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Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour

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17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mareeba, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is situated close to paddys market and the tram runs straight past which can is excellent for anyone not familiar with the harbour. We walked to darling harbour each day and it only took a couple of minutes past the friendship garden. The rooms were spacious and the staff gave us dessert vouchers for restaurants nearby. Future stays... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was located close to Darling Harbour and Chinatown. The staff were helpful and polite. We booked a triple room and were shocked to find 2 single beds pushed together to make a double and one single shoved up against them. The cupboard was blocked by the beds and unable to be opened. The TV was next to the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Hotel is rated as a 4.5 stars. I really don't know how they qualify for this. It is a tired old Hotel with old old furnishings. To make a cup of tea there was no where to boil the kettle as it appeared that the table was missing or just not there in the first place. I had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Novotel Rockford is located in the fantastic touristic area, Darling Harbour, where fun is for all family members.It is close to free shuttle to Circular Quay, Paddies Market, China Town, Halal restaurants in Harbour Side, Wax Museum, Chinese Garden ,...etc. The hotel is clean, the services are quick and the staff is friendly. I would like to pass on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Rockford on some 40 to 50 occasions due to convenience of location. Staff are always friendly and helpful, rooms are very clean. Reception staff remember me and make me feel welcome on arrival. Gym is small but I have on almost all occasions been able to access the treadmill. Internal swimming pool is able to... More 

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Hindmarsh Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a restful sleep - don't stay here. Very noisy location 24/7. Location is good, but you would think in this day and age sound proofing rooms away from traffic noise was achievable. Pity, the location is good. If sirens and car horns all day and night are your thing - then you couldn't pick a better place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located beside the Chinese Gardens on the fringe of Darling Harbour. Close to Chinatown and numerous tourist attractions and many restaurants. Light rail access from Central Station (and airport via rail). Ferry terminal at nearby Darling Harbour to Circular key and the ferry network. Well maintained room with views over the neighbouring gardens, wi fi and daily papers. Food and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel Location is very Nice and Strategic. It's just across the china town and very near from the darling Harbour also very near from the Paddy's Market & Market City. The hotel is nice with Friendly Receptionist. Recomended Hotel to Stay at Sydney.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely relaxing stay at the Rockford Novotel Darling Harbour. Quick easy check in with great staff. Clean property within easy walking distance to the restaurants on the harbour, close to the Paddy Markets and walking distance to the shopping district. Easy walk to the Lyric Theatre. Brooke was one of the lovely staff members at the hotel.

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