8.5
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Housekeeping10
Breakfast6
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9.3

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Exceptional location - 360 meters to the beach
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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

"The reception and dining staff were very friendly and nice."

Nico - April 25, 2018

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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road NORTH WOLLONGONG, Wollongong City Center, Wollongong, Australia, 2520 - See map
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First aid kit
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What guests are saying:Read all 2,665 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.8 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.6 facilities on premise

Whenever I call the reception for something (even at midnight), they will immediately help me.

Yiu | December 24, 2018

My room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, I had good night sleep throughout my stay.

Nico | April 25, 2018

Easy to check in and check out, close to the beach, near cafe and restaurant.

Devi | January 28, 2019

The restaurant food was tasteless and the seafood below standard.

Irene | February 3, 2020

Great location by the beach and the staff were really friendly.

Shaun | October 26, 2019

Everyone was friendly and attentive and nothing was a problem.

Tony | March 12, 2018

  • 360 meters to the beach

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 88% of all properties in Wollongong in the last 24 hoursCompared to 50 Wollongong properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.3
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportBankstown Airport (BWU)
Distance to airport55.9 km

Rooms available at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Ocean View Room
Ocean View Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Studio Suite with King Bed
Studio Suite with King Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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1 Queen Bed Superior
1 Queen Bed Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Beach Front Suite
Deluxe Beach Front Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed &...
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Ocean View Room with 2 Queen Beds
Ocean View Room with 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Panorama Suite
Panorama Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed an...
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City View Room with 2 Queen Beds
City View Room with 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Suite with Beach Front
Suite with Beach Front
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Novotel Wollongong Northbeach?

A stay at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Wollongong with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach?

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location
    "It's also close to the famous lighthouse there."

    Yiu | December 24, 2018

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location
    "Clean room good location across from the beach."

    Monica | December 11, 2018

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    "The Novotel staff made this weekend special."

    Tony | March 12, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 50 Wollongong properties
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9.2/10
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8.5/10
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8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
2,665 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Everything was amazing, the service the location perfect.
Levi from Australia
Couple
More about Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

More about Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Perched on Cliff Road on Wollongong's North Beach, this up-market property offers views of Norfolk Island Pines and calm harbor waters. Just across the road from the city's most popular stretch of sand, the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach provides all things to all people, being the only hotel of its class on the water's edge. For couples, there's the romance of sea-facing boutique rooms, and families can enjoy the proximity of Stuart Park's barbecues and bike trails, while executives have long used this establishment as a base for their Wollongong dealings. It's a 10-minute bus ride into the central business district from here, but this location has some of the area's best seafood restaurants, and for a more traditional and cost effective Wollongong dinner, the local fish and chip shops offer the best of the harbor's daily catch.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
15 mentions
Beach
12 mentions
Housekeeping
9 mentions
Car Park
8 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Staff 
"The staff here are really nice and responsive."

Yiu | December 24, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Continental
Vegetarian
Vegan
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Windjammers Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Asian, Australian
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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Reviews of Novotel Wollongong Northbeach from real guests

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8.5
Excellent
From 2665 reviews
9.3Location
8.8Service
8.7Cleanliness
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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.6
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.3
Value for money7.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Nico from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Pleasant stay”

First time visiting Wollongong and chose to stay in Novotel Northbeach. The location is excellent! It is just the opposite of North Beach, walking distance to North Wollongong train station, and there is a bus stop just outside the main entrance. In terms of restaurants, there are not many of them nearby the hotel, might need to walk to the city centre to get more options. My room was exceptionally clean and comfortable, I had good night sleep throughout my stay. The reception and dining staff were very friendly and nice. I would highly recommend this hotel for weekend getaway or short family holiday.

Reviewed April 25, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Lisa from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

Beautiful hotel with great location”

Opposite the beach

My husband and I both really enjoyed our stay at the Novotel. The location next to the beach was amazing. We also went to WIN stadium which was an easy 20 minute walk along the beach from the hotel so it was perfect for us as we did not know the area at all. The staff was very friendly and helpful and would highly reccomend for anyone to stay there. The rooms were a great size and had nice views. Overall was amazing night in Wollongong.

