The Grand

32 Church Street, Cnr Bolton & Church StreetNewcastle2300Australia
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About The Grand

Built in 1891, The Grand Hotel is a characterful property, a nine minute walk from Newcastle Beach. It has many period features, including a wrap-around balcony.

All of its modernised bedrooms have a fresh and neat style with refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs. Most rooms have air-conditioning and some have private balconies.

This landmark hotel has free Wi-Fi and space for events and private functions.

The Bistro serves gastro-pub style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are also two bars serving a wide variety of drinks. Numerous other bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.

The Grand Hotel is located next to the Commonwealth Law Courts, 13-minutes’ stroll from Queens Wharf. It’s well placed for accessing many of Newcastle’s attractions on foot, like Fort Scratchley Historic Site and The Obelisk, both within around half a mile of the hotel.


32 Church Street, Cnr Bolton & Church Street, Newcastle, 2300, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)49293489 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

The staff is great

If you're looking forward to a great Australian welcome, you won't be disappointed. Guests comment that the staff at The Grand Hotel is friendly, personable and go the extra mile to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

Central location

Staying at this renovated property puts you within walking distance of many of the attractions in Newcastle. Guests mention that they enjoy being able to stroll to the beach and local restaurants within just a few minutes. Other highlights are the coastal walks and parks which lead to Nobbys Lighthouse, just over 1.2 miles away.

A very tasteful renovation

With wonderfully renovated bedrooms and bathrooms, you'll find this hotel to be well decorated throughout, with many period details lovingly restored. Guests also love the large veranda which is split into private balconies for some of the bedrooms.

Negative Reviews

There is no lift

If you don't want to climb stairs, be aware that The Grand Hotel does not have a lift and some guests have mentioned that it was a bit of an effort to reach their rooms on the upper floors.

Some may find it a little noisy

A very small number of guests have mentioned that this hotel gets a little noisy at times, either from the road or from other guests so light sleepers may want to request a quieter room, if available.

Parking may be an issue

For some guests, parking was tricky with some noting that they were unable to find parking nearby and others commenting that they had to pay for parking.

Rating Overview

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8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 564 reviews