Novotel Sydney Central  4 stars

169-179 Thomas Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Novotel Sydney Central is a worthy example of 4-star hotels in Sydney offering non-smoking rooms overlooking Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay. Built in 1988, the historical hotel was renovated in 2008.

The hotel is ideally located in the center of Chinatown. Just 10 minutes from the center of Sydney.

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

10 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport and 5 minutes' walk to Paddy's Market Monorail Stop train station.


The hotel offers 250 rooms. All of them feature a private balcony, satellite TV, a work desk, a minibar and LCD TV. They feature open bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The casual restaurant serves light Australian meals. The bar's menu includes seafood and barbecue and complimentary drinks.

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


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


The on-site spa center offers water beds, a sauna and a wellness center. For workouts the fitness center provides a gym and fitness classes.


Hotel 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 - 1400 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 - 1800 ft
Beaches Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2800 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 4900 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sun terrace
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV



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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          Novotel Sydney Central LocationWhat's nearby

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          • Underground stations
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          • Museums
          • Convention centers
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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            1000 ft
          • Darling Harbour Sydney
            3300 ft
          • Taylor Square
            3300 ft
          • Cockle Bay
            3700 ft
          • 3700 ft
          • Surry Hills
            3700 ft
          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
          • Qantas Credit Union Arena
            1000 ft
          • Sydney Entertainment Centre
            1700 ft
          • Powerhouse Museum
            1700 ft
          • Australian National Maritime Museum
            4000 ft
          • Chinese Garden of Friendship
            1700 ft
          • Chinese Friendship Garden
            2000 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
            700 ft
          • IMAX Theatre
            3000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Museum of Sydney
            5100 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
            500 ft
            Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
          • Powerhouse Museum
            1400 ft
            500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
          • Chinese Garden of Friendship
            1800 ft
            Darling Harbour, Sydney
          • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
            1800 ft
            Macquarie Street, Sydney
          • Woolloomooloo Wharf
            2000 ft
            Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
          • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
            2800 ft
            455 George Street, Sydney
          • Opera Australia
            2900 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

            2700 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...

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          • 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)

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          • Group of friends


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

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          • Family with children

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

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          • Group of friends

            Excellent rooms and very central to trains & city

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          • Single

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

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