BRISBANE | Ovolo The Valley is a boutique hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Opened at the end of 2018, it’s a modern hotel with a bright, funky aesthetic that blends art, music, and pop-culture.
Ovolo The Valley is well located at the north end of trendy Fortitude Valley, bordering the up and coming neighbourhood of Newstead. It’s amongst some of the city’s best food and drink spots and boutiques, and a a 20 minute walk from Brisbane’s CBD.
The hotel features 130 modern, spacious, rooms in five configurations. There’s medium and larger rooms, large rooms with a spa, Valley suites, and the glamorous Rock Star suites. I stayed in one of the large rooms, and was impressed by the size, and the clever placement of power and USB outlets throughout.
The king sized be is plush and comfortable, as are the pillows. Towards the window, there’s a long couch, seat, and table. Across from the bed, it’s a desk with a mirror, and large TV with Google Chromecast. There’s also an Amazon Echo with Alexa, and a few books and magazines.
The bathroom features a large walk in shower and twin sinks. Large, fixed container of Biology amenities are provided. Essentials like cotton buds and a shower cap are provided, and there’s a suit of other extra complimentary items, like razors and toothbrushes, that you can call for if you wish. Both the bathroom and the main room, contain ample storage space.
If you book directly through the hotel, there are several extras you’ll find included at no extra cost. There’s a “loot bag” filled with snacks, that’s topped up daily, a minibar which is restocked each day with water, soft drink, juice, beer, and wine, and a free round of drinks at the bar downstairs each day during happy hour.
Wi-Fi is free, fast, and available in all rooms (and throughout the hotel). Room service is a selection of dishes from hotel restaurant, ZA ZA TA.
Guests have access to Ovolo The Valley’s free self-service laundry, and a free candy and fruit water station at the lobby bar. There’s a pool on the roof, and a small 24/7 gym.
The hotel is pet friendly, and there’s flexible check in and check out on request. If you have a car, the hotel offers valet parking for $60.00 per night, and self-parking for $35.00 per night.
Eat & Drink
The hotel has two food and drink offerings. Kazba is a Tel Aviv inspired cocktail bar offering the classics, plus house cocktails made with house-made Middle Eastern cordials, sodas, teas and unique produce for garnishes. For food it’s Middle Eastern vegetarian mezze style street food dishes cooked over charcoal and wood.
Restaurant ZA ZA TA is also Tel Aviv inspired, offering a vegetarian menu celebrating locally sourced fresh produce. Middle Eastern dishes with hints of the Mediterranean like BBQ cauliflower shawarma, batata harra potatoes, and haloumi doughnuts.
If you book directly, there’s a complimentary continental breakfast at ZA ZA TA.
You’re also in the vicinity of some of Brisbane’s best places to eat and drink. Some of my favourites include cafe and coffee roastery Industry Beans, bakery Sprout Artisan Bakery, modern Greek restaurant Hellenika, contemporary Australian restaurant Essa, and craft brewery Range.
Ovolo The Valley
1000 Ann Street
Telephone: (07) 3253 6999