Hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney

139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“In a heritage-listed wool store, this stylish gem combines industrial minimalism with the warmth of ironbark-wood beams, luxury appointments and engaged staff. Rooms range from the aptly named Shoebox to airy lofts and attic suites with harbour views.”

Telegraph review:

“Uber-cool interiors in a converted wool store, paired with a kill-you-with-kindness approach to service, make this boutique Darling Harbour property both hip and homely. A complimentary minibar, evening drinks and canapés and goodie-bags in the guest rooms will bring out even the most hardened traveller’s sense of fun.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.7 out of 5.0

Ranked 2nd in Sydney


What guests liked

All you need to know

This stylish and luxury five-star hospitality center is the ideal place for tourists and travelers looking to enjoy all the excitement and thrill the city has to offer. The hotel offers nothing short of hospitality excellence and provides the best of modern amenities. Guests are sure to have a unique experience in the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour.

The hotel is located on 139 Murray Street in the Pyrmont area of the Central Business District where it stands at a short distance to the city financial, commercial and economic hub.

The hotel offers chic room options such as Queen Room – Shoebox, Queen Room, King Room, Deluxe King Room, Loft Suite, and Junior Suite. These room options are neatly arranged and feature the most beautiful furniture. The hotel rooms also feature stylish modern decors which add a touch of beauty and elegance.

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk away from the iconic Darling Harbour while the Powerhouse Museum is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can reach the Circular Quay and The Rocks within a 20-minute drive from the Ovolo 1888 hotel premises.

The rooms in the Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour come with standard amenities and facilities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, a minibar, a desk, and a comfy sofa. The rooms come with an en suite private bathroom which features marble floors and showers as well as thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.


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Recent guest reviews


4 March 2024

Modern and fun

Bed & pillows excellent. Room small but exceedingly well organized. Location was great. The best meal on our holiday in NSW. Every staff member exceptional. Would recommend and stay again.

Function in bar made restuarant very noisy. but food made up for it.


4 March 2024

Very pleasant, except for the heat.

The hotel had a lovely restaurant and lobby. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. I was there for my 40th birthday and they gifted me a handmade card and bottle of wine which was a nice touch. The room had personality and I liked the décor. Decent tram connection to the city and other transit services. Nice and quiet overall.

On our final night the air-conditioning broke. This was a problem because we were on the top floor of a renovated warehouse, in December, and boy was it was hot! However we reached an agreement with the staff and were compensated. Also, location is a bit 50/50. There's a good tram stop nearby but you need two trams to get to most places.


4 March 2024


The staff were very friendly and the industrial look of the property.

For the price of the property, there were leaks in the roof with caution signs in the hallway, while I applause OHS practices this wasn’t a great look outside my room.


2 March 2024

Very good

It was a beautiful stay but the parking was incomprehensibly expensive and I didn't get much advice or help regarding the parking when I arrived late by myself. Luckily I managed to find some on street parking a couple of blocks away, but I think this was very unusual - there were about 4 spots.


1 March 2024

It was good. Not great. Would stay again but not premium sweet

Our own entrance and exit.

Remote control missing, bar fridge was not cold and no alcohol. Went to get drinks at the bar and it was closed for stocktake. Other Ovolo places I’ve been has had a full mini bar. Bed rolled around.


28 February 2024

Beautiful old building restored into an amazing place to stay

This is yet another building were they have spent a lot of time and money bring it back from the good old days and they have done an amazing job. Leaving enough so you know you are in an old wool store but also making it comfortable and relaxing. Free lolly bar now that is a first and yes we used it.

Can not find anything to put in here as the stay was well above what was expected, only bad point and it would be picking would be the size of the rooms which are on the smaller size (well ours was) but it didn't not take away from the experience.


27 February 2024



Very small and expensive


26 February 2024

Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable wrapped up by warm welcoming staff.

Facilities were just beautiful, staff were exceptionally welcoming and helpful. I liked that it was peaceful after being in the bustle of Sydney. Felt like boutique accommodation



26 February 2024

We will definitely be back!

