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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

#55 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
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55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We flew from Cairns to Sydney for the final part of our Australian trip ( private transfers to and from hotels of course ) I think I was probably spoilt by the rest of the hotels we had stayed in on our trip but I wasn't impressed with the size of the room. It was very comfortable but smallish, but... More 

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Corrales, NM
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263 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is a very busy place in a great location. Rooms are clean though maybe starting to show a little age. All rooms are off the center atrium. The rooftop pool area has a good view of the harbor, except when the monster cruise ships are docked. Good for pre and post cruise stay. You can walk to the cruise... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear jegnm, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and for both your positive and constructive comments. We were pleased to read that you found our location and friendly staff to be highlights of your stay with us. Thank you for also posting the great photo from the hotel. Wishing you safe future travels, thank you for... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed in the Holiday Inn Old Sydney on three occasions, it has a fantastic location on George Street. This is the main drag in Sydney and is close to all the hustle and bustle, bars restaurants and shopping. It is also a short walking distance from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, that provides a spectacular backdrop to the top... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Jefrrey H, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your loyalty to our hotel. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon! Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn Old Sydney More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As everyone else has said, the location of this hotel is just perfect; the Rocks is a great area anyway for eating and shopping, but it's minutes from the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House, and 15-20 minutes from the wonderful Botanical Gardens, the CBD and the downtown shopping area. The rooms are smallish but perfectly comfortable, and... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear LetsgoUnintedKingdom, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately it is peak cruise season at the moment so most days there is a ship docked at the front of the hotel. The nicest thing in the evening is when the ships sail out at... More 

Streamwood, Illinois
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138 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a room at Holiday Inn in Old Sydney. We were scheduled to leave on a cruise from the Passenger Terminal the next day. This location is walking distance to the Passenger Terminal, and also the weekend open market area, and the Harbour Bridge, and the I-Site Center. It is also close to the ferry wharf and not far... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Gloria F, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your five out of five review. We sincerely appreciated your kind feedback and we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to welcomed you back to our hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Rob &... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is perfect. It's in The Rocks and is within walking distance of Circular Quay, the Opera House and tons of restaurants and bars. It would have been very easy to spend my time in that area alone since there was so much to do. The hotel itself is nice. The staff was exceptionally helpful, the lobby warm /... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear JJChicago081, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind words. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We trust that you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Australia. Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn Old Sydney More 

Newcastle, Australia
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83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a few nights here for work ( didn't pay so not sure of the rate ). I had a room with a nice view of the harbour. The rooms aren't large but are fine. Staff were all friendly and valet parking was an OK price given the location - $45 per night. Had room service which was nice... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear NewcastleDazza, Thank you fro taking the time to review our hotel and for sharing your positive comments. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our hotel again in the future. Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn Old Sydney More 

Chula Vista, California
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66 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to use IHG points for a two night pre cruise stay. Upon arriving at 10:30 a.m. after a 14 hour flight, they front desk was able to provide us with a room immediately. The room they gave us overlooked the harbor (when a cruise ship was not in port). The room had all the necessary facilities including... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear gary7272, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for sharing your positive review of our hotel. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we trust that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Australia. Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn... More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Rocks area of Sydney has really come to life since I was here 10 years ago. Lots of bars and restaurants plus all sorts of little boutiquey shops. The hotel although showing its age a little is only a couple hundred yards from Circular Key and so all sorts of ferries and excursions. From our room 627 you could... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Christopher G, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for sharing your great photos! Thank you for returning to our hotel once again, we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your trip as much as you did 10 years ago. Wishing you safe future travels, we hope to be able to welcome you back... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside this hotel looks fantastic. It blends beautifully into the historic surrounds of The Rocks BUT inside this place could be a cheap motel in rural NSW. A true Aussie experience I don't need if I'm paying $400 a night. The decor is uninspiring for the price tag the rooms demand, it feels like it's been 15 years... More 

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear SimonK, Thank you for taking the time to post your very interesting review of our hotel. We appreciate your constructive feedback and the imaginative nature in which you shared your very last paragraph. In relation to your comments at the start of your review, thank you. Our hotel clearly did not impress you or your wife, however we do... More 

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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