US$125 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Aug 2015 Check-out 12 Aug 2015

Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
View map of 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VI 3000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
16 reviews
Excellent for extras within a budget

Perfect spot for city laneway location. Room was compact but had everything you'd need - and the... See full review

  • KC
  • 25 Jul 2015
Funky and great value hotel

One of the best hotels I've stayed in. Free snacks, mini-bar and breakfast plus a spacious funky... See full review

  • Priscilla
  • 18 May 2015
Ovolo Laneways welcomes corporate and leisure travellers to stylish accommodations conveniently set in the Victoria capital. Apart from marvelling at must-see Melbourne attractions such as The Princess Theatre and the iconic Parliament House, vacationers can also visit Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Tourists can catch international performances and musicals at Her Majesty's Theatre nearby.
General

Ovolo Laneways provides 24-hour reception and accessible facilities for added convenience. The smoke-free hotel also offers parking and dry cleaning and guest laundry services (fees apply). Visitors can watch cricket matches at Melbourne Cricket Stadium, one kilometre from the hotel.
Location

Ovolo Laneways Hotel is located on Little Bourke Street in Melbourne central business district, near Parliament Railway Station. A trip to this part of Australia is not complete without a stop at Old Melbourne Gaol or a stroll around Treasury Gardens.
Dining

Guests at Hotel Ovolo Laneways start the day with hearty breakfast. For other dining needs, patrons can check out restaurants and bistros in the vicinity for a taste of local cuisine.
Rooms

All 43 modern rooms are outfitted with mini bar, working desk, telephone, Apple TV, iPod dock, iron/ironing board and Wi-Fi access. Some units have spa and rooftop terrace that opens to picturesque view of the city.

Ovolo Laneways Rooms

Studio Room
Our Studio contains a spacious work desk, large screen TV with FOXTEL and Apple TV, premium bathroom fittings and free high speed wireless internet, mini-bar, local phone calls and daily 'grab n go' breakfast.
Studio Suite
Our Studio Suite contains a spacious work desk, large screen TV with FOXTEL and Apple TV, separate lounge area, premium bathroom fittings and free high speed wireless Internet, mini-bar, local phone calls and daily 'grab n go' breakfast.
1 Bedroom Suite
Our 1 Bedroom Suite contains a spacious work desk, 2 large screen TVs with FOXTEL and Apple TV, separate lounge area, microwave, premium bathroom fittings and free high speed wireless Internet, mini-bar, local phone calls and daily 'grab n go' breakfast.
2 Bedroom Suite
Our 2 Bedroom Suite contains a spacious work desk, 3 large screen TV's with FOXTEL and Apple TV, large separate lounge area, premium bathroom fittings and free high speed wireless Internet, mini-bar, local phone calls and daily 'grab n go' breakfast.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Services
Childcare Service
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet in room
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

-37.8107 144.9723
Area served
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nearby airports
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is located 24km's north of the property, 20 - 30 minutes drive. Melbourne Avalon Airport is located 55km's south-west of the property, 50 - 60 minutes drive.
Area description
Ovolo Laneways is perfectly located close to many of Melbourne's great attractions. A short stroll from the Hotel will have you at Parliament House, The Princess Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, Regent Theatres, The MCG, Melbourne Tennis Centre, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.

Nearby points of interest

  • St. Peter's Church: 0.1 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.2 km
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 km
  • Chinese Museum: 0.3 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.3 km
  • Parliament House: 0.3 km
  • City Museum: 0.3 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.4 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.5 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.5 km
  • Scots Church: 0.5 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.5 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.7 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.7 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 0.1 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 0.2 km
  • Princess Theatre: 0.2 km
  • Chinese Museum: 0.3 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 0.3 km
  • Parliament House: 0.3 km
  • City Museum: 0.3 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.4 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.5 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 0.5 km
  • Scots Church: 0.5 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.5 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.7 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.7 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.7 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.7 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.7 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.8 km
  • Royal Arcade: 0.8 km
  • Federation Square: 0.9 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • Block Arcade: 0.9 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.9 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.9 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.9 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 1.1 km
  • Sunday Market: 1.1 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 1.2 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 1.2 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 1.2 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.3 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 1.3 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1.4 km
  • Eureka Tower: 1.4 km
  • Immigration Museum: 1.4 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 1.4 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 1.5 km
  • Rialto Towers: 1.5 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1.6 km
  • Animals Australia: 1.6 km
  • Observation Deck: 1.6 km
  • Crown Casino: 1.7 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 1.7 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 1.8 km

