Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney’s Most Stylish Weekend Escape

You’re invited to experience one of Australia’s most glamorous boutique hotels with a two-night weekend escape at the iconic Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. Rated one of the top three hotels in Sydney and in the top ten hotels in the whole of Australia for 2018 by TripAdvisor, you can enjoy daily buffet breakfasts, a nightly happy hour with free-flow house beers, wines and spirits and nibbles, a daily replenished minibar with beer, wine and soft drinks, a late checkout, loot bag on arrival and an all-day candy buffet.

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AUD$499/room

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$1,603
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Open the doors to a world where your imagination can run wild and indulge your adventurous side with a boutique Sydney weekend escape (check-in Friday or Saturday) at the ultra-cool Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour. Think goodie bags filled with popcorn and lollies, a nightly complimentary happy hour with free wine, beer and nibbles, a stocked minibar that is topped up each day like magic. Combine all of this with a great location on Sydney’s spectacular Darling Harbour and you’re in for an escape to remember.

What you’ll love…

The Location – On Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour

Make Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour your base to explore everything Sydney has to offer. From the hotel you’ll be within easy reach of the Sydney Fish Market, The Star casino and an abundance of bars and restaurants including local favourites Flying Fish, Sokyo and Little Snail. The hotel is also steps away from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and a short taxi or ferry ride (30-minute walk) from Circular Quay where you’ll find the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Hotel – One of the top 3 hotels in Sydney

Designed with Instagrammers in mind, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is an award-winning property that is currently ranked one of the top three hotels in Sydney and one of the top ten hotels in the whole of Australia on TripAdvisor. The hotel has also been awarded TAA Awards Winner Metropolitan Hotel of the Year 2017 and prestigious accolades including Luxury Design Hotel in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017. And it’s not hard to see why. Built in 1888, the hotel sits inside an old converted woolshed and still retains many of its stylish original features, including ironbark beams and exposed brick walls.

Your Room – Daily replenished minibar, late checkout and loot bag included

Modern and original, the rooms at Ovolo 1888 all feature eye-catching artworks and oversized screen prints by artist Jasper Knight and desks fashioned out of the woolshed’s original ironbark. Stay in a 21sqm King Room and enjoy a welcome loot bag of snacks like popcorn and nuts on arrival, complimentary Wi-Fi and a daily replenished minibar of beer, wine and soft drinks. There’s also a king bed where you can laze around until midday with your included late checkout and log into iTunes, Stan and Netflix using your own account details.

Room Upgrades

For even more Ovolo style, upgrade to a larger 27sqm King Deluxe Room or stay in a Loft featuring a split-level floorplan with bedroom upstairs and sitting room downstairs.

There’s also the option to stay in a 35sqm Junior Suite with sitting area or either a 49sqm Shaken or 59sqm Stirred penthouse. The Shaken room offers a private entrance from the street, cocktail bar, custom-made bathtub, and cellar fridge, while a Stirred penthouse features a rooftop patio with city skyline views, lounge area and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Food – Daily breakfasts, nightly happy hour and candy buffet included

Start each day with your included daily buffet breakfasts featuring a continental selection of pastries, muffins, yoghurts, fresh fruits, toast, cold cuts, boiled eggs and unlimited tea and coffee from the self-serve machines. There’s also a chic nightly happy hour (5:30pm-6:30pm) where you can enjoy one hour of free-flow house beers, wines and spirits served alongside light bites and nibbles.

Throughout the day you can also refuel with a cool candy buffet and self-serve tea and coffee available in the Lo Lounge.

Valid for travel until 23 September 2018 (bookings must be made before 1 July 2018).

Available for weekend stays only checking in either Friday or Saturday.

Blackout Dates: Not valid for travel:

12 August 2018

18 August 2018

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Guests purchasing the Shaken or Stirred package should request their preferred room type in the 'special requests' field when making a booking.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults.

King Room, King Deluxe, Loft, Shaken Penthouse and Stirred Penthouse

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Junior Suite

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child or three adults. See below for more details.

Extra Guest Policy: One adult (aged 13 or older) may stay for a surcharge of AU$50 per night sleeping on a sofa bed with accommodation only, payable directly to the hotel.

Child Policy: One child (aged 12 or younger) may stay free of charge sleeping on a sofa bed with accommodation only. A cot can be provided free of charge for infants.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Late checkout is strictly subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre (offsite)
  • Restaurant
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Getting to Sydney is easy with regular flights available from most major Australian cities. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is located a 20-minute drive from Sydney Airport.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

Multi-Stop Trips (departing Australia only): If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
What a great Hotel, wonderful use of an old Sydney Woolshed into an unique, comfortable and quirky space. My third return visit and another long stay was made so much easier by the regular staff, great food and beverage and the relaxed modern way of communicating with the guests. Simple things like free access to Wi-Fi, Laundry, local Gym, mini bar, daily happy hours and the relaxed, but genuine service of the staff complete the experience. I was made to feel like I was home each time I returned back to the Hotel. I recommend this Hotel to anyone that wants to get away from the normal, a Hotel that's close by to the action but makes you feel you are far away. Great place.
- TripAdvisor
Beautifully renovated and a great vibe inside. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Was disappointed my stay was so short! If you’re looking for a place in, or near, Darling Harbour, you should stay here.
- TripAdvisor
As a regular visitor to this hotel I cannot recommend it highly enough. This is a unique little boutique hotel that excels in service, comfort and customer satisfaction. Any business is only as good as its people and the staff at Ovolo 1888 are the best.
- TripAdvisor