We chose this hotel as our base for a six-night visit to the Sydney area. The location is perfect for walking to Circular Quay, the Rocks and the CBD. I most appreciated that it is located directly across the street from the Royal Botanic Gardens, since I took morning runs through them and around the Opera House each morning.
The hotel integrates Sydney's historic Treasury Building into a modern hotel structure. The result is far more interesting, from an architectural point of view, than a typical corporate hotel. We found our room and bathroom to be on the smaller side, but both to be comfortable, quiet and clean. There is a nice window seat, which is an unusual feature.
My only suggestion for improvement is for the hotel to offer internet rates that are competitive internationally. We paid twice what I pay at the Four Seasons in North America. Free WiFi access in the lobby would be a reasonable amenity for guests. We walked to McDonalds instead, which offered free access. Seemed strange to be staying at an InterCon, and having to walk to McDonalds to check email.
I would recommend this hotel primarily for its fantastic location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Sydney has been the luxury hotel of choice to meet, do business and unlock authentic experiences that make Australia's harbour city one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit. From its exceptional service and world-class facilities to luxury accommodation and rooftop Club InterContinental that overlooks Sydney harbour, it offers everything you need to make your time in the city count. With a total of 509 rooms and suites, 15 meetings and conferences spaces and dining options offering both seasonal fresh seafood buffet and a la carte dining, InterContinental Sydney caters for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Sydney Intercontinental