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Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A7, Canada (Formerly Delta Sydney Hotel)
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had heard negative reviews prior to arriving but chose to stay anyhow. The hotel and rooms are old. But then it seems everything in Nova Scotia is! The rooms were fine, staff was fine and location is in front of the harbor. You get your monies worth for sure. Would have no issues recommending this hotel.

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London, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view across the harbour and that fiddle are what stays in mind after staying here twice. I also remember a typical Holiday Inn experience, that typical room decor and cookie-cutter facilities. Breakfast was an excellent buffet at an extra cost. I remember being called young man by the bar waiter at every opportunity, despite the fact that I am... More

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Halifax, NS
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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a team, got a great rate and 1/2 price breakfast buffet. Food was great, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, toast, hash browns, OJ, yogurt, fruit, cereal pastries. Great quality for 10.00. Rooms were large, queen beds, great views of the harbour. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Will definitely stay here again!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this hotel online and all the good reviews of it were confirmed! It is on the waterfront and there is a very nice boardwalk to stroll on,... wonderful in the evening. The lobby clerk was friendly and welcoming though perhaps a bit harried since she was the only one at the desk. Our room was clean and quiet.... More

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Burlington, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and clean. There is a restaurant and bar onsite. Easy to get to any where in New Glasgow. It is about 15 mins. drive to the airport. I stay there a couple of times and got the room on the side of the ocean without asking. There was a cruise ship docked there once. Right outside the hotel... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here before and after NFLD ferry trips. The location on the waterfront is excellent and we had water views both times. Parking was included and there was more than enough. Easy walking distance to many places to eat including 2 pubs with entertainment. We found the hotel modern and clean. The AC was quite noisy. We ate one... More

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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157 reviews 157 reviews
41 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pet friendly, room service & restaurant on the premises. I really can’t say enough good things about this hotel, it ranks among the top ones we have ever stayed at. The staff was exceptionally friendly, the room service food was wonderful, and everything was clean, even though this it is a very busy place; we saw several bus tours coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our room was beautiful! The extra money for the harbour room was totally worth it! What a beautiful view! We had a king sized bed with a desk, and an armchair in front of the amazing view. The armchair was wonderful to sit and watch the water. The bed and pillows were very comfortable! We both had a wonderful sleep!... More

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DarcyMD, Manager at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear cf_travellers, Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel, the Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront. We agree that our hotel offers the most spectacular and magnificent views of the Sydney Harbour. We take great pride in the quality of service we deliver to our guests and will pass along your comments. We hope you consider visiting us again.... More

Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hotel was alright for a one night stay but not worth returning. Out dated room, not very cozy. Okay for a business trip but not for a romantic get away. We saw dirty dishes in the hallway when we checked in (around 5pm) and they remained there until the next morning.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear TrooperMax, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. I sincerely apologize for you did not find your room condition to your liking and for the dissatisfaction you had with the level of cleanliness. We deeply regret that we were not able to exceed or at least meet your expectations. Guest comfort is of the utmost concern... More

London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have a room on the 8 floor , looking over the bay. It is truly magnificent. The room has a king size bed, a desk , an armchair .very spacious . The hotel is actually on the waterfront. We can see the largest cello in the world that is standing next to the Cruise port. The hotel clerks are... More

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DarcyMD, Manager at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear DANIELLA107, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We agree that the views from our hotel, the Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront are spectacular and magnificent. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to serving you again. Sincerely, Darcy MacDonald Rooms Division Manager More

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Address: 300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A7, Canada (Formerly Delta Sydney Hotel)
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Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront 3*
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Delta Sydney
Sydney Delta Hotel
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