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

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities


This family-friendly Sydney hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Market City and Paddy's Market. University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a conference center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 230 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, coffee makers, and pillow menus.

Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour)

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour) features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 4144 square feet (385 square meters) include a conference center. This luxury hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours is offered to guests. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Novotel Sydney Darling Square (formerly Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour) is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 385 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4144 
  • Conference center 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 230 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge and served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
24-hour check-in
Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib onsite parking. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: AUD 100
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: AUD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 22.50 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 46 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60.0 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.

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We should mention

Children 15 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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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