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Lovely hotel that is within easy walking distance of Darling Harbor-they have complimentary snack bars, laundry, and the list goes on-the staff has been great-very accommodating and the interior is very intimate with interesting art and fixtures-I would absolutely stay here again

Location was fantastic. Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Free mini bar and free snack box.

Very stylish, very friendly staff 🙂, great location, we loved it ❤️

Great experience, not a bad word to say. Excellent everything, I’d recommend it to anyone

I enjoyed my stay at Ovolos Darling Harbour. It has great locations! It’s older building which was remodeled beautifully (very stylish and smart) and probably has one of best amenities (free snacks, drinks from room minibar in refrigerator whichc gets refilled daily and umbrella which came handy as it rained one of days i stayed in sydney). Staffs are very friendly and provided free printer access at front as well!

Wonderful property with lots of charm and access to public transport in walking distance. Many cafes and restaurants nearby and the staff was delightful.

This is a hard hotel to review. In many ways we really liked it -- fun and trendy, friendly staff, nice breakfast -- but there were also some issues with our stay. I would not recommend the loft room -- at least not during winter. It's a fun layout, but the temperature regulation is terrible. When heat is needed, the upstairs loft is too warm and the downstairs is too cold. The difference is several degrees. We could never really get the downstairs thermostat warmer than 18C. With the bulk of the hot air seeming to go upstairs, overheating the loft. I don't think this would be as much of an issue in warmer weather when the AC is on and heat naturally rises. It seems to be the setup of the vents causing the problem. We also received a 5:30am wake-up call our first night that we had not requested. That really defeats the number one criteria of a good hotel stay -- a good night's sleep -- but I'm assuming that's an unfortunate mix-up not likely to happen again. Overall, we'd still recommend the hotel, but not the loft room.

Great location. 5 min walk to Darling Harbour, 30 min light rail/train to airport (very easy), access to commuter ferries, and cheap for Uber to get around. Clean hotel, free happy hour, snacks all day, breakfast in the morning, on-site self-laundry (they'll swap loads for you if you ask), the comfiest bed of ANY hotel I've ever stayed at, a courtesy umbrella in your room (which came in useful on several occasions), modern facilities, and the list goes on.

Great hotel for staff and clientele plus room and food quality.

I stand for 4 days on a business trip. It's a great non-conventional hotel with lots of included goodies. Ask what's the shortest path to Darling Harbor :)

I really enjoyed my stay there. Friendly and helpful staff! Great location to get around the harbour but not to the point of being so much in the middle of things that it was noisy or uncomfortable to relax. I recommend this hotel to anyone.

The 1888 far exceeded our expectations, which were quite high. We arrived several hours before check-in (because of an early international flight), and though the hotel wasn't ready for us to take a room, the staff members escorted us to a space where we could clean up and change after our 15-hour flight. They provided us with maps, bus passes and great directions on how to navigate the city. They even suggested neighborhoods we might be interested in visiting. The room was immaculate and trendy, the bed wonderfully comfortable, and the iPad a nice touch. The location is extremely convenient we were able to walk or take a bus nearly everywhere we wanted to go. It would have been nice to have a fitness facility in the hotel, but its absence didn't detract from the experience. Should we ever return to Sydney, I don't think we'd even consider staying anywhere but the 1888.

Hotel is very modern and the design is cool. Rooms are of a bit small (stayed in Queen room), but they get the job done. Nice bathrooms. Wifi was a pain as there are individual login IDs and passwords for each devise - seems there are better ways to manage. No workout centre but restaurant and lounge is nice. Just a 5 minute walk from Darling Harbour.

Had a great time . Rachael at the front desk was a legend. Bed was super comfy . Hotel is very chic and well designed out of the old wool factory . It is a little bit of a walk to the " rocks " area where the bridge climb is .45 mins . Loved the clear elevator .

Great hotel in a really good area with excellent staff and quality of accommodation.

This is a really well located hotel, with very friendly staff and the rooms are well appointed and spotless, as well as very comfortable. Highly recommended!

My wife and I stayed here recently and really enjoyed the hotel. The staff were excellent. The service was excellent. The room was awesome. We would love to stay here again.

i loved my stay in this hotel. it is very carefully designed. Every detail inside is interesting, contemporary and fun. The color scheme, the furniture, the rooms, have a perfect match. It is also very comfortable. Our breakfast there was also delicious. Every room has an Ipad with all the information you need to get around and enjoy your visit to Sydney.

