I have recently stayed in Sydney on 3 different occasions. I felt the Novotal position was excellent and really enjoyed browsing the shops and arcades. It would be its biggest selling point. However, the room airconditioner was much harder to operate than other hotels and no possibility of opening windows like all the hotels in Sydney. This is important for older women. Also only 2 black teabags provided!!! Not good enough. No moisturiser and the other 2 bottles were not clearly marked shampoo or conditioner or was one of them shower gel??? Once in the shower with no glasses on, I couldn't tell. Some work being done at 2am kept me awake, but overall the stay was good - not worth $233 though. The front desk boys were very charming!