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Novotel Sydney Darling Square

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Capitol Theatre

  • Free WiFi
From
ZAR 2,227

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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8,8.Fabulous.
  • I came to Sydney on a Business trip, and chose the Novotel Darling Square as my hotel.…

    Feb 18, 2020

  • Nothing special; chosen for location; room and amenities mediocre at best - superior king…

    May 28, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Safe
Shopping
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 230 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • Star Casino - 19 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 25 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View
  • Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds

Location

  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 13 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • Star Casino - 19 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 25 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 36 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 37 min walk
  • Capitol Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 7 min walk
  • Taronga Zoo - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 24 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 26 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Exhibition Light Rail Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 230 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Secured covered onsite self parking (AUD 46 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking nearby (AUD 46 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4144
  • Conference space size (meters) - 385
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1999
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Pumphouse - Onsite restaurant. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

Also known as

  • Darling Harbour Novotel Rockford
  • Rockford Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Novotel Darling Square Hotel
  • Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
  • Novotel Darling Square
  • Novotel Sydney
  • Sydney Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford)
  • Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour
  • Darling Harbour Rockford
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Sydney
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel Sydney
  • Darling Harbour Rockford Novotel
  • Novotel Darling Harbour Rockford
  • Novotel Rockford
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  • Novotel Rockford Hotel
  • Novotel Rockford Hotel Darling Harbour
  • Rockford Darling Harbour Novotel

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.3 percent

Covered self parking costs AUD 46 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 46 per day

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 34 for adults and AUD 17 for children (approximately)

Policies

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and onsite parking.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 100

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Novotel Sydney Darling Square does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs AUD 46 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Superbowl Chinese Restaurant (3-min walk), Sushi Rio (3-min walk), and Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (19-min walk) is nearby.
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square has an indoor pool and a fitness center.
8,8.Fabulous.
  • 8,0.Very good

    Feed back

    I paid 299 for stay 1 night, usually when we stay at any hotel, 2 bottle free water at complimentary should be providing. Ask the receptionist and got told by them that tape water is drink able.

    1 night family trip, Apr 3, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Was pleased with the contemporary style of the hotel considering it's age. Nice location with great options all around. Will stay here again.

    1 night family trip, Mar 5, 2021

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    This hotel is obviously aimed at the business traveller predominantly as the location is ideal for accessing the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour and the CBD. The rooms have all the basics for someone who needs a cup of coffee or tea, to have a shower, or iron their clothes. If you want a toaster, or any other basic kitchen items, you’ll be left disappointed. This is the kind of place best suited to people just wanting a clean, comfortable and convenient place to stay. It wouldn’t be recommended for longer stays unless you want to eat out for every meal.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2021

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    It was only by accident that I booked the Novotel on Darling Square however I’m so glad I did. The Hotel was fantastic and staff accomodated my needs without hesitation. The room was spacious for three adults and very clean and comfortable. The location was so central to Sydney CBD and within walking distance to the trams. I will definitely be returning to this particular hotel in the future. I would totally recommend the Novotel on Darling Square.

    2 night trip, Feb 23, 2021

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great location service

    Barbara, 1 night family trip, Feb 13, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great location, close to Darling Harbour, China Town, great shopping and restaurants

    1 night business trip, Feb 3, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6,0.Good

    Great spot. Comfortable bed. Check in staff was not overly friendly. Didn’t explain why there was a surcharge fee for paying using a card. Didn’t explain how to get to parking facility well. Limited breakfast menu.

    1 night romance trip, Jan 15, 2021

    Verified Lastminute guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Close to shops and restaurants and light rail easy ro get around l

    Sharon, 3 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great hotel. Good location, clean, friendly staff.

    2 night business trip, Dec 2, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Convenient and great stay!

    Clean hotel and room, comfortable bed and bed sheets, modern and chic, Starbucks right across from the hotel and lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. We’ll definitely stay here again.

    Anna, 2 night trip, Nov 26, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

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