Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 291
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cycling girl Top price for budget accommodation
We were so disappointed with our choice to stay at the Newcastle Crowne Plaza. It was a bit of a splurge for us, thinking we were staying somewhere nice on the waterfront. However, they have an exorbitant day rate for parking. This is not something I think should be imposed upon a guest. And there was no breakfast included in the room rate. So all we got for our money and our special indulgence was a fairly ordinary older room. They didn't even refill the sugar so we could have a cup of tea on our second day. We wouldn't stay there again. Find somewhere else.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joeinoz13 Great Location
Fronting the ocean, watching big ships passing by, the location is great. A balcony would have been an added plus, but I didn't have that.
As usual at Crowne Plaza the room was nice, a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite was also nice, and the bed was comfortable.
Staff at the check-in desk and the restaurant were terrific and friendly.
$30 for parking isn't cheap, but not entirely out of line. And the late night menu is very limited, with a so-so pizza as one of the few options available.
Overall though, an entirely nice and comfortable stay.
February 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bonditraveller Do not expect a warm welcome.
Our check in was one of the coldest I have ever experienced. A frosty receptionist seemed surprised when we asked for help with our heavy luggage and we had to wait at an empty concierge desk for anyone to arrive to help us. Then another wait for somebody who could park our car, despite the hefty fees for this.
A total failure to deliver a newspaper, despite four requests and we had no toiletries on the second day so felt as though we were being punished somehow!
The room lights had been wired up incorrectly so we had to ask for someone to enable our bedside lights after being inconvenienced the first night. We were not feeling the love, most unwelcoming.
February 24, 2014