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“Darling Harbour - Ideal Location”

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
Ranked #80 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
East London
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119 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Darling Harbour - Ideal Location”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The last few visits to this Hotel have ALWAYS been enjoyable.
Your welcome and service leaves nothing to be desired. Reception is friendly and efficient. Rooms are really very good, with daily service and with your own well stocked bar!
There are service centers where you can obtain all the assistance to plan and book for the many tours to ensure you really make the most of your visit.
It is close by the ever popular Chinese Quarter where you are spoilt for choice to enjoy top quality food. Then, a pleasant walk takes you to Darling Harbour where ther is a fantastic choice of fabulous Restaurants. An eclectic choice to suit all tastes.
For one of the most exciting tours you can enjoy the CLIMB OF THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE! After years of previous visits, and thinking about it, on my last visit - i did just that. IT WAS FABULOUS! Perhaps I should tell you I was 86 young!
The Holiday Inn dining facilities are also excellent. A large shopping centre is conveniently just across the road.

Room Tip: Taxi service readily available
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank R M
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear RM, thank you for choosing to stay with again whilst you were visiting Sydney. Your loyalty to us is very much appreciated and we value your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Sydney and also with us at the Hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again when you are visiting Sydney.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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English first
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Great room, very helpfull and friendy staff.

Well situated

Good quality brekfast vaust selection, wifi in loby with comfy seats.

Close to China Town with lots of meal options at night! Also close to Pady Market, for that wet day

Room Tip: 10 floor corner
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Stewart W
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Dear Stewart W, your feedback is greatly appreciated and we pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel comfortable. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

This is my second stay at this hotel. The beds are comfortable. And the rooms are clean. The biggest downfall of this stay was the toilet. It didn't flush enough water and would take 3 or 4 flushes to clear. Apart from that, everything else was fine.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Shanemelb 1968, thank you for choosing to stay with us again during your recent trip to Sydney. Your feedback is much appreciated and we thank you for bringing the matter of your bathroom to our attention. As we are not able to fully identify you from your screen name, we would ask that you contact our Front Office Manager Francisco Vasconcellos (francisco.vasconcellos@ihg.com) directly as he will be able to further follow up on this situation and provide you with a suitable outcome. We hope to hear from you in the coming weeks.

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Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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Batangas City, Philippines
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90 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

My wife, 2 boys and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. After a long red eye flight, we arrived at the hotel close to lunch hour local time. Check in was a breeze and we were up at our room in no time. We had a room with 2 queen beds that was just right for us. The room was fairly large with a work desk, coffee and tea making facilities and a sink for washing utensils. Internet was free for up to four devices as part of Priority Club benefits.

The location was certainly convenient with Paddy's Market just across the road and lots of dining options nearby. Darling Harbour was a few minutes walk away. George Street was also just close by from where you can take a bus to Circular Quay.

Staff were helpful both at the front desk and concierge particularly when we asked about tours and getting to the airport. We didn't have breakfast included in our rate so did not really get the chance to try out the hotel restaurant. I thought the buffet price though was rather high given the wealth of options nearby.

Overall a most pleasant stay in a central location in this great city. We look forward to coming back.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear RRGT, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Sydney. Your feedback is much appreciated and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel is behind Chinatown and handy to the light rail and Central station. Check in was smooth although self parking is about a block away and $30 a day. The room was good size and the usual Holiday Inn standard. Breakfast was good and there was an espresso machine. Only negatives were housekeeping / maintenance issues. The clothes line in the bathroom was broken, the air conditioner was noisy during the night, the sauna ( 3 person max) didn't heat up and I couldn't figure out how to work the spa ( 2 person ). It was $210 a day and that is pretty good for Sydney CBD.

I would probably stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room on level 4 looked over Dixon Street and it was a weekend and still quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Wollongong Abc, it was great to hear from you after your recent stay. Your feedback is highly valued and we thank you for bringing the matters that concerned you during your stay to our attention. These have now been passed onto to our Operations Manager for further review and follow-up. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again next time you are visiting Sydney.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
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Boston
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a very comfortable hotel in a very convenient location. Chinatown is directly behind it, it's a short walk to Darling Harbor and city buses (including the free shuttle) are just a couple of blocks away. Rooms were comfortable and clean, staff was always friendly. Pretty decent gym, although the hot tub is really a two person variety. The picture on the website still shows an elevated light rail alongside the hotel, but it was removed in the Fall of 2013. There was also some construction going on behind the hotel, but we never heard anything. Biggest disappointments were the on-site restaurants. The menu of the casual one, for which you order at the counter, is very limited but the food was decent. Tried to have the dessert buffet at the fancier restaurant one night, but they closed it 30 minutes before the stated closing time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear toddski, we value the time you have taken to post your comments after your recent stay with us. Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and also your time with us at the Hotel. Your comments regarding our Food & Beverage service have been passed onto our Operations Manager for further review and follow up. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

When I arrived on the 13 March 2014 . I was vey surprised to find this hotel in a location for everything I wanted to do . The hotel was well presented and the staff were brilliant as they always are when I stay at other Holiday inns . This is where if I were to return to Sydney . China town around the corner and a short walk to the shops and a bus stop to go to Sydney Quay. The hotel is perfect.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Stephen B, your feedback is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our location convenient to your needs. We hope to see you at another Holiday Inn next time you are travelling.

Kind regards

Bradley Boyd
Director of Sales
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Property: Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
Address: 68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#73 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 346
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former Wool Store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. Situated in the southern end of Sydney's central business district, the hotel is ideally positioned to allow you to make the most of your visit to Sydney. Take a leisurely stroll through Darling Harbour with its many attractions. The vibrant Chinatown and Latin Quarter are close by and the Qantas Credit Union Arena is right across the road. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes. For something a little different, board a ferry or the light rail for sightseeing. Trains and buses to Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct and Circular Quay are nearby too. ... more   less 
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