PRETTY IMPRESSIVE GREAT LOCATION NICE STAFF COMFORTABLE AND CLEAN ROOM

139 Murray Street Pyrmont NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to International Convention Centre Sydney and Sydney Town Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Darling Harbour, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is adjacent to International Convention Centre Sydney and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Australian National Maritime Museum. This 90-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 90 soundproofed rooms feature free minibar items, iPads, and electric kettles. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is AUD 42.00 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Stirred

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

King Deluxe

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Shaken

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Queen Room

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

Everyone (7) Couples (9) Business (1) Family (3) Other (1) Friends (2)
5
Partner Couples Friends

Lovely hotel that is within easy walking distance of Darling Harbor-they have complimentary snack bars, laundry, and the list goes on-the staff has been great-very accommodating and the interior is very intimate with interesting art and fixtures-I would absolutely stay here again

By on Feb 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2020

Hi There Anonymous, Thank you for your fabulous feedback, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to share this with our teams. We hope to see you again soon, Shani

5
Partner Couples

Location was fantastic. Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Free mini bar and free snack box.

By on Dec 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2019

Hi Anonymous, So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks, Shani

5
Family Family

Very stylish, very friendly staff 🙂, great location, we loved it ❤️

By on Feb 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

Hey Anon, thanks so much for the lovely review :) we love 5/5!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2019

Howdy Anon, Thanks so much for your 5/5 we love the 5s!

5
Everyone

Great experience, not a bad word to say. Excellent everything, I’d recommend it to anyone

By on Mar 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2018

Hey there, wowee - thanks for the awesome review! We will see you again soon :)

5

friendly staff and best amenities

Everyone

I enjoyed my stay at Ovolos Darling Harbour. It has great locations! It’s older building which was remodeled beautifully (very stylish and smart) and probably has one of best amenities (free snacks, drinks from room minibar in refrigerator whichc gets refilled daily and umbrella which came handy as it rained one of days i stayed in sydney). Staffs are very friendly and provided free printer access at front as well!

By , from los angeles on Feb 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2018

Hey K, cheers for the glowing review! We love our old property, it's definitely a charmer ;) glad to hear you enjoyed the freebies, and the brolly came in handy during Sydney's wild weather! We look forward to seeing you again soon, have a shiny happy day!

5

charming hotel near darling harbour.

Everyone

Wonderful property with lots of charm and access to public transport in walking distance. Many cafes and restaurants nearby and the staff was delightful.

By on Dec 29, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 11, 2017

Hey there, Thank you so much for such an awesome review, we love our quirky décor too. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and the staff made a good impression, hopefully you can come back again soon. Kind Regards Noleen Assistant Manager

3

fun and trendy but with issues

Everyone

This is a hard hotel to review. In many ways we really liked it -- fun and trendy, friendly staff, nice breakfast -- but there were also some issues with our stay. I would not recommend the loft room -- at least not during winter. It's a fun layout, but the temperature regulation is terrible. When heat is needed, the upstairs loft is too warm and the downstairs is too cold. The difference is several degrees. We could never really get the downstairs thermostat warmer than 18C. With the bulk of the hot air seeming to go upstairs, overheating the loft. I don't think this would be as much of an issue in warmer weather when the AC is on and heat naturally rises. It seems to be the setup of the vents causing the problem. We also received a 5:30am wake-up call our first night that we had not requested. That really defeats the number one criteria of a good hotel stay -- a good night's sleep -- but I'm assuming that's an unfortunate mix-up not likely to happen again. Overall, we'd still recommend the hotel, but not the loft room.

By , from Chicago, IL on Jul 31, 2016

5

a hidden gem in darling harbour

Everyone

Great location. 5 min walk to Darling Harbour, 30 min light rail/train to airport (very easy), access to commuter ferries, and cheap for Uber to get around. Clean hotel, free happy hour, snacks all day, breakfast in the morning, on-site self-laundry (they'll swap loads for you if you ask), the comfiest bed of ANY hotel I've ever stayed at, a courtesy umbrella in your room (which came in useful on several occasions), modern facilities, and the list goes on.

By , from Durham, NC on Mar 21, 2016

5

nice hotel within walking distance of sydney sight

Everyone

Great hotel for staff and clientele plus room and food quality.

By on Mar 1, 2016

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
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