Fodor's Expert Review Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Merewether and Wharf Sts., Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300, Australia
Newcastle's most upscale hotel, the Crowne Plaza, is in the trendy Honeysuckle Precinct and has the best location of any hotel in town. The hotel opens onto the wharf-side esplanade—a pedestrian and bike path that hugs the harbor for a couple miles and is lined with smart apartments and stylish restaurants and cafés. Most of the hotel's one-bedroom suites overlook the harbor; others face the city center. There's a pool and fitness center, and some rates packages include breakfast and evening snacks and drinks. The hotel's Seasalt Restaurant receives mixed reviews but does have some good lunch deals that include a glass of wine. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants close by.
- great location
- free Wi-Fi
- parking is expensive
Rate Includes: No meals