Friday, 20 September 2019

A Night At The Ovolo.

Hey my loves, welcome back to another trip with M.

Last night I flew into Brisbane from LAX. At 14 hours, the flight was the longest I've ever taken and I was slightly apprehensive. However, in typical Emily style, I slept from the runway at LAX all the way until 30 minutes before landing. How? I honestly don’t know but I’m not going to complain!! I must mention, the leg room in economy on Virgin Australia was incredible! So, that probably helped.

I landed at 5:30am, grabbed my luggage and hopped into a car arriving at Ovolo The Valley 20 minutes later. My room was ready for me, I ordered breakfast from room service and headed straight to the bath! 

I was in a Large Spa room and of course, I filmed a room tour for you..

At an average price of $254 (AUD) equivalent to £140, it’s an awesome hotel in a fab location. Having the whole day to myself I deiced to explore the area, be productive and work out. I took a stroll to a nearby drugstore, there’s a ton of shops within a 10 minute walk.

Despite the fact the hotel has awesome gym facilities, I decided to head out and do a barre class at a local studio. I did a bit of research and ended up at Barre Body on Charlotte street. A 30 minute walk or a 10 minute Uber from The Ovolo. It was by far the BEST barre class I’ve done in a while and really well priced at $30 (£16). The instructor noticed that it was my first session, gave me a tour of the studio and filled me in on all the info which was super lovely, especially as I get super anxious in new situations like that. 

I was super sad to have not been able to spend more time at this hotel, especially after discovering how gorgeous the roof and pool area! The 7th floor is home to the gym and pool, both are worth a visit. I spend the remainder of my afternoon on the roof working and surprisingly, the wifi was just as strong on the roof!!!  We love good wifi.

The room was equipped with a tv and a streaming service meaning you can stream your derives on the tv. The wifi was reliable and fast, I uploaded a YouTube video, which granted was only a 1GB file, in 3 minutes. 

For dinner, I headed down to Za Za Ta. The restaurant within the hotel. A mix of Mediterranean cuisine. The food was good, the only thing I found a miss was the lack of vegetables. I JUST WANTED SOME BROCCOLI. 


Similarly, the breakfast is served at Za Za Ta. A buffet spread is included in the price of most rooms and is one of the better price included’ hotel breakfasts I’ve experienced. Numerous kinds of bread for toast, endless press fruit, pastries, cheese, ham and so much more. The Banana bread is a yes! However, the drinks were not included and I was charged $4.50 for an English breakfast tea. 

Check out their socials here if you want to have a nosey:

Overall a fab experience at Ovolo The Valley, as far as I’m aware Ovolo only took over this location around a month and a half ago which is really hard to believe considering how smooth my stay was. The staff were incredibly helpful and it’s definitely a hotel on my list to return to.

Until next time,

M. Xx


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