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3.8 out of 5

"Average customer service but everything else made up for it. Would definitely stay there again! " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 01 Dec 2015

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Hotel Description

At Hotel Novocastrian you'll be within steps of Fort Scratchley and Newcastle Ocean Baths. Highlights at this motel include free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking.

Cable TV, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 47 rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

At the motel's own lounge bar, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a television in a common area, and an elevator.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Newcastle East motel, attractions include Newcastle Beach and Charlestown Square.

Superior Room, Non Smoking (Superior 2 Night Stay)

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Superior Room, Non Smoking

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Standard Room, Non Smoking

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Standard Room, Non Smoking (1st Floor Older Style Rm)

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Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (St Rm 2 Night Stay)

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Standard Room, Non Smoking (Convention 3 Night Stay)

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Hotel Novocastrian ratings based on 111 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Novocastrian

Everyone (61) Couples (47) Family (3)
2 out of 5

Great location, but desperately needs a renovation

The carpet in the hall ways was so damp and smelly, I had to cover my nose each time I walked past, absolutely horrible! I was initially told by the owner that the in house parking is $25 per night, I immediately questioned this (we had paid $20 for the CBD is Sydney so $25 for Newcastle was a bit much) the lady instantly changed the price to $15, which I later found out was the price other guests had paid and thought it was cheeky that if I hadn't questioned this I would have paid $50 for the two nights. And in addition the state of the car park was terrible, full of old furniture and building supplies ect and most of the car spaces too small to fit our car anyway. The hotel has an eerie feeling without the presence of any hotel staff at reception. On our last morning the fire alarm went off (probably due to the extremely old building electricals or the 50 + year old lift that is a death trap) I had to call the owner on her mobile to inform her the hotel had been evacuated at 6am, out on the street in our pajamas, with the fire brigade on the way, she was not too fazed, what a joke! The upside was it was really close to the beach, but that's it.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Vic on 30 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great weekend!

Average customer service but everything else made up for it. Would definitely stay there again!

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Old style, not updated

Close to the beach, old furnishings, air con didn't work, smelt weird, no parking spaces left. Had to pay for parking

Posted by , from Nsw on 24 Nov. 2015

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4 out of 5

Well priced very central

A good location close to town features cafes and beaches

Posted by on 16 Nov. 2015

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1 out of 5

Very disappointing

Cons: needs a good reno
Room was not clean. water stain on the roof, very small. Only hotel in Newcastle not booked out. no parking

Posted by , from victoria on 13 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5
The staff at the Novocastrian are wonderful, the location is great.

Posted by on 13 Nov. 2015

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4 out of 5

Perfect location, lovely staff

A friend and I stayed at the Novocastrian for two nights over a weekend. We were a bit apprehensive after reading some negative reviews but I have to say we were blown away. Our room was clean and functional and had a great view over the ocean. The location was perfect for two people who wanted to explore Newcastle and the hotel staff were friendly and accommodating.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2015

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2 out of 5

Clean & good location but very very dated!

Close to cbd & beaches & the staff were nice. However, the hotel & room was very dated. Like, very dated!

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2015

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4 out of 5

Close to everything. Clean and comfortable.

Used as a crash pad for an engagement party that was in the city. Turned out to be perfect - great location, clean and comfortable, friendly enough staff. I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Nelson Bay on 25 Aug. 2015

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3 out of 5

Good location to lighthouse and beach

Nice staff service After I checked in the room I booked, I felt a little uncomfortable, so I requested to change another room for me, the staff helped me effectively.

Posted by , from NSW on 5 Jul. 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. The business-friendly Hotel Novocastrian also features room service (during limited hours), ATM/banking services, and a television in a common area. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Newcastle motel.

  • 47 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (28.4 km / 17.6 mi)
  • Train station: Civic Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Novocastrian offers 47 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast.

Hotel Novocastrian has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: AUD 9 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Novocastrian
  • Hotel Novocastrian Newcastle East
  • Hotel Novocastrian Motel
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  • Novocastrian Hotel Newcastle
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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