Reviewed September 05, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Roshini from Singapore
Couple
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Great service with an amazing view ”

Buffet Breakfast, Ease of Access to restaurants, city center & activities and attractions, Efficient Staff

Really enjoyable. Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Ocean View Room and the view was beautiful. Staff responded to all requests quickly (e.g. extra pillows, international plug converter etc). Buffet breakfast had a good selection - would have been better if buffet ended around 11 or 1130. Otherwise, great stay! A must try is SKYDIVING which is just 5 mins away from Novotel Northbeach Hotel - most amazing experience ever!!

Reviewed June 25, 2013
8.7
Excellent
colin from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Clean but out dated”

Location, staff and cleanliness

Staff were great by relocating us to a better room on another floor due to the room given to us that was not private enough, many of the rooms are like that due to the hotels layout and design. All the rooms had the shower in the bath tub with the old shower curtains, so out dated but still clean. Bed was comfy and also the TV was larger than most hotels , 42". All and all though it was comfortable and quite even though there was a wedding function on but I'd probably look elsewhere for better deal next time I visit Wollongong

Reviewed September 20, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Cheryl from Australia
Couple
City View Room with 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Wonderful hotel, spotless and comfortable”

Location, view, cleanliness

This hotel is one of the cleanest hotels I have stayed in around the world. Rooms are large and lovely beach feel with the blue and green colours. Staff friendly and helpful. Part beach view from our bed room 832, lovely to wake up with the large windows showing the sun coming up over the water and the lighthouse. The Kiosk across the road on the beach has the best ever hamburgers. Would go back to Wollongong for another one.

Reviewed July 31, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Miriam from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Standard hotel, not really 4 stars”

Good view, good food, attentive staff

Novotel Northbeach is a fairly standard 3.5 star hotel/motel, not quite 4 stars. The room was dated. The bathroom was old, had some grime on the tiles and an old shower curtain. Also, my partner and I found the bed mattress quite comfortable but the sheets and blankets very thin. However, it was clean and had a lovely view of the beach. We also had complimentary breakfast - the offering was mostly your "big breakfast" items (bacon, eggs, sausages etc) but it was delicious. The location is perfect if you're there for the beach (which we were) but it's not exactly central to Wollongong's main streets. You still need to drive to get anywhere, and there didn't seem to be many shops or people around the area either. The attentiveness of the staff should be complimented. When asking reception for bathroom extras (e.g. toothpaste and toothbrush), they were very friendly and very quick to assist. Overall, a decent stay if you can get a good rate. Not convinced that this hotel is worth the $200+ a night though.

Reviewed September 07, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
celine from Sweden
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

nice hotel with good view”

water front, clean hotel

This hotel is very nicely located in Wollongong, very close to the beach. Even though the price is high, but it is acceptable.

Reviewed February 05, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Melissa from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 5 nights in January 2014

it suited my needs very well.”

clean, friendly and view

I came to wollongong for my girls to go on a dance camp so wanted accomodation to suit me. Gym, close to beach undercover parking and clean. I will be back next January.

Reviewed January 20, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Carola from Australia
Group
City View Room with 2 Queen Beds
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Comfortable and Convenient”

Great access to beaches and parks, good facilities and convenient access to town centre

The Northbeach Novotel is very spacious and comfortable, lovely lounge areas & good breakfast. The real attraction; however is the easy access to spectacular beaches and the beautiful Stewart Park, just a few metres down the road. This would be great for a relaxing getaway or family holiday.

Reviewed June 30, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Karen from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Lovely hotel; probably needs an update. ”

Great location. Good buffet breakfast. Nice staff.

We had a room looking out on the roof with the aircon unit on it, so not very exciting. However, we always enjoy our stay at Novotel Northbeach and this time was no exception.

Reviewed December 30, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Sharon from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Birthday Surprise”

Location is great, bed very, very comfortable, parking facilities after check out.

