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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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brisbane australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to Sydney for a one night gig happening across from this hotel - Qantas Credit Union Arena. I can't attest to how loud those shows might get but we certainly had a very peaceful stay at this Novotel. The pros included an unexpected early check-in. We were checked in very expertly and efficiently. Our room overlooked the arena... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first stay at this hotel wasn't voluntary. I usually stay at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, which is beautiful. This place is lacking... The rooms are very very basic and the whole hotel has a cruise ship vibe. My room literally faced a freeway and the noise was unbearable. I'm gold plus status with Accor and even that didn't mean... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely hotel. Close to everything including Chinatown. Stayed here for 2 nights on the weekend. It was busy enough but not enough to affect the service. Was surprised how clean the rooms were considering some of the previous reviews. The service was great and the breakfast, although not much variety, is still relatively good. Short 15 minutes walk to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 2 Nights. Motel room clean, service in general excellent with the exception of valet parking.We left our car keys with reception and asked for valet parking. 6 hours later, car had not been moved.Spoke with reception staff and again 5 hours later. When we checked out 2 days later car still had not been moved but we were still... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last weekend whilst I attended a function in Sydney. Hotel is in a great location with loads of shopping and amenities within walking distance. Hotel check in staff were efficient and friendly. Rooms are clean and well appointed although I did find them a little on the small side. However, bathroom was a very good size but my... More 

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

Dear Mmij, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. We are happy to hear that overall you are happy with your stay. As we aim to exceed our guests’ expectations however, we will use your feedback as points to better serve in the future. If you are planning another trip to Sydney in the near... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 night stay for a business trip. The hotel wasn't great for us as we had a hire car and there is no parking close by. Street parking is near impossible too. After finishing up at our wedding we were driving around for 35 minutes at 12am trying to find a street park close to our hotel.... More 

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

Dear Sarah L, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Whilst we are glad that our service proved commendable, we are sorry to read that you felt other areas were lacking. We acknowledge that parking in Sydney CBD is generally challenging and often beyond our control (notably street parking), however we endeavour to provide guests with an... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited Sydney for a show and stayed at the Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour. This is our third stay at this hotel and it continues to provide a high level of service and a welcoming atmosphere. When checking in the reception staff were cheery and helpful although a little stressed due to a computer glitch. Our... More 

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

Dear David S, Thank you so much for your great feedback, it is always so nice to receive such glowing reviews as this and I am so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. There are certainly a lot of changes happening around us in Darling Harbour, and we are excited to see the finished product over the... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked in for an overnight stay after a trip to the theatre. Check in was fairly smooth and quick, although nothing was offered voluntarily. I had to ask about facilities and the valet parking; it should have been offered without prompting .Handed the keys over for valet and went off to our room. The room was fairly spacious and airy... More 

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

Dear Dave S, We're glad to hear that our facilities and location were ideal during your stay. We do value your feedback however, and will act to improve the inconsistencies in some aspects of service. If you do plan a future stay in Sydney, I invite you to return to the Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour. I encourage you to contact... More 

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving from Melbourne to Bundaberg we decided to spend 2 nights in Sydney and booked in at the novotel rockford. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Would recommend staying here. Only a short time if more then 2 staying in the rooms as they are small but for 2 people or a solo visit, plenty of... More 

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

Dear Samantha M, Thank you for your valued feedback, and we're happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay while in Sydney. I apologise for any inconveniences caused due to the parking situation - I recognise parking in Sydney is often not ideal. We endeavor to provide a service that makes parking both easy and accessible for guests, and are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights prior to a cruise. Reception staff were helpful and efficient. They had good knowledge of china town and Darling Harbour attractions and restaurants. The breakfasts were excellent and included in our package. The hotel looks over the Chinese Gardens and close to light rail.

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

Dear Bill P, We hope you enjoyed your cruise! We always aim to provide our guests with a great hotel experience and are happy that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Your Sincerely, Peter Emery General Manager More 

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