Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour 4.5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 8,244 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Iconic resort located in the heart of vibrant Darling Harbour.

  • 525 stylish guest rooms and suites, contemporary spaces that exude a restful comfortable feel.

  • Spacious executive rooms and suites with impressive city skyline views.

  • Signature restaurant with floor to ceiling windows and unrivalled Darling Harbour views.

  • Superb resort facilities with fitness room, kid's club, outdoor pool and tennis court.

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Hotel location

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour
2000 Sydney

GPS:-33.872715, 151.197555

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On site
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • 100% Non Smoking Property
  • Room service


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.

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ALL Rating  4.3/5  8,244 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  5,642 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2023

Superb location, amazing food

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Mukta M TripAdvisor review

Stayed here only for a night, loved the location. It’s right on the Darling Harbour, we enjoyed a late night walk on the bridge. The location was so good, that during the day we explored so many things by foot. About the hotel & amenities - We paid a little extra and got the room upgraded to the suite room, which was very spacious for us (especially with a 10 year old). We got a living & dining space along with the separate bedroom , lot of closets, a bathtub in the bathroom. We invited friends over in the evening and took them for dinner in the restaurant. The closing time was 9:30 PM, so we managed our timings and were there by 9:25. But the kitchen was already closed at 9 PM and they did not take any order. So, we all got disappointed and went to the room, ordered from the In-room dining menu (very limited options) which was very inconvenient. The information could have been given clearly, that the “kitchen closes at 9 PM”, rather than the “Restaurant closes at 9:30 PM” The next morning, we skipped the buffet, had A-la-carte at The Ternary (the same one which got closed early last night). During our 1 day stay, we had all major 3 meals here, food is amazing. Otherwise, our stay, location, hotel ambiance, staff & amenities were all very good.


Customer review rating 1.5/5

Luke G. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Very disappointed with the facilities and charges. Hotel is in a great location, however, the building is old and charging prices comparable to competitors with newer facilities. When I pay $500 for an entry level room, I expect an amazing quality room. The bathroom was old, with cracked tiles in the shower and near the toilet. stained grouting. I have stayed at hotels that charge less than $200 a night with higher end bathrooms than this room. The blackout curtain was manually operated which whilst no problem you would expect it to be automatic and remote controlled at this per night rate. On top of that I was extremely disappointed to be charged for parking at a rate I could have parked anywhere in the city. Lastly, Check out is a busy time I assume for the hotel and for guests. The hotel only had 2 staff catering to a number of guests all trying to check-out at the same time. I would suggest the hotel needs greater staffing at this key time in the morning. I will say that, the service provide by the ladies at checkin and out was excellent. They were well dressed and very pleasant.

Dear Luke, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour. We are sincerely sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations and that you found our facilities to be overpriced. Similar to the airline industry our rates fluctuate depending on supply and demand. During your stay we were at a high occupancy which is resulted in your room rate to be at the higher end of the scale. This was the reflected across the whole CBD during this peak time. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the condition of your room, particularly the issues with the bathroom and the manually operated blackout curtain. Your comments regarding the parking charges and check-out process have been duly noted, and we will review these aspects to ensure a smoother experience for our guests in the future. However, we are delighted to hear that you received excellent service from the ladies at check-in and check-out. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to them as recognition of their efforts. We appreciate your valuable feedback, and we will use it constructively to make improvements and enhance the overall guest experience at our hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with a more enjoyable stay. Warm regards, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Management

Well located for ICC & Darling Harbour activities

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Novotel suited my sister and my needs perfectly by offering a 2 x Dbl bed suite within close proximity of the trade fair at ICC. Breakfast included & with our Accor card ticked all the boxes. Staff were so friendly & lovely hotel room.

Dear Alison, Thank you for choosing Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour for your recent stay and for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that our hotel, with its convenient location close to the ICC and Darling Harbour, suited your and your sister's needs perfectly. It is great to know that our double bedroom provided the comfort and space you were looking for. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast included in your stay and that your Accor card benefits were utilized effectively. Our staff will be thrilled to know that their friendly and welcoming service contributed positively to your stay. Thank you again for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you and your sister back to Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour in the near future. Warm regards, Hotel Management Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Central location to Exhibition Centre

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anita M. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Booked two rooms for 3 nights. Both rooms were on the same floor and had the same spacious layout. Plenty of room, great to have a couch and armchair with footstool. We added the breakfast (which is the main reason why we stay here, as it's so good) Had dinner at the Ternary (bookings essential - not open Monday or Tuesday) which was great. Also had dinner at the cafe/bar equally great. Short walk to the Exhibition Centre and Darling Harbour. Will definitely stay again

Dear Anita, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that both of your rooms provided the spacious layout and comfort that you expected, making your stay more enjoyable. It's fantastic to hear that your dining experiences at the Ternary and our cafe/bar were enjoyable, complementing your overall stay. Your kind words about Juliet and the rest of our staff are greatly appreciated. Your compliments will be shared with her and the entire team, as recognition for their hard work and dedication. Thank you once again for your positive comments and for your intention to return. We look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour for another memorable stay. Warm regards, Hotel Management Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

Well located but unfriendly

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Michelle Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

We arrived in at 10:30pm after a 12 hour travel day and the check-in attendant was extremely rude and very short. Arriving at the 10th floor, there was a roof leak so the floor was all wet and then to discover there was no mini bar. When we rang for room service, again we were rudely advised that it was not available. The shower soap & conditioner bottle were empty, I only found this out after shampooing my hair. Thankfully my daughter had brought her conditioner with her. There was mold in the shower. Our room view was amazing, we overlooked the Sofitel and their pool and were saddened to find the Novatel's pool to be old and not so inviting. Overall the location was great, the staff on departure were lovely and friendly and the breakfast & cocktails at the bar were also very lovely. We stayed at the Meriton Suites on our last night in Sydney and found the service and rooms to be a lot nicer for the same price. Friendly reception would go a long way.

Dear Michelle, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay with us at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour. We are deeply disappointed to learn that your experience did not meet your expectations, particularly regarding the unfriendly demeanor of our check-in attendant and the issues encountered in your room. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the lack of warmth and professionalism displayed by our team member during your arrival. This behavior does not align with the high standards of service we strive to uphold, and we will address this matter with our team to ensure such incidents are not repeated. We also apologize for the inconvenience caused by the roof leak on the 10th floor and the absence of a minibar in your room. Additionally, we regret to hear about the condition of your room amenities and the presence of mold in the shower. Rest assured, these concerns will be addressed promptly by our housekeeping and maintenance teams to prevent recurrence. On a positive note, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and the lovely service provided by our staff upon departure. We appreciate your kind words about the breakfast and cocktails at our bar. We sincerely hope for the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with the exceptional stay you deserve. Warm regards, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour Management

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