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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

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68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #82 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Southport, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at many Holiday Inn over the world. This one of the bad one, room and bathroom tired looking. Complimentary Wi-Fi for IHG member is a plus. Staff are helpful and nice. The other good thing about this hotel is the location near Chinatown and walkable to Darling Harbour. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Shopping malls are also walkable,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, ideal for Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Paddys Market or short walk up George Street to Centrepoint and main shopping area. It is also in walking distance from Central Station. The Room was lovely and very big with two queen size beds, and 2 lounge chairs, Room was also nice and quiet, that quite you had no idea what was... More 

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

Dear Wazza303, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Sydney. We appreciate your time in posting your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Hotel comfortable. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent hotel, ideally situated for exploring the area on foot. Minutes away from Darling Harbour and a short walk from the main George Street and a short bus ride or 20min walk (30min stroll) to the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Rocks, etc. Perhaps not the most opulent hotel, but it was immaculately clean, bed amazingly comfortable, choice... More 

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

Dear worldtrav380, it is great to hear from you after your recent stay and your feedback is highly valued. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and also found the Hotel comfortable. Your feedback has been passed to our Management Team who will in turn circulate to our font line staff who are... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights i.e. from 3-8 April 2015: The bad news: - It took the reception nearly two hours to check us in. I specifically requested for a twin bed room but when we went up, it was a double bed. Had to go down and clarify my request. The same thing happened twice until... More 

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

Dear Syafinaz Z , we appreciate you posting your honest feedback after you recent stay with us. Whilst we are disappointed to hear of your experience your valued comments do provide us with the opportunity to further investigate so that can provide you with a more positive resolution. As we are unable to fully identify you from your screen name,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 days in April - top location.You could easily walk from Central Station but the light rail (tram) also goes from Central and stops practically at the door of the hotel. Paddy's Markets right opposite, short walk to Darling Harbour, George St just around the corner where the free 555 will take you to Circular Quay for... More 

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

Dear Lesley G, we appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and were able to travel around the city easily and explore many of our attractions. Your comments regarding the various aspects of your stay have been forwarded to our Management Team who will investigate further and follow-up internally. We... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay here for the fact that it's surrounded by China Town so enough of places to eat and a short walk to Darling Harbour and the shopping on George Street. The rooms are dated and I got lucky that I got upgraded to their version of a Suite which basically means a living area with old school furniture. And very... More 

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

Dear vman63, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Sydney. Your honest feedback is highly valued and has been circulated to our Management Team who value feedback such as yours. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and were able to get out and explore the local... More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed from 3rd of April - 12th of April in room 825. In my view, the room is substandard for a 4 star rated. Some specifics: - Bathroom is old, tired but all still functional - There should be more power points in the room, e.g. there are only 2 power points underneath the desk but all used for... More 

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

Dear FrankJ73, 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 your feedback does provide us with the opportunity to further investigate and then provide you with a more positive resolution. As we are not able to fully identify you from... More 

Malibu, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night here, before getting on to a Australia-New Zealand cruise the next day, figuring we needed to recover from the jet lag of 14 hour overnight flight from Los Angeles. The hotel was nice, our room was clean, modern, freshly painted and had everything we needed. LCD TV, desk, valuables safe, sitting area, comfy bed, modern bathroom,... More 

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

Dear MalibuFireman, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent stop over in Sydney. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and were able to explore the local area. We are also happy to hear that you found your room comfortable and were able... More 

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Sydney I normally stay closer to the Quay but this time decided to hang out at the other end of town. The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is in a great location close to shopping, transport and Chinatown. Some renovations were going on in the hotel but they were no problem at all. The room was great and clean.... More 

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

Dear David F, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Darling Harbour during your recent trip to Sydney. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback regarding our Breakfast Service has been passed to our Restaurant & Bar Manager who will review and follow-up further... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying at this hotel, and having signed up to the IHG Rewards Club I was told at check-in that we would be upgraded to an executive room. The room turned out to be pretty ordinary so I do wonder what our original room would have looked like if we hadn’t been upgraded. I was disappointed that the bathroom... More 

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

Dear BruceThynne126, thank you for taking the time to post your valued feedback after your recent stay with us. We are disappointed to hear of your experience and would welcome the opportunity to further discuss your comments with you in more detail in an effort to provide you with a more positive resolution. As we are unable to fully identity... More 

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