Hotel Ovolo Laneways (Melbourne, Australia)

Hotel Ovolo Laneways (Melbourne, Australia)

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.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


19 Little Bourke Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.2 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.2 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.1 / 10

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.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Express check-in
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
  3. Accessible bathroom
  4. Accessible parking
Room facilities
  1. Dishwasher
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


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

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Regular disinfection
  • Safe distance

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