Novotel Newcastle Beach

Novotel Newcastle Beach 4.5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 750 reviews

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Description

Hotel extras

  • Some rooms with balcony, many with water views.

  • WiFi, large work space, iPod® dock, cable TV

  • Modern Australian dining, weekend High Tea

  • Modern fitness centre, steam room, hot tub

  • 3 naturally lit event and function spaces

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Novotel Newcastle Beach

5 King Street
2300 NEWCASTLE
Australia

  • NEWCASTLE STATION:  NEWCASTLE LINE WATT ST & KING ST

  • By plane

    NEWCASTLE AIRPORT At 25km / 15 miles

  • By train

    NEWCASTLE At 0.4km / 0.25 miles

GPS:-32.929235, 151.784905

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms

Bistro Dalby

Bistro Dalby is the ideal restaurant for all occasions - the perfect spot for meeting colleagues and clients or friends and family. We are open for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week.

Our accommodation(s)

Offering a range of superior accommodation options, Novotel Newcastle Beach is perfectly suited for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel boasts 88 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, each fitted with stylish and modern furnishings. Stylish and tastefully appointed, each guest room features wireless and WIFI Internet access, a TV with Foxtel and pay-per-view channels, an in-room yoga channel, a large work desk and an iPod dock.

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Novotel Newcastle Beach

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ALL Rating  4.3/5  750 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  1,120 reviews

Great location and access to beach

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Martin Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Overall, very good - check in was easy and seamless.

Well located

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Ruth Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Before our trip I received an email stating that Novotel had increased it's cleaning. On our arrival you could see that the room had been cleaned at some stage but not recenlty as there was dust on furniture. After 2pm on the Saturday we had to ask if they were going to do our room! This was done but very roughly, the bed to sleep in that night was was uncomfortable, the bathroom was also a hit and a miss. As an Accor Member I wasn't treated in the way I had in other Hotels. The location was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. For the cost on my stay I expected better.

Love the staff

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Scot S. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff are awesome and always friendly. Unfortunately my dinner - room service was forgotten but the staff were great in following up and only charging me 50% which was a nice gesture.

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Suellen C. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff were all friendly, good location. but the food at the restaurant was well below par. Order garlic chilli prawn with pasta, could not eat it, the pasta was cold and look like it had been in the pan for a few days, even with and knife and fork could not cut it, the olives on the dish had so many flavours it was disgusting, husband had the veal which was not good either. We have eaten at other Novotel establishments and the food has been great very disappointed with that aspect. Also received and cheese plater in the room which was nice but there were no implements to cut the cheese.

Great Spot

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Michelle Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Bed was really comfortable and enjoyed our stay - very clean

Good location but no view from a standard room.

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Fine- advertised price on website when I booked wasn’t what it was when I paid. It was advertised at approx $330 per night but the actual breakdown was $220ish for the Friday night and $420ish for the Saturday

Good place to stay inNewcastle

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Kevin F. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We stayed for one night. The room was clean, the bed comfortable and we had a view over the ocean. The meal at the restaurant was quite good. Overall a very pleasant stay.

Pleasant

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Katherine Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Overall quite nice stay. Rudely awakened at 7am on Saturday morning by staff member phoning through to room, who didn't identify themselves and asked (with an accusatory tone) how many adults were staying in my room. Turns out she meant to call room 308 rather than 302. Could have been handled better. Staff at breakfast on the other hand were delightful.

Handy location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Good

Great location and easy access to most ammenties

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Edith W. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in and out was efficient and no time wasted. The online checkin option is a benefit when time is pressed.

Dear Mrs Willamson We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Newcastle Beach. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Abdallah EL-Ghozze Front Office Manager

Close to beach

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Larry Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

Close to beach and a good restaurant

Breakfast was Terrible

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Anonymous Friends - Confirmed reviews ALL

From the beginning they charged a group booking more expensive than online so we had to negotiate the price. Melanie who organised the rooms was lovely. From there it was all downhill the breakfast was a none event, no food, cutlery, cereal, coffee, bread it was an embarrassment for the 14 rooms we had booked for a breakfast after the wedding the previous evening. Two people in the breakfast area so people from the front office were coming to empty the dirty tables. Guests continued to bring in coffee and food from the café next door as none was available from the hotel. The experience was a embarrassment from the moment we arrived for breakfast with no apology to any guest or the people who came into the hotel to meet for breakfast. Being an Accor Gold member we supported Accor, no points were credited to our account.

The Novocastrian

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

ronY4270LY TripAdvisor review

In difficult times for the hospitality sector with staffing etc this hotel's management has managed to excell. Service was exceptional at this ideally situated hotel, close to surf and the top end of town.

Try somewhere else

Customer review rating 2.0/5

Andrew B. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Pretty Poor. No room servicing , no bed making, no fresh towels. Breakfast on first day was cold so we went elsewhere on following days. The coffee machine was out of order. We were told to find a table which had no utensils, and it remained like that for 10 minutes before I got up and went to the serving kitchen entry area and requested 2 settings. A glass of shiraz cost $12. Medalions of veal for my only dinner there were tough and tasteless. As for hygiene, the hand sanitiser container in general foyer was empty for the nights we stayed there. There was no internet for the first day. Didn't bother with it after that. A very disappointing experience. Worst for the many years of being an Accor member.

Great location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Great service

Dear SUSAN J., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Newcastle Beach. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Abdallah EL-Ghozze Front Office Manager

Great location

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Great location and friendly staff

Dear Mr C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Newcastle Beach. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Abdallah EL-Ghozze Front Office Manager

OK

Customer review rating 3.0/5

L R. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is clean and the location is nice and close to the beach though we were amazed at how much of the surrounding area was closed on a a Saturday afternoon - but that's not Novotel's fault. The receptionist was friendly and efficient. The room was standard, we were disappointed with the view over the 'courtyard' and could only see the sea when lying on the bed. The bed was comfortable. The lack of bath was disappointing and over all we were underwhelmed by the room especially at the price point. The TV had no volume which was a particularly big deal for us on this evening. We reported it twice and were told that it would be fixed and someone would be up to the room but no-one appeared. It didn't work for the whole of our stay. Generally OK but at $407 for one night inc parking without breakfast, I expected better.

Wedding stay

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Trish Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

We stayed to attend a wedding in Watt street so location was perfect Check in was easy but frustrating they have no where to park while checking in so you need to use metered parking before you can pay to park underneath. Room was clean and tidy loved I could open a window for fresh airflow The disappointment was breakfast on both mornings lack of staff to set or clean of tables no spoons for cereal or cutlery on the table both mornings had to look for staff to get them Lack of hot food in the bays on both days 8am on Friday 9 am on Saturday and when it came out it was only enough for a few people at a time and to get a paid coffee was over 20 minute wait Staff looked overwhelmed and run off their feet to many people wanting to eat for the staff levels Overall a good stay

Dear Patricia R., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Newcastle Beach. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Novotel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured I have passed on your feedback to the relevant department heads and we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future reoccurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Abdallah EL-Ghozze Front Office Manager

Charged for parking which was not available

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

mattheyburgh TripAdvisor review

I was charged $25 for parking which was not available and had to park my car on the street. I approached the duty manager to make a complaint and was advised that parking is not guaranteed and that i had not been charged for parking (I had).I wrote to Novotel requesting a refund and did not receive a response. Not impressed.

The cost of the room on Good Friday was far to expensive.

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

jbolin2022 TripAdvisor review

Too expensive over night rate on Good Friday. We had to pay for parking, we were not told that when we booked our room for two nights with Accor. When booking girls are hard to understand. Much prefer to do booking over phone in Australia.

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