Novotel Newcastle Beach
This property offers 88 stylish and well appointed studio style guest rooms, all featuring a king or 2 single beds. Most hotel rooms offer views across the ocean or harbour headland. All rooms are light and airy, with some offering spacious furnished balconies. Local attractions include Nobbys Head Beach, Energy Australia Stadium and the University of Newcastle.
- Ultimate location, great holiday destinationWe enjoyed three nights in the hotel. We loved being able to wander in any direction to see the history of the Newcastle east end, the restaurants offered… close by or even down the hill along the river front, watch the shipping transfer in and out of the river port, wander the beach areas, or take advantage of other opportunities offered by the style and location of this hotel. We had a great time here, this being our first visit to Newcastle. Coming from Wollongong there are many crossovers and similarities but the richness of the history and beautiful older buildings surrounding this area were fantastic. The gym was adequate, good space surrounding the equipment and reasonably well kept. Didn't miss the pool as summer and the beach or ocean baths are right there. The Memorial Walk and our adventures nearby made our stay memorable. We have proposed to come back to Newcastle again later or next year. We did eat at the nearby Rustica overlooking the ocean, one night. Could not beat this place for service and quality. Most impressive and within 75m of the front door. Could not fault anything about our stay, much praise to the chef and staff, having dinner there the first night and breakfast each morning of the 3 night stay. Awesome! When the city regains it's vibrancy with the opening of the light rail this will be even better.
- What a great hotel, right on a rugged beachArrived Newcastle from Sarasota U.S. after 3 flights and a 3 hour train journey. Hotel is modern, clean and staffed with people who cannot do enough for… you. I felt spoiled. Checked in in minutes, found my room to be bright, and easy to use. Bathroom was spotless, lots of sockets to recharge all my gear. Bar was well stocked, had a meal in restaurant, flawless delivery by chef and waiting staff. Good local red wines as well. Morning coffee is fresh made with a very welcoming Aussie smile and perfect foam with smiley face, great job. Very close to beach, went for a walk to blow the cobwebs away, reminded me of English southern town where I grew up, well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.
- Very good stayDon't know if it was "excellent", but very good. Nice staff, good gym, good food choices handy, probably got a higher rating because the weather was good… and I had a couple of good swims at the beach! Would bother with a room with a view though, not a great view for the extra price