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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Novotel Northbeach is a fine hotel. Impressions start with the staff and a hotel is generally only as good as it's staff. We found each staff member we had contact with to be friendly, courteous and professional. Top marks. This hotel is well positioned and makes use of it's great location and views from nearly every angle. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, very clean and comfortable. Aircon worked well and as with most Accor hotels we've stayed at the beds were comfy affording good sleep quality. The bathroom was well appointed with a good shower (most important)
It strikes a visitor as a very busy hotel with conferences, functions and weddings etc on all over the place. Wollongong has limited facilities like this for such events and for this reason a location such as Novotel Northbeach is obviously pretty popular.It's a large hotel and these events seem to be going on without much fuss or distraction for guests relaxing during a stay. There is a large bar area and a well located restaurant that makes use of the beachside location. Yes, as previously stated by others the buffet breakfast is a little pricey but no more so than most other hotels of similar rating and the quality of the buffet was also very good apart from the coffee. Unfortunately another constant victim with hotel buffet breakfasts is the lousy coffee spat out by the dreaded coffee machine.Most places seem to have one Never fear here...there's a coffee vendor mini cafe in the foyer that saves the day and does a great trade at breakfast time !. There are a number of nearby cafes that make the best of their location should you chose other than the hotel restaurant.

All up, the hotel is a little dated but is quite well maintained, very comfortable, friendly and well located. Some keen pricing is available if you look for it and it makes Novotel Northbeach pretty good value if you need somewhere nice to stay in Wollongong. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Good views wherever you chose but go for an ocean view or balcony room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had a lovely room - spacious, clean and overlooking the ocean. The staff were very friendly and helpful - 5stars to the concierge! The bar on the ground floor offers comfortable seating and is a great meeting place before heading out. The hotel is located directly opposite the beach and there are street cafes and restaurants close by.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed for a night at the Novotel as a side trip on a coastal drive from Sydney to Melbourne. The room booked for us by a friend was a large corner one bedroom suite facing the beach.The room had a large balcony as well where we enjoyed views of colorful birds hopping on the trees at sunrise the following day. The suite was expensive ( Aus$500+) even though it was booked via Accor membership. It was quite a treat for a night's stay and perhaps best suited for a honeymoon stay since it was located in a separate cluster of rooms. Also noted was the fact that there were at least two wedding receptions at the hotel the day- definitely an excellent wedding venue.
The dinner buffet in their restaurant was fabulous, seafood was fresh and abundant. This meal was certainly worth it. It books pretty quickly so make sure to call in reservations early.
Wifi is not included in the cost of the room but available for free at the lobby bar.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wonderful outlook very clean and the service was superb will most definitely highly recommend Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, thanks to all the staff most enjoyable and back to Germany with pleasant memories.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend in a October 2013. Arrival and checkin was simple and very friendly. Our room was on the top floor facing the ocean so loved loved loved the views! Only downside is that there isn't much privacy as the balconies only having railings between them, so like one big shared balcony and also allows others to see into your room.
The buffet dinner was expensive for what it was.. Breakfast the same, however, with the kids eating free it balanced out. (Only at breakfast) I ordered from the menu for Dinner and for the price, the food was a big let down.
Each member of staff, from different departments, that we came in contact with were all exceptionally friendly and in great moods and I think that is a huge plus for this hotel and makes a difference to your stay.
I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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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: $114 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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