Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

At a Glance

  • Because the hotel is integrated into the wharf complex, a huge range of exciting restaurants, bars and facilities are all on your doorstep

  • Ovolo is the only hotel on the wharf at Woolloomooloo

  • Echoes of the hotel's industrial past still remain with exposed steel girders in the main bar

  • Walk from the hotel into Sydney via the Botanical Gardens, being sure to stop at Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a photo

  • Whilst not in the heart of Sydney, it is moments away and a great boutique property

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In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.

Sydney is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May - October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights.

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Insider's View

Woolloomooloo Wharf is one of the hippest foodie spots in Sydney, with some of the city's best restaurants right beneath the hotel

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Ovolo Woolloomooloo or take a look at our itineraries to New South Wales

Description

Sydney's luxury Ovolo Woolloomooloo has transformed an historic wharf building into a funky boutique property situated just 10 minutes walk from the Opera House. Enjoy cool, contemporary living with an abundance of dining options on your doorstep.

Located on Woolloomooloo Bay, this award winning boutique hotel forms part of the redevelopment of the historic Finger Wharf on Sydney Harbour. Finger Wharf was an operational working wharf for much for the 20th Century but as new ports were built in the 1970's by the 1980's it was derelict and destined for demolition - thankfully the wharf was saved and today is home to some of Sydney's most fashionable restaurants, bars, apartments and the city's latest design hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo (formerly the Blue Hotel).

Taking its inspiration from the original façade, Ovolo Woolloomooloo boasts a contemporary sophisticated design - the guest rooms retain the authenticity of the historic wharf whilst offering stylish modern furnishings and many are split-level, loft style rooms full of character. Each room has fabulous views of either the Sydney Harbour foreshores or the eclectic Woolloomooloo Bay village. The decor is modern and trendy, a little tongue-in-cheek and certainly a little eccentric in places. All rooms enjoy extra amenities including a complimentary mini-bar stocked with non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, the latest technology such as Apple TVs and guests can enjoy complimentary drinks pre-dinner in the main bar.

Some of Australia’s leading restaurants are located all along the wharf with many celebrity chefs hankering to be located in this vibrant, fashionable area. Another claim to fame is that Russell Crowe has a $14million penthouse apartment here. Blue’s Water Bar has been named ‘One of the Top Ten Bars in the World’ is known to be frequented by visiting local and international celebrities.

Ovolo Woolloomooloo has an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym and outdoor sundeck for guests and the central business and shopping district, Sydney Opera House and the adjacent Royal Botanical Gardens are all within an easy walk.

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Accommodation

Ovolo Woolloomooloo's 100 guest rooms and suites include 36 stunning loft rooms. Each room has been designed around the original heritage-listed wharf features with unique and modern decor, Apple TVs, high speed wifi and other mod cons. Due to the quirky nature of the building there are many different rooms types with varying views and configurations, the highlight being the Ultra Loft Suites, split level with spacious living areas downstairs and amazing city views.

Childcare

Children are more than welcome at Ovolo Woolloomooloo and there is so much for kids to see and do nearby, but there are no formal childcare facilities other than babysitting which can be arranged on request.

Activities

From Ovolo Woolloomooloo there is a plethora of activities and sights including nearby golf courses, art galleries, museums, Bondi Beach, harbor cruises, the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, Sydney Opera House, zoo, aquarium, theater and the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.

Reviews

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Katie Fewkes (Staff)

Ovolo Woolloomooloo is one of Sydney's newest and hippest addresses. The wharf itself is buzzing with some of the city's top restaurants and the recent renovation of the hotel has brought it into the realms of a modern, trendy design hotel. The location isn't as central as most of the others we use - it's on the water but takes around 30 minutes to walk through the Botanical Gardens to reach the Opera House and Circular Quay. If it's your first visit to the city, you may find the location a little inconvenient. However if you've been before, or are visiting friends, and like the new modern stylings of the hotel, it's a great choice.

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Amy Welfare (Staff)

There are so many good hotels in Sydney, it is hard to choose between them. But I would always say pick one on the harbor if possible and Blue Hotel is, but just a bit further round from the Opera House and the Bridge. Set on an old wharf stretching out over the water, the hotel is contemporary and quirky in design and very much keeps in the industrial/ shipping design in the room décor. There are lots of restaurants along the wharf that you can easily access and a small indoor pool, but although it has many good attributes, it can’t compare in location and views of the hotels at Circular Quay.

Experiences

  • Blue Mountains Discovery Private Day Tour

    On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying lunch in the village of Leura and visiting an Aboriginal Cultural Center for a traditional didgeridoo performance.

  • Boutique Bespoke Tours

    See Sydney or the Blue Mountains with Boutique Bespoke Tours in their luxury vehicles and their expert guides.

  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on the original climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips.

  • Cruise Like A Local

    When in Sydney getting out on to the harbor is a must. Depart in style from Circular Quay on a 52 foot motor yacht and embark on a four hour cruise taking in the famous sights as well as the lesser known coves and beaches of the harbor.

  • Discover the Blue Mountains by 4WD

    On this day tour, you will explore the Blue Mountain’s National Park admiring the dramatic landscapes and varied wildlife before enjoying lunch in the village of Leura and visiting an Aboriginal Cultural Center for a traditional didgeridoo performance.

  • Food and Wine in the Hunter Valley

    Spend a day enjoying fine wine and food in the middle of the stunning Australian countryside. The Hunter Valley is world famous for its Semillon and Shiraz so step inside a cellar door and take a sip or two.

  • Full Day Tour of Sydney

    Enjoy a full day, tailor made tour of Sydney, including a behind the scenes visit to Taronga Zoo, a surf lesson at the iconic Bondi Beach and a cruise on the Harbour in the shadow of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

  • Harbour Days Sailing

    When in Sydney getting out on to the harbor is a must. Depart in style from Circular Quay on a sailing boat and embark on a four hour cruise taking in the famous sights as well as the lesser known coves and beaches of the harbor.

  • Learn to Surf at Bondi Beach

    Enjoy a day learning to surf the waves of the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney

  • My Sydney Detour

    This hidden and private guided tour of Sydney really gets you away from the conventional sights of Sydney. With your specialist guides and unique vehicle, explore through the eyes of two locals and learn all about Sydney from a different perspective.

  • Sydney Sea Planes

    For an exclusive Sydney experience, there is nothing like the exquisitely tranquil Cottage Point Inn on the Hawkesbury River. Return seaplane flight and 3-course lunch included.

  • Sydney with Kids

    A great guided day trip for the whole family. Learn how to make Australian chocolate before heading to the famous beach Bondi where the whole family can learn to surf. Can be tailored to suit your specific desires.

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Location & directions

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Located on the Wharf at Woolloomooloo Sydney, Ovolo Woolloomooloo enjoys spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, city sky line and The Royal Botanical Gardens and is a 10-minute walk from Circular Quay.

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