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Deep within the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many tangled laneways, lives a little hotel with a big personality. An eclectic inner-city stay infused with rebel spirit that beats to a different drum. Infused with creative flair, Laneways by Ovolo is a colorful nod (and a cheeky wink) to Melbourne’s paint-splashed streets. With 43 Memphis-inspired rooms, tailored to the weekend adventurer and the corporate crusader, it’s the perfect spot to kick off your heels, or slip on some sneakers and hit the cobblestones. Outside, wander art-filled arcades rich with the aroma of roasted coffee. Explore avant-garde galleries and bustling boutiques. Or catch a show in the city’s thriving theater district. At Laneways by Ovolo — find yourself center stage. And lose yourself in a world of culture, cuisine and curiosity. This restaurant/bar is now closed.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Located in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.1
Value for money
8.4
Location
9.5
Free Wifi
8.8
High score for Melbourne
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Andrew
    Australia Australia
    The staff are delightful at Laneways and the hotel is a fun place to be. Plenty of restaurants around and in a very good part of Melbourne CBD
  • Kerri
    Australia Australia
    Amazing location but its the customer service that really makes Ovolo Laneways my go-to hotel in Melbourne. I was given a free room upgrade and upon entering the room there was a cute welcome gift of jellybeans with a note saying "We've missed...
  • Wendy
    New Zealand New Zealand
    We were very happy with everything. The staff were most delightful and helped in any way they could. Just great.

Hotel area info

Amenities of Laneways by Ovolo
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Elevator
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Kitchen
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPad
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 25 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules
Laneways by Ovolo takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 14:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
Check-out
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about US$67. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Groups
When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional fees may apply.
Accepted payment methods
American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubEftposUnionPay credit cardCash

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 1.6% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.

Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express or Diners Club credit card.

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check in. This credit card must be the one used during the booking process.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Laneways by Ovolo

  • Laneways by Ovolo is 2,950 feet from the center of Melbourne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Laneways by Ovolo include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The prices at Laneways by Ovolo may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Laneways by Ovolo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bar crawls
    • Walking tours
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Happy hour

  • Check-in at Laneways by Ovolo is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.