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Crown On Darby Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Quality and under priced!”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

This new facility has dual key studios and hits the spot for the business traveller. Sleep & comfort were excellent and of course spotless.
I'm sure that the prices will increase as they establish their share of the business market.
I think the front desk should be maned earlier than 8am.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Booked online and only wanted somewhere cheap as we were only staying for two nights, paid only $120 per night so we weren't expecting much. On arrival we were very surprised at the apartment, it was a one bedroom fully self contained unit, very clean and roomy with all the mod cons. The unit appeared to be only about a year old so it was very modern. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. There are numerous restaurants and cafés right outside the front door which was handy. Will most definitely stay here again when we return.

Stayed January 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Crown on Darby is quite new and well-located in the middle of the restaurant strip in Cooks Hill. It is also an easy walk across to Honeysuckle Drive and the Newcastle CBD.

The apartment (1 bedroom) had a huge lounge/dining/kitchen. Well-appointed with most of the utensils you will need to stay fully self catering. Gym is not great, but it is an easy 20 minute walk to Bar Beach.

Happy to stop here again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Coffs Coast
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked Through Wotif as a mystery hotel. We were surprised that such a hotel was so cheap for one night. We booked (and paid - $30 extra for a sofa bed) for 2 adults and 2 children in a 1 bedroom apartment. Luckily our youngest child chose to stay with his cousins or there would have been no way our children could have shared the sofa bed - it was tiny. The room was open plan with only a louvred wall separating the "bedroom" from the living area - no privacy for the adults to change. The room seemed clean, however on further inspection the cleaning staff are obviously not doing a through job - there was a take away coffee mug in the freezer and clothing left on the floor in the bedroom - no real big issue, but obviously something that could not have been missed during a proper clean up. The room faced Darby St, which is one of Newcastle's main restaurant strips, the "curtains" were wooden shutters that did little to stop light or noise. After a short walk to get dinner we returned to our room at 9pm to get some sleep as we had a big drive ahead of us the following day. At 9:15pm no less than 3 musicians started up at 3 different establishments. The ensuing cacophony continued until well after midnight - during the night we were also treated to the local hoon Grand Prix as they drove up and down the strip, plus the reassuring lullaby of sirens. At 4:45 the garbage pick up started, followed by the street sweeper...... Our night was over!!! If this wasn't enough puzzlingly the pillows were so big it was actually impossible to get comfortable.
We would not stay here again, the only way to consider a nights sleep would be to ask for a room on the southern side, overlooking Railway Street.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Brisbane City
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. As we walked to our room we noticed electrical wires hanging from the roof which looked a bit dodgy. When we got to our room we were happy with it. I was just having a look around the room and opened the bedside table drawer. Inside were condoms and a filthy bottle of lubricant (complete with pubic hair). It was very gross. On our second night it rained overnight and the door to the outside balcony leaked terribly. All our clothes the we had left out for the next day were soaked! Not happy.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Two plusses , the good secure parking . And the walk in shower. Fairly new building. The facilities are new & very clean. I now prefer these apartment hotels with kitchens .$15 per night for the parking is probably worthwhile but that cost & credit card fee should be absorbed into the price .

Room Tip: Maybe take a room at the back to avoid the passing traffic noise & revellers.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed in these apartments for a wedding and was pleasantly surprised by the size of your 1 Bedroom Spa Apartment, we were kicking ourselves for not staying an extra night. The room was extremely clean and the bed was real comfortable plus the location of this building is great, right in the heart of Darby St.

The gentleman working at reception with an American accent was always helpful and keen for a chat, which I don't mind.

If this place had a pool it would be amazing, although the Newcastle beaches are a stones throw away.

Room Tip: 1 Bedroom Spa Apartment is very roomy.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Crown On Darby Newcastle
Address: 101 Darby St | Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Crown On Darby Newcastle 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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