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Located in Sydney Central, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paddy's Market, University of Sydney, and Circular Quay. Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 255 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus 24-hour room service and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find WiFi, wired Internet, and minibars.

Novotel Sydney Central ratings based on 305 Verified Reviews

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4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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Good for public transport, high environmental load

3 out of 5
by from New Zealand
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Location and buffet breakfast. Nearly all of the staff are helpful, polite.
Cons: Environmental sustainability. Turn off pool heating in summer. Provide towel rails and soap dishes in bathrooms. Your barista's coffee skills.
Location: Easy walk to Central Station, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, UTS, Railway Square, downtown.
Our room was spacious, with a balcony that we didn't use because it was dirty and because neighbouring traffic and air conditioners make it so noisy. Cleaners neatened everything up daily. Room sleeps 4 but there are cups and glasses only for 2. Good desk space to work in-room but no quiet business centre outside the room. Bathroom just big enough but nowhere to hang laundry or wet towels from, so think ahead if you want to use the pool or care about sustainability. The pool is a good depth for splashing and lounging but not long enough to swim in. Even in hot February temperatures it was heated. And cloudy white. Pool showers grubby. Rooms have good air conditioning until it occasionally switches to heating. Reception knew about it but had no solution. We woke up really hot a few nights because the air conditioning had switched into heating mode. Overall the room was fairly quiet but the walls and door are not thick enough to block loud people in the hallways, nor those who make an endurance sport of clearing their sinuses in their rooms. Lots of mucus-athletes with shouting children stay at this hotel. Some sniff, snort and hoick non-stop into full-blast running water for as long as half an hour. A lot of people leave room service trays in a mess on the corridor floors, where they don't get picked up until the afternoon. Well connected to Central Station south concourse, Railway Square bus hub, and Darling Harbour via the Goods Line pedestrian walk.
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Centrally locaeted, good breakfast and helpfl staf

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Pros: Loved the variety at breakfast, but best to go early when it is not packed out. Good to have an ourdoor pool, even though it was a small area.
Cons: The pillows in the rooms were not so fab.
Stayed with family, lovely to walk on the old tramline to the Powerhouse from there, Central station close by. Handy to citysights and not too far to travel by cab or train to Darling Harbour, and Circular Quay.
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Good hotel in a central location

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Pros: Able to change rooms to a higher floor
Good location with a great Thai restaurant opposite. The pool was a hit with the kids.
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Great position.

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 29, 2017
Right beside the great food of Chinatown and bargains of Paddy's Market and a short walk to Powerhouse and Maritime Museums and Darling Harbour precinct. Perfect for a few days with the kids.
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Nice and clean and close to Paddy Market

5 out of 5
by from Melbourne
Posted Jan 28, 2017
Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice and clean apartment. Very convenient location close to China town and central station. We'll definitely come back
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Location, location

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 27, 2017
Pros: Location
Great stay with the kids, location was fabulous. Breakfast was great, pool was good, room was nice!
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Loved the hotel. The whole experience was better than anticipated due to the reasonable price
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4 out of 5
Posted Jan 19, 2017
Not able to check in until 6pm. This was disappointing.
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Good hotel in convenient location

5 out of 5
by from Bunbury, WA
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: As above
Cons: Larger pool
Location: Close to Darling harbour and train station so easy access to anywhere in Sydney using public transport.
Staff were very helpful and friendly, especially to my children. Hotel was in a wonderful location, easy walking distance to Darling Harbour, train station and Capitol theatre.
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Pleasing but disappointing.

2 out of 5
by from Edmonton
Posted Jan 4, 2017
Pros: Perfect location. Walking distance to central station, Darling harbor, restaurants, shoppings, and Sydney harbor.
Cons: Better housekeeping staff.
Location: Location is just a few minutes walk to almost everything. You can find a lot of restaurants around. Very accessible to all public transport.
There was no problem upon check in. Manager on duty, Ms. Del Rosario, was excellent and accomodating. However, housekeeping staff needs more training on replenishing the most important things like bathroom tissues, or toilet paper as they call it, towels and the like. Although Ms. del Rosario was quick enough to provide us what we needed, it was a different story when we checked out with a different front desk staff. We were charged for some beers from the room fridge even we only took 1 bottled water. 4 breakfast were charged even though we only had 3. It was fixed though, but front staff took a while to figure out what she was doing.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Novotel Sydney Central provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 265 square feet (25 square meters) include conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Novotel Sydney Central has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Restaurant 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 255 
  • Terrace 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 25 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 265 
  • Garden 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period )


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Pillow menu 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Field House Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 30 and AUD 35 for adults, AUD 16 and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 30 per person
  • Self parking fee: AUD 38.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Novotel Hotel Sydney Central
  • Novotel Sydney Central
  • Sydney Central Novotel
  • Novotel Sydney Central Hotel

We should mention

Up to 2 children 15 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.