930 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||1.5km|
|Nearest airport||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|Distance to airport||7.6 km|
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is the perfect choice. The hotel is just 1.8 miles away from the city center, and it normally takes about 30 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, and express check-in/check-out.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is home to 90 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as Internet access, air conditioning, and heating. Located within Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is Mister Percy - a wine bar and kitchen with eclectic vintage decor offering Coastal Mediterranean shared style food and pinchos. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Sydney.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
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Wow factor is huge!”
I loved my stay at Ovolo 1888 - this property is just beautiful with so many features the old guard hotels could learn from. The restaurant was excellent with some lovely wines and great meals. I am very disappointed that my stay was only for one night. I look forward to heading back another time.
Hey Richard, Thanks for coming to stay with us! See you next time. Cheers Tanya
Nice modern hotel”
The hotel is wonderful. We got a small shoebox room but it was enough and it had all the things we need in a hotel. The hotel is close to the ICC which is great. It's not in the city centre but it is still close to shops, restaurants and parks. Have stayed here a lot of times now. Staff are always friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean.
Hey Maria, I'm so glad to read that you liked our staff and the rooms ;) the shoeboxes are cozy, but they sure pack a punch with the free minibar and all the little extras! Can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Erin, Guest Relations Manager
Six star all the way!”
This place is amazing. I really love, love, LOVE their business model. Our room was small but extremely functional - it was obvious that quite a bit of thought had gone in to it. I appreciated the refillable pump packs of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and hand wash rather than the small, wasteful packs you usually get. Everything in the mini bar (including all alcohol, chips, nuts and confectionary) was free and who doesn't like a freebie????? There was a choice of a buffet or hot breakfast and excellent coffee. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was only 5 minutes walk from Darling Harbour and 10 minutes walk from the Lyric Theatre. On top of that, there were jars of lollies around the hotel which you could help yourself to. We will definitely be staying there again.
Hi Maree, WOW what a wonderful review have given us for your April stay! I am sorry about my late reply for some reason your feedback has just arrived today! see you next time. Cheers Tanya
Friendly, convenient hotel”
Everything has been thought of when converting this building into a hotel. Very good design. Quiet rooms but near Darling Harbour. Friendly, helpful staff. Well furnished and spotlessly clean. Good breakfast.
Hey Penelope, wowee thanks so much for the lovely review :) so glad to read you had a great stay and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Erin, Guest Relations Manager
a nice hotel”
kind staffs, good location close to the darling harbour(but a little dangerous at night), and housekeeping every day. i will stay there again if another visit sydney, and would like to recommend my family/friends stay there.
Hey Sayjin, can't wait to see you on your next visit to Sydney! Erin, Guest Relations Manager
A truly brilliant stay at the hotel! A very warm welcome from all of the staff. A special mention for Tilley who not only after a few days was able to upgrade us but throughout the stay was not only kind and efficient but was able to help us with car rental issues. Thanks Tilley you made all the difference to our stay.
Hi there Peter! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll make sure to pass on your comments to Tilly - I'm sure she'll love them! Hopefully we'll see you next time. Michaela
The type of accommodation where you do not want to leave the room.”
We highly recommend Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney. We took advantage of the low-season offer. Great value. Love the Free Minibar and Loot Bag. Alexa keep use entertained. Thank you for the wonderful and memorable stay.
Hey Kang, so glad to hear you loved your stay so much you wanted to move in ;) we can't wait to have you back with us again soon for a staycation! Erin, Guest Relations Manager
Super love! ”
The minute I walked into the hotel, everything was warm and nice. Receptionist was friendly and helpful. Check in was fast! The room was clean. Everything in the mini bar (including alcohols) were FREE! Complimentary bottled water. Then you get free flow candies and infused water in the lobby! Love the design of the hotel too! What more can you ask! Thank you for making our stay a pleasant one!
Hey Ivan, thanks so much for taking the time leave us such a lovely review! So glad to read you loved the signature Ovolo freebies and lobby refreshments ;) we can't wait to have you back with us! Erin, Guest Relations Manager
Miss leading info! Book with Bath 🛁 and get nothing & + Mike - Reception, extra double up charged on my credit card for the hotel that already prepaid through Agoda. Very disappointed!! Just be aware of this Hotel!! To good to be true. Rip off!!
