We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Hotel”
Review of Novotel Geelong

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Novotel Geelong
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great Hotel”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I don't agree with the previous poster as this hotel is definitely not dated at all. I'm sitting in my room right now looking around wondering if she has actually stayed here as this hotel in my view is modern, hip and trendy! Fantastic location right on the bay and even though we couldn't get a front facing room that overlooks the bay directly, the view from the side of the hotel where we are looks at a good part of the bay which was a nice surprise when we walked onto our balcony. Beds are super comfy and my son was so excited when he laid down on the pillow as it was so snugly. Location to the town centre and waterfront restaurants is all walking distance. I'm a 5 star girl and have stayed in some of the best around the world, but understand those types of hotels aren't to be found in Geelong, so I am very happy here which I actually cannot fault.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jodie0208
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FPSG, Guest Relations Manager at Novotel Geelong, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for posting your wonderful review and your support is appreciated and thoroughly acknowledged - I have shared your review with my entire team.

Thank you so much!

Warm regards,

Bryan Dennis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

719 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    177
    290
    160
    46
    46
See reviews for
117
288
29
170
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (182)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

great location central to geelong. partial views from most rooms. as I said the hotel is a little dated but perfectly ok. Probably one of the better hotels in Geelong.
Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Pool area is a little average.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Melissa H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My girl and I stayed at Four Points in Geelong for a wedding in December 2012. We were very impressed with our accommodation. The views from the rooms were great of Port Phillip Bay from the Geelong side. We had a great scene with the park in front too. Service was splendid and we were made to feel welcome. Highly recommend the Wedding reception venue attached to the hotel. Good size if you have a big group of family and friends. Four Points Sheraton is in a good location if your intend to visit the sites around Geelong and as far as Torquay.
The only down side is on site parking. Although we used the valet service, it is a bit of a wait for your car to be given back when it's away in some garage nearby. It's always good to have free wifi for ipads - computers too. The value for money was reasonable considering the time of year, (December 29th), and the views from the room. If you have some spare money and would like a couple's stay on the Geelong side of Melbourne then we recommend this hotel.
Overall, and excellent hotel for travellers home an away :)

Room Tip: Limited parking in front of the hotel. Valet parking only for long stays.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Patrick B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is not 5 star but you will not find better in Geelong. Great room. great view but the constant noise of the air-conditioned tower next door king of ruined it. Could not have the balcony door open and felt locked in. Great breakfast and OK dinner at the restaurant. But, it is in Geelong after all.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank DrakesinItaly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great location with most attractions within walking distance. Many restaurants along front street and along the water front. Balcony room was fresh, very clean and nicely presented. Only had limited views of the water, but enough to appreciate the location. Friendly staff throughout.
Didn't use the inhouse dining for breakfast as there was plenty of outdoor places to eat.
Very large shopping mall up the steps and across the road.
Valet parking is a bit expensive $25, street parking is only the alternative. (metered up to 6.00pm)
Would stay there again when next in Geelong.

Room Tip: Upper floors for better view and on Bay side.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank John148m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FPSG, Guest Relations Manager at Novotel Geelong, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very pleased to read your experience was positive and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm regards,

Bryan Dennis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel as we had a wedding over the road at the pier. Our room needed a freshen up with a lick of paint but otherwise we had the most comfortable nights sleep on an amazing bed with beautiful linen. Towels were big & fluffy. The staff were fantastic & helpful for out of towners. The foreshore is a real gem & will definitely be back

  • Stayed April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tone1961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FPSG, Guest Relations Manager at Novotel Geelong, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I have shared your wonderful comments regarding our comfy beds and friendly staff with my team. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon!

Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2013.

Warm Regards,

Bryan Dennis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located right on the water at Geelong and is within walking distance of most attractions Geelong has to offer. We had a lovely room with a balcony with water views.
The rooms are small but tidy. The staff not overly friendly but helpful. The buffet breakfast is great and the food is very fresh. The hotel only offers valet parking which is expensive. This is a negative for the hotel. It is cheaper if you park out on the street and pay for the meter parking. Overall it was a good stay but is probably not worth it for the expense. I must admit, though, I did not look at any other hotel so cannot comment as to whether this price is comparable with other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jax11Sydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FPSG, Guest Relations Manager at Novotel Geelong, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for posting your review and for your honest assessment of your experience. I acknowledge and appreciate the points you have raised.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel again soon.

Warm regards,

Bryan Dennis
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Geelong hotels
0.6 mi away
Rydges Geelong
Rydges Geelong
#8 of 17 in Geelong
1,256 reviews
0.8 mi away
Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong
1.9 mi away
Barwon Valley Lodge
Barwon Valley Lodge
#1 of 17 in Geelong
130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Quest Geelong
Quest Geelong
#4 of 17 in Geelong
64 reviews
0.9 mi away
Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Apartments
0.7 mi away
Best Western Admiralty Motor Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Novotel Geelong? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Novotel Geelong

Property: Novotel Geelong
Address: 10-14 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia (Formerly Four Points by Sheraton Geelong)
Location: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Geelong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Geelong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Geelong 4*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the waterfront with amazing views across the bay, Novotel Geelong is situated within Geelong's Central Business District, close to shopping centres and local attractions. It is within an hour by car from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Avalon Airport. The hotel features 109 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, function rooms, indoor pool, steam room, fitness centre and free WiFi. Perfect for business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, ACCOR, Hotwire, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, Booking.com, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Hotel.de, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Novotel Geelong reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Four Points By Sheraton Geelong Hotel Geelong
4 Points By Sheraton Geelong
Sheraton Geelong
Four Points Geelong
Geelong Four Points
Geelong Sheraton

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing