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“Nice location, rooms could do with a update”

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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“Nice location, rooms could do with a update”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night whilst on business. The location is really good located just across from the beach (though it was too cold to swim!). My room was on the 10th (top) floor and had views of the ocean....nice! The room itself was spacious enough but looked a little dated and the furniture a bit old & tired. Service was quick and friendly and the bar area attached to the foyer was a nice place for a night cap. As my company has a deal with Novotel I don't get the option of staying elsewhere however like all Novotels I think it's a little over priced for the quality meaning I probably wouldn't choose to stay here if I was paying myself

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Clean rooms, great service, excellent breakfast buffett. We were allowed to park our small caravan out the front which saved alot of hassle trying to get it around the tight corners of the underground park. Staff were very helpful. We had a bed/ breakfast deal and value for money was excellent. We travelled with 2 children and room was very spacey.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Its a shame that the ocean view rooms look into the neighbouring verandahs as there is no privacy. Expected more for the price .. Unfortunately for this reason I will not return but the staff were friendly and the beds very comfortable so happy with that,

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was our 3rd stay there and we've always been impressed with the location. We've had an ocean view with balcony room each time so that's our benchmark. The hotel is quite dated although a recent internal refurbishment has livened things up a bit. On the positives, the room we had was sizeable with a large bathroom, and adequately furnished. The staff was friendly and helpful with good customer manners. Its location is really outstanding - the Stuart Park reserve is just a stroll away and there you can drop in on the North Wollongong Surf Club or eat at the highly acclaimed Lagoon Restaurant within the park. For cheaper alternatives, cafes and restaurants are plentiful within the vicinity. We had eaten at the Windjammers on our first 2 stays, but not this time. We found the food average and quite expensive for that standard. In fact, we found the hotel prices quite high and I imagine it's because the value of the location would be factored in. All told, Novotel Northbeach is really just an average hotel with a superb location and well-trained staff, and if you don't mind paying a bit more than normal, you'll enjoy the experience.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I found the location of the Novotel Hotel at Wollongong excellent. I was able to walk to the beach and along the well lit walkway . The view from my balcony room was exhilarating and the dine in service exceptional with the food being fresh and well presented.
the bathroom was large and the bath more than adequate for a person of my height (tall) able to lie back and relax in comfort.
I thought the charges for parking ($15.00) per night on their premises was wrong as I have stayed at top hotels in Sydney with nil charges.

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Miranda, Australia
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This was our second time staying at the Novotel in North Wollongong. The staff were just as friendly and helpful as on our previous trip especially with children. Windjammers restaurant is a tad expensive but food is good as was the service so no complaints. Good location on the beach and near freeway entrances.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

My partner & I stayed at the Novotel North Wollongong in April of this year and we thought it was an average experience. We thought the view from our room which was on the top floor wasn't great. The parking area underground could have been a bit more accessible and not so tight. On the up side the service was pretty good the staff were friendly.

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Property: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Address: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Wollongong
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wollongong
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Wollongong Northbeach 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just one and a half hours south of Sydney in the beautiful Illawarra, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is one of New South Wales’s most popular getaway and business venues. Situated opposite North Wollongong beach, the 4 1/2 star hotel boasts 204 accommodation rooms and spa suites featuring stunning ocean and mountain views. The hotel caters for both the leisure and business traveller, offering a range of facilities and services including a swimming pool, spa, sauna, fitness centre, day spa, restaurant and two bars. ... more   less 
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