed boutique hotel offers easy access to popular New South Wales attractions like Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. Tourists learn about local wildlife at Taronga Zoo or stroll along The Royal Botanic Gardens after joining events at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
General
1888 Hotel provides Wi-Fi access and equipped conference facilities. Added conveniences include concierge, doctor on call, laundry facilities, safe deposit box and tour desk. During free time, vacationers buy souvenirs at Harbourside Shopping Centre.
Location
Hotel 1888 is on Murray Street, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont, near public transport stations and Sydney Fish Market. A Sydney trip is not complete without watching sporting events at Allianz Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground.
Dining
Patrons of Hotel 1888 can indulge in mouth-watering local specialties and international bestsellers at the restaurant on site. Guests have refreshing drinks at the in-house bar.
Rooms
All tastefully appointed rooms with high ceilings, beautifully exposed brick walls, iron bark beams, soundproofed windows and art pieces. Each unit comes wiht 32-inch/40-inch smart TV with media hub. Some rooms have kitchenette.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Rooms

SHAKEN
Baby get shaky, this versatile split level space gives you the freedom to create your own unique Ovolo experience - any way you want! - Private Entrance from the Street - External City Outlook - Living Area Downstairs Suitable for 8 Guests - Shake it with a Cocktail Bar and Cellar Fridge - 55" Smart TV with Apple TV - Audio Visual Input Panel - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry - Available for intimate functions and events " the possibilities are endless!
JUNIOR SUITE
Life is suuuuuite with all the extra space you need to indulge in the Ovolo experience. - Custom-made Super Comfy King Bed - External City Outlook - Lounge / Sitting Area - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Separate Bath and Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry
STIRRED
Stir your soul with panoramic city views, sun-drenched rooftop patio and all the luxurious inclusions of the modern high life. - Custom-made Super Comfy King Bed - Floor-to-ceiling Windows with External City Outlook - Rooftop Patio with Pyrmont & Darling Harbour views - Lounge area - Kitchenette and Cellar Fridge - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Naturally Lit Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont
SHOEBOX - ROOM
Perfect for the solo traveller, or those whove had one too many. - Custom-made Super Comfy Queen Bed - Mixture of Interior Design Views / External City Outlook - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 32" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry
LOFT - ROOM
before So Long, Farewell*-ing your way up to your private bedroom. - Custom-made Super Comfy King Bed in Upstairs Bedroom - Living Area Downstairs - External City Outlook - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry
KING - ROOM
Extra wiggle room on and around the bed so you can do your happy dance or impress that special someone. - Custom-made Super Comfy King Bed - Mixture of Interior Design Views / External City Outlook - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry
KING DELUXE - ROOM
When size matters ;) - Custom-made Super Comfy King Bed - Rooms with Baths may be available upon request - External City Outlook or Pot Plant Garden Views - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry
QUEEN - ROOM
Crash in style and comfort with the extra space to kick off your shoes. - Custom-made Super Comfy Queen Bed - Mixture of Interior Design Views / External City Outlook - Recycled Timber Work Stations - 40" Smart TV with Apple TV - In-Room iPad - Room Temperature Control App on iPad - Free High Speed Wi-Fi - Free Continental Breakfast - Free Mini Bar - Free In-Room Snacks - Walk-in Rain Shower - Free Daily Happy Hour - Free Local Calls - Free 24 Hour Access to Snap Fitness Pyrmont - Free Self-Laundry

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

-33.8708 151.1976
Area served
Pyrmont
Nearby airports
Kingsford Smith, (SYD), 11.00, KM, NE;
Area description
Ovolo 1888 is located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, neighbouring Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD, Sydney Fish Market, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, The Star, a wide selection of must-go bars & dining options, and the very best boutique shopping this side of the Southern Hemisphere. But really, who needs to go anywhere when your room rate already includes everything? Wi-Fi, Mini Bar, Happy Hour, Continental Breakfast, 24 Hour Gym, Self-service Laundry? " Yep, all free.

