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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was a real treat right from the start to the welcome you get by the staff, to the architecture, the respect for an old building and the little extras that make a stay extraordinary. It may not be right in the center of the city but I think that is a bonus because it gives you access to so many options. We were able to watch the beautiful boats in the harbor next door. Being there on a certain weekend we were treated to a free concert by Sony raising awareness for youth cancer. Australian music celebrities everywhere. Beautiful to listen to. We were able to walk through the botanical gardens ( well worth a visit by the way) or along the harbour path. We also caught a bus a short walk away that took us to Paddington and onto Bondi and the coast walk. You can walk to the station for access all over Sydney even the airport and of course the fantastic ferry terminal where you can see it all. Those views - priceless! The room in the hotel had a gorgeous city view. if you like high tech it has it all. As an older person i found it fascinating but enjoyed playing around and discovering the benefits. The free mini bar, the breakfast included, the daily happy hour - everything adds up to make this a special place. They have put all the ingredients together and created a perfect recipe. Yes it might be on the more expensive side by hey you do get what you pay for. Well worth it. Thanks to everyone that made our stay extra special. Do hope to return.

Room Tip: Third floor view of the city. doors that open
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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David_Sude, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hey Travellynnie,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. You would have had a prime spot from your room for the Sony foundation concert. Such a great event!

I am really glad you had an awesome time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Ovolo.

Cheers,

David Sude
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This hotel is one in a million. As you walk into the foyer you know you're somewhere special. This hotel is cool, funky and sexy. My girlfriend and I wanted a weekend away and stayed in a suite on the 5th floor. These rooms spacious, well equipped, fun and had cool decor. Every little detail had been thought of and free mini bar is a big plus. My whole stay was easy, with the nice staff, free happy hour drinks and a healthy breakfast in the morning. Location is good with the CBD being a short walk and a range of good restaurants to choose from as your doorstop. If its a romantic weekend away in Sydney or somewhere to stay while on holiday this hotel is a must.

  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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David_Sude, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hey Lindsaytravel79,

Thank you for the epic review! Very happy to read that you and your AWESOME friend had a great time at the hotel.

Linds, I hope we get to welcome you back again very soon at the hotel.

Cheers,

David Sude
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great location in Sydney. Walking distance to all sights and city center.

Our room on the 5th floor had a good size, was comfortable and cosy. The minibar and the happy hour were included in the price. Nice offer by the hotel. The room was clean.

Unfortunately it was very loud on the 2nd night by a wedding on the ground floor. As a result, we had to change the room at night. That should not happen at this price.

Some loud music in the lobby can be very annoying! The Service could have been more friendly. The breakfast is not as one would expect in a 5 star hotel. The service there is even quite poor!

Overall, everything seems a bit uncoordinated! Luke, manager, tried very hard to make our stay comfortable!

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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David_Sude, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hey Urlauberin_30,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review relating to your stay with us. I am sorry your stay wasn't as amazing as what it should have been. Rest assured that we take all feedback very seriously and always work towards fixing any issues.

I hope we get the chance to welcome you again at the hotel sometime soon.

Regards,

David Sude
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Have stayed at the Ovolo in Woolloomooloo twice in 2017 and can't speak highly enough of it -- I have recommended it to many colleagues. All the staff I encountered were not only friendly/professional but looked like they were having fun doing their job.....it can't help lift your spirits! The rooms (including the bathrooms) are very spacious.....free min-bar and 'loot bag' (nuts, popcorn, chocolate biscuits)...free continental breakfast....free drinks during happy hour (5.30 pm to 6.30pm)....very funky feel to the place, with cool music playing throughout....excellent restaurants right next door on the wharf....Amazon Echo device in the room ("Alexa, what it the temperature today?"). I could go on and on....this is such a fun hotel. I will definitely be back next time I need to go to Sydney. Do not change a thing Ovolo people!

Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
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David_Sude, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hey MoreTravel278,

Thank you for such an epic review! I very much agree with you. The staff is definitely what makes it at Ovolo. I am very fortunate to have the most AMAZING team ever!
The freebies are also definitely a great addition along with Alexa and I am very happy you enjoyed everything the hotel has to offer.

I hope we get to welcome you back again soon.

Cheers,

David Sude
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went to stay at Ovolo Woolloomooloo on the wharf in mid-October, we booked directly as this had the promise of lots of freebies included.
We were not disappointed FREE bar fridge replenished every day (very unusual and a nice touch) breakfast, self -laundry, free goody bag on arrival, free sweet counter and detox water, Happy Hour and freshly made canapes (different every day and delicious)
We went to mark several special occasions we had a beautiful room with a view (absolutely perfect).
And the service, well we were made to feel special and as other reviewers have mentioned nothing was too much trouble.
The location is also great only about a 25 minute walk to the city not far to the botanical gardens which we walked through most days to get to the Rocks and Circular Quay.
Go and experience this hotel and all it has to offer.
We hope to go back there very soon.

Room Tip: Higher floors less noise, view over the wharf
  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sarah T
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David_Sude, General Manager at Ovolo Woolloomooloo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hey Sarah T,

Thank you very much for such a great review. Nothing is ever too much trouble for our amazing guests and I am very glad to read that's exactly the way we made you feel.
The freebies are definitely a great add-on and an all time favourite amongst our guests.

Sarah, I hope we get to welcome you again soon at the hotel.

Till then,

David Sude
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