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4.7 out of 5

"Excellent hotel! Staff are super friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome every time you walk in. Lolly bar, coffee, minibar and nightly drinks ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 04 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Melbourne awaits you at Ovolo Laneways. You'll find Princess Theatre a few steps away and Melbourne Central within a 15-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Melbourne Central Business District hotel include Melbourne Cricket Ground and University of Melbourne.

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$245* Per night/room 15 Aug. - 16 Aug.

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ovolo Laneways ratings based on 422 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ovolo Laneways

Everyone (224) Couples (139) Business (3) Family (49) Other (1)
5 out of 5
Excellent hotel! Staff are super friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome every time you walk in. Lolly bar, coffee, minibar and nightly drinks all included and a wonderful extra which makes this one of best stays in Melbourne. Location to the Princess theatre was also great as as we were seeing a show. Back into the room not 1minute after leaving our seats. Would definitely stay again! Only small downside is that parking is not that convenient. Not bad, just a bit of a walk. Not enough to deter me from staying here again though!

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2022

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21 Jun. 2022 by Team Laneways

OMG Scott! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a fab review! We can't wait to have you back! XOXO

5 out of 5
The location is perfect for a Melbourne weekend getaway. The restaurants nearby are fabulous and the hotel is in the perfect location to see a show at the Princess Theatre. It's just a few minutes walk to trams and trains so getting around is easy. The staff at the Ovolo were fun and helpful. Overall our stay was hassle free and fun. We will be back on our next trip to Melbourne.

Posted by on 3 May 2022

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3 May 2022 by Team Laneways

OMG Pamela! SO glad you enjoyed your trip and stay with us! We can't wait to welcome you back XOXO

5 out of 5
Location was excellent. Plenty of public transport and walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2022

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30 Apr. 2022 by Team Laneways

OMG Tracy!! Thank you so much! We hope you visit us again! XOXO

5 out of 5
Great funky hotel in an excellent location. Will definitely be back.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2022

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3 Apr. 2022 by Team Laneways

OMG Mark! Thanks so much! Can't wait to have you back!! XOXO

5 out of 5
Location and staff are friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2022

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18 Feb. 2022 by Team Laneways

OMG Sean! Thanks so much for your fab review! We look forward to seeing you agaiN! XOXO

4 out of 5
I loved the access to coffee machine 24/7, the location was excellent, walking distance to great restaurants like Hochi Mama, great bars like Longsong, really comfy beds and amazing shower. Ideally would have gym on site not on Lonsdale Street and access to Netflix/Stan/Binge.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2022

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19 Jan. 2022 by Team Laneways

Hey Amanda, thanks so much for leaving feedback! We love our location too! It'd be nice to have a gym onsite however we're just a bit too small for one! Our Apple TV also access' Netflix/Stan/Binge so I do apologise that you weren't able to access it. We hope to see you again though!

4 out of 5
The staff were very accommodating when requesting a late checkout, unfortunately due to staffing shortages the room wasn’t ready upon arrival. The free mini bar and ‘happy hour’ is a great idea and we’ll received. Although the room was fairly clean and tidy, mould in the silicone in the shower was easily noticeable and somewhat off putting.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2022

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7 Jan. 2022 by Bridget & Team Laneways

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time for leaving a review! We do apologise the room wasn't ready on arrival - we're usually very good at having the room ready for arrival. We love our free perks too! Thanks for letting us know about the bathroom - we'll get right on it! Take care and we hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
You can’t get a better location for the Princess Theatre, Chinatown and laneway bars and restaurants.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2021

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19 Dec. 2021 by Team Laneways

WOW! Paul thank you so much for your kind review! We think our location is pretty good too ;) Would you mind sharing Ovolo Laneways experience on Trip Advisor? We look forward to seeing you again soon!!! XOXO

3 out of 5
Great location, friendly staff Room needed an update.

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2021

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11 Dec. 2021 by Flynn

Thanks for your review and feedback Greg:-) We're happy our staff we're friendly and you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back in the future:-)

5 out of 5
Fantastic location, kids loved the free lolly bar. Plenty of room for all 4 of us to have our own space in the room. Off site parking a block away that was super cheap for the weekend. Fabulous friendly staff were welcoming and caring. Will definitely stay again

Posted by on 15 Nov. 2021

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15 Nov. 2021 by Team Laneways

Hey Michele, Thank you so much for this fantastic review! we think we are pretty fabulous as well. We would love to have such great guests back in! Cant wait to welcome you back! Love Team Laneways

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the family-friendly Ovolo Laneways. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Melbourne hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Deli
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Train station: Southern Cross Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Parliament Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ovolo Laneways offers 42 accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

The credit card presented at check-in should be the same card used at time of booking. If the credit card holder is not on the reservation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival to confirm identification

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Children stay free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 12
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 20 per day
  • Offsite parking fee: AUD 20 per day (1.2 mi away; open 24 hours)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Ovolo
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.