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Novotel Sydney Central

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located close to Chinatown and the UTS. It is also just a short walk from both the light rail and Central Station - so with the disruption to bus services as the result of the roadworks on George Street rail was a very convenient way of getting around. The room was comfortable and, from the 16th floor, quiet and with reasonable views (around the sides of the building across the road). The only real downside (especially given the offices in the building across the road which were on the same level as our room) was the lack of a modesty curtain on the window. There was space for one (tracks etc) so maybe it had been taken down for cleaning or replacement - but not having put a replacement up while that happened was pretty ordinary. Ask when you check in to make sure that your room has one. Breakfast, like free WIFI, was included in the Accor Members' rate and was fine.

Novotel Sydney Central is well-located within short walking distance to Central train station and many eateries operating late into the evening. Breakfast provided was sumptious especially the self service juicer was a pleasant surprise. Hotel also provided free service to keep ur luggage after check-out. Woolworths supermarket is also conveniently located across the hotel. Rooms are furnished with 2 queen sized beds which was comfortablefor my family of 4 (2Adults+2Children).

While originally I'd planned to stay near Martin Place, this hotel proved to be a great choice where I'd definitely consider staying again. My room on the top floor had a balcony which, I'm informed, looked towards Darling Harbour. Hence I'd anticipated seeing a blaze of lights at night, fireworks, etc. The balcony for New Year’s Eve could be the perfect place without having to mingle with the huge crowds. I discovered a view from the balcony of the Frank Gehry building - previously during construction referred to as "the squashed brown paper bag" due to its unusual architecture. I was thrilled to learn the building I'd been trying to view during a couple of past Sydney visits was just so close. If you’ve seen and marvelled at Gaudi’s Sagrada Família, Barcelona, and Sydney’s Opera House, then the Gehry Building could be of interest The room was exceptionally comfortable and I didn't feel the need for any additional comforts - comfortable bed, air-conditioning easy to operate, coffee making facilities and supplies, refrigerator, water supplied gratis, bathroom toiletries, a good-sized television, etc. etc. Lifts were a short distance from the room. Staff was obliging from start to finish and I'm grateful for their, often unasked for and unexpected, assistance. Breakfast was good - plenty of variety and high standards. When checking in to breakfast, the questions asked were what type of eggs and what sort of coffee. The eggs then cooked by kitchen staff and coffee made by the barista at the entrance to the breakfast room were delivered to clients’ table in the breakfast room. Many hotels where I've stayed have had a designated "egg chef" and it was nice to know that here, too, fairly standard egg dishes could be varied to suit one's different choice on different days. While I've been to Sydney numerous times, I've not stayed in this part of the city before. The hotel is so close to Central Station that, unless loaded up with luggage, it's not worth a taxi fare. From the entrance to Central Station's Concourse fronting Pitt St and intersecting with George St., the hotel is an easy paced walk of just over five minutes. Before going to Sydney, I'd applied for an Opal Card. With Central Station so close and the Opal Card in my possession, I made good use of Sydney's rail network. Not only do the suburban lines come to Central Station, but on Eddy Ave, there is also the Light Rail which means a short train trip to e.g. Darling Harbour, the markets, etc. The longer I stayed at Novotel Sydney Central, I realised just how opportune it was to stay here – an excellent choice where I'd definitely consider staying again.

Top place to stay while in Sydney. Close to transport, restaurants and tourist attractions. Great parking, excellent spacious and clean rooms and the best staff I have encountered anywhere. Nothing seems to be much trouble for them.

Great location good staff is everything you need comfortable room good housekeeping and all right bar the staff were friendly and helpful we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again would recommend

So many things that were wonderful about our stay at the Novotel. The service was great i.e. all staff - door, reception, restaurant, room service were all very welcoming. Loved the decor of the foyer and restaurant, especially the lighting. Room size was much more than expected - we could have swung a horse :) Bed was very comfortable, only one down side - could have had firmer pillows (but hey, this was not a biggy). Many power points to meet both our needs. The food at the restaurant was excellent.

Nice property in an ideal location. Room was spotless and comfortable. Bathroom a little small, but very clean and serviceable. WiFi works well. My only disappointment was that breakfast service didn't commence until 0630 which was too late for my early start. Nevertheless, a comfortable stay and I would return.

Recently had a long weekend with my mum and daughter. This hotel was so central to everything. We walked to Darling Harbour, trained to Circular Quay, bused to Bondi Junction Mall and Bondi Beach and the Birkenhead Outlet Mall. Train and bus hub was a 1 minute walk around the corner. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was good. Very clean and tidy and comfortable. Lighting a little weird, but we were hardly in there! Pool was great, slightly heated as it was winter so that was good too. Wi-fi great in the lobby. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.

We stayed 2 night over Livid and found it fantastic. Close to Darling Harbor and Paddys markets and best of all an awesome buffet breaky where you can even squeeze your own juice blends! Highly recommend this property. Only negative was that the Spa was too cold to go in.

Place is starting to look tatty round the edges Ordered a gin and tonic batman had no idea made it with soda water Water in shower runs hot and cold Will be staying somewhere else next visit to Sydney

169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Novotel Sydney Central places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like University of Sydney and Circular Quay. This 255-room, 4.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Located in central Haymarket, the hotel is also near Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All 255 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Novotel Sydney Central enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is AUD 38.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for AUD 30 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include WiFi in public areas, 13 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1275 reviews