4.6 out of 5

"Great service from the time we arrived (offered complimentary beer on arrival - who could complain about that?). Check in is a bar and then bar staff ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 02 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle you'll be within a 30-minute stroll of Christ Church Cathedral and Dixon Park Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are featured in all 10 rooms. Fridges and free toiletries are also available. Bathrooms are shared.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage.

With a stay at this Newcastle West hotel, you'll be 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Newcastle Ocean Baths and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Fort Scratchley.

Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$90 per night

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Quick stopover for the night

Pros: Older facility but well maintained and looked after. Close to city centre.
Cons: Bottled water in room for coffee facility.
Location: Easy 15 minute stroll to city centre (parks, movies, shopping). 23 minute drive to airport.
Great service from the time we arrived (offered complimentary beer on arrival - who could complain about that?). Check in is a bar and then bar staff accompany you to your room and highlight where everything is, including how everything works. Although an older establishment it was well maintained and renovated to a top standard. Old school charm everywhere. WiFi is available and was very easy to log onto and use. Room was very large and provided small minibar with tea and coffee facilities (eg Electric kettle and long life milk) only thing missing was water, but we had our own bottled water so was not a problem. Everything was clean except for small had print on mirror (easily missed) not really a problem just giving accurate description. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was plenty of extra pillows and blankets if required. Shared bathroom and toilet facilities were very clean. Newly renovated showers were a pleasant surprise and provided plenty of space, with great water pressure and temperature. Ate dinner downstairs at the restaurant and meals were delicious, well priced and there was plenty to choose from on the menu (catering for both GF and Vegans alike). Testament to the restaurant was that it was busy with the majority of patrons being locals of all ages. Hotel is located an easy 15minute stroll to the city centre, 23 minute drive to the airport. Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from Brisbane on 2 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan 2018 by Cath

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found the bed to be extremely comfortable and that you enjoyed your stay with us.

5 out of 5

Good Clean Pub Accommodation

Pros: Friendly staff and good food along with a complementary chocolate and beverage at the bar after check in.
Location: Great location close to many key areas of Newcastle CBD and attractions.
My second visit here and once again an enjoyable and comfortable stay, it's nice to have a pub room with more than one pillow! The facilities are well maintained and clean. thank you.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 9 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan 2018 by Cath

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Nice hotel friendly staff convenient position great food and atmosphere

Posted by on 8 Dec 2017

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29 Jan 2018 by Cath

Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Nice people work there great food

Pros: staff,food,atmosphere convenient location
Cons: nothing
Location: Honey suckle is a short stroll - easy walk along the Hunter river up to Knobbys Head and the Supercar race track.
good value for money the staff are extremely friendly and the food and atmosphere are fabtastic, in a convenient location to the city centre and honey suckle - thanks to this Hotel we had a great time at the Supercars

Posted by , from Lake Macquarie on 7 Dec 2017

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29 Jan 2018 by Cath

Thank you for your review!

5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Small rooms but you get what you pay for nice enough was clean and tidy room had the essentials friendly and awesome customer service and staff

Posted by on 18 Nov 2017

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21 Nov 2017 by Cath

Thank you for your review.

3 out of 5

Quaint Hotel, Close to the City

Pros: The staff, they were very helpful, and very friendly. the restaurant was nice as well
My husband and I were only there over night. It was a lovely Hotel, with a restaurant on sight, the food was delicious. The accommodation was good for overnight. The bathroom was clean. and the bed was comfortable

Posted by on 14 Nov 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov 2017 by Cath

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us

5 out of 5

Very good experience!

I'm very pleased with my stay at the Commonwealth. An all round great experience. The staff are very friendly and look after you well. The facilities are nice, clean and updated and the food is delicious!

Posted by , from Adelaide on 16 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2017 by Cath

Thank you for your review. Glad that your enjoyed your stay with us and dining in our restaurant.

4 out of 5

Awesome spot. Close to all things Newcastle!

Pros: Location and friendly staff
Cons: N/A
Location: Local restaurants, cafes and entertainment
Was welcomed by the staff and felt very comfortable for the entire stay. Great share bathrooms, as they can often be a deterrent.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 4 Apr 2017

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15 Apr 2017 by Cath

Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Staff were absolutely fantastic!

Awesome Hospitality ! Highly recommend this place to anyone

Posted by on 12 Mar 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar 2017 by Cath

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review and recommendation.

4 out of 5

Clean and tidy hotel with pleasant staff

Pros: The Hotel was well priced and the staff made the stay enjoyable.
Cons: A breakfast area would be a plus.
Location: I was down on business and don't know Newcastle that well. It was reasonably close to the CBD and to the Family Court where I was running a case .
The Hotel was well located and well refurbished. The staff member who met me was very cheerful and polite. I was shown the room and the facilities and everything seem in good repair and serviceable. The shared bathroom was very minimal but well kept and clean.

Posted by , from Glen Innes on 19 Feb 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar 2017 by Cath

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do not serve breakfast, however there are a number of excellent cafe's that serve breakfast only a stone's throw away from us. Thanks again. We hope to see you again soon.

About the Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle

Location 35 Union Street, Newcastle West, NSW 2300

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Newcastle West hotel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Civic Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Newcastle West's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM until 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle