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Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour

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A boutique hotel for the history books.

In an age where people are looking for unique accommodation, whether locally or when travelling, hotels are having to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. What sets Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour apart is their unique hospitality service which is centred around providing the best and most comfortable experience for guests.

For Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, this comes in the form of guest bonuses. The minibar is free, there is a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay, a free social happy hour in the bar below, free self-service laundry and wifi, plus access to a 24-hour gym. But it doesn’t stop there. The best part is that Ovolo 1888 leaves goody bags filled with snacks like popcorn, lollies and nuts in your room for you to enjoy.

Alongside this impeccable hospitality, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour is housed in a former wool store which still has its beautiful heritage bones on the outside, signalling its former life. However, inside the hotel guests will find an eclectic mixture of modern design that embellishes the original exposed brick walls and wooden beams that are on display. Ovolo 1888 creates an exciting and unique hotel experience in the heart of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Awarded TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers Choice Award for the third-best hotel in Australia and South Pacific, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour features just 90 rooms which begins with the compact Shoebox rooms suited for solo travellers, all the way to its super luxurious ‘Shaken’ and ‘Stirred’ suites which are like small homes within the hotel itself. There really is something for everyone, with each room providing a unique touch that is different from the next.

If you think Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour can’t get any better, then you haven’t stepped inside its Mediterranean style bar, Mister Percy. Named after Percy Ewart, a wool classer who worked at the original wool store that Ovolo 1888 now resides in.

Today, Mister Percy is led by head chef Luca Guiotto (Catalina Rose Bay and A Tavola) who combines a refreshing coastal Mediterranean menu with an Australian and European based wine list. 

Diners will be able to feast their way through an array of impressive meals including freshly shucked rock oysters, an antipasti selection that accompanies perfectly with Ovolo’s spritz selection, land and sea-inspired pasta dishes, heartier mains including Chargrilled Rangers Valley Black Onyx Flank Steak ($38) and of course, the main attraction of any dining experience: mouth-watering, jaw-dropping desserts including Chocolate & Caramel Tiramisu ($15), Lemon Verbena Semifreddo ($15) as well as Mister Percy’s selection of seasonal sorbet and gelato ($4). 

As for tipples, Mister Percy’s alcohol menu ventures through the likes of spirits, digestif, beer and cider, an impressive selection of wine variables and not to forget their scrumptious cocktail concoctions including everything from a negroni to an old fashioned and their signatures creations such as Eldersour ($21) which creatively balances a mix of Beefeater Gin, St Germaine, lemon and lavender.

If guests are looking for a dose of history while dining, impeccable service and a hotel that encapsulates luxury boutique features in the heart of Sydney, Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour does just that.

For more information and to book, visit Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour.

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