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“Great location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novotel Newcastle Beach

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Novotel Newcastle Beach
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Armidale, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We enjoyed our two night stay at the Novotel - it was close to restaurants and the beach and a short stroll for some retail therapy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Undercover parking available at an affordable cost.

Our room was recently refurbished and came with all the latest mod cons. We did experience some early morning noise from trucks unloading at nearby places but this was not too annoying.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank firelady2014
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glovers1, General Manager at Novotel Newcastle Beach, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Newcastle, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Regards
Simon Glover
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Booked (and paid extra for) a "Superior Ocean View Balcony" room - well it does have a balcony but is certainly not superior and the Ocean View is if you can glimpse it around the building in front that is beachfront - complained and got sweet response but was told all the rooms are the same (yeah right - I am nearly in the basment here thanks - and paying for the pirviledge) - but could have parking waived - what a con job - first tme I have used this Hotel in Newcastle and definitely the last - I have been an Accor member for years but because of this have stopped using them of late and found Priority Club much better value.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Snowoakley
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glovers1, General Manager at Novotel Newcastle Beach, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Snowoakley,
We thank you for your review of Novotel Newcastle Beach, in the two years that we have been open we have generally received positive comments regarding the views from our balcony rooms, we are very sorry that the aspect did not meet your expectations. We do continue to modify our room descriptions from time to time and we will once again have a look to ensure that we are providing accurate information on our rooms.
Regards
Simon Glover
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Nice Quality Establishment.
Very Impressed. Large Rooms. Great Quality food in the restaurant.
Only fault I could find was our room didnt have a bath. However many people prefer the walkin shower option.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alan D
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed 4 nights for business. The room was comfortable with a decent desk for work. The staff at reception an breakfast were all very helpful and friendly. The bed was comfortable. The one thing I can't believe about Australian hotels are the internet costs. The Novotel charges $9.95 for one hour with a 300 meg limited or $59.95 for a week. Business people would like to use internet to check emails and log in to work remotely. I did this via my phone because the costs are outrageous and would not cost the hotel anything like the fees they charge.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank S_m0rgana
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Property: Novotel Newcastle Beach
Address: 5 King St | 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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