Don't get me wrong this place is great, staff very helpful and professional but booked weeks in advance, asked for a room on the top floor with balcony. Got the room on the 4th floor, a lot of the view blocked as we were on the end block, no balcony and we were over the back entrance. Noise from fisherman talking all night on the wharf and noise from drunk party goers from a wedding which was held on the Saturday night did not go down well, hence not a good nights sleep as we like the windows open.
Loved the action on the harbour with the ships and tugs busy, great restaurants nearby and a great walk from the Crowne to Newcastle Beach and back.
Poor old Newcastle town is run down due to the focus on the wharf precinct, which is really great.Would definitely go back but really would like a room with a baclony.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy stunning harbour-front views, elegant bars and restaurants and easy access to Hunter Valley golf courses and premier wineries when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Relax and rejuvenate in total comfort when you chose from one of our varied selection of 175 suites, each with separate living room and a spacious working area. Indulge in a delicious meal at Crowne Plaza Newcastle's signature restaurant, Seasalt, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and enjoy fresh-caught seafood and dishes expertly prepared from fresh local produce. Sample some little known gems from the Seasalt wine menu or try an award-winning Hunter Valley tipple. Why not meet friends or network with colleagues over a pre-dinner drink in our hotel bar and watch the sunset over the harbour?Guests seeking to remain active while they travel can enjoy full complimentary use of our on-site fitness centre, featuring an array of gymnasium amenities and a 25-meter private pool.Events and wedding celebrations are also a speciality of Crowne Plaza Newcastle, with nine versatile function spaces available for guests to choose from. Most meeting and function rooms boast an abundance of natural sunlight and picturesque views over the harbour's rippling waters.Crowne Plaza Newcastle is conveniently located just a 25-minute taxi ride from Newcastle Airport in Williamtown, or 2 hours' drive from Sydney Airport. We're 100 metres from Civic Train Station, and a tourist tram serving local attractions stops outside the hotel. The Hunter Valley is 45 minutes by car, while Newcastle's beaches are just 800 metres away. The harbour-side location also means that local industry, especially coal, is close by.Enjoy complete comfort and exemplary service when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Newcastle and experience all the history and wonder of this beautiful coastal location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
- Newcastle Crowne Plaza