Design, stylish, industrial

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia

61 2 9331 9000

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At a Glance

This former Taj may not have quite the cool cachet it once had, but it’s a great pick for urbanites who like their environment chintz-free and minimalist.

Indagare Loves

  • The light-filled, loft-inspired guest rooms
  • The excellent dining options along the wharf, like Sydney institution Otto and Asian hotspot China Doll
  • A location that feels both central – the Botanical Gardens and city center are a quick stroll away – and cozily tucked-away


This property was formerly a Taj and a W Hotel, which explains the groovy design and young vibe. (Its original incarnation was actually a wool and cargo warehouse, hence the industrial bones.) Ovolo is located on the wharf at Wolloomoolloo, in the same converted warehouse building where Russell Crowe has an apartment and where the uber-cool Otto’s restaurant is, so there is always a hip and happening crowd around. The location is away from the business area or the main tourist sites near the Rocks, but it is closer to the eastern suburbs and beaches like Bondi. Since its central WaterBar draws a lot of party folks, if you want a quiet room, it is best to request one as far from the central atrium as possible. The best rooms are the 36 Loft Suites, which are duplexes.

Who Should Stay

Style-seeking minimalists who want waterfront access without the crowds.

Written by Indagare

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