I travel internationally and must say the Crowne Plaza name is diminished by this location's generally poor appearance and offerings. I would not recommend this hotel unless you had no other alternative. The rooms were outdated, looked aged and although not visibly dirty, were not very inviting (visually a room you'd expect for 1/3 the price in an undesirable location). There was no wireless service, and the internet access was priced absurdly high with usage limitation and very slow. The breakfast buffet was comparable to other hotel chains. The staff was quite frankly too disengaged to be helpful. Upon check-in I had asked the concierge for help with a business mailing, he took my name and room #, yet 3 days later not one word about assistance on my request. No problem, the next hotel we stayed at in Sydney had it taken care of in minutes! Overall, it's a room if you need it, but the activity in the harbor makes sleeping difficult and the overall appearance is unappealing. Also, parking is COSTLY.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy stunning harbour-front views, elegant bars and restaurants and easy access to Hunter Valley golf courses and premier wineries when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Relax and rejuvenate in total comfort when you chose from one of our varied selection of 175 suites, each with separate living room and a spacious working area. Indulge in a delicious meal at Crowne Plaza Newcastle's signature restaurant, Seasalt, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and enjoy fresh-caught seafood and dishes expertly prepared from fresh local produce. Sample some little known gems from the Seasalt wine menu or try an award-winning Hunter Valley tipple. Why not meet friends or network with colleagues over a pre-dinner drink in our hotel bar and watch the sunset over the harbour?Guests seeking to remain active while they travel can enjoy full complimentary use of our on-site fitness centre, featuring an array of gymnasium amenities and a 25-meter private pool.Events and wedding celebrations are also a speciality of Crowne Plaza Newcastle, with nine versatile function spaces available for guests to choose from. Most meeting and function rooms boast an abundance of natural sunlight and picturesque views over the harbour's rippling waters.Crowne Plaza Newcastle is conveniently located just a 25-minute taxi ride from Newcastle Airport in Williamtown, or 2 hours' drive from Sydney Airport. We're 100 metres from Civic Train Station, and a tourist tram serving local attractions stops outside the hotel. The Hunter Valley is 45 minutes by car, while Newcastle's beaches are just 800 metres away. The harbour-side location also means that local industry, especially coal, is close by.Enjoy complete comfort and exemplary service when you book your stay at Crowne Plaza Newcastle and experience all the history and wonder of this beautiful coastal location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
- Newcastle Crowne Plaza