November 30th, 2018
Take a Look Inside Canberra’s Coolest Designer Hotel

It’s no secret that Australia’s capital city has been upping its cool factor in recent years; which is why Lonely Planet chose Canberra as one of the world’s top cities to visit in 2018. Yes, it has got art, culture, barber-shop-disguised speakeasies and top-notch restaurants; and this trend and style is spilling into the hotel scene – with Ovolo Nishi battling it out as Canberra’s most stylish and artistic hotel yet.

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Written by Shylie Rimmer & Costanza Pasqua

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Ovolo Nishi stairwell, Canberra

The Hotel

Reflecting the contemporary style of its neighbourhood New Acton (home to cool bars, glamourous eateries, art galleries and quirky entertainment venues), Ovolo Nishi is the embodiment of designer cool. On the outside, the building is a sustainable ‘vertical village’, on the inside a world of bespoke artworks and outstanding facilities come to life: there’s a cinema, independent pop-up stores, cafes and bars, not to mention a library, a hairdresser and a gym.

Bringing some of the best artists, designers and visionaries together, the hotel is bejeweled with exceptional artworks, artisan-made pieces and fitted in stylish 20th century restored Australian furniture.

The masterpiece? The striking grand staircase, handcrafted from re-used timbers, leading visitors to the uber-glamorous hotel foyer, where you can chill on one of the couches nestled near the open fireplace.

Room at Ovolo Nishi, Canberra

The Room

Filled with natural light coming from the huge windows overlooking the lake and the bushland beyond, the Creative Room brings the Australian landscape inside through the experimental walls, created with the use of concrete, cork and eucalyptus boards.

Graced with funky retro furniture and a plush king bed that will make you sleep oh so tight, the room comes complete with a palatial bathroom with two vanities, a divine rain shower and Aesop botanical bath products. But there’s more! The final touches come from the complimentary minibar, filled with all the goods including white and red wine, beers, soft drinks, a goodies bag with all sorts of snacks, a free vino y pinxtos hour to enjoy every day in the lobby, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, an in-room iPad and electric black-out blinds.

Forgot something? Just give reception a call and you will be just fine. If you want to know the weather for the day, or anything else really, just ask Alexa – the helpful companion on your bedside table.

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Monster Bar & Kitchen at Ovolo Nishi, Canberra

The Food

Exuding “cool” in every way, the trendy Monster Bar & Kitchen acts as the centrepiece of Ovolo Nishi’s ground floor; spread across the polished wooden floorboards and around the industrial-styled pillars, with a separate restaurant room sitting just behind it. Not just popular for its dishes, the restaurant takes you back to the 70’s with vintage brown leather seats lining the walls, mosaic-like stone floorwork, illuminated mirrors adorning the gold shimmering walls and an eclectic mix of old-world vintage chairs.

Expect to indulge in dishes like delicious whipped feta with pistachio, honey, rose and crispy sourdough; gin-cured ocean trout with apple, fennel and horseradish; and pulled lamb shoulder with pistachio, yoghurt, vine leaf and pomegranate.

The Verdict

Intimate and in close proximity to all that Canberra has to offer; the individuality, personalisation and sustainable characteristics on offer at Ovolo Nishi makes it our choice for a capital city stay with a welcomed, quirky twist.

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