Ovolo Woolloomooloo boasts an exceptional location on the Finger Wharf, offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour. This playful and contemporary hotel is renowned for its Ovolololovesyou Wi-Fi and plant-based restaurant, Alibi Kitchen. Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers a range of treats for guests, making them feel right at home.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Location
Ovolo Woolloomooloo boasts an enviable waterfront location in the historic Finger Wharf in Woolloomolloo, offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour. The hotel is surrounded by high-end restaurants with exceptional water views, while Potts Point, one of Sydney’s premier dining districts, is just a 10-minute walk up the hill. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House can be reached with a 20-minute walk through the lush Royal Botanic Gardens, as is the Central Business District.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Design
The hotel's dramatic, soaring ceilings, exposed beams, and enormous fans display the building's 100-year-old history, while fairy-light lit trees, a pool table, and old-school video games add a playful touch that offsets the industrial heritage. The décor reflects Ovolo’s frisky branding, with a wink behind every design choice, like the neon sign that reads 'I’ve got 99 problems but a bed ain’t one'. The many booths and seating nooks create versatile spaces, accommodating large groups, discreet workstations or romantic rendezvous — check out the pastel-coloured 'kissing booths' with pull-down blinds for complete privacy. It's like a playground, but for grown-ups.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Facilities
Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers excellent service and facilities, including a 24-hour pool and gym. When guests book directly through the hotel, they receive a free minibar replenished daily and access to the 'drop your pants' room, a free self-service laundry room equipped with washing machines and dryers. The hotel also hosts a complimentary social happy hour at the bar, Alibi, where the general manager and staff mingle with guests over drinks and snacks. Guests can also connect to Radio Ovolo on Spotify to follow their playlists, which are heavy on hits from the Eighties and Nineties, and updated monthly by Ovolo CEO and founder Girish Jhunjhnuwal, who has a thing for playlists.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Rooms
All of the 100 rooms at Ovolo Woolloomooloo are spacious and continue the hotel's playful theme with bright colours, eclectic pieces, and quirky lighting. The rooms are equipped with an iPad, Alexa, AppleTV, Netflix, power stations by the beds, and many have Nespresso machines. The bathrooms are large and beautifully appointed with subway tiles and twin basins. The scales in the bathroom come in handy for last minute bag-weighing, and in keeping with Ovolo's commitment to sustainability, the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are presented in large bottles that are regularly replenished. The bathrooms on level five are equipped with 'squatty potty', a step to rest one's feet upon when using the loo, after Kelly Osbourne requested it during her stay.
For those with a rock-star complex, the INXS suite is the perfect choice. This sprawling, rock star's man cave comes complete with its own well-stocked bar, record player with vintage vinyl, two bathrooms, huge lounge room, and hammock. The flame lighting resembles a neon fireplace, and the vintage Playboy mags in the bathroom add to the rock-n-roll debauchery.
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Dining
At Alibi Bar, guests will be impressed by the theatrics and creative presentation of cocktails, including the 'flower power sour' served in a cone-shaped glass balanced atop a bowl of smoking liquid nitrogen. But don't be fooled by the spectacle; the drinks are delicious and innovative.
Alibi Kitchen takes a bold move towards an entirely plant-based menu, which may surprise some skeptical carnivores. However, the umami-heavy dishes such as kimchi dumplings and oyster mushroom moqueca broth with chili oil, as well as the sourdough bread served with viola butter and nutritional yeast, are highlights of the meal. Guests will feel full and satisfied, without feeling the need to visit neighboring Harry's Cafe de Wheels for one of Sydney's famous meat pies.
The continental breakfast is changed daily, and includes fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, individual bircher muesli pots and boiled eggs. For a heartier breakfast, guests can choose from two hot dishes (not included in the free breakfast). Guests can also grab coffee, muffins, and vegan cakes to-go from the breakfast bar-cum-bakery, 'bakers gonna bake', open all day. Additionally, Alibi offers an entirely plant-based high tea, perfect for guests with dietary intolerances seeking a unique culinary experience.
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