Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

139 Murray Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia
Darling Harbour

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Hotel Description

All those converted monasteries and private-island hotels notwithstanding, much of the hospitality world has been moving away from the cloistered-off, disconnected hotel experience, heading instead toward something a little more open, interactive, even social. And so perhaps Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour — where the lobby, restaurant, kitchen and bar all blend together into one soaring, central space, and where guests’ own Instagram photos contribute heavily to the décor — is just a natural progression of the trend. A “selfie space” in the check-in area, a digital mural that rotates through the best, most artfully filtered phone-pics from past guests: while viewed from a certain angle it seems perhaps a bit too enthusiastically of-the-moment, if you just let your guard down and go with it, this place is irresistibly fun.

None of which would matter if all the social-futuristic eccentricities weren’t backed by a comfortable, well-run hotel in a good location. And they are. The 1888 sits just on the far side of Darling Harbour, near both the Sydney Fish Market and Convention Center, in Pyrmont. Though it’s a short trip from downtown, the blocks around the hotel have a low-key neighborhood feel, with plenty of good, locals-oriented bars and restaurants.

The rooms start out small — in a charming moment of self-awareness, the entry-level one is called the Shoebox — but they’re well put together, with high ceilings, cloud-like beds and plenty of sunlight. Sound-proofed period windows and desks built from timbers salvaged during renovation serve as reminders of the building’s industrial past, without making it feel too much like you’re sleeping in the 19th-century wool factory that this used to be. At the top of the scale, those shoeboxes turn into spacious, multi-level suites, one with its own private entrance (through a pair of ornate, gigantic blue doors), and one with a private roof terrace. And in every room, the technology skews toward the genuinely useful — not a mess of remotes or mood-guessing avant-garde light shows, but free wi-fi, pre-loaded iPads, and big, smart televisions.

In short, it’s an experience worth sharing — whether with a pair of new friends from the restaurant/kitchen/lobby/bar, or with ten thousand of your closest digital admirers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 90 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

• Kindly note that the following credit card surcharges will be taken by the hotel during check in/out: Mastercard & Visa 1.8% / Amex & Diners Club 3%. • Parking is available at a location nearby (reservation required) and charges apply. • Pets are not allowed at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. • The credit card utilized for prepaid room stays must be presented upon arrival at the Hotel along with corresponding valid photographic identification. Failure to produce this will result in cancellation of your reservation. • Any reservations of 10 rooms or more / 20 room nights or more are considered a group. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for group rates and conditions.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Shoebox

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 161 ft²/15 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or no view.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Queen Room

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 193 ft²/18 m².
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    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • King Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 226 ft²/21 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or no view.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • King Deluxe

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 290 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or no view.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • arm chair
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Loft Room

    Max.
    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 290 ft²/27 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • bathtub
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Shaken

    Max.
    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 387 ft²/36 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or no view.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • bathtub
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Stirred

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 484 ft²/45 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • All Signature Ovolo Freebies Included!
    • Biology bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • patio
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • sofa
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

• Kindly note that the following credit card surcharges will be taken by the hotel during check in/out: Mastercard & Visa 1.8% / Amex & Diners Club 3%. • Parking is available at a location nearby (reservation required) and charges apply. • Pets are not allowed at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. • The credit card utilized for prepaid room stays must be presented upon arrival at the Hotel along with corresponding valid photographic identification. Failure to produce this will result in cancellation of your reservation. • Any reservations of 10 rooms or more / 20 room nights or more are considered a group. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for group rates and conditions.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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