Quick and efficient check in from a charming male receptionist. I had requested a quiet room on a high floor and was allocated room 823 which is the top floor. The view was of a quiet side street and the start of the harbour bridge access road – so not the most inspiring. The room itself was not well lit and the furnishings were very dated, giving it a depressing feel. The bathroom was tiny with nowhere to put any personal toiletries. As I am a IHG loyalty card holder we got free internet and late check out.
Breakfast was OK with plenty of fruit for juicing but mushrooms, tomatoes and scrambled eggs all had chopped chives sprinkled on them so I asked for a separate serving of these; on two occasions this was no problem but one server was very loath to ask the kitchen for this.
The rooftop pool is great with views of the Bridge and the Opera house. There is also a great street market on at weekends.
This hotel is in a great location – but imo the rooms do need upgrading.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Old Sydney Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Sydney
- Sydney Holiday Inn