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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 4 nights in Novotel in a Chinese garden facing room. However you can enjoy the views only from a higher level floor. The hotel location is very good with markets and restaurants close-by and the main darling harbour marina (including attractions like madam tussads, aquarium, zoo and showboat cruise) just 1 km away. Tour buses pick up... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Rockford for few nights, entertaining Chinese customers. Great location to China town and Darling harbour. Service was reasonable but the lower rooms tend to be noisy due to the busy overpass, directly beside the hotel. Pumphouse behind is convenient.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was located across from Sydney Entertainment Centre, quick walk to restaurants in Darling Harbour and China Town... The rooms could do with an update, stayed here as I chose Secret Hotel deal on wotif... Service was awesome...

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

Dear Kim A, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour. It was very pleasing to read that you were happy with the location of the hotel, and awesome service you received during your stay. We are currently in the process of upgrading our rooms, hence why there is still older furniture in some... More

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Novotel on Little Pier St. is ideally located to enjoy a Sydney visit - China town is right there for good inexpensive food, the Powerhouse Museum is a short walk, and a good walk will take you all around Sydney. We parked our car at the Entertainment Centre and received a discount through the Novotel; very helpful Reception staff.

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

Dear Stephen Y, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review for the hotel. I hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney, and I was so pleased to read that you particularly enjoyed the convenient car parking service, helpfulness provided by our reception staff, as well as the location of the hotel. It sounds... More

Wollongong, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stayed for a girls night away and found it to be in a very central location, close to haymarket, darling harbour and a short stroll to Pitt street and close to trams/ town hall station. Staff happily stowed our bags for us while we went shopping and were friendly and helpful. If anything the furniture in... More

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

Dear Katie686, Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback, and I am delighted to read that you had a great girls night away here at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour. I'm also very happy that you particularly enjoyed the location, shopping and staff helpfulness here at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon.... More

Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location and excellent staff however the rooms are very tired and not up to standard. The bathroom in the room was tired and several items were broken or damaged. The room was surprisingly quiet for its location, as the view was facing a major intersection I expected much more noise than can be heard. If the bathrooms were updated... More

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

Dear DrewMeads, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel. I was pleased to read that you found the location and staff service to be excellent and the room quiet. However I am sorry to read that some items in your room were broken or damaged. I assure you that this is not typical to our... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel had a great location and friendly staff, short walk to darling harbour, China town and the Sydney entertainment centre. Standard hotel room with the basic setup, but was clean and comfortable. Would go to and recommend again.

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

Dear Tenille B, Thank you very much for your kind review of the hotel. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the location, as well as the cleanliness and comfort of your room. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your feedback, and I really hope that we can welcome you back to stay at Novotel... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights while in Sydney to see All Black v Wallabies test. Excellent service at reception on check-in and room was available well before check-in time of 2.00pm. Room on 4th floor faced entertainment centre and was clean and tidy and roomy enough for a two night stay. Bathroom was a bit dated with shower over bath and... More

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

Dear GrantandPam255106, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, but even more ecstatic to read that you attended the All Blacks vs Wallabies test match! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the service you received, particularly upon check-in, as... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located, walking distance from Darling Harbour and the city. Big, comfy bed and room service available at all times. Shower/bath a bit dated but everything was very clean. Really enjoyed our stay in Sydney for the week, thank you :)

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

Dear kellen3, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for the hotel. I am absolutely delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, and particularly enjoyed the size and comfort of the bed, as well as the room service and cleanliness. We are currently in the process of upgrading our... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival, staffs were friendly and checked in was a breeze. We had 2 rooms, same floor with the swimming pool which is great for kids. It's a heated pool, by the way. Beds reasonably comfy and overall the rooms were clean. Breakfast was good. Great location and easy walking to most attractions in the city, Darling harbour, Sydney Opera... More

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

Dear 89Travellers, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review of the hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the friendly staff service, particularly upon checking in, as well as breakfast and the overall location of the hotel. I was also pleased to read that you enjoyed the heated swimming pool facilities.... 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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