Heard of Ovolo Hotels? Now There's One in Melbourne
Hong Kong-based boutique hotel chain, Ovolo, has opened up its first international property in Melbourne. Located on Little Bourke Street in the heart of the CBD (aka the Central Business District), hotel guests will be in a convenient area, just steps away from boutique shopping, Parliament House, and the cultural center's hip restaurants and coffee bars.
Ovolo has used the city's famous laneways as it's primary design focus. These laneways are hidden gems filled with restaurants and boutiques typically speckled with brightly colored graffiti art. So, to that end, each room is a mix of dark-tone sleek with pops of color to liven up the space.
Each room is a tech-wonder with Apple TV, iPads on request, free WiFi, and complimentary self-laundry. And the perks don't end there.....
The free stuff doesn't stop in the room. Guests get complimentary Grab'n'Go breakfast that consists of breakfast juice, pastries and coffee or tea.
The Penthouse suite, which isn't the most expensive we've ever seen at $595 AUD ($626), has two bedrooms, and even full-size appliances. Then there's the rooftop terrace with spa bath, great for late-night mingling. The suites are similar to a serviced apartment, but are available at a per night rate. If we had the dough to shell out for it, we'd so go there.
Rates for a studio suite begin at $210 AUD ($220).
[Photo: Ovolo Melbourne