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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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Steeped in history, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour was tastefully restored and thoughtfully designed with shutter-happy Instagrammers in mind, providing photo opportunities around every corner so captivating that you really need #nofilter. Originally constructed as a wool store and factory in 1888, the building still bears the original signage of its birth year, visible from the busy streets of Pyrmont. A heritage listed 90-bedroom boutique hotel as well as bar & event space, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour brings together Sydney's old world charm and contemporary design with Ovolo's service culture to offer a truly mind-blowing experience in modern hospitality. The collection of rooms each boast 3-metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, concealed uplighting, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room flaunting the colourfully commissioned pieces by celebrated local artist, Jasper Knight. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour 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? Continental breakfast*, Wi-Fi, mini bar, self-service laundry, happy hour*, 24 hour gym access? - Yep, all free.
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Full view
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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All reviews free mini bar free happy hour shoebox room darling harbour goodie bag apple tv wool store free laundry great boutique funky hotel little extras light rail continental breakfast junior suite fantastic hotel loved this hotel rooms are small
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Reviewed yesterday

From the lobby/bar entrance to the check-in staff to the included mini bar, Ovolo 1888 felt so welcoming and friendly. Bed was comfy, room was clean, breakfast was nice, and location was great as I was attending an event at ICC. Will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Back at 1888 after an insanely long time away to find that Amanda and team have totally transformed the lobby entrance and the whole bar and dining experience. Great job and so tastefully and well done. Around 200 wines to choose from which also helps...More

1  Thank T3334KWjamese
Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded yesterday

Hey James E, Whilst I was incredibly disappointed that you checked out super early resulting in me not getting to see your smiling face all is now forgiven after reading this review. I am thrilled to read that you love what we have done to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Sydney for a weekend which also happened to be our wedding anniversary. We were upgraded to a loft room which gave us more space. The free mini bar was great and restocked every day. Staff were very friendly and helpful. They even...More

1  Thank lisamE3825HA
Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded yesterday

Hey there lisamE3825HA, It's fabulous to read that you enjoyed the Ovolo difference and thanks for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with us. Thanks for your review and we hope to welcome you back again real soon. Cheers, Amanda Cottome General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mixed feelings about this hotel. Nice location but nothing was amazing enough to justify the price. Firstly the room. They are SMALL. It isn’t very well described on Expedia how small they actually are. The view was the one of an overpass so our room...More

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Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded yesterday

Oh dear Stay60752058943, I am sorry to read that you left our Hotel with mixed feelings, it is the last thing that we would have wanted for you. Some of our rooms are on the small side but we try to be super upfront about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything was amazing. The welcome, the room, the atmosphere. If you book direct you also get free happy hour, free mini-bar and breakfast. Well worth it. Great location too on Darling Harbour and a short walk into the city. Staff were so attentive and friendly...More

1  Thank Narin S
Response from Ovolo1888DarlingHarb, General Manager at Ovolo 1888 Darling HarbourResponded yesterday

Hey there Narin S, Thanks so much for stating that you love us - trust me, the feeling is mutual ;-) It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, we can't wait to welcome you back for a 2nd stay. Thank you...More

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gdwngurl
13 May 2018|
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No, I don't believe so as it's a little further away, but great spot and place all the same!
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Poli C
11 April 2018|
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7 March 2018|
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Hey there! We certainly do have lifts up to our floors but one floor has stairs. Please let us know what name you are staying under so that we can ensure that you are not allocated on this floor. Also suggest that you don't... More
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"speak nicely to the staff.... :)"
T3334KWjamese
4 days ago
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"There is a busy bar on the ground floor - so upper floors are quieter."
geoffcloud
1 week ago
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"Recommend spending a little bit more and staying in the Queen/King rooms"
731brookea
4 weeks ago
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"Book directly to get all the freebies (free breakfast, free happy hour)"
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PRICE RANGE
US$144 - US$349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
1888 Hotel Darling Harbour
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyCity WestCentral Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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