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“Good choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Chifley Wollongong
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 - 62 Harbour Street | Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Wollongong
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Always had a love hate relationship with Wollongong, some of the finest scenery in Australia surrounding a city that can be best described as a little sad and a little depressing. Having said that there is an upside. Some good cafes and restaurants are going great and the Chifley is a great choice to stay.
We have previously stayed at the Novotel but thought we would give this place a go. It was excellent. Good location to the beach, next to the Stadium. Very clean good sized rooms staff were very helpful and enthusiastic. There is a small, but adequate, gym and a lap pool. We were there for work and the rooms were quiet and the beds comfortable, although the pillows were a little thin.
Will return.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear wetravellots101,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and for returning to the city of Wollongong.

I am delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us and found the location ideal for your needs. I will be sure to share your comments with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Chifley Wollongong on your next visit.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Gerringong, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Good location near the beach and a nice bar downstairs. Nothing outstanding about the room. Nice big shower but from pictures thought there was a bath but still acceptable. Fantastic views of the steelworks and down the beach, which is the real value of the room. Ok value for money and would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Ben C,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Lithgow, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at this property, the first being the result of a "secret" hotel deal with Wotif which gave us a favourable impression. This time it was a last minute special with Wotif, & our first impressions were confirmed.
We had a wheelchair accessible room on Level 4 with a large balcony. The bed & pillows were extremely comfortable. I was particularly thrilled to have a spa bath as a high proportion of accessible rooms only have showers which is a disappointment for the able-bodied member of the couple. This is a big tick for Chifley in my eyes!
The location is excellent & staff very helpful. Undecover parking is economical at $15pn.
There were a few minor maintenance issues that should be picked up by housekeeping. There were 2 blown bulbs - in a bedside lamp, & in a downlight above the same lamp which was inconvenient. Also the telephone shower head fell-off when my husband was showering & has a loose connection.
It was a short, one-night stay & we didn't eat in the hotel, but we had a great coffee at C-bar. We will stay again at Chifley Wollongong & recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear allanne,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams. On this occasion, please accept my sincere apologies for the short fall in maintenance, trust I will personally follow up on this with our housekeeping and maintenance departments.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Chifley for one night for a wedding. We got a great deal on wotif and we were blown away at the quality of the hotel. Staff were lovely and let us check in early. Pool was out of order but that didnt bother us. Room was of good size and clean, they arnt huge rooms though ( twin) but it suited us. It has free parking at the win stadium across the road or you can pay and park undercover. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Ashlea87,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Geelong
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Travelled for a wedding and chose this hotel for its location and good name.
It is new and the staff could not have been more helpful. We had been up since 4am and had a 6am flight from Melbourne and the wedding was at 3pm, so when this was explained to the staff, they were more than willing to allow us an early entry to get some rest before having to head out to the wedding.
The rooms were spacious, well appointed and the best bed I have slept in for a very long time.
The location is sensational with a walk across the road to the beach, two blocks away from the supermarket, walking distance to the town centre so what more could you wish for.
The rate on this night was sensational so it will be a definite return for me.
Sadly didn't have time to try their breakfast in the restaurant due to another tight flight time but will definitely take advantage of what the hotel has to offer next time I am there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear LizMontereo,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Victoria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed here 5 nights and was extremely comfortable! Checked in on the friday evening, and the main menu for room service was just about to finish and go on to the late night snack menu, when the reception guy rang through to see if we could order the earlier menu and they allowed for it!

Dinner was wonderful!

The price was expensive, we had an executive balcony room, but the room was nice. Nice view, great location, COMFORTABLE beds, good bathroom and friendly service.

Would recommend this hotel highly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear joannevictoria2011,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Melbourne
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

On this business trip to the Gong I decided to try the Chifely Hotel on a recommendation from someone. I wasn't disappointed with the Chifley, the room was spacious and clean and the view out over the golf course meant a peacful night's sleep. If I had come down for a holiday, the location would have been ideal as it's only a short 5 minute walk to the beach. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone except possibly if there was a rugby league game being played as the stadium is a block away from the hotel. Best to check first but other than that it was a relaxing stay and I'd happily book here again anytime.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Chifley Wollongong, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear 3644jv,

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with the hotels services and facilities. It is with great pleasure that I will relay your compliments to our teams.

On behalf of the team, thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Additional Information about Chifley Wollongong

Address: 60 - 62 Harbour Street | Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chifley Wollongong 4*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chifley Wollongong is a new, ultra-modern hotel located 1½ hour drive from Sydney on the scenic NSW South Coast. The hotel is situated on Wollongong’s foreshore, adjacent to WIN Sports and Entertainment Centre and a short walk to Wollongong City Beach, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and fabulous shopping at Wollongong Central and Crown St Mall. ... more   less 
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