Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour

17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $136.00

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Day 12: Today was basically a travel day to Sydney. Easy 2 hour flight sandwiched between two bus trips and we were at the Novotel Rockford Darling Harbor in Sydney by about 3. We had signed up for an optional activity called Taste of Australia which included a private tour through the Sydney Aquarium and dinner at Nick's on Darling Harbor. Nice …

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This 4 star hotel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Darling Harbour, Powerhouse Museum, Paddy's Market, and Chinatown.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Rockford Darling Harbour Sydney

    Reviewed by jacquidaly

    Novotel Rockford, Darling Harbour.

    Reviewed Jul 6, 2014
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Good choice Deb Saunders. Nice and close to everything.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by robynmclennan

    Great location

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2013
    by (11 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Hotel room was good but the traffic noise and street lights did not make for a restful sleep

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Sydney

    Not worth the 4 stars!


    Stayed here in May 2005 for a week. Room was quite small and we had to move luggage stand in order to open drawer of bedside cabinet. Twice had to phone down for towels as none had been left in room for us.

    Basic - nothing more, nothing less


    Hotel is located really well.... excellent to be frank.

    But, rude staff and poor restaurant make it average.

    European Style-rooms - Great Staff


    This was a (3) night whirlwind trip to Sydney. Hotel is sleek, nice and clean. Rooms were very European and small. They did not change bedding daily; I am sure they would if you asked. Good dine in room service. Very friendly and accommodating Concierge & staff whom provided great overall customer service. They answered all our questions and went out of their way to book an extra last-minute "Blue Mountain" tour for us, which was well worth our time to see. Nice Breakfast Buffets. Easy access to Metro to take us downtown for shopping. The hotel is centrally located so you can do lots of walking, shopping, and perhaps grab some dinner all the while getting some exercise and fresh air on the harbor. This was much appreciated and needed after a very long flight. The views from the hotel were not much but the helpful staff provided such great customer service that it made up for any minor glitch. The staff repeatedly went above and beyond to serve the customer. We were pleased and would stay here again.

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    Good location, nice looking hotel, some of the staff were very pleasant. And yet this was the most disappointing hotel I've stayed in for some time. It's basically modelled on the old YMCA hotels, which would be fine for $50 a night. The manager said he would write to me on some of the problems I had - for example, no bath plug! - but of course never did. Avoid.

    Good and Bad


    Location is excellent for access to waterfront area and city generally as the monorail is on adjacent corner. Staff were helpful and ready to assist. Room ("superior") was smaller than expected but adequate.

    Treated like family


    I arrived later 2 days than the rest of my family to Sydney. 1 day later than planned due to a missed connection. I arrived knowing I missed a planned tour and my family wouldn't be there, as I was paying the taxi and looking for the room number, I got out and my luggage was already loaded on a cart. I was greeted by name by the conciere; David and wisked to my room, all the while being updated on my family. After 4 plane trips, missing a connection and being on the other side of the world, what a welcome greeting. The hotel had great location, nice rooms,wonderful breakfast and wonderful staff. One night we came back to our room to find the air conditioner was only giving out cool not cold air. They came but couldn't fix it that night and the hotel was full. Because of the inconvience they took some incidentals off our bill. That's customer service.

    Quanta vacation hotel


    For a 4 star Hotel, this was the smallest room in our trip. The main bar is being updated so they had a tempory bar located on the 2nd floor where all the meeting rooms are located. Walls are pretty thin and the bathroom, you might want to bring a spear water slippers since there is mold all round the tubs and you don't want to touch the walls. No where to put your suitcase, have to rearrange the furnature to fit our suitcases in the room. This room was part of the Quanta Vacation package for 4 star hotels?!



    Location is good but the rooms are showing signs of wear and are badly needing some attention to detail (ie. tiles in bathroom need repaired, walls and furniture are marked). We had one day where no one had come to service our room so called reception who sent someone up. No big deal but we expected better. Moved rooms after first night due to traffic noise. Unfortunately the rooms with any views are exposed to a very busy street.

    Location good, hotel average.


    We have stayed at the Novotel Century Sydney twice during 2003, both times for three nights. The first time was as a part of a cheap Qantas package, the second was as a member of Accor Advantage Plus. The first stay was terrific with everything coming up to expectation, the second time was almost like being treated like second class citizens. The staff on both occasions were fantastic, but the first room we stayed in on our second stay was not as clean as it could have been, the bathroom had quite a few broken tiles and the bedspread had seen better days with a number of repairs being evident. The noise of the rubbish being sorted and picked up just below our window at 7.00am also didn't help.

    Modern boxes


    Great location at Darling Harbour. Small cramped sealed rooms. Most with tiny windows, pay extra for partial views. Air conditioning was unresponsive. Quality fixtures, but little room to move in room. Helpful staff.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Sydney

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good