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 Laneways

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KC
Business
Sydney
25 Jul 2015

Excellent for extras within a budget

Perfect spot for city laneway location. Room was compact but had everything you'd need - and the freebies were a great and welcome touch. The only thing I would have liked was a better water pressure to actually make the most of what looked like a fantastic shower head.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NorthernRivers
Business
Lismore
4 Jun 2015

Friendly great location great quirky add ons

We found this hotel and decided on it over others due to the Free mini bar offer, free wifi and location. What could the mini bar have in it we thought. Well from the moment we arrived we were happy. The mini bar had 2 coopers ales ( not that we drank it) little organic colas ( don't drink it either ) Rose lemonade (yummo) Ginger beer (Yummo) Water bubbly and straight ( all great). There was a loot bag also which was a nice surprise, Caramello Koala, mentos, plain chips and nobbys nuts. The staff were helpful with ideas for anything. The bed was comfortable but would of liked to know about the garbage truck and noise from street, but did not really bother us as we were awake at that time. The internet was good, tv good, Tea choices fantastic. The free breakkie located at the front reception area was quirky but hubby loved the pastries and coffee. Nothing gluten free for me but plenty in Melbourne to choose. Happy hour 6 -8 was great also. Only complaint we had was we booked a limo to pick us up and were waiting in the foyer and asked the girl but it appears she presumed we were waiting on the shuttle bus and although our driver had already come inside to see if we were there she had sent him away to wait in the car, didn't even offer him the warmth of the reception area or to double check if it was us who were waiting for him. Would stay here again for sure.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Priscilla
Business
Sydney
18 May 2015

Funky and great value hotel

One of the best hotels I've stayed in. Free snacks, mini-bar and breakfast plus a spacious funky room in a great location. Will definitely be staying here 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 Laneways

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Karen V.
Business
Riddells Creek
6 Apr 2015

Funky hotel in funky end of town

Great location and fantastic room. It was comfortable, clean and modern. The staff were welcoming and friendly and there are cafes, bars and restaurants galore within a stones throw away. I wish I knew about this place earlier. Will definitely be back.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crystal113
Business
Sydney
6 Oct 2014

Always a pleasure

Love the style, sophistication and fun at Ovolo. The free-bies in the room are great and the free mini bar is an added bonus! Disappointed that the wine is no longer available in room and it wasn't replaced by another option but everything else was great! A few minor repairs required in our Studio Suite but a comfortable stay regardless. It's the second time I've been back and we will definitely visit again.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Julie L
Business
Melbourne
17 Jul 2014

Funky hotel

Enjoyed this funky hotel. Loved that everything was included.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Longrain just a few doors up is amazing modern Thai

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Moofy
Business
Bendigo, Australia
11 May 2014

Wonderful Night

Ideal position for us and the staff went out of their way to assist with any matter. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of "freebies" which came with the apartment. Loved our stay and will return in future.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

In the middle of Chinatown.