Hi there Suzi, Thanks so much for taking the time out to share your experience with us. At Ovolo, we appreciate all feedback the good, the bad and the ugly as it helps us to identify areas of the business that require refining and development. In regards to the bath tub, as much as we try to manage guest expectations by clearly stating on our own website which rooms do and which do not contain bath tubs, from time to time there are unauthorized listings of our product online that we have no control over. Sometimes these listings can be less than clear. Should you come back to stay with us again, we are always more than happy to try an accommodate any bath tub requests! Michaela
Good location, nice boutique hotel”
Location of the hotel is great, not far from city center but not too close at the same time, quiet at night and early morning. Staff is helpful and friendly. The design of the hotel is top notch, just like all other Ovolo hotels, room is decent size and very functional. They also throw in small surprises to the guest, such as free mini bar that brings the overall experience to the next level.
Great option in Pyrmont”
This is my first time staying at Ovolo and it won't be the last, as I often come to Sydney on business. I have always stayed at the Novotel across the road before but I managed to get this hotel at comparable rates, as I booked a few weeks in advance. The staff are really fantastic - very helpful and friendly. The room (I booked a Queen) was small-ish but absolutely fine. I was able to work from the desk for a few hours every night. I wouldn't have wanted to be in a smaller sized room though, as I was there for 4 nights. The restaurant was great, although the menu was relatively limited for room service. Location was perfect for my needs but it's very close to Darling Harbour and the bridge taking you into the main city area. Really happy with my stay and I would definitely book again.
Great place to stay”
The hotel is a very nice modern looking hotel. The attendant at reception was very lovely and friendly. She was very helpful. The room was small but inviting and it had everything you needed. We enjoyed our stay.
Wonderful Ovolo 1888”
Ovolo 1888 is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel. From the outside, it looks like any other joint. Step in and you'll be amazed by its classy industrial interior. The room we had on the second level is a little small, but everything inside is efficiently organised. Quite a number of freebies from the room as well. This is something we found unique. We had breakfast and while it was simple, it was truly wholesome. Overall, we found Ovolo 1888 to be a place where one can find warmth and comfort!
Superb Facilities,Value for Money”
You'll find so many things are free,it's the whole package of what this hotel offers : wifi,both lounge (lobby) & in-room snacks+drinks, free flow drink 5-7pm. The only thing that bothered me only it takes a long walk to get to the nearest station.
Thoughtful hotel ”
Clearly a hotel that has it's guests at the core of everything it does ... From the free snacks and drinks at the lobby, well mannered front desk personnel, well laid out bed room, free snacks and drinks at the minibar, and daily happy hour in the evening. Other than the annoying noise which came from the next door building, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would totally recommend it to all our friends!
stylish and clean, surprising welcome gift ”
was staying in 1888 hotel for 2 nights . this hotel is in a historical building with modern decoration. welcome gift bag was supplied in the room with warm greetings. Free happy hour and mini bar drinks makes this stay unforgettable.
What a great place. They put "hospitality" back into hotels and have made a hotel that is actually a social place where you might meet and mingle with people who are all enjoying a drink in the lobby during happy hour. I would definitely stay here again and again if I come back to Sydney.
We love the hotel's modern-vintage concept and how it was able to completely restore an old ship warehouse. The location is just perfect for tourists who wants to explore the city while enjoying good and accessible restaurants along Darling Harbour (located just across) and the wet market for fresh catch seafood (located just a few meters away). For couples who want to enjoy a comfortable and pleasurable trip without breaking their credit card,this is the best hotel.
great boutique hotel”
This hotel has a good location, only 30 mns from the Airport, and 3 train station from Central. With a direct access to Darling Harbor. The staff is very friendly, the food is good, and the room is clean. That building was a factory and the actual hotel has conserved the spirit. It might surprise you at first but later on it really brings something different. Very good value for Sydney.
Chic hotel in Sydney ”
I told myself that I should experience 1888 hotel when I saw the news of this instagram themed hotel. Having stayed in a couple of boutique hotels and also an instagram junkie, all the most I should try this property. With a few minutes walk to the Convention center Light Rail station, 1888 hotel is pretty accessible and darling harbour is just next to the hotel. Converted from an old building, the design of the lobby is very modern and contemporary, with a touch of historic feel like traces of torn walls and bare walls, which can be found in both the lobby and the rooms. Love the layout of the lobby, and every corner in the lobby is a good choice for photography. Check in was fast with the help of friendly frontdesk staff from Italy. Love her passion towards helping me in introducing places to go around the hotel precinct. I'd gotten a loft room and the design was lovely. The bed on the upper deck was soft and comfortable, but it's a tad too soft for my liking. It's a pity that there wasn't many channels for my to choose from other than the local channels. But the free wifi is good enough to keep me updated with information I need. Lovely boutique hotel to check out if you want something different from the usual business hotels offered in the city.