Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016
3.8 /5
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  • Size: 301 sqft


Experience the city's vibrant shopping and dining hub in 4.5-star comfort at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour hotel, a 10-minute stroll across Pyrmont Bridge from the city centre. Wake to dazzling skyline views in your airy, modern room followed by a dip in the pool and buffet breakfast in our concept restaurant, The Ternary, or on the terrace balcony. Start your day in the best possible way at Novotel.


The unique style and personality of The Ternary allows our guests to experience three distinct offerings; the Grill Kitchen, the Asian Kitchen and the Wine Bar, in one inviting, social and harmonious open space.
The Wine Bar is an isle of relaxed intimacy within The Ternary. Unlike the theatre, colour and action of the open kitchens, the bar is a place for conversation and relaxation.

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  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators


  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Golf
  • Jogging track
  • Outdoor tennis
  • Boating
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service


  • 24 hour front desk
  • Express check in
  • Express checkout
  • Childcare Service
  • Concierge desk
  • Security
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Car rental desk
  • Porters
  • FAX
  • Doctor on call
  • Currency exchange
  • Overhead projector
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Computer rental


  • High-speed internet


  • Parking
  • Indoor parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Bus parking


  • Accessible facilities


  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Cribs available
  • Shower
  • Iron
  • Sprinklers in rooms
  • Bath tub


3.8 /5 Overall score

72% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.3/5

Would Not Stay There Again!

Would not recommend Wed, Jun 2, 2010
Our trip was a mix of business and pleasure. Although the Novotel was an excellent location for us to explore Sydney, the hotel itself left a lot to be desired. The friendliest staff member we came across in six days was the bell hop. No one at the check-in desk ever smiled or asked us how we were. The restaurant service was the poorest we'd ever experienced, from the time we waited to be served to the cold food that arrived at our table. After leaving our room one day, we came back to retrieve our camera, only to find the chamber maid sitting at our room desk having a cup of coffee with her feet up on the table, chatting with aother chamber maid. Nice. I honestly think the Novotel at Darling Harbour rests on its laurels because of its location, so it doesn't go the extra mile to make its guests feel welcomed.

Money saver

The internet was a whopping $30 a day in the room. Walk across the bridge walk to the mall and head for the food court, where wi-fi was free.

| montana, usa Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location, slow staff

Would recommend Sat, May 8, 2010
The hotel was nice but the staff was not very efficient. They did not have enough people at the front desk for check in (only one person was helping people while one other was on the computer and another on the phone). I ended up waiting 20 minutes just to check in standing at the desk. Also, there phone line takes forever to get through to ask any questions. However; despite those issues, the hotel was very nice. My room was large and clean. The location couldn't be better. You are connected to the harbourside mall on Darling Harbour. I would recommend this hotel for its cleanliness and location.

| USA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantastic hotel in a great location

Would recommend Sat, Nov 21, 2009
This was a wonderful hotel in a perfect location. My wife and I stayed there on the way out after spending three weeks in the middle of the outback,what a contrast.We stayed in a suite on the top floor looking over Darling Harbor. The suite was large, spotless and the view was fantastic.The little more expence for the executive suite was well worth the price. The choice of resturants and shops along the harbor was great and we found the cost a good value. This location gives you good access to all the main attractions.We wished we had more time to spend in Sydney but the three weeks in the outback were spent visiting our daughter, son in law and first grandchild and that time was priceless. To sum it up if you ever have the time and want to go on an unbelievable trip try this one. The culture and history in the outback is hard to imagine and the stop in Sydney on the way out is wonderful. The Novatel in Darling Harbor was a perfect choice. My daughter and son in law have stayed there before and were the ones who recommended the Novatel at Darling Harbor to us. What a fantastic trip with so much contrast, a trip of a lifetime.

| Butler,Pennsylvania Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Pyrmont Bridge 0.2 mi
Australian National Maritime Museum 0.3 mi
IMAX Theater 0.3 mi
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre 0.3 mi
Sydney Fish Market 0.3 mi
Star City Casino 0.3 mi
Sydney Aquarium 0.4 mi
Chinese Garden of Friendship 0.4 mi
Powerhouse Museum 0.4 mi
Sydney Entertainment Centre 0.5 mi
Town Hall 0.5 mi
Queen Victoria Building 0.5 mi
Pitt Street Mall 0.6 mi
Sydney Tower 0.7 mi
Sydney Wildlife World 0.7 mi
General Post Office 0.7 mi
Great Synagogue 0.7 mi
Capitol Theatre 0.7 mi
University of Technology 0.8 mi
ANZAC War Memorial 0.8 mi
Belmore Park 0.8 mi
Australian Museum 0.9 mi
Sydney Mint 0.9 mi
Hyde Park Barracks 0.9 mi
St Mary's Cathedral 0.9 mi
Sydney Hospital 0.9 mi
Parliament House 0.9 mi
Sydney Observatory 1 mi
State Library of New South Wales 1 mi
Museum of Sydney 1 mi
Customs House 1.1 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art 1.1 mi
Art Gallery of New South Wales 1.2 mi
University of Sydney 1.2 mi
Royal Botanic Gardens 1.3 mi
El Alamein Fountain 1.3 mi
Harbour Bridge 1.3 mi
Government House 1.3 mi
Sydney Opera House 1.4 mi
Elizabeth Bay House 1.7 mi
Wentworth Park 1.7 mi
Luna Park Sydney 1.8 mi
Sydney Football Stadium 2 mi
Sydney Cricket Ground 2 mi
Fox Studios Australia 2.2 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016