Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
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2017

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

139 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, 2009
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    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Reviews

    9.0
    Exceptional
    /10
    (422 reviews)See what guests said
    9.5
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 97% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

    Things you'll love

    • 930 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Darling Harbour330 m
  • Sydney Aquarium & Sydney Wildlife World570 m
  • Queen Victoria Building890 m
  • Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK1.12 km
  • Circular Quay1.8 km
  • The Rocks1.82 km
  • Sydney Opera House2.41 km
  • Sydney Harbour4.97 km
  • Bondi Beach7.69 km
  • Manly Beach12.26 km
  • Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center1.5km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
    Distance to airport7.6 km

    Rooms available at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Penthouse Suite
    Penthouse Suite
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    • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
    • City view
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    Suite
    Suite
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    • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
    • Street view
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    King
    King
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Loft
    Loft
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Queen
    Queen
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 queen bed
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    King Deluxe
    King Deluxe
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 king bed
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    Shoebox
    Shoebox
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Room Selected at Check In
    Room Selected at Check In
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    Grand Suite(stirred)
    Grand Suite(stirred)
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    • Shower
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    What to eat nearby

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    1888 Hotel Eatery & Bar
    10 m Australian, Gluten Free
    Yots Cafe
    170 m Australian, Cafe, Seafood
    Rob's Cafe
    300 m Australian, Cafe
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    The Ternary
    30 m Asian, Australian, Gluten Free
    Reantong
    140 m Asian, Thai
    Thai Foon Restaurant
    150 m Asian, Thai
    Cafe
    Cafe
    Chocolateria San Churro
    150 m Cafe
    Cafe Nescafe
    550 m Cafe
    Chinese Garden Teahouse
    650 m Cafe, Chinese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (422)Booking.com Reviews (962)
    9.0
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities9.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.7
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from Australia
    Business traveler
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    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.

    Reviewed April 30, 2019

    Hey Richard, Thanks for coming to stay with us! See you next time. Cheers Tanya

    Responded July 08, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maria from Australia
    Couple
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    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.

    Reviewed November 28, 2018

    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

    Responded November 30, 2018
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maree from Australia
    Couple
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    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.

    Reviewed April 13, 2019

    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

    Responded May 15, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Penelope from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Queen
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    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.

    Reviewed February 25, 2019

    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

    Responded March 06, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    9.6
    Exceptional
    sayjin from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    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.

    Reviewed October 10, 2018

    Hey Sayjin, can't wait to see you on your next visit to Sydney! Erin, Guest Relations Manager

    Responded November 25, 2018
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

    Superb”

    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.

    Reviewed September 20, 2018

    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

    Responded January 29, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kang from Australia
    Couple
    Queen
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    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.

    Reviewed June 12, 2018

    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

    Responded February 09, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ivan from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    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!

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

    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

    Responded January 11, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    3.6
    Suzi from Australia
    Business traveler
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Stop over”

    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!!

    Reviewed December 29, 2018

    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

    Responded January 29, 2019
    Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
    8.8
    Excellent
    LAIMING from China
    Business traveler
    Queen
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

    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.

    Reviewed March 11, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Mark from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

    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.

    Reviewed November 21, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maria from Australia
    Couple
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    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.

    Reviewed November 12, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from Singapore
    Couple
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    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!

    Reviewed June 18, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ditta from Indonesia
    Couple
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    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.

    Reviewed May 07, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Adelyn from Malaysia
    Couple
    King
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Thoughtful hotel ”

    Well mannered front desk staff, free snacks and drinks at the lobby and room and comfortable and clean room

    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!

    Reviewed December 15, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    YungChang from Australia
    Business traveler
    Shoebox
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    stylish and clean, surprising welcome gift ”

    location, fashion, and good service

    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.

    Reviewed October 22, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Dominic from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Great Atmosphere”

    The atmosphere, the design, the free everything & the happy hour

    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.

    Reviewed September 24, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Mary from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

    Affordable Luxury”

    Modern Interiors, Location, Cleaniliness

    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.

    Reviewed July 08, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    marc from France
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    great boutique hotel”

    location, original and value

    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.

    Reviewed February 23, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ben from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

    Chic hotel in Sydney ”

    Friendly, Boutique, Location

    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.

    Reviewed May 25, 2014
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    • Darling Harbour
    • Town Hall Railway Station is within 0.92 km