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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for weekend stay utilising Scoupon voucher. long wait at reception with several guests complaining about different issues. Room not ready on time. Room dated not worthy of star rating. Buffet breakfast poor quality and very expensive. Room smelt like smoke. Overpriced outdated hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well what a disappointment. Would definitely not stay here again which is a shame as there are some good points about the hotel, but these are definitely outweighed by the negatives. Lets start with the good points. The good: Location is good. Right next to the beach and is close to restaurants, bars and shopping. Room is bigger than average... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was only there for 1 night for business, so didn't get to enjoy much of the hotel. I checked in late, the reception staff were really efficient and friendly. They have lollies on the counter - really nice touch when you are tired after a long day. The view was amazing, the beach is lovely. My room was well... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear Nicky_c79, I am so happy to read a review like yours, thank you for your kind words. I do agree with you, our staff are efficient and friendly, I hope you enjoyed the lollies!!! It is fantastic to hear you were able to experience the views we have to offer and our lovely room service menu. Novotel Wollongong look... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this Hotel a couple of times now and we absolutely love the location! You are literary across the road from the beach, some great restaurants and Coffee shops. Hotel is lovely, staff are all friendly, just a really nice place to go with a great vibe!

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear sopperman9, Thank you so much for your review. I would have to agree with you our location is superb, and our beautiful beaches are amazing. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our staff and hotel. We look forward to seeing you again!! Kind Regards Rebecca Blackwell Guest Relations Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Novotel for work (3 nights). Wollongong Novotel has amazing views of the beach and is well resourced. The rooms are sized well, technology is modern, decor inside is appealing and it's just a stroll from the CBD or local beaches. Wollongong Novotel lives up to the Novotel name.

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear Timetravelbug, Thank you for your review. It is so good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad that you had the chance to experience our amazing views whilst you were here for business. We are flattered to hear Novotel Wollongong lived up to your expectations and we look forward to having you stay with us... More 

Golden Grove, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had stunning views of both the hills and the sea. We were in room 821.The room was a bit dated but we were told this floor was being refurbished starting late July and finishing approx. end of September. You can choose from either a seafood buffet or a la carte in the restaurant. They serve up a great buffet... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear lynninsa, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views from your room and overall had an enjoyable stay. As you mentioned, the hotel is going through refurbishments and we are very excited to see the end product. We hope you will return to experience a renovated room... More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a Scoopon deal too good to miss- affordable stay at The Novotel- king room, comp parking, wine on arrival, drinks vouchers. The reception staff -Carl and his team, were very welcoming on arrival. The ocean view room was clean & spacious, with views to the north. A very pleasant stay- all staff were efficient and courteous. The breakfast... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear Christine H, Thank you for your great review. We are pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of the Scoopon deal and that you had a wonderful stay at the hotel. Carl has been with the hotel for many years and is a valued team member; he will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time... More 

Tweed Heads
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a balcony room on the 9th floor, view was drop dead amazing even though it was a rainy cold day, imagine it would floor you on a good day. Strangely there was no balcony furniture? A mob of cockatoos frequent the motel which we loved, they're very friendly and love a bit of corn. Position is excellent... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear tweedtravellers, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback about your recent stay. We are definitely spoiled when it comes to our view and surroundings; we are glad to hear you were impressed by both. We appreciate that the building is starting to show its age and are very happy to inform you that renovations... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Novitel for two nights. We had a room with an ocean room view it was just magic. The staff were friendly rooms were clean and well looked after. We had the buffet breakfast one morning nice but a bit expensive for breakfast so on the second morning had wonderful coffee and egg... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear jacki52, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your husband had a relaxing time at the hotel and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings. We are very lucky to be located so close to North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong Harbour. We hope you will return soon to enjoy our magical views again. Kind regards, Alana Quirke... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night on Friday. The hotel location is very good and walk to the beach just cross the road. The unpleasant thing was the check-in process. When we arrived, two receptionist were on the desk and the first staff left after he completed the guest before us without any notice or apology. Then the second girl was talking... More 

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NovotelWollongong, Manager at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, responded to this review

Dear JaneY5636TZ, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations and am obviously disappointed that you found our staff unwelcoming. I assure you this is very unusual behaviour for our reception team and definitely not the first impression we want our guests to experience.... More 

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