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Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel

4.6/5 2,204 reviews
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  • The hotel has wifi WIFI/Internet Access
  • The hotel serves breakfast Breakfast
  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel has a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel has air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 11h00

Services and practical information

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed Internet
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • Optic fiber technology provides the highest possible speed of Internet connection.
  • Parking
    • Private enclosed outdoor parking
    • Public indoor parking (Paying)
    • Valet parking
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Wheelchair access
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Babysitting on request
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
    • Air conditioning
    • Automatic air control
    • Manual temperature control
    • Air Conditioning
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
    • EARLY CHECK IN FROM 8AM (Paying)
    • LATE CHECK-OUT UP TO 5PM (Paying)
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Currency exchange
  • Porter
  • Concierge

Leisure and activities

  • Fitness centre
  • Babysitting on request
  • Jogging track  (Nearby)


  • Breakfast
  • 2 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 00:00-23:59
    • Opening hours : Week-end 00:00-23:59

Business services

  • Conventions hotel
  • Web Corner on a Mac
  • Self service business centre
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Our rooms

Whether travelling for business or leisure, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf provides sophisticated yet comfortable guest rooms removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. From the hotel's elevated position with floor-to-ceiling windows, each roomoffers striking views from the city to the bay. Rooms at this stunning Melbourne hotel feature a Novotel Live 'N Dream signature bed, LED Smart TV with media hub, a minibar, work desk and Complimentary Wireless Internet access.

  • 347 rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 5 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 9 connecting rooms
  • Baby bed
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Air conditioning
    • Air Cooling System
    • Automatic air control
    • Safe deposit box in room
    • Free in-room mineral water
    • TV with on-screen billing info
    • Web TV
    • Telephone
    • Radio in room
    • WIFI in your room
    • TV Bouquet beIN Sports
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • TV room service ordering
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Manual temperature control
    • Bouquet TV Canal+ and Canalsat
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Baby bed
    • High speed transmission line
    • Minibar
    • Iron in room
    • RJ 45 outlet
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Shower
    • Hair dryer in bathroom
    • Hair dryer at reception
    • Sprinkler in room
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Voicemail
    • Alarm clock
    • Message alert
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
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4.6/5 AccorHotels Rating 2,204 reviews

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Gail L. Friends - 16/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Best stay I have had with the accor group »

We found South Wharf Novetel very satisfactory breakfast was fabulous and the accommodation although the property is relatively new it was very clean and well maintained. Staff were very helpful, polite and happy which enhanced our stay

George T. Couples - 16/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review

Room service and reception very good, however restaurant service needs improvement

Diane R. Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Professional and friendly »

Very convenient location, friendly staff and comfortable room.

Michelle O. Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Excellent »

This is my second time at Novotel South Wharf and I am extremely impressed. I come to Melbourne a lot and it will definitely be my first preference from now on

Jaime Families - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Very nice hotel. »

Was very comfortable, nice modern hotel and the rates were quite reasonable...

Melinda C. Families - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Fabulous accommodation in a great location with friendly, welcoming staff »

Found the room clean, neat and inviting with a great view. When the staff found out it was my daughter’s birthday the organized chocolates for her in the room. I would have liked specific vegan items on the menu or things outlined so we knew what we could select.

Charmaine Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Wonderful. »

The Novotel South Wharf is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Service, cleanliness, food, wine were all excellent topped off with the friendliest staff ever.

Sy Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« terrible service »

Beautiful new hotel run by inexperienced teenagers. Supervising adults were scarce. This is what happened during our 5 day stay: Lovely Y. girl on hotel reception who was impossible to understand as she spoke with an accent and she had a lisp. Housekeeping did not replenish tea and coffee facilities, so every day I would have to ring and ask for more supplies, unfortunately due to a language barrier staff did not understand what english breakfast tea was and kept delivering chamomile tea. Every day housekeeping did not replenish all the bath towels and left some dirty ones. Ordered room service dinner twice for 2 people and both times only received 1 set of cutlery so had to ring for more cutlery, which seemed to completely and totally mystify staff as to why 2 people would want a set of cutlery each. Some of the food had a cover and some did not, so some of the food arrived cold. Every day at breakfast we ordered fried and poach eggs, every time they came out raw and every time we had to send them back and ask for cooked eggs not raw eggs - it is obvious that the breakfast cook believes that eggs should be eaten raw. As the tables dont appear to have table numbers on them some of the breakfast staff get confused as to what table number we were sitting at and would therefore place our breakfast order of eggs to the wrong table so our eggs were never delivered and we had to re-order them. All of this is a lack of staff training, no attention to detail, Y. inexperienced staff not supervised. It's all reactive not proactive and certainly not professional.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Ms Y., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. I am very sorry that on this occasion your experience did not quite meet your expectations. At Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, we celebrate diversity in all of its forms. I am sorry to hear that your experience was inconvenienced somewhat by team members who speak English as their second language or have a lisp. However I do know that every staff member at the hotel has impeccable English and they should be very proud of their ability to speak multiple languages. The team at Novotel Melbourne South Wharf work very hard to make all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable. They are trained new skills every day and are lead by a management team with more than 100 years of international hotel experience. I am very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations on this occasion, and we will continue to work as a team to improve the product and services that we offer. However, we are incredibly proud of our team and they are encouraged every day by an abundance of positive feedback recognising the effort that they put in. Sincerely, Glen Erickson General Manager Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