It was a lovely stay, unfortunately the hotel couldn't upgrade us from a city view room to an ocean view room as there were no rooms left for upgrade, considering I paid a good price for 1 night stay in holiday time. Our room was a nice size,the bathroom was big & had been renovated. The hotel needs a refurbishment eg: carpets in the hallways & painting needed, after refurbishment I would grade it as a 4 star hotel (Novotel Brighton Beach is nicer) Staff at reception & the bar couldn't have been more helpful & friendly, wonderful service from the waitress Elise G in the Windjammer Restaurant on Saturday night 9th Jan. Location is great, hotel is opposite the beach.

Reviewed January 11, 2016
6.0
Kylie from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great location, tired hotel”

Location

the novotel has seen much better days, the decor is old and tired. our room had a bathroom with chipped tiles. the bed was extremely soft, there was no tv movie option paid or free. it was an extremely rainy weekend and having access to movies would have been a big improvement. the staff in the hotel are friendly and helpful, however i wouldn't recommend the novotel. you can get a much newer, cleaner hotel for the same price in wollongong and this is what we will do if we travel there again.

Reviewed February 27, 2013
6.7
Good
Yu from South Korea
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Great Location”

Location, Location, Location

Best thing about this hotel is the location right in front of beautiful north Wollongong beach. We had full buffet dinner and breakfast while we are staying but I think those are over priced. Hotel itself was very old and they kept some of the pillows bottom of the wardrobe where you would usually put your shoes. They don't have bath robes and their bed and towel looked bit old too. I would rate this hotel about 2.5-3star motel not 4.5 star hotel.

Reviewed February 18, 2015
7.7
Very good
Melissa from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

it was ok needs to be updated a bit”

The view centrally located

It was okay it is probably the nicest hotel in Wollongong with the view and it is centrally located the rooms need to be updated a bit

Reviewed June 10, 2013
7.7
Very good
Viengnam from Laos
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2013

Good stay.”

Quite clean, large room and comfortable

Attended a conference in Wollongong. Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. It was a good stay. Would stay again.

Reviewed October 09, 2013
8.4
Excellent
Wayne from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Very good experience except for breakfast”

The next time I book at the Novotel I'm not going to have breakfast included. The dining area was very crowded and noisy compared to the rest of the hotel. It would be better if we went to one of the cafes close by. There are plenty to choose from.

Reviewed July 18, 2016
7.0
Very good
Adam from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Queen Ocean View Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Amazing location”

Opposite beach, nice beach bar and huge rooms

Clean and modern hotel like any Novotel - our room was massive with very comfy bed - although I got the impression the building itself is dated. Staff were Friendly and there is a great beach bar downstairs - hotel is literally on the beachfront (and a great cafe too) - whilst I don't get the impression this hotel is complacent because of the location I got the feeling it should be better; like most hotels in Australia this place is expensive compared to what is on offer at this price point in the USA or Asia for example

Reviewed January 02, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Tony from Australia
Family with young children
Ocean View Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Long Weekend in March”

The Novotel staff made this weekend special. Everyone was friendly and attentive and nothing was a problem. Highly recommended and commended especially Carl, Alana and Michael in reception and Emily in Windjammers. Thank you all.

Reviewed March 12, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
Katherine from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

comfortable with excellent location but expensive”

breakfast, location, staff

Our stay was pleasant although rather expensive. When we arrived we were disappointed to find out we were required to pay an extra $AU15 if we wanted secure parking. The room was neat, tidy and comfortable with excellent views of either the city of the beach from the higher floors. The buffet breakfast was delicious with wide variety but there seemed to be too many people for the space and we had to wait 5mins to be seated - Extremely busy but well managed.

Reviewed July 07, 2014
7.0
Very good
Ivan from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Mean”

Staff very pleasant

Being asked to pay an extra $50 as a sort of bond which will be refunded FiVE working days after we leave is absolute rubbish. Had ai known that ACCOR had taken over Novotel I would not have booked there as have had copped that crap before from them. Also noted that the little packet of TWO biscuits among the tea and coffee stuff that are complimentary everywhere else were listed on the mini bar menu as costing six bucks. Ridiculous especially at the prices charged for the room.

Reviewed November 04, 2014
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