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Novotel Sydney Darling Square

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here last weekend the room had been renovated with a beautiful bed (one you can actually sleep in) a must when away from home and the bathroom was beautiful with a perfect 10/10 shower. Darling Harbour and China Town are right on your doorstep. The only left down was the hot breakfast.All of the staff are great and we will certainly be back

We stayed here for 4 days on New Year’s Eve. The hotel in conveniently located by Darling Harbour. The hotel has been refurbished. Nice rooms and what you’d expect from a Novotel. The staff were helpful and professional and the daily breakfast was excellent. I would recommend this hotel if your looking for a hotel in a good location in Sydney close to the harbour and shops. The airport is 20 minutes away.

This is a wonderful location. Easy walk around darling harbour and chinatown. Great food at your door step. Nice size room clean, comfortable bed, small but good bathroom. Breakfast was included great coffee plenty to eat. We did have very noisy neighbors and had to complain 4 time but were not very helpful. All was nice but I would not go back. They need to listen to their clients.

Very well-located property, right next to the ICC Sydney and Darling Harbour/ Chinatown. Excellent for folks coming to Sydney to attend conventions at the ICC or even for meetings in the CBD. The renovated rooms are functional and spiffy. The service is well up to the standard. The only 'downer' is the lack of a restaurant; 'The Pump House' is a pub at the very best! I recommend this property wholeheartedly.

We enjoyed our stay very much. Hotel is in a great city location, stroll to Darling Harbour, steps away from Paddy’s Market, Chinatown and lots of cheap food courts. We asked for a room over looking the back of the hotel, due to the fact there is a huge building project going on right opposite the front of the hotel. Room was bright and nicely furnished. Shower and water pressure good. We would definitely recommend this hotel. But make sure you don’t get a front room over looking the cnstruction sight !

It's hard to get a better location in Sydney. A stone's throw from both Darling Harbour and Chinatown and Haymarket, close to transport... With the recent renovation, the rooms are very very nice - well above standard. Staf was friendly and efficient as usual with Accor, so altogether a great stay.

Paid nearly $2.500 for 4 nights for a very very poor room. Smelly room!! Dirty!! People that clean your room don’t do their job properly. Very disappointed. 4 and 1/2 Stars in their dream. Please choose the other Novotel it is much much better.

First time to stay here at the Novotel and was very happy. Rooms had been freshly refurbished. The location suited our need as we were celebrating an event at Cockle Bay. Everything is within reach. Staff are very helpful and extremely friendly. Nothing was an inconvenience . Particular thanks to Sylvia on reception. Fabulous Customer service representative for Novotel and the Accor group.

This is the first time in this hotel. It was fine , nice staff members, I didn't stay longer, it was just an over night. I will do it again, the location is very good, there were some renovation in the lobby area.

A very convenient and comfortable hotel with friendly and helpful staff. While the hotel is being upgraded, we were not inconvenienced at all. Great location within easy walking distance of Central Station and Darling Harbour.

17 Little Pier Street Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Novotel Sydney Darling Square places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House. This 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 230 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay are also near this Sydney hotel.


Enjoy dining at Pumphouse, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Novotel Sydney Darling Square's 230 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

At Novotel Sydney Darling Square, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is AUD 46 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle during limited hours for AUD 22.50 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 5 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2391 reviews