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Novotel Sydney Central

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was about the 6th or 7th time we have stayed at the Novotel Sydney Central and by far the worst stay that we have experienced. The standard from both Hotel and Restaurant has dropped significantly and what drew us to staying at the Novotel Sydney Central has now been eroded.

It was a trip to Sydney for some medical treatment and so it was tough going, but returning each night to the Novotel felt like coming home. It was comfortable, clean and the staff made us feel so welcomed. The location was perfect - close to Central Train Station, and Chinatown. The room was super comfortable with everything you could need: a great bed, lovely toiletries and space! The air conditioning was also faultless - just what we needed given Sydney was going through a heat wave! The breakfast buffet did not disappoint. Hot and cold temptations, and a "make your own juice" machine that actually worked! It might not be the cheapest place to stay in Sydney but for us, it was definitely value for money. Highly recommend!

Duration : 21 - 23 April Room # : 1503 ( facing pool and road) We were in sydney for the mummy exhibition at power museum and the hotel is the closest to Power House Museum. Location : central. Walking distance to darling harbour, Chinatown, capitol square, Sydney exhibition centre. Promotional : kids under 16 stays for free (up to 2 children) Room layout : good flow from entrance. Room sound proof : 3 out of 5 (you can still hear kids playing at the polls) TV : smart tv (pretty new) Safebox : yes Fridge : yes Bathroom : compact size Shower : shower bath 2 in 1 ( can be a bit messy, and not a lot of space to move around. Watch out for the soap holder) Cleanliness : 3.5 out of 5 Pool : yes, on level 8 (outdoor) Spa pool : yes (outdoor) WiFi : free for Accor member Check in and out : pretty quick Public transport : walking distance to tram (haymarket) and train ( central)

Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife and 2 kids. Really nice hotel with great staff. Lots of little easter eggs on offer so the kids give this place a big thumbs up. Buffet breakfast was top notch. Great central location.

Our family has stayed in this hotel through the years from when it was still known as Carlton Crest, mainly due to the size of its rooms where 2 QS beds comfortably sit, to its handy location to Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Paddys, Central station, George St, etc. Has heaps of parking with really cheap rates. Buffet breakfast is great to start the day and the staff are so friendly, nothing is a problem. A hidden gem in Sydney I say!

Went to Sydney for a quick visit and decided to stay at Novotel, I mean what could go wrong with Novotel right? Location was great, room was excellent, check in was good. Other staff members we have came across with at the front desk were not very friendly. I especially have to mention our check-out experience, perhaps she was in a bad mood but there were no basic greetings, no "how are you?/how was your stay?", just a blank face asking me if we've used the Internet or had anything from the minibar, that was it. I don't think she knew the basics of building rapport with customers. Also, another issue we had on the last night of our stay was that house keepers have left clean towels on the luggage stand on top of a suitcase when there were empty spaces in the bathroom. Not sure what happened there. Overall, it was an average stay. Quite disappointing as we've stayed at other Novotels overseas and have always been extremely happy.

Just next to China Town, it's easy to find somewhere to eat. The room was very comfortable. We had a super good sleep. The breakfast was also good. The fresh fruit juice is the highlight. As I booked using hotel promotion, it was worth to stay.

Great location - easy walk (5 mins) to central station; China town, Paddy's markets and Powerhouse museum So many eating options in the immediate area - great choices at great prices (lot's of UTS Uni students in the area so good competition amongst the restaurants). Rooms are clean and tidy and the hotel was good value for money for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenage boys). Good location for SCG events (we saw an AFL game)

Lovely hotel, rooms are a very good size. Beds are comfortable. Bath in room which was a bonus. Very good location. Only downside, which has been mentioned in the past. Why is the food at the breakfast buffet so cold. Have stayed in hotels all over the world and cannot understand why food at this hotel is not even luke warm? Apart from that, a smashing place to stay.

My husband and I recently stayed in the Novotel Syndey Central. A short walk from the train station. Quick and efficient check in. We had a room on the 18th floor with a balcony, great sized room, excellent facilities. Buffet breakfast in the morning was amazing, enough to keep even the pickiest of eaters happy. Free computers in the lobby with a printer to allow us to check in with our airline online and print boarding passes. Would defiinitely recommend and stay again if visiting Sydney

169-179 Thomas Street Haymarket NSW

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, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

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 1231 reviews