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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Varanasi, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property of Holiday Inn was really good, Most of their properties are old one. It has a good clean room, good service, co-operative staff. Its location is also good, very near to chinatown and 10 minutes walk to darling harbour. you can do souvenir shopping in paddys market just close to it.

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Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at this hotel in August. Have stayed many times over the years for work. Convenient location, good breakfast, reasonable service. Rooms are Holiday Inn standard from a few years ago. Can be a little noisy depending on which room you get, however you expect this being in a city center. Lastly: showers have shower curtains in some... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is near china town,there are lots of restaurants nearby,you can choose Japanese noodles ,hurricanes pork ribs and steak,home Thai ,Korea BBQ or Chinese food.also very continent for shopping,like it

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bradleyboyd, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Candy Z, it is great to hear from you after your recent stay with us. Thank you for posting your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Sydney and found our location convenient to your needs. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Bradley Boyd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

.... Getting better , I have stayed at this hotel many times , this was a great stay , so smooth in all aspects , check in , car valet , and speedy check out . Staff were very efficient, the room upgrade was appreciated . Location of this Holiday inn is ideal. Was here for a show at the... More

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear ben p, thank you for posting your honest feedback after your recent stay with us. Your comments are much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are also happy to inform you that we have recently had approval to commence plans for the refurbishment of our Guest Room Bathrooms and this... More

Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights and enjoyed the experience. Rooms were spacious, quiet and clean. Restaurant and breakfast were very good as was the bistro. Staff were excellent. Very accessible and close to just about everything. Only let down is the bar/bistro area which lacks atmosphere and is not "comfortable".

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear steve420, we appreciate your time in posting your comments after staying with us recently and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the Hotel comfortable. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. More

Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this hotel 3 times and find the hotel a good spot close to Darling Harbour. The hotel is close to China Town, but quite far from the CBD. The rooms are clean and considerably big but a little dated. The fitness center lack a variety of dumbbells and the sauna was not working.

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Ogi0, thank you for choosing to stay with us again on your recent visit to Sydney. It is always great to welcome back our repeat guests. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are happy to let you know that the repairs to our Sauna are now complete... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE booked to stay here as part of a Lion King Package. Our room was ready to check in at 0800 of which we were surprised and grateful. We tidied up and stowed the luggage to set out from what is a great central place to stay. Close to so many attractions such as Darling Harbour and the Sydney Entertainment... More

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Louise W, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Sydney to see the Lion King Musical. We are happy to hear that you found our location convenient and also enjoyed your time with us at the Hotel. We hope to be able to welcome you back again next time you are visiting Sydney.... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel not really near to the bars and restaurants of Darling harbour but great for china town and the city market . Building works adjacent to hotel made off an early wake up call . Hotel was clean and tidy and staff were friendly and happy .

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Pete Tanya L, thank you for posting your feedback after your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we have passed on your feedback regarding external noise to the building contractors adjacent to the Hotel in an effort to assist in minimising future noise disruptions to our guests. We appreciate your... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room is very dated and in dire need of a makeover. I was on level 8 and found the room to be on the larger side, water pressure was rubbish though. Short walk to darling harbour so location is great and also Chinatown. Restaurant is great, good quality food and service. But no real fitness area except a bike, treadmill... More

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Buzzie1, thank you for posting your honest and valued feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss your comments with you in greater detail. As we are not able to identify you from your screen name, we would request that you make direct contact with our Front Office Manager Francisco Vasconcellos (francisco.vasconcellos@ihg.com) who will be able to follow... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think IHG are struggling to know what to do with the holiday inn brand. HI Express now offers better hotels at a better price (and with breakfast included) leaving the HI properties as remnants of a different age. My room was dark and dingy and overlooked an alley full of dustbins. I would have complained, but it's clear from... More

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear New_month_New, thank you for taking the time to post your honest and valued feedback after your recent stay with us. Whilst we are disappointed to hear of your experience it is feedback such as yours that provides us with the opportunity to improve on the areas that our valued guests have highlighted. We would welcome the opportunity to further... More

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Address: 68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 4*
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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 Sydney Entertainment Centre 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, monorail or 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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