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Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Bayfront hotel with indoor pool, near Royal Botanic Gardens

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  • Great trip and accomodation. The service was ok but not as good as expected. Phoned room…

    Sep 26, 2019

  • This p;lace has such a cool vibe and awesome staff.

    Feb 25, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 100 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom

What’s around

  • In Woolloomooloo
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 16 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 18 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxaroo King
  • Deluxaroo Double Double
  • Cityvoo Loft
  • Cityvoo King
  • Superoo
  • Deluxaroo Loft
  • Cityvoo Double Double
  • Ultraroo


  • In Woolloomooloo
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 14 min walk

What’s around


  • In Woolloomooloo
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 16 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 18 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 23 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 24 min walk
  • Luna Park - 29 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 30 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 21 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 17 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 4 min drive
  • Kings Cross Station - 10 min walk
  • Martin Place Station - 12 min walk
  • St. James Station - 13 min walk
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 100 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite valet parking (AUD 60 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Marina on site

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Year Built - 1915
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPad
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Lo Lounge - This lobby lounge specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Small print

Also known as

  • BLUE Sydney Taj
  • Taj BLUE Sydney
  • Blue Sydney Hotel Sydney
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo
  • BLUE Sydney Taj Hotel
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo Woolloomooloo
  • Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel Woolloomooloo
  • BLUE Sydney Taj Hotel Woolloomooloo
  • BLUE Sydney Taj Woolloomooloo
  • Hotel BLUE Taj Sydney
  • Sydney BLUE Taj
  • Sydney BLUE Taj Hotel
  • Sydney Taj BLUE Hotel
  • Taj BLUE Hotel

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Valet parking costs AUD 60 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 80.0 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 20 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 80 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 24 per person


The credit card presented at check-in should be the same card used at time of booking. If the credit card holder is not on the reservation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival to confirm identification

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Ovolo Woolloomooloo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs AUD 60 per day.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of AUD 80 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, Lo Lounge offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Otto Ristorante (3-min walk), Aki's Indian Restaurant (4-min walk), and China Doll (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is AUD 24 per person.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and boogie boarding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Ovolo Woolloomooloo also has a 24-hour health club.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My new favourite hotel in Sydney

    Fabulous hotel! Great location, lots of little extras that were unexpected - free drinks and canapes from 5:30-6:30pm, free minibar, amazing breakfast, awesome staff. It is my new favourite hotel in Sydney.

    Karen, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Never wanted to leave this cool city vibe hotel

    This hotel does so much right, whether it’s the basics or the numerous perks that most hotels don’t offer or even think of offering! It’s well worth staying here. Except be warned if you have a packed schedule in Sydney, you may find it hard to leave the hotel each day/night. For a city hotel they’ve done a good job of making it a place that you want to hang out. We especially loved that our CityVoo room was bathed in afternoon sun at the end of everyday, especially as we enjoyed the free mini bar - replaced daily! - in our room before we got ready to head out again. The staff from reception to concierge to cleaning were all super friendly, very genuine and keen to know how our stay was. Also the vibe that the staff create in the hotel seems to extend to the other guests who talk to you in the lift and lobby. Guests and staff both just seem happy to be here at the Ovolo. While we didn’t eat in the hotel, we appreciated the pack of treats that was waiting for us in the room - nice touch. I loved the pool area, bit of Palm Springs design vibe, and it’s nice to have a semi-heated indoor pool in May and I bet in summer the outdoor cabanas are very popular. Bed was super comfortable. While as not as close to the CBD as hotels we’ve stayed in Sydney in the past, the hotel is well situated between the Botanic Gardens and Potts Points restaurants and bars, and it was nice to have a change from the hectic CBD streets. And as I said the hotel is a destination in itself.

    Kristen, 2 night romance trip, May 14, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    This is a lovely hotel in a great location and the staff truly go out of their way, they are impressive - but we struggled to sleep (and I mean at all) in 48hrs. I felt like I was in a smart room in university digs. We had a wedding or party at the hotel (most of which we could hear) which ended with guests playing musical instruments in their rooms and singing until 5am and dance music playing on the other wall of our room that was so loud the wall was vibrating. We had what sounded like a nightclub outside the front door (centre of the hotel) until around 1 and young children above us who obviously could not sleep either and every time they jumped, ran or dropped something we heard it- felt like they were coming through the floor. We had come from the UK, so we’re clearly adjusting, but the number of people squished in elevators, just wasn’t safe and there were dogs running around in the wet areas of the pool- which was dangerous for everyone, a lady was almost tripped by a dog that wasn’t hers. She was so upset and embarrassed she told me she was going back to her room. There’s a very fine line between a fun/cool vibe and a hotel that’s actually not a hotel, but just an upmarket club with rooms.

    Nicole, 2 night family trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and lovely helpful staff

    1 night trip, Feb 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Choose the Ovolo - they won’t disappoint

    In this strange new era of travel, hotels are about the hidden surprises, extra touches and personalization. The Ovolo is all that and more. Stayed in a CityVoo suite and from the care package of goodies to the personal hand written card to the all you could drink mini bar, this place oozes fun vibes, great staff and a fantastic stay.

    Marissa, 1 night trip, Jan 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel and in a very central location. We have loved our stay at the Ovolo

    2 night trip, Jan 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked that they treated you like an adult so you could swim in the pool or go to the gym any time you liked. Didn’t have 100 rules to follow and were very relaxed about things. A pleasant change

    Melissa O, 2 night trip, Jan 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good option shame abt the smell

    Good option but they REALLY need to do something about the smell - smells of wet old carpet, takes away from experience! Worth investing in some hotel fragrance.

    Victor, 1 night trip, Dec 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and staff really friendly

    1 night trip, Dec 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great weekend

    Fabulous stay - would highly recommend

    Sheree, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 10, 2020

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