Hotel Ovolo Laneways

19 Little Bourke Street Melbourne3000Australia
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About Hotel Ovolo Laneways

Centrally located in Melbourne, Hotel Ovolo Laneways is a four-star hotel where amenities include a 24-hour front desk and concierge services. The hotel is situated near Her Majesty’s and Regent Theatres and Fitzroy Gardens.

All 43 rooms offer air-conditioning and private bathrooms with rainfall showers and deluxe toiletries. Additional amenities include desks, fridges, LCD TVs with cable/Apple service, and unlimited complimentary wired and wireless Internet. Some rooms offer access to a private rooftop terrace.

Facilities at Hotel Ovolo Laneways include coin laundry, dry cleaning services, and luggage storage. Paid public parking is available nearby. Children are welcome but pets are not permitted.

A complimentary grab and go breakfast is available each morning. Plus, there’s a free minibar in each room and a free coffee machine in reception. Nearby dining spots include Society Restaurant and Stalactites.

This hotel lies within a ten-minute drive or a 20-minute walk of Eureka Skydeck 88, Melbourne Museum, and Federation Square.


19 Little Bourke Street , Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)86920777 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible paths / corridors

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent central location

The location of this hotel has been a consistent highlight for previous guests. You’ll find shopping and dining on your doorstep thanks to the Bourke Street Mall and Chinatown. Plus, the MCG is within easy reach as are many Melbourne attractions. There’s a little outside noise thanks to the central setting but few guests have found it excessive.

Great service from staff

Guests have been impressed by the staff here, describing the welcome as warm and the ongoing standard of service as friendly and attentive. The staff seems to genuinely want guests to have a great time and is happy to offer tips and suggestions for what to see and do during your stay.

Offers value for money

Value for money appears to be part of the deal here. Guests have found the rates reasonable and have appreciated the host of freebies - breakfast, coffee, minibar items, and unlimited Wi-Fi is all on the house. Guests have also enjoyed the savings -- and the drinks -- at the daily happy hour.

Negative Reviews

Better maintenance required

There’s plenty of positive feedback about the rooms here but a fair amount of reviews also suggest that maintenance of the accommodation could be better. Issues are minor and caused by wear and tear mostly but are noticeable nonetheless.

Small bathrooms

Guests have found the en-suite bathrooms here are on the small side - so small in some cases that they are uncomfortable to use. Guests describe small sinks and oddly placed mirrors that force you to turn your head sideways to see into them.

No on-site parking

The lack of on-site parking has been a bugbear for some previous guests. There is public parking available nearby but this does come at an extra cost and you may have to haul luggage to and from your car.

Rating Overview

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9.1 out of 10 based on 1304 reviews