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4.4 out of 5

"The location suited us perfectly. Everything we wanted was in walking distance, and when it was a little further, the light rail was really good. The ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 15 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Sydney awaits you at Novotel Sydney Darling Square. You'll find Chinese Garden of Friendship a few steps away and Capitol Theatre within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 230 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Netflix, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include a conference center and a coffee shop/café. English breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4.5-star Darling Harbour hotel include International Convention Centre Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 13 Dec. - 14 Dec.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Novotel Sydney Darling Square ratings based on 180 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Everyone (106) Couples (33) Family (20)
5 out of 5
The location suited us perfectly. Everything we wanted was in walking distance, and when it was a little further, the light rail was really good. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the room was modern, and very well managed.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 15 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Thomas at front reception was amazing. He was pleasant & friendly and very accomodating to my hard day by making it better.

Posted by , from Warrawong on 11 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
Great location. Wasn't happy there was no car park. Had to take the car to Wilson's and the cost for two nights was ridiculous.

Posted by , from Greta NSW on 6 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Everything inside the room was really clean. The view was really nice

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2020

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5 out of 5
Location was ideal . Hotel modern, clean and spacious . Staff super friendly and helpful

Posted by , from Blue mountains on 30 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
Absolutely amazing. So close to all our activities. We had our son, and he would rather stay in at the hotel than to go out and do anything. Staff was great. Will definitely be coming back here again.

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2020

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jun. 2020 by Anuj Singh

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us at the Novotel Sydney Darling Square. I hop you give us another opportunity to serve you better in the future, Kind Regards Novotel Sydney Darling Square

5 out of 5
Location, location, location and extraordinarily good value for money.

Posted by , from Wollongong on 11 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Location is marvellous with Darling Harbour on the doorstep and only a short walk to city shopping plus the rocks area.

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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About the Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Location 17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

Novotel Sydney Darling Square offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 4144 square feet (385 square meters) and includes a conference center. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and dry cleaning/laundry services are also featured at the luxury Novotel Sydney Darling Square. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4.5-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4144 sq ft of conference space
  • 385 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1999
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (17 km / 10.6 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Novotel Sydney Darling Square offers 230 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. A pillow menu is available. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Pumphouse - Onsite restaurant. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 5 and AUD 45 for adults, AUD 5 and AUD 45 for children (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: AUD 46 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 46 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.3 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Darling Harbour Novotel Rockford
  • Darling Harbour Rockford
  • Darling Harbour Rockford Novotel
  • Novotel Darling Harbour Rockford
  • Novotel Rockford
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel
  • Novotel Rockford Hotel
  • Novotel Rockford Hotel Darling Harbour
  • Rockford Darling Harbour Novotel
  • Rockford Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Novotel Darling Square Hotel
  • Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
  • Novotel Darling Square
  • Novotel Sydney
  • Sydney Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford)
  • Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Sydney
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel Sydney

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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