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4.8 out of 5

"Lovely friendly hotel close to the Pyrmont bridge for easy access to Darling Harbour and the centre of Sydney. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour puts you in the heart of Pyrmont, steps from International Convention Centre Sydney and within a 10-minute stroll of Australian National Maritime Museum. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, iPads and LCD TVs.

All 90 soundproofed rooms feature cable TV, free local calls and free bottled water. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide free refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Additionally, safes, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are available.

Mister Percy is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour fitness centre and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Darling Harbour hotel, attractions include Sydney Town Hall and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

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Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$176 per night

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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour ratings based on 494 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 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 1888 Darling Harbour

Everyone (269) Couples (210) Business (3) Family (10)
5 out of 5
Ovolo was such a fantastic place to stay I've already decided to go back for my birthday later this year. There were so many small helpful touches. Every convenience you might want was provided for. There was an international power point adapter, the mirror in the bathroom didn't fog up, there was a little bag of snacks and a free mini bar. Better yet, the staff were incredibly helpful, fun and friendly. Ovolo is beautifully decorated, so much so that we decided not to explore Darling Harbour and to have breakfast at their own restaurant, just to enjoy the view. The ONE little tiny thing that I would have liked would be a hot chocolate option in the rooms (but the tea and coffee provided was very nice).

Posted by , from Wollongong on 31 Mar. 2019

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1 May 2019 by Tanya

Hey Nikky, WOWSER a great review. Thanks so much for your super review. Please let me know when you are coming so that we can look after you. Cheers,

5 out of 5
We were very impressed with the customer service of all staff.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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6 Mar. 2019 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Anon, thanks so much for the review :)

5 out of 5
Beautiful design, very friendly staff, cool bar downstairs

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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17 Feb. 2019 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Anon, wowee thanks so much for the lovely 5/5! Hope to see you back again soon :)

5 out of 5
staff were very helpful and nice. The decor was great and the place has a very nice vibe

Posted by , from Brisbane AU on 16 Feb. 2019

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17 Feb. 2019 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Manesh, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review :) I'm glad to read the staff were helpful & that you loved our interiors, hope to welcome you back again soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2019

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29 Jan. 2019 by Michaela

Hi there, Thanks for the awesome feedback. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

5 out of 5
Nice Hotel with a unique character, great location. Friendly staff.

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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10 Jan. 2019 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Anon, thanks for leaving us a lovely review and for the perfect 5/5 :) hope to see you back again soon!

5 out of 5
lovely hotel, great spot, friendly staff & free mini Bar

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2018

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16 Dec. 2018 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Anon, thanks for the perfect 5/5! Can't wait to welcome you back again soon :)

5 out of 5
Clean hotel facilities and room with very helpful staff. The hotel itself is very funky and cool.

Posted by , from Tura Beach on 19 Nov. 2018

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23 Nov. 2018 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Sakas, thanks so much for the lovely review :) can't wait to have you back again soon!

4 out of 5
Very friendly and attentive staff. Great breakfasts at reasonable rate.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 16 Nov. 2018

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18 Nov. 2018 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Alan, thanks so much for the review :) glad to hear our staff made your stay - can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

5 out of 5
The Staff location and room were excellent. Ovolo have a very different take on running a hotel and their open friendly manner was refreshing. The only negative was the memory foam of the bed was sagging making for an uncomfortable nights sleep.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 Nov. 2018

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12 Nov. 2018 by Erin, Guest Relations Manager

Hey Jeff, sorry to hear about your mattress - could you let me know the room so I can get our Housekeeping and Maintenance to fix this up! Glad to hear you like our style, we're definitely different from the cookie cutter usual hotel ;) hope to see you again soon!

About the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Location 139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 333 square feet (31 square metres). A 24-hour fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Pyrmont hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 333 sq ft of conference space
  • 31 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1888
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (18.1 km / 11.3 mi)
  • Train station: Exhibition Centre Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Metro station: Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour offers 90 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPads and free minibar items. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • iPad
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than more than 10 rooms or for stays exceeding 20 consecutive nights. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

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 credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Fees

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 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 42.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Ovolo 1888 Hotel
  • Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
  • Ovolo 1888

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.