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Novotel Sydney Darling Square

4.5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
17 Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Capitol Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Restrictions related to your trip

New South Wales may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • It was great; great also the location. Reception understanding when our room 206 was…Feb 26, 2020
  • Stuck in the Lift for 10.00 minutes on a sunday. The lifts are very poor in this hotel…Feb 17, 2019

Novotel Sydney Darling Square

from NZ$181
  • 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

What’s around Novotel Sydney Darling Square


  • 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

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 25 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

Key facts

Hotel size

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


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New South Wales may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Secured covered onsite self parking (AUD 46 per night)

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Offsite parking nearby (AUD 46 per day)

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English 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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1999
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.

Novotel Sydney Darling Square’s small print

Also known as

  • Darling Harbour Novotel Rockford
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  • Novotel Sydney
  • Sydney Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour
  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford)
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  • Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel
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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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

Breakfast costs between AUD 5 and AUD 45 for adults, and AUD 5 and AUD 45 for children (approximately)

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 for Novotel Sydney Darling Square

  • Does Novotel Sydney Darling Square offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    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 requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    Yes. Self parking costs AUD 46 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    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).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Novotel Sydney Darling Square?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (19-min walk) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Novotel Sydney Darling Square and nearby?
    Novotel Sydney Darling Square has an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 705 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Newly refurbished .. great hotel !
nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location service
Barbara, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel. Good location, clean, friendly staff.
au2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location comfy beds ,very clean , welcoming staff
Leanne, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice
george, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location suited us perfectly. Everything we wanted was in walking distance, and when it was a little further, the light rail was really good. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the room was modern, and very well managed.
Cath, au3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thomas at front reception was amazing. He was pleasant & friendly and very accomodating to my hard day by making it better.
Jess, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location. Wasn't happy there was no car park. Had to take the car to Wilson's and the cost for two nights was ridiculous.
Graham, au2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The only issue is that it doesn’t have parking The staff are friendly and the hotel is very clean.The location is perfect
Lisa, au2 night family trip

Novotel Sydney Darling Square