I've stayed at this hotel 7 times over the past 8 months and overall, I'm far from impressed.
On the positive side the rooms are large and the bed is super comfortable.The buffet breakfast is great value however is somewhat chaotic.
On the negative side, many of the rooms I've stayed in have no view (two have looked straight out onto a brick wall with very little natural light). The hotel walls are thin and I can hear things I don't always want to from my neighbours. There is also a lot of noise from the surrounding area. I've been woken up before 6am on several occasions by trucks making deliveries to the hotel. The hotel is also directly opposite the entertainment centre so if there is an event on, you'll be sure to hear it and the subsequent noise of everyone leaving. Reception staff are nothing short of miserable. I'm not sure I've ever seen them smile. The one exception to this is Tony, he's always smiling and a real star.
If you want a quiet, restful stay with friendly staff, then this may not be the place for you.
- 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