The Australian summer is my favourite time of year to be in the Southern hemisphere. So when the opportunity arose to fly back and spend a few weeks south side, I jumped at the chance. As part of my time in Australia, I visited Sydney for a few days. Here’s a quick review of my weekend at the Ovolo Hotel Sydney. There are in fact two properties in the city – one in Darling Harbour and one in Woolloomooloo. I was lucky enough to try both!
Checking In: Ovolo Hotel Sydney Woolloomooloo
There are two Ovolo hotels in Sydney. And because I have fomo, I decided to check in to both. Two nights at one and two nights at the other. I quickly discovered that each hotel has its own personality. My personal preference would be Woolloomooloo, thanks to its central location and vegan cuisine. This hotel houses a restaurant by my favourite vegan chef the world over, but more on that below!
This hotel has quickly made a name for itself as one of the quirkiest hotels in Sydney, with a playful approach to interior design that is reflected throughout the hotel by offering a pool, gym, free mini-bar and buffet breakfast.
Checking In: Ovolo 1888
The second Ovolo property is located in Darling harbour, a great location if you prefer to be on the quieter side of town and within walking distance to the Star Casino. This property has a very similar approach to fun and playful design as well as a great restaurant and bar named Mister Percy.
The Junior Suite at Ovolo 1888
My room at Ovolo 1888 was the junior suite, a huge oversized room which was perfect to explore Sydney from for two days. Room highlights include a free (restocked daily) mini bar, Apple tv (hello Netflix!) and oversized tub in the bathroom.
My Room at Ovolo Woolloomooloo
For my last night in Sydney I checked in to Ovolo Woolloomooloo which appears to be the busier property of the two and has a fun social scene on the weekends. My room at this Ovolo was also extremely large, featured free mini-bar and again, an oversized tub to kick back and enjoy Netflix!
Plant-Based Eats at Alibi
Even if you’re not staying at Ovolo you should definitely pop down to Alibi, the plant-based eatery inside Ovolo Woolloomooloo. The restaurant features an impressive menu by Los Angeles chef Matthew Kenney who has built an exceptional reputation for himself in the plant-based food scene. Try the tasting menu for a journey through just how delicious plant-based food can be!
A very big thank you to the Ovolo team for welcoming me to stay with them whilst I was in Sydney! All opinions and photos are of course, my own!