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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Karratha, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My travelling friend and I decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney because it was close to where we were catching our cruise ship. Unfortunately that was a bad decision! We had no view of the harbour, the service by reception staff left a lot to be desired and the rooms were absolutely horrible! Stains on the carpet,...

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Sunrise Beach, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location with plenty to do in the Rocks within walking distance and the ferry, bus and train station a short walk away. There are great views from the roof top pool, but the view of the Opera House will be blocked if a passenger ship is berthed at the cruise terminal. The staff were...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very happy at this hotel, the location is great for the city, Circular Quay, The Rocks etc. Our bedroom looked out onto the Quayside with views of the cruise liners. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff in reception were very friendly and helpful. No complaints here at all.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We needed a hotel pre and post cruise. This hotel was ideal for that purpose but would have been equally ideal without the cruise given it's great location by the harbour and bridge. The room was spacious and even had a view of the bridge from the bed! The staff were friendly and the drinks voucher for use in the...

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sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I try to give positive reviews where possible. I have given very few negative reviews over hotels. I have traveled to 25 countries and am generally very happy because I do homework before booking and tend to be positive and optimistic. This will be a negative review. Like so many hotel stays it's the little things that make quite a...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear ozrick33Sydney, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. You have raised valid points, which are not reflective of the usual service standard we deliver and I will follow up each of them with the team. Indeed, our building was struck by lightening...

Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right in the middle of the Rocks, with great restruants and pubs, weekend markets, the ocean liners, the harbour, walking around all the sights of the Rocks and a wonderful rooftop pool. A filling and early Breakfast. Very friendly staff. Close to Circular Quay Station.

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear 773EJB, Great to hear you had an enjoyable stay feeling looked after by our team and making the most of our convenient location in The Rocks. Hope to see you again when back in Sydney next time! Thank you, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed in this hotel on two seperate occasions and have enjoyed it both times. It is within walking distance of Circular Quay, The Opera House and Botanic Gardens plus access to the bridge. Wi Fi is available, breakfast which was very enjoyable is included.

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for returning to stay with us at Holiday Inn Old Sydney. I am pleased to hear you have enjoyed your time with us on both occasions and found our location very convenient. We hope we will see you again in the future when visiting Sydney! Thank you Thomas Zinn General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights while sight seeing in Sydney. It's in a great location in The Docks area. Plenty of places to eat close by, access to Circular Quay for any ferries you want to catch. Nice views from the roof also, worth taking a quick trip up there. Breakfast as good, everything you would expect to have. Staff...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay, our breakfast offering and found our team very helpful. They will be happy to read your comments. We hope we will see you again during your next visit to Sydney! All the bet, Thomas Zinn General Manager

sunshine coast australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are here now arriving yesteday from cruise ship. 5 mins walk from ship greeted by lovely lady whoarranged for us to go straight to room on 2nd floor with view of ship. Room was a king size bed room very large nicely furnished. Super comfortable bed and pillows, fluffy white towels in nicely appointed bathroon. We were given drink...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Lyn, thank you for your visit and telling us about your stay. Great to hear you got to enjoy a cruise prior to checking in with us. Indeed, we are as close to the docking ship as a hotel can get, so really convenient for getting on or off. I am pleased you enjoyed the service provided by the...

Keith, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a great location, easy to walk to the Opera House, Circular Quay, Darling Harbor and the city centre. The rooms are on the small side and dated but we werent there to stay in the room. The bed was super comfy. Hotel was surrounded by pubs and restaurants and really close to the rocks market. Would...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Judy, thank you for your recent visit! Happy to hear you found our location convenient and enjoyed what the surrounds had to offer. We would love to see you again when travelling to Sydney. Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Heritage Listed Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of Sydney's little secrets,uniquely positioned between the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House within the iconic area of The Rocks. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the closest hotel to the Overseas Passenger Terminal providing a hassle free accommodation option pre and post cruise. The hotel is closely situated to the Circular Quay Ferry and Railway stations also providing easy access to Sydney Airport via the Airtrain. Each of our 176 guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flatscreen TV's, high speed internet access. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room. Stroll down the harbour-side promenade past the museum of Contemporary Art, to lively Circular Quay and experience an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. Here you can catch a ferry to Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo or enjoy a fabulous harbour cruise. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is only moments from the majority of Sydney's best attractions and a variety of great shopping options, including the Rocks Markets, Queen Victoria Building, Pitt Street Mall and Oxford Street. Experience spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the famous Harbour Bridge and the world-acclaimed Opera House from the famous Holiday Inn Old Sydney rooftop, equipped with heated outdoor pool and spa. Holiday Inn Old Sydney also offers a complimentary business centre with computer and internet access to keep you connected whilst away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Address: 55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: £126 - £391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Old Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Sydney
Old Sydney Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn
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#5 Green Hotel in Sydney
#41 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Book a room towards the rear to lessen road noise”
 of 5 bubbles CatherineJHerbert, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try and get one on the front of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Jacquitc47, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Street view was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles ABB980, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room overlooking harbour and on a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Avril84, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If they want to upgrade you, please check the room first, sometimes standard room is bigger than an upgraded room.”
 of 5 bubbles kim20111111, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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