Ovolo Laneways hotel's exterior overlooking tall city buildings in Melbourne

Ovolo Laneways

Melbourne - Australia


Centrally located amongst the funky boutiques and buzzing bars of Melbourne’s laneways, this stylish, design-focused hotel is the perfect urban retreat.

The Ovolo’s quirky rooms offer some unusual accessories, from punchbags to pinball machines, and colourful art reflects the street style of your surroundings. The location is ideal for exploring Melbourne’s superb foodie scene and eclectic nightlife, but the hotel also offers a sanctuary from the urban hustle and bustle.

An easy-going attitude and inclusive ethos make Ovolo Laneways a great choice for LGBT travellers, and the hotel is within easy walking distance of gay nightlife hotspots such as Fitzroy and Collingwood.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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£799 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in June 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Funky hotel located in Melbourne's laneways
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious studios and suites
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Walking distance from Fitzroy and Collingwood

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Ovolo Laneways hotel's contemporary roof top terrace overlooking tall buildings in Melbourne
Ovolo Laneways hotel's large white bed and seating area next door in Melbourne
Ovolo Laneways hotel's spacious white bed and large full length mirror in Melbourne
Ovolo Laneways hotel's well-appointed studio suite with Tv in Melbourne
Ovolo Laneways hotel's comfortable white studio bed with a brown headboard in Melbourne
Ovolo Laneways hotel in Melbourne's funky entrance and sign
Ovolo Laneways hotel's quirky hallway with street art in Melbourne

Nearby Attractions

Explore the uniquely Melburnian laneways, a web of cobbled streets full of cool coffee shops, independent boutiques, intimate restaurants and hopping bars, with an ever-changing backdrop of colourful street art.

The gay-friendly neighbourhoods of Fitzroy, Carlton and Collingwood are also nearby, and there are some great restaurants in Chinatown. For evening entertainment check the schedule at the Princess Theatre, a beautiful old building that dates back to the 19th century.

Shop till you drop at Bourke Street Mall and Queen Victoria Market, both a short walk from the hotel, or head to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens for a spot of peace and quiet.


Ovolo Laneways is a smart and stylish boutique hotel with just 43 rooms, ranging from compact studios to spacious suites. There are two bedroom options for larger groups, and some suites have a private terrace and dining area. Upgrade to the luxurious Penthouse Suite for a rooftop Jacuzzi and your own arcade-style pinball machine!

All rooms are equipped with in-room tech including Apple TV, free WiFi, DVD player, electronic safe and tea/coffee making facilities. You also get a complimentary mini bar stocked with beer, wine and snacks, and the spacious bathroom comes with a walk-in rain shower and indulgent Biology amenities.

The hotel is designed to be a base for exploring central Melbourne, so facilities are limited to a lobby lounge and not much else, but all guests enjoy free access to a nearby gym.

Amenities & Activities

  • Non-smoking Hotel
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Concierge
  • Free Gym Access
  • Complimentary Mini-Bar

Melbourne's Laneways

The streets and arcades known as the laneways mostly date back to Victorian times, when they were used to haul goods around the city by horse and cart. Over the last 20 years or so the laneways have rapidly gentrified, and you’ll now find some of the city’s coolest restaurants and bars hidden away here. Notable streets include ACDC Lane, named after Australia’s most famous rockers, and hipsterish Hosier Lane, the centre of Melbourne’s vibrant street art scene.

visit the tourist attraction Melbourne lane ways. You will also get to have the opportunity to see the street art.

How to get here...


Various international carriers offer indirect flights into Melbourne from the UK, including Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Etihad. Flight time is approximately 22 hours including connections.

Airport Transfer

The hotel is located in the Central Business District, around 30 minutes’ drive from Melbourne airport.

Car Hire

Cars drive on the left in Australia, which makes things easier, but be aware of trams and toll roads when driving in Melbourne. Ovolo Laneways offers discounted rates at Wilson’s Car Park, situated 500 metres from the hotel on Bourke Street.

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Travel Information

Flight time

22 hours

Transfer time

30-40 minutes

Time difference

+10 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

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