Nearby points of interest

  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.2 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.3 km
  • Star City Casino: 0.4 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.5 km
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.8 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.8 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1 km
  • General Post Office: 1 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.2 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.3 km
  • Star City Casino: 0.4 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.5 km
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.8 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.8 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1 km
  • General Post Office: 1 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.1 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.3 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1.4 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.4 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.4 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.4 km
  • Parliament House: 1.4 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.4 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.5 km
  • University of Technology: 1.5 km
  • Belmore Park: 1.5 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.5 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.5 km
  • Customs House: 1.6 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.6 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.9 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.9 km
  • Government House: 2 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 2.1 km
  • University of Sydney: 2.1 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 2.2 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 2.7 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.8 km
  • Wentworth Park: 2.9 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 3.3 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 3.3 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 3.7 km

Dining

Lo Lounge
A signature at all Ovolo Hotels, the Lo Lounge is a sleek multipurpose social area designed for hotel guests to work, network or simply kick back and relax. Ready to serve 24-hours a day " guests can grab coffee in the morning, take in all-day nibbles and refreshments, and from 5-7pm Lo Lounge opens up for Free Happy Hour with free-flow wine, beers, spirits and canaps! It is a great chance for guests to socialise with like-minded global travellers or chat with the hotel team in a relaxed environment. Having a big night out with friends? Get into the mood with pre-drinks at Lo Lounge complemented by a wide variety of mouth-watering shareable platters available " also perfect to satisfy your hunger while you wait for that one friend thats always late!

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Private spaces are available for intimate functions, meetings, cocktail parties and private dining. Choose from Day Delegate or Function packages, or let us custom-plan a unique event just for you. All event spaces have dedicated AV equipment. B.I.G. Located on the ground level of the hotel, the B.I.G. is a unique conference room for those who believe Business Is Good. Featuring large windows with an abundance of natural light, projector wall and snacks of all sorts, it is an exceptional hub for meetings, brainstorming, entertaining, press events, workshops, photo shoots, sales presentations and more. Capacity Cocktail: 30pax Boardroom: 14pax

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carlton B.
Business
N/A
25 Aug 2015

Boutique, Friendly & Central

The website failed to inform me that there was building work going on at the hotel, although the hotel said that they had informed all their partners, which initially worried me, and I was a little disappointed as the bar area looked very inviting in the photos. However, the outstanding customer service, nice fresh rooms and central location at a very reasonable rate more than made up for it. Actually the early morning wake up call got me moving quicker! I've marked the overall experience down, purely on the building work, looking forward to staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ellen M.
Couples
Melbourne
12 Aug 2015

Great Boutique Hotel

Beautiful design and very helpful staff, location close to the city but far enough away too

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rosco
Couples
Kalamunda
19 Jun 2015

Darling Harbour wedding

The 1888 Hotel was perfectly located for our visit to Sydney for a wedding with a harbour reception. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is a quaintly refurbished warehouse, and is nicely appointed. Our room was on the top (4th) floor and, although a tad small, was comfortable and clean. We did notice the noise from passing traffic on Pyrmont St.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robyn D.
Couples
Forster
9 Jun 2015

Lovely boutique hotel

The hotel is in a good proximity to Darling Harbour. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our king room was more than adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chris G.
Business
N/A
3 May 2015

Tried a new place

Perfect experience and very classy. Lovely and charming.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Den A
Couples
cres monash
6 Apr 2015

An unsung find

This hotel met all our expectations in relation to location and amenities. It's close proximity to the Light Rail Station, Darling Harbour and Sydney City meant that we could leave our car at home while not being disturbed by traffic and noise. The hotel has taken advantage of a historic building which has been modernised but still retains the ambience of a time gone by. Staff were very friendly and accommodating to our every need while meals were basic but delicious

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Constant Traveller 77
Couples
Parkville
10 Mar 2015

Convenient location

Although a small room almost everything one could expect was provided. The location was great if you want to go to the Maritime Museum (we did) and dining options were not far away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
anne m.
Couples
Sydney
3 Mar 2015

Weekend in the city

The hotel was great! The best breakfast ever. The staff were wonderful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dasha
Couples
runaway bay
19 Feb 2015

Hidden Gem

Great place to stay, quirky clean, fresh and plenty to do

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
spjbear
Couples
nsw
2 Oct 2014

couple's week off

Fantastic hotel, very boutique like. Great location, staff and facilities. Would recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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