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Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney

3.5-star3.5 stars
169-179 Thomas StreetSydneyNSW2000Australia

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near University of Sydney
    Very Good8.4
    Great location
    Fantastic service
    Tasty breakfast
    Good internet service
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    From 1,416 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney

    from $126
    • Standard Room
    • Standard Room
    • Executive Room
    • Superior Room, Balcony
    • Executive Room
    • Superior Room, Balcony
    • Executive Suite
    • Standard Room (Check In After 8.30PM ONLY)

    About Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney

    Family fun in a central Sydney location

    Next to Darling Harbour

    Getting off at Sydney Central station, your 6-minute walk to the hotel is made easy with direct undercover access all the way. Next to the Darling Harbour precinct, the Novotel Sydney Central is only a 5-minute walk from some of Sydney’s premier family entertainment venues.

    Wildlife worlds nearby

    You can enjoy the parks and restaurants of the scenic Darling Harbour 5 minutes away on foot, or see things larger than life at the IMAX Theater. With a 20-minute drive, families can experience wildlife adventures at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

    Heritage dining

    You can try the heritage-listed Field House Restaurant and Bar, serving contemporary Australian cuisine, in the hotel lobby. After dropping your kids off at the hotel’s Kapla Kid’s corner, you might exercise at the 24-hour gym, or enjoy the heated outdoor rooftop pool and spa.

    Space to stretch out

    All 255 spacious rooms are plush and modern, and some offer balconies with spectacular Sydney views. WiFi is available, and there's a pillow menu and in-room yoga channel for ultimate relaxation.

    At a glance

    Key facts

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 255 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


    • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-out

    Required at check in

    • Credit card or cash deposit required

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


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


    • Pets not allowed


    • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *

    • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms *



    • Self parking *
    * See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink
    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee shop/café
    • 24-hour room service
    Things to do
    • Outdoor pool
    • 24-hour fitness facilities
    • Spa tub
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Working away
    • Business center
    • Conference space
    • Meeting rooms 13
    • Conference space size (feet) - 265
    • Conference space size (meters) - 25
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Elevator/lift
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Television in common areas

    In the room

    Home comforts
    • Air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board
    Sleep well
    • Pillow menu
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    Freshen up
    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    Be entertained
    • LCD TV
    • Premium TV channels
    Stay connected
    • Desk
    • WiFi (surcharge)
    • Phone
    Food and drink
    • Refrigerator
    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features


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

    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney’s small print

    Also known as

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

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs AUD 38.00 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for AUD 70.00 per night

    Breakfast costs between AUD 30 and AUD 35 for adults, and AUD 16 and AUD 20 for children (approximately)

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

    Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

    Wired Internet access is available in public areas for AUD 19.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney


    • Heart of Haymarket
    • University of Sydney - 31 min walk
    • Sydney Opera House - 43 min walk
    • Circular Quay - 39 min walk
    • Paddy's Market - 6 min walk
    • Market City - 6 min walk
    • Powerhouse Museum - 8 min walk
    • Capitol Theatre - 8 min walk

    Getting around

    • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 20 min drive
    • Sydney Central Station - 7 min walk
    • Sydney Redfern Station - 19 min walk
    • Sydney Newtown Station - 8 min drive
    • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
    • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
    • Central Light Rail Station - 7 min walk
    • Self parking (surcharge)

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 514 reviews

    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney
    Very Good8.0
    Strategically located within walking distance to China Town, Spice Alley, Woolsworths supermarket and many eateries. Comfortable and spacious room suits our family of 4. We enjoyed our stay here and will come again next time. The only thing i noticed is that the bathroom is lack of hanging hooks for towels n clothes.
    LISA, us2 night trip
    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney
    Very Good8.0
    Nice stay at Novotel.
    Son is at UTS - so a great location. Hotel was very good and did respond to a noise problem from family next-door appropriately. Would recommend the hotel and the chain in general. Wifi could have been slightly better regarding connectivity.
    Tony, us6 night romance trip
    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney
    Five starts.
    Great location. Great service. Easy to find. Lots of happenings in the area.
    A Traveler, us3 night trip with friends
    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney
    Perfect hotel and perfect area
    Very nice welcome, fresh fruit plate in our rooms with a personalized word (in French!!), room very clean, very good breakfast. All the employees we met were very friendly
    Gladys, us10 night romance trip
    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney
    Very Good8.0
    Could have been better with WiFi
    Overall good experience. However, disappointed that free WiFi was not provided. Boring breakfast menu needs a makeover -- at least vary the selections. Liked the fresh juices.
    Hassina, us2 night family trip

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    Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney

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