Novotel Ningaloo Resort

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Madaffari Drive, Exmouth, AU

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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 25% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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    A Beautiful Hotel


    This wonderful luxury hotel is situated on the waterfront in a huge new development, which is partly finished. It reminded me of the new development “Salt” at Kingscliff NSW. The hotel itself is very modern and chic with great attention to interior design. Its low rise, which is a blessing and built with awareness to the environment. This development will when finished be huge, as many home sites and allotments with private moorings are for sale. It will certainly bring many tourists into the region.

    We had a lovely lunch at the restaurant and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The pool area is fabulous with a lovely deep swimming pool with deck chairs. The lobby area is also very stylish with brilliant open planning and timber floors. Novotel has done magnificent job blending the hotel into the environment. My only concern is that the development when finished could spoil this pristine region.

    We also stayed at Coral Bay Reef Resort, and to us, we preferred this laid back casual hotel, primary for its closeness to the reef and beach. Both are directly across the road from the resort. If arriving to this region by air and if staying at Coral Bay or Exmouth, you really do need a car. If staying at Exmouth then you certainly will have to hire a car, as the main snorkelling areas and beaches are miles away.Cars can be hired at Learmouth Airport.

    Unique Quality: Overall, I think this hotel is gorgeous and would certainly suit any tourist or traveller looking for luxury or a special treat.

    Coral Bay is approx 1.5hrs driving south from Exmouth. There are no shops or service stations in between, so if travelling down make sure you take your own water, especially if the weather is hot and you have children abroad. (or have a break down like we did). We had NO mobile coverage along this route, and we only saw three cars pass us, luckily one stopped to help.

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New posh hotel in Exmouth!!

by Purpleshade about Novotel Ningaloo Resort

This restaurant is part of the new Novotel Ningaloo Resort at Sunrise Beach, part of the new Marine developement.
It's a beautifully designed area overlooking a lilly pond, swimming-pool and beautiful gardens, with first class service and food.
There are 2 seating areas, inside and outside, both with comfortable chairs and a pleasant ambiance.
The outside dining area is shaded and cooled a little by the air-con from inside.
The restaurant and bar are beautifully decorated with original artworks, mostly of local fauna.

The bar area also has comfortable chairs in side and out. Smoking is permitted in the outside area.

The prices are only fractionally more than other restaurants in the area. I had the best garlic tiger prawns and scallop risotto I've ever tasted, and the food my friends ordered was equally as good. Portions were of a generous size.

Snack foods such as wedges are available in the bar area if you wish to just relax in the delightful setting with a drink and a snack.

Exmouth : a very remote town

by Purpleshade

Exmouth is a tiny town (about 2,000 people) in a very remote area on the most western tip of north west Australia.
It only exists because of the miliatary base and the oil rigs, 20 years ago there was almost nothing here.
It's the closest town to the Ningaloo Reef, one of the rare places in the world where the fringing coral reef comes to within a few metres of the beach.

The town swells to about 10,000 in peak tourist sesaon (June, July) when it's not so hot and there is no danger of cyclones. There are lots of cafes and restaurants, several campsites, 3 backpackers and several hotels, including the new Novotel Ningaloo Resort which is now almost finished on Sunrise Beach.
I went there in May, when it's still quite quiet, with just a few tourists in town for the Whale Shark Festival.
It was still quite hot(about 30c every day) which meant it was perfect weather for snorkelling.

It is an absolutely amazing place!
Kangaroos and emus running around in the streets (no need to mow the front lawn, the roos come and trim it for you), nearby stunning beaches with coral reef swarming with fish-whale sharks, hump back whales, reefsharks, turtles and manta rays at different times of the year. There's also canyons to explore, an ecological adventurer's delight.

NB Don't come here if you want shopping or nightlife, there's hardly any!

While wading through the lagoon at Coral Bay, we found these big fish who were not at all afraid of people. Apparently the tourist boats throw bait over the side to attract them and they follow the boats back to shore.

The amount of coral on the beach at Turquoise Bay was amazing! It was so beautiful, I desperately wanted to bring somehome with me, but all the beaches in the Cape Range National Park are protected and it's not I took photos instead.

If you come here, do protect the reef and it's environs! It's virtually unspoiled as it's only just becoming popular for tourists.
#Be very careful not to stand on or touch the corals, they are very fragile.
#Be very careful not to leave rubbish, especially cans and plastic bags.
#Be especially carefull not to leave any plastic on the beach, turtles are not very bright and try to eat them and choke.

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Address: Madaffari Drive, Exmouth, AU