Novotel Sydney Central  4 stars

ex. Citigate Central Sydney

169-179 Thomas Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Wi-Fi in public areas

Wi-Fi in rooms

Wi-Fi internet


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



In-room breakfast


Novotel Sydney Central is a 4-star hotel offering air-conditioned accommodation not far from Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and Darling Harbour. The building was renovated in 2008.

The hotel is ideally placed minutes away from Paddy's Market Monorail Stop train station. This historical venue is situated 150 meters away from Qantas Credit Union Arena, Capitol Theatre and Chinatown.

Convention centers and exhibition centers are short distance from the premises.

The Haymarket MLR tram stop is situated only 300 meters from the hotel. A short drive from Kingsford Smith airport.


This property has 250 guestrooms including Executive Double Room, Superior Twin Room and Double Room appointed with Wi-Fi, a private balcony, satellite TV, a laptop-size safe and a minibar. Guests can also use an electric kettle and a fridge available in each room.


A deluxe breakfast is served at the restaurant. The casual restaurant offers light Australian cuisine. The renowned in-house bar features an outdoor terrace.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of AUD 29.95 per person per night. 


For business guests Novotel Sydney Central offers computers, a conference room and a photocopier, while leisure travelers can enjoy a safe deposit box, a tour desk and currency exchange.


Guests will benefit from a ballroom, a sun terrace and a rooftop pool. For workouts the fitness center provides a gym and fitness classes.


High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 35 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   251.

City Center Sydney - 1000 ft
Airports Kingsford Smith (SYD) - 4.4 mi
Train Stations Sydney Central Railway Station - 1400 ft, Museum Station - 3300 ft
Restaurants Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian) - 1700 ft, Tetsuya's (cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion) - 2700 ft
Parks Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1700 ft
Beaches Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2900 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 4900 ft
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  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/Tables
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
Leisure facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Pillow menu
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 60 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 360 sq. feet
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    Novotel Sydney Central Executive Room
    Novotel Sydney Central Executive Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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      Novotel Sydney Central LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Train stations
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      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      Popular areas
      Places of interest
      • Town Hall
        3000 ft
      Train stations
      • Sydney Central Railway Station
        1000 ft
      • Museum Station
        3000 ft
      • Town Hall station
        3300 ft
      Convention centers
      • Sydney Exhibition Centre
        2300 ft
      Shopping areas
      • Market City
        700 ft
      • Broadway Shopping Centre
        2700 ft
      • Galeries Victoria
        3700 ft
      • Harbourside Shopping Centre
        4000 ft
      • Pitt Street Mall
        4600 ft
      • Qantas Credit Union Arena
        1000 ft
      • Sydney Entertainment Centre
        1700 ft
      • Powerhouse Museum
        1700 ft
      • 4000 ft
      • Australian National Maritime Museum
        4000 ft
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        1700 ft
      • Chinese Friendship Garden
        2000 ft
      • 4300 ft
      Universities, Institutes
      • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
        700 ft
      • IMAX Theatre
        3000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Museum of Sydney
        5200 ft
        37 Phillip Street, Sydney
      • St. James Church
        1.0 mi
        173 King Street, Sydney
      • Sydney Jewish Museum
        1.0 mi
        148 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney
      • Sydney Lyric Theatre
        1.1 mi
        Pirrama Rd, Sydney
      • Museum of Australian Currency Notes
        1.1 mi
        65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney

      Near the hotel

      • Chinatown
        400 ft
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
      • Powerhouse Museum
        1300 ft
        500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        1700 ft
        Darling Harbour, Sydney
      • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
        1900 ft
        Macquarie Street, Sydney
      • Woolloomooloo Wharf
        1900 ft
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
        2900 ft
        455 George Street, Sydney
      • Opera Australia
        3000 ft
        480 Elizabeth St, Sydney

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Mamak

        76% likes this, based on 382 reviews
        Cuisine: Malaysian
        Price Range: USD 11 - USD 15

        1700 ft
        15 Goulburn Street

        Phone: (02) 9211 1668

      • Tetsuya's

        77% likes this, based on 531 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 441

        2700 ft
        529 Kent Street

        Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

      • Longrain

        80% likes this, based on 359 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai, Asian

        2800 ft
        85 Commonwealth St.

        Phone: 02-9280-2888

      Novotel Sydney Central Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Novotel Sydney Central

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 37 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children

        nice and friendly staff,Htl situated at good location at walking distance to all nice places

        we also stayed at this hotel last year, but this time it was louder due to a building place and loud guests having a party in their room at night.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Great friendly staff and clean room, great location

        I didn't think that there was enough variety for breakfast

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        I enjoyed the location as it was close to transport and the city

        Overall appearance of hotel rooms are not of 4 star quality...

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Large room. Clean and recently renovated. In room service quick, friendly and well presented food.

        Air conditioning struggled. Room not restocked properly by housekeeping. A pillow menu would be useful. Front desk staff could smile and be friendly to customers.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Parking was a major factor when we chose where to stay. Closeness to Capital Theatre was another reason. Staff were friendly at all times. Service was great. Bed extra comfortable.

        We felt that the bathroom let the room down. Room was immaculate, something out of a magazine, bathroom was tired and run down, water damaged and in need of a facelift. Our only other fault was our cold crossiants we had for breakfast.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Have more lifts available for check out

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Being close to the city, particularly the momorail, and the markets.

        Checking in and parking the car could have been more organised.Especially with young children (prams). Exiting the street was differcult.Exitting parking Toll was out of order, with no sign saying so.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        We arrived at 6:00, but I checked in at 14:20. It made us feel so tried for the following days. I don't think it deserves the high price.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        It is a nice hotel and location is very convenient. Close to Central Station and China Town with lots restaurants around it. We went there for the concert held in Sydney entertainment centre which is very close to this hotel as well. Recommend for city trip. Fair value for the price i paid but it is not a 4 and half stars hotel.

        The bathroom is not bright enough and facility is a little bit old. room interior may need some refurbish.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        I always chose citigate when I visit Sydney as it is so convenient to all the facilities I need to access during my stay. The secure parking station & the wonderful dining experiences in China Town makes my stay all the more enjoyable !!

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Awesome reception service

        There were no cable channels such as cnn, bbc etc. (very limited choices), toilets (does not have toothbrushes), rooms (does not have slippers), Internet Connection was very expensive (some hotels provide free internet connection)

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends


        Hotel staff - not service oriented and did not listen to feedback

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        central to everything, which is good because once you get into the city you can't drive anywhere.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Excellent rooms and very central to trains & city

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Have stayed in the area before & always feel safe, its so central, trains, buses, monorail ,trams. Close to everything, loved it!!!

        • Average rating
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