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Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star family-friendly hotel near University of Sydney


This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Australian National Maritime Museum, Harbourside, and Sydney Lyric Theatre. University of Sydney and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and an outdoor tennis court are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 525 rooms provide 24-hour room service, WiFi, and wired Internet. Other amenities available to guests include TVs, minibars, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour provides an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Event facilities measuring 2250 square feet (209 square meters) include meeting rooms. This luxury hotel also offers a terrace, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 525 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2250 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 209 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 10.00 AUD per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 0.0 AUD For multiple minutes )


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pillow menu 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

The Ternary - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 0.0 (for 20 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 45 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60.00 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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