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
estheresta
Business
Singapore
28 Apr 2014

Nice little boutique hotel

Had research a few hotels within Melbourne CBD and decided to stay with Ovolo for 6 nights in their Studio Room. Pros: 1) studio room is not big but good enough for a couple if you are not too picky. 2) offer good quality complimentary bedroom slippers / laundry bag. 3) Upon check in , each room is provided with a loot bag with goodie snacks. Nice gesture ;) 4) Complimentary minibar items - water, beer, white wine, cranberry/orange juices which will be top up if consumed. 5) good quality complimentary tea selection provided in room. Coffee quality not as good as the tea though. 6) complimentary Nespresso coffee provided at the lobby throughout the day (this made up for the instant coffee quality in room :) ) 7) Free grab and go breakfast. Nice selection of croissants/scones but have to be early as it runs out pretty fast. 8) Complimentary self service laundry service on 2nd level. If you prefer professional laundry service, it is available as well but they are not cheap. 9) Complimentary high speed wifi lives up to it's name. I have no issue with connection or speed throughout my stay. 10) location is superb. Near enough to the malls/restaurant/eateries etc but far enough from the noisy/crowded area. Cons: 1) there is no on site parking. If required, you have to park your car at Wilson parking at bourke street. It is charged at aud 15 per day PER EXIT. 2) Wash basin in toilet is too small. It's difficult to even brush your teeth or wash your face without spilling water all over. 3) No bathrobe provided. 4) Bar soap is provided for shower instead of shower gel. Overall we had pleasant experience with Ovolo during our stay.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tezzabella
Business
adelaide
17 Apr 2014

Trendy hotel

Hotel is trendy in appearance. Room was clean and provided extras like free mini bar! Rooms facing adjoining alleyway is an issue when people congregate there late at night from adjoining restaurants, the mouse filters up the alleyway, thereby keeping guests awake. Staff are polite but overly friendly.

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

Business

Review of Ovolo Laneways

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Waz of oz
Business
Brisbane, QLD
8 Sep 2013

Great hotel, average bed and noisy pipes

I loved the location of this hotel right at the top of Chinatown which meant all the best and cheapest Asian cuisine was at our doorstep whilst being within walking distance of the main city shopping areas, Lygon st, and other attractions. The parliament tram stop with the free city circle line is just 2 minutes away and is a handy way to get around the city if you don't feel like shelling out for a myki card. I also loved the free nespresso coffees and sweet breakfast treats in the lobby. And unlimited softdrinks, bottled water, sol beer and lupe white wine in the mini fridge and the lovely harneys teas and herbal infusions was a super convenient feature and one less thing to worry about. The free wifi had decent bandwidth and never had issues connecting, though I did need to re login if the connection was left unused for a few hours or when I returned to the room after an outing. I was able to browse the web and upload thousands of pics to Flickr at the same time without problems. The rooms were clean, bathroom spotless and house keeping was always done without a hitch. Other features I enjoyed were the Apple TV, 42 inch LCD tv, DVD player (surprisingly i did get to use it) and the high quality Malin and goetz toiletries. There were three things i did not like. The first is the bed. The king bed was actually two single mattresses joined together. Consequently there was a hard ridge down the middle of the bed. The issue is compounded by the fact that the matresses were of different densities, meaning there was a hard side and a harder side. Aside from being hard you could also feel the springs through the mattress. It was a rather uncomfortable bed but I was able to put up with it. The second was the plumbing and the noise associated with it when guests in other rooms were utilizing their toilets, showers and basins. Each time the basins and the showers were used a very loud hissing noise of water straining through the pipes was heard. And when someone flushed the toilet on the level above it sounded like a waterfall was cascading through the wall. The noise is of course dependant on the guests above so you could be unlucky and get a flush happy clean freak with the runs. Luckily the guests upstairs did not stay most of the week as after the first night the noises stopped for a few days and then started again towards the last night of our stay. The third issue was the wash basin. Whilst I could put up with it being small, the ledge above it was placed too low making it difficult to rinse and spit after brushing your teeth. If Ovolo got these three issues sorted out it would be perfect place to stay in all respects.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Shanghai village make great tasty vegetarian dumplings and buns at super cheap prices! Dinner for two for under $20!! Walk 15-20m to Lygon st for awesome array of Italian restaurants and sublime desserts at brunetti.

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