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Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #82 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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120 reviews 120 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and myself had a 3 night stay here recently and we were very happy with the hotel. It's a Novotel so you know what to expect, comfortable and reliable. We had a king size bed, good bathroom but the shower is in the bath. The location is great, close to Darling Harbour, CBD, Chinatown, Fish Markets, etc, etc.... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its just next to darling harbor which you can find nice restaurants, other side is china town with heaps of restaurants and then next to Padys market. My room had a north face view in level 5 , room itself was clean and nice but equipment were outdated and old , I stayed there for 10 nights but still I... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here back in January with friends to see the Lion King, Great location easy walking distance to numerous attractions. Rooms were well appointed for what we needed for an over night stay, the staff we interacted with were friendly and happy to help.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very pleased with our stay. So handy to china town and darling harbour. Rooms were well equipped and good size . Staff were friendly and helpful and food delicious. Good value for money. Would defineately rebook here.

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Canberra, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First off - this hotel is situated in a great location, <500m to Darling Harbour, shops, restaurants, etc. We parked the car in the entertainment centre car park first thing in the morning and left it there until we left the next morning. Went shopping, came back at 2pm, checked in, then relaxed. Rooms were a little small but presented... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first impression of this hotel wasn't the greatest when our room reservation was cancelled by booking.com (for reasons still unknown). As we were scheduled to stay for 5 days over New Years, I started to panic. The hotel supervisor couldn't figure out a solution, so they got the manager to call booking.com and correct the issue. We ended up... More

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Peter-NRDH, General Manager at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Courtney-and-Friends, Thank you so much for your review. I am sorry to hear that there was an issue with your booking upon your arrival, however I am glad that this was resolved promptly. I must say that I agree with your comments about the timing of the garbage collection. As a result, the garbage/recycling pickup has now changed to... More

Bendigo, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and clean rooms Beds so comfortable Manager responded to feedback with a friendly open manner Swapped room as Chinese garden side was to noisy as is near road. And sirens were going off at 4;30 in morning which is no fault if motel. I got to see fireworks though while facing the garden which was really lovely! Nice bathroom... More

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Peter-NRDH, General Manager at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear kazebear, Thank you for giving Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour such a nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us, however I am disappointed that the food at the Pumphouse was not to our usual standard during your stay. I have passed your comments on to our Food and Beverage department, as well as our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 3 times now and this time was amazeball ! The staff were great and engaging, the room had a spectacular view of the Chinese gardens, really I couldn't fault it. We stayed back in April and the place was a joke ! Such an improvement. Thank you Novotel Rockford for a fantastic stay.

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Peter-NRDH, General Manager at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Marianneandtom, Wow!! What a great review. Thank you very much, I am delighted to read your comments, and will make sure to share them with the team at the hotel. I was very happy to read that you gave the hotel another chance, and even happier to read that we managed to turn your impression around. I truly hope... More

Geelong, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in a superior room for 3 nights , absolutely loved the hotel . The room had a view over the Chinese gardens and the bed was extremely comfortable ...the room was cleaned daily and the bathroom etc was spotless..The staff were fantastic everywhere in the hotel ..from the ever helpful reception staff who were there to answer... More

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Peter-NRDH, General Manager at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Maureen B, Thank you so much for giving us such a great review! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed a very comfortable stay. I am also so happy that you enjoyed the hotel’s breakfast, location and accessibility to transport, and I have ensured that your kind comments about our staff have been passed on to the teams... More

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Address: 17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour 4*
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Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour is ideally located in vibrant Darling Harbour within easy walking distance of the city centre of Sydney. Perfect for business trips, holidays and city breaks, the hotel is adjacent to the QANTAS Credit Union Arena. Guests can enjoy a drink or delicious meal in our renowned heritage listed Pumphouse Bar and Restaurant. Other features include meeting facilities, a heated indoor lap pool and a gym. Close to all the excitement and attractions Sydney has to offer. ... more   less 
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