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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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Published January 11th 2017
Stylish, Sexy and Packed with Freebies
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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This fabulous boutique hotel is a hop, skip and a jump away from all the action of Darling Harbour and the Casino. A short 5-minute walk from Convention Centre light rail station, also less than 10 minutes' walk from the Sydney Fish Market and the Harbourside ferry station on Cockle Bay. Full of history, the original building at 139 Murray St, Pyrmont was a wool store built in 1888.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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The Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is anything but old when you enter. The interior is designed with a combination of rustic, natural materials and quirky accessories giving the hotel a warm and captivating style.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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The design modern though sharing a strong presence of the aged building with all its history and quirks. Subtle design in decor has been paired with the pre-existing structural elements. Utilising reclaimed timber beams, exposed brick feature walls and modern furnishings to create a sleek retro look. The hub of the hotel being the foyer bar at the base of the hotel's striking glass lift. If traveling alone, you won't feel lonely, just hop up at the communal bench and enjoy the free wifi or make some new friends.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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My partner had booked the hotel for our anniversary and so we would be close to the function we had to attend at Doltone House. The reception staff were welcoming and professional. We instantly felt special.

After a quick check-in, we made our way up to our floor. I could easily see why the hotel was award winning in design and service, starting with the view from the striking glass lift.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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The cool features continued with the room numbers designed to imprint a shadow on the wall.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Feeling excited just walking the hallway, the buzz only increased on entering our room. A huge bed, simple furnishings creating a cool funky design. I loved the exposed brick feature wall with hanging light globes and the brightly coloured wall mural.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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But there's more! Free stuff galore. Impressive to say the least, starting with the complimentary in-room bar with beers and mini wine bottle, a big snack bag full of yummy quality goodies and free wifi.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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We chose to book a queen room just for a little more space but could easily have been happy with the standard room. Room rates vary depending on when you stay and what type of room. Our room would be from $279 per night upwards depending what month or which night of the week.

Not only were we thrilled with the freebies included, the staff went even further to impress us by delivering a bottle of sparkling with a card to congratulate us on our anniversary. What a lovely thing to do. We certainly had a head start on our celebration.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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After downing our bottle of bubbles, we went down to the foyer bar to enjoy a couple more free drinks and complimentary bar snacks at the free happy hour included with our booking.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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The bar snacks and complimentary drinks were a perfect start to our night at my partner's work Christmas party and also to celebrate our anniversary. We loved the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour and will definitely stay there again soon.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Hotels, City Hotels, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont
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Getting there:

Parking: Wilson's Parking is available opposite the hotel. Special guest rate of $39.00 / 24 hours. Not allocated so first in first serve. Drive in receive your parking ticket as normal then bring this ticket in with you to the hotel reception. They will issue you with a 24-hour parking pass with unlimited entries during the 24 hours.

Taxi: If coming from the Airport, it will cost approx. AUD 50.

Airport Shuttle: For door to door transfer shuttle services, visit the Sydney Airport Travel Desk located at both T1 and T2 arrivals lounges at the airport.

Train: Catch a train to Central Station and change to Light Rail to the Convention centre, then a 250m walk to the Hotel. There are also trams available from Central.

Keep in mind to receive the best rate and freebies you should book this hotel directly on their website.
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Why? Stylish, Sexy and Packed with Freebies
When: Flexible check ins/outs
Phone: 9331 9000
Where: 139 Murray Street, Pyrmont
Cost: Varies depending on room, date and time of year
Your Comment
Looks very classy! congrats on the silver
by Brooke. A. R (score: 2|405) 656 days ago
Nice article, definitely have to give this place a try.. It looks like one of those hotels you find in a ski resort :)
by RC (score: 3|1221) 656 days ago
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