Clare G. Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Nice atmosphere »

Staff friendly, rooms nice just a little on the small side. Nice food. Unfortunately wasn’t advised of the $50 charge for parking which was ridiculous.

Marco A. Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« 3 night stay. Good room layout, lovely views, very good mattress and pillows; fresh, clean and modern 'new' bathrooms; excellent location. »

The first 10 minutes was a bit of a nightmare as I was checked into a room that already had another guest in it! (room 2113 initially). I was also carrying 2 bags and a golf bag so had to make my way down all again and start the check in process again. Assistant manager on duty was apologetic and gave me a new room (2304). Would have been nice to have been offered something for the inconvenience or at least offer to assist with bags. Service from staff very good otherwise, breakfast buffet was good and Friday dinner was excellent. I would recommend a few more staff in the mornings as it was "light on" early morning. Nobody to greet quite a few guests and coffee took 10 minutes and was cold.

Jane Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Comfy Stay »

A very pleasant and lovely hotel. Great rooms together with great staff

Harry S. Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Good location, great modern rooms, very friendly staff. An excellent accommodation choice. »

A new, modern hotel, with great guest facilities. Rooms spacious and everything needed is there. Staff ultra friendly. Every time I passed by reception, staff would greet me with a welcome and a smile. Very attentive. Great choice for breakfast in the restaurant and had dinner one night, good food and a lovely wine. Handy location, especially if attending the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Anonymous Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Great but lacked that 5 star experience »

It was lovely but lacked a few of the finer experiences that we like. The concierge was “almost” rude in moving us on from the front of the hotel, stating no parking. We explained we were just grabbing suitcases, he was quite forthright. The Reception on the 5th floor & then moving onto another floor to stay was rather odd & a little inconvenient... catching 2 lifts to leave the premises. The restaurant lacked atmosphere (no windows) and the rooms were exceptionally small. ... Overall the staff were just lovely. Super friendly & helpful. Would we stay again. Probably not. But in saying that, it was very convenient to the South Wharf precinct...

Lisa .. Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Clean and Compact »

The stay was comfortable. I paid extra for a better room and was hoping to get a great view. I was disappointed and can't imagine what the cheaper rooms are like. The view was ordinary over the rooftop of the convention centre. But mostly it was the small windows which spoilt the enjoyment of a reasonable city /freeway view. I would only stay again if it was busy in Melbourne and couldn't get what I wanted. I prefer a hotel that is not so huge and impersonal and a room with opening windows. It was very claustrophobic. Bathroom was lovely and the bed comfortable. The restaurant was ok.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Ms T., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf. I am very sorry that on this occasion your experience did not quite meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We do strive to provide a superior service experience for all of our guests and therefore your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate you sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Sincerely, Glen Erickson General Manager Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

Bernard W. Friends - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Terrific! »

Lovely new hotel with great view from our room. Lovely and clean and excellent bathroom. Comfortable bed. Left my phone charger in the room and promptly found and returned to me by express post. Suggestions - Low profile pillow. Although there was a pillow menu they all seemed firm and high by description. Bar downstairs opening a little longer than 9:00PM

Andrew F. Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« reasonably good »


Sam H. Business - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Excellent »

Great experience

Anonymous Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« excellent service »


Mike Couples - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Great rooms and location, noisy restaurant offset by great room service menu »

Lovely room and friendly staff

Anonymous Friends - 15/08/2018 AccorHotels certified review
« Pretty good for a new hotel »

It was an ok stay. Room was clean. Bed was comfortable... the only down side was when we checked in I asked for a late check out which I was told yes. Then Sunday morning was told I had to check out by 12. I was happy to pay for a late checkout but being an accor member they said it was free. But then told be out by 12.

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