Everything! The look & vibe of the place, the awesome room we stayed in, the breakfast was amazing & my favourite was the lolly buffet in the reception area!



26 February 2024


This is well located tucked behind Darling Harbour - it's a easy walk through the wilsons car park and you are directly in the Harbour area. The rooms are very clean and comfortable as we had the loft room. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The free mini bar in the rooms is a nice touch.


25 February 2024

Hands down the best hotel experience I’ve ever had!

The hotel was incredibly clean and the decor was really stylish. The rooms were spacious and the customer service from all the staff was the best I’ve ever encountered. It was an absolutely outstanding experience and I highly recommend The Woolstore 1888 to anyone holidaying in Sydney.

I couldn’t fault anything about it.


25 February 2024

I would stay again

One stop shop , had meals and bar and a lollie counter



23 February 2024

Perfect location at a fabulous hotel

Fabulous room with a very comfortable bed and pillows. Perfect location for working at the ICC during a Trade Fair. Easy and quick access to Darling Harbour. The room was smallish, but had everything I needed. Perfect for one or two people if you aren't spending your days in the room. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. Will book again for next year and have already recommended the hotel to others.



20 February 2024


The room was spacious and comfortable, the restaurant downstairs was great and the atmosphere lively. very close to the city.


19 February 2024


bed was no good sagged middle breakfast was to costly


19 February 2024

Trendy hotel, good location but tiny room

Good location if you want quick access to Darling Harbour via Pyrmont Bridge. The reception area looks great and trendy. The room was clean and the wifi worked well. We had a very nice Valentine's Day dinner at the hotel's restaurant Mister Percy. Oh and we enjoyed the free Haribos!

Our room was really very small and didn't quite match the fashionable flair of the reception area. Thankfully we were out and about most of our time in Sydney, so in the end, it wasn't really a big deal.


19 February 2024

Very good

The atmosphere and room was small but comfortable and clean

Didn’t know enough information of the facilities


18 February 2024

Staff were welcoming and the breakfast was good and very close to the ferry

Con isn’t for getting into Sydney


17 February 2024


Friendly, helpful staff, very comfortable bed and loved the body and hand wash and hand cream

No gym on site but they were affiliated with a gym close by to use


16 February 2024

Great location and comfortable room but falling short on overall experience.

Atmospheric, clean and comfortable.

There was a much more generous minibar on my previous stay here. I was particularly disappointed that the bar/restaurant in the lobby of the hotel closed at 9.30pm on a Friday night. There are no other food venues in close proximity. We came back after a show at Darling Harbour hoping for a night cap but all we got was free lollies. Not even room service. I think the hotel can do better than this for it's clients, particularly at the room prices charged. At least keep the bar and bar snacks going until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.


14 February 2024


Great staff, amazing candy bar, free minibar, nice breakfast!

Design of shower and sink looks fancy, but not practical


14 February 2024

A fabulous boutique hotel with great staff who are so helpful

The decor, ambience, great staff and location



14 February 2024

Very good

The air in the room became very moist after having a shower and this stayed for the entire 2 days that we stayed there. The bed was quite uncomfortable as we could feel the metal through the mattress.


13 February 2024

An enjoyable stay in an interesting converted building slightly disappointing breakfast options.

The room was excellent with a comfortable bed. The conversion of rhein historic warehouse was well done and left an interesting interior with the original wooden supports exposed.

Unfortunately our room was located above the common area where music was played when the restaurant was open and the sound insulation was not sufficient to completely block out the noise. At times a bit irritating. Breakfast was dissapointing, very pretentious and limited in choice,


13 February 2024

A comfortable stay

Very comfortable in a trendy, beautifully converted wool store, environment. Excellent restaurant. Helpful and welcoming staff. Easy reach of Darling Harbour

Room was small but still managed to be comfortable

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Snack bar
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Shared lounge/TV area
  • - Pet basket
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Invoice provided

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Parking garage


  • - Outdoor furniture


  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Face masks for guests available
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