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“Nice hotel, Good sized rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia (Formerly The Sebel Newcastle Beach)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Newcastle
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, Good sized rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed here again for the second time. The rooms are clean and also a good size. We had a function on in Newcastle so just stayed the night for that. The beds are comfortable.

The room service menu is good and also the food taste good. The breakfast was average.

Our first trip here the staff were wonderful although this last trip the staff didm't seem too happy and came across rude.

Overall this is a nice place to stay and only a short walk down to the beach. At night, nearly everything is shut around here.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We chose Novatel for location. Impressive lobby and all staff were accommodating and very helpful. I did a little negotiating and received a studio with view. I asked about wifi and was quickly given free wifi in room. For staff to be able to make decisions like this is good for the hotel. Parking was extra. I thought it was more than $15 as stated by another reviewer.
The rooms are newly decorated and contain a king bed with high quality pillow top. Everything was very clean.
We tried out the spa and sauna and as it was a quiet Sunday, we had it to ourselves.
We also had the buffet breakfast which had an excellent variety of hot and cold foods. It reminded me of American hotel breakfast, but with toast and without too many pastries. I think the restaurant runs independent of the hotel. Staff there are just as professional and friendly.
Our one night stay was about $250 for two with breakfast, parking and about $30 discount. So not cheap for a one night stay, but I will hope for the same deal next time we go there, and I would certainly return.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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glovers1, General Manager at Novotel Newcastle Beach, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear TravMan2,
Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. The undercover secure parking is currently $18 per day the price of $15 was from back in 2012. We thank you for the kind comments regarding the facilities and breakfast and hope to welcome you back again soon.
Kind Regards
Simon Glover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed at the Novotel overnight as had a dinner at a nearby restaurant. Modern facilities, friendly staff, nice view and close by the beach.
Bed comfy, nice decor. Breakfast buffet was nice and fresh. Very happy, and we would return to the Novotel for sure.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

You will not be disappointed. A first class hotel for even the most discerning guests. Excellent location within easy walking distance to Newcastle beach, the foreshore, shopping & cafés.
The hotel is modern and the staff friendly & efficient.
Undercover parking is an additional $15.
I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia (Formerly The Sebel Newcastle Beach)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Newcastle Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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