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Ovolo 1888 - the dog friendly Sydney hotel

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of a staycation with my husband, and our dog Sookie at Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour.

Like many, we've been dealing with the increased stress, and hardships that has happened due to the pandemic so this was a much needed staycay for us to unwind, and spend quality time with our 11 year old Pomeranian.

It was actually Sookie's first time in a hotel! This is because not many hotels are dog friendly, and we opt to only stay in 4 or 5 star hotels.

What is Ovolo 1888 like?

Ovolo 1888 is an award winning group of boutique hotels. We stayed in the Darling Harbour location which is in a refurbished wool store from 1888 (hence the name).

The decor is a balance of the nostalgia of as time passed with the necessities of the modern traveller. Throughout are reclaimed steel beams, cosy nooks, a lively bar, exposed brick walls, free mini bars in your room, and a restaurant which specialises in Mediterranian cuisine.

Plus, there's a whole lot of F...

Free shit

Who doesn't love free shit?

What sets Ovolo 1888 is that they offer so much freebies to help make your stay as comfortable, and convinient as possible. They refer to this as "effortless living".

Mini bar? Free.

Goodie bags for you, and your pup? Free.

Wifi? Free.

Gym? Free.

Laundry service so your button up is crispy af? Free.

And since it's a short (seriosuly super short you won't break a sweat) to Darling Harbour, the Star, and Harbourside shops, you won't even need to order an Uber. Hey, more dollars available to spend on cocktails down at Mister Percy's.

Is Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour dog friendly?

Of course! Why? Dogs are awesome.

I mean seriously, look at Sookie. She's 11 years old, wearing sushi + shibu inu pyjamas, and her favourite thing to do is cuddle. She deserved a hotel stay.

The whole hotel is dog friendly so wine, and dine with your dog or unwind in the big free standing tubs.

We stayed in the King Deluxe room which had a dog bed, a water + food bowl, and a toy right next to our bed.

As mentioned, they even give free goodie bags for your dog which contained dog treets, dog food, and some doggy poo bags.

And Sookie loved the dog food!

But my absolute favourite inclusion was this custom recipe for the perfect staycay!


2 people in need of a staycay

1 Pooch (preferably Pomeranian "Sookie" works best"

1 Deluxe Room

And it had a little family photo of us from the day our cement slab for our house was laid last year.

Thank you so much Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour for an amazing stay!

Ovolo 1888 Discount Code

You can receive 15% off a stay at ANY Ovolo across Australia using the code STAYCAY15 which is valid for bookings via our website and stays until 15th September 2020.


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