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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have stay at this hotel many times before, over the last 6 months the hotel as been upgraded with rooms being renovated this makes staying here even better. It may just a little outside the city centre it is right on the beach the view from my room was a amazing and wake up to sunrise over the sea was to die for. Anyone looking for a hotel in the Wollongong area won't go wrong by stay at the Novotel.

We booked in an ocean view room over the weekend. Cost a little more but totally worth it. Great view, quiet, wake up to sunrise. Awesome. Typical Novotel breakfast with everything you could want and even free barista coffee. Nice big lounge areas and bars inside and outside. Excellent food in house or across the road at the pavilion. Only complaint was not the fault of the hotel, but there were small children running wild at breakfast and around the hotel completely ignored by parents, and totally ruining a very pleasant dining experience. One family were finally woken up to their stupidity when their youngest went missing and they had to organize a search party to find the child. Family friendly, perhaps not adult friendly ?

Comfortable room, but I expected better ocean view from the room. Thd bed was located somehow that we couldn't see the ocean directlly from bed. Generally everything was good , very good amenities. The only disaster was the lifts, I think they are some kind oc hazards. Especially lift from car park. Also always there was some dishes outside of the rooms, looks like there were not collected on time by staffs

What a great place to stay! Incredible service on all fronts. Reception, housekeeping, restaurant and bar. Efficient and friendly staff gets 5 stars from me. Loved that there was a day spa on site and a hairdresser across the road. Not to mention the view, jaw dropping sunrise and sets. Only downside was the mattress was way to soft for our liking but that's la personal preference.

Attended this Hotel for four days in August, and had a very pleasant stay. The helpful staff especially the staff at the front counter and at Windjammers restaurant was exceptional. I would recommend that if your going to stay in Wollongong then stay at this hotel. It is situated across the road from North Wollongong Beach and do yourself a favour and ask for a ocean view room as these rooms have great views across the beach. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be making this hotel my permanent base upon my returns to Wollongong.

The Novatel has just upgraded its facilities and rooms which after many years need this upgrade. Our room located on the 10th floor offered a modern and comfortable décor with all of the necessary facilities, coffee and tea making, great bathroom and Austar. The hotel has a great restaurant especially the breakfast offer. The staff at all locations were very helpful and friendly. The only negative is the additional cost for parking. Ideal location to explore the beaches and local attractions.

Thanks Novotel! We enjoyed our stay! We loved our room 523, with the separate room offering another queen bed, dining area and space plus! This room felt like a luxury suite. It appears to have been recently refurbished to a very high standard offering loads of comfort and almost everything is thought about e.g bedside Bluetooth radio and ports to charge your phone, comfy beds, fair trade toiletries. Something to consider, the bathroom door could swing back to the wall as there is enough space. Currently there's not much room to move between when the door is open and the sink. You have to move the door to get past the sink to get to the toilet. It would also be helpful to have a towel hook in the shower space so you can reach for your towel. Currently the towel hooks are behind the door and the towel rail is in front of the toilet. Novotel provided a nice little birthday card and a bottle of wine which was very thoughtful. Breakfast was the usual fare ... continental to one side hot buffet to the other! You can make your own fresh juice and there is a coffee cart making lattes etc. The highlight is the pancake making machine delivering hot pancakes! It would have been great if you could have eggs made to order or an omelette station. There is a pool onsite and a teeny tiny spa as well as a gym. I would give the sauna a miss as it looks a bit eerie. There is a bar area with lounges and well occupied most of the time. The beach is straight across the road and many cafes are accessible and within walking distance. The hotel is well situated in a naturally aesthetically pleasing location. There are lots of places to take a energetic stroll and even a bush walk from Puckey's beach to Fairy Meadow or you can take a walk to the lighthouse. The free Wollongong bus is just at the front of the Novotel and this will take you into the city where you can go shopping. The staff at Novotel were all warm and friendly and our visit was thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you to your wonderful staff; everyone was so courteous and genuinely interested in how our day had been, or what our plans were and what had brought us to Wollongong. The check in counter has a cute selection of sweets and fresh fruit - which is a nice touch! Our room was great - fantastic views along the beach, extremely comfortable beds and pillows. I travelled with my 3 children and we opted for a room service dinner - that was varied, tasty and of good value. I have stayed many a time at this hotel over the years and it has never disappointed; but truly the lovely staff have prompted me to write a review to say thank you & I look forward to coming back again!

Yes who has been sleeping in my bed prior to my arrival in the room at the Novotel Wollongong? That is what I would like to know and I also want to know why I have not received contact from the hotel despite leaving a note in my room, completing the guest survey comment card, and also completing the online survey from Novotel? Perhaps "David" from housekeeping who serviced the room could help with the answers here. All other aspects of the hotel were great, and I may stay there again depending on how management treat this issue.

* Great Service * Beautiful Ocean Views * Comfortable Bed * Delicious Food I had a 5am call for a conference after staying the night and the bed was really comfortable, the room was spacious and because I was up before breakfast times they had an option of early bird room service - it was possibily the tastiest room service I've ever had! Cudos to the chef! Thanks for a great stay.

2-14 Cliff Road Wollongong NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach places you next to North Wollongong Beach and Stuart Park. This 209-room, 4.5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Wollongong Fish Market and Illawarra Museum.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Windjammers Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 209 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Free newspapers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Self parking is available for AUD 15 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1919 reviews