• City view
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage

Located just a short stroll from Sydney's premier dining and entertainment district, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbor offers spacious rooms, some with stunning views of the city skyline. It features a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis court and 30 minutes of free WiFi in the lobby per device per day. All modern, comfortable rooms at Darling Harbor Novotel include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service. The Ternary Restaurant brings an air of relaxed sophistication to the Darling Harbor dining scene. Guests can experience three unique offerings; the Grill Kitchen, the Asian Kitchen and the Wine Bar in the welcoming, open plan space. Novotel Sydney Darling Harbor is a short walk to Darling Harbor’s main attractions, including Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, The Star Casino and National Maritime museum. It is located next to Convention Station, offering transport links across the city. The Sydney city center is just a 15-minute walk away. The International Convention Center Sydney is just 1969 feet away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 2, 2009
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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, American

Parking available at the hotel


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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • M
    Clean and tidy, extremely welcoming friendly staff.
  • Bridget
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Location was idea Facilities within the hotel were excellent The lounge area was just brilliant, and really made Staff were very helpful and friendly Check in and out was smooth
  • Cheran
    Cook IslandsCook Islands
    Daniel at Reception was an excellent and helpful host :) Great location, can’t complain.
  • Mark
    Room size was good and beds were nice and comfortable
  • Mark
    Everything from the helpful staff who went beyond their customer service. The facilities and location where excellent. We rate this property 11 out of 10 we would. This is by far the best hotel we have stayed in. Thanks guys for a wonderful stay....
  • Virgilio
    The location is great, very near to restaurant, bars, and coffee shops
  • C
    Great lounge/bar area over looking harbour. Perfect for happy hour and casual family dinner.
  • Bruce
    We stayed in room 636 and had a view into Darling Harbour. We had two wonderful nights in a location so close to the events we attended and especially our 30th wedding anniversary. We had a ball as we enjoyed our trip to the city as we came from...
  • Sarah
    The hotel's prime location in Sydney made it convenient to explore the city's attractions. The staff was incredible, going above and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay. They were friendly, attentive, and always available for assistance. We...
  • Chesper-joghne
    Welcome drink - house pour, beer, wine or non-alcoholic drinks offered. The in-house restaurant, The Ternary, serves a great menu of local and international delights. My favourites were the fresh oysters and grilled beef steaks. Staff are...
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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • when i look out the window would i see the harbour?

    The room selected is with residential views over Pyrmont
    Answered on 2 December 2019
  • Hi is breakfast optional in the rooms that state "Good breakfast AUD35" thank you

    Yes the breakfast is optional. If you pre-booked upon arrival it will cost $29.50
    Answered on 20 February 2020
  • how much is parking?

    Hello $59 per night flat rate. Kind regards
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Is the parking onsite or somewhere else. Can we pre-book parking to make sure we are able to get a spot or is it readily available? Thanks.

    The hotel does have a car park, nightly rates for self-parking are AUD59.00, per car. Please be aware that spaces are limited and cannot be pre-booked..
    Answered on 6 January 2022
  • Hi Is it a buffet breakfast or continental breakfast when it says “good breakfast included in room rate”

    Bed and breakfast rates will include a full buffet breakfast in the restaurant.
    Answered on 18 June 2022
  • Can we get a rollaway bed as well? What is the additional cost of this?

    Rollaway is subject to availability however we can put a request on your reservation
    Answered on 6 June 2022
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Hotel area info *

2 Restaurants On Site

  • The Ternary
    • Cuisine
      Australian • Asian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • The Ternary Bar
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience

Amenities of Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs AUD 65 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Swahili
  • Tamil
  • Filipino
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese

House rules

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 60 per stay
Crib upon request
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 60 per stay

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note, there is a 1.4% credit card surcharge when using a credit card.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

  • Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour is 0.7 miles from the center of Sydney. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Tennis court
    • Fitness
    • Happy hour
    • Tennis equipment
    • Swimming pool

  • Room options at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Suite

  • The prices at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour has 2 restaurants:

    • The Ternary Bar
    • The Ternary