The positives about this hotel are the staff that are great, especially at reception - had the fastest check in time ever this visit, and its location - within Chinatown and next to Darling Harbour and the newly renamed Exhibition Centre.
Unfortunately it seems its popularity, and age, is showing. The whole building feels tired, especially the rooms with marks, dents and aging bathrooms that aren’t as clean as they should be. The parts that are easily changeable such as beds etc. are great and ensure a good night’s sleep but the overall feeling is one of slight grubbiness. Clearly time for a makeover - especially given the other options available that are new or newly refurbished.
A pleasant three night stay - for the location (and price) but not a first choice hotel anymore.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
- Holiday Inn Sydney
- Sydney Holiday Inn