4.4 out of 5

"Convenient location with basic amenities. It was quite noisy on the Saturday night due to the pub downstairs. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 26 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

At Sunnyside Tavern you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Newcastle Showground and Newcastle International Hockey Centre. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking and a free area shuttle.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 12 individually furnished rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, espresso makers and ceiling fans. Additionally, desks and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Sunnyside Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of a free shopping centre shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Broadmeadow hotel include Newcastle Beach and Merewether Beach.

Room 10 - Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$91 per night

Room 2 - Twin Room (Shared Facilities)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 9 King - Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 8 - Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 1 - Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Sunnyside Tavern ratings based on 136 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sunnyside Tavern

Everyone (84) Business (2) Couples (31) Family (16)
4 out of 5
It was comfortable and clean, good price and private bathroom

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
After reading reviews and knowing what I like, I made sure I booked a room with its own bathroom. For the price it was perfect and the staff were excellent. It’s walking distance to the Newcastle Showgrounds and entertainment centre which was perfect for my work weekend. The ten were very accomodating for a personal matter and I thank them immensely.

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Adequate for a 1 night stay where all I needed was a bed and bathroom facilities. Milk pods would be beneficial to go with the tea/coffee provided.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2018

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3 out of 5
Convenient location with basic amenities. It was quite noisy on the Saturday night due to the pub downstairs.

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2018

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3 out of 5
Friendly Great food..Great Room..Always stinks like sewage/vomit. Shame great place otherwise

Posted by on 15 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Service with a smile.

The food was good honest pub fare - very reasonably priced. The young fellas serving us excelled at customer service 101. There was a delay in getting the food to the table, but two young men came to apologise and offer us a free drink for the wait ( which we initially declined because we were happy and didn’t feel neglected). The room was very basic, but clean, with crisp white bed linen. Not having an ensuite was not a problem because the bathroom amenities we trekked to were wonderful , clean and roomy. The wifi was poor, really slow - that’s the only negative, but this hotel represents great value for money , and hits the mark if you’re a fussy traveller who likes to feel clean. Friendly, clean and comfortable - we’ll stay again.

Posted by , from Victoria, Australia on 4 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5

Slip from previous high standard

Pros: See above.
Cons: See above.
Location: Location great for Newcastle Hockey Centre player and guests.
I feel I am qualified to make the following comments, to assist the Sunnyside Tavern in the maintenance of its previous high standards. I have been an annual accomodation guest, since the venues excellent refirbuishment a number of years ago. And make the following comments, 1. The blind in my room needed a very simple repair, undertaken by me. 2. Two of the hall lights were out for the full time of my stay. 3. The chome plated tidy bin in the toilet was well and truely rusted, a great view when sitting contemplating for a few minutes. 4. Laundry bags were left in the communal hallway most of the day. 5. And finally, the most welcomed two complementary 'Free Drink' coupon's have been withdrawn, by the new owners as a cost saving action - but the tarrif has gone up? These insights are provoided in the most positive way.

Posted by , from Sydney on 2 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5
Clean room, comfortable bed, convenient location.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2018 by Sunnyside

Thank you for your feedback!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An area shuttle within 10 km, A shopping centre shuttle and A train station pick-up shuttle are free. Tour or ticket assistance, an arcade/games room, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Sunnyside Tavern. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Broadmeadow hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Arcade/game room
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Train station: Broadmeadow Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 10 km, train station pick-up, and shopping centre shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sunnyside Tavern offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features espresso makers and free toiletries. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Premium cable televisions are provided. This Broadmeadow hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Microwaves, an iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave available
  • Espresso maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings

Food & Drink

Sunnyside Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-in takes place at the Main Bar of the Hotel situated on the ground floor.

Airport transport is offered on request. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 5.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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 are 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 guest room reservation.


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 50 per room (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 5.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Sunnyside Tavern Hotel Broadmeadow
  • Sunnyside Tavern Hotel
  • Sunnyside Tavern Broadmeadow
  • Sunnyside Tavern

You should know

  • Sunnyside Tavern offers transfers from the train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.