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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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A terrific location makes this a great hotel for business travel to the Harbour City. Loy=ts of great eateries nearby and easy access to freeways in and out of the city make it great for me. A short walk to the main train station makes access from the airport fast, cheap and easy. Very pleasant staff, large rooms and good... More

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

Dear Shane M, thank you for taking the time to post your comments after staying with us recently. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and you found the Hotel comfortable. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again, next time you are visiting Sydney. Kind regards... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel and good breakfast. Very clean as you would expect from an IHG hotel. Internet access either wi-fi or there is a pc for use. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location and I would recommende it.

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

Dear dizzi1, your feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. More

Manukau, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well stayed for 3days 7august till 10th nice clean place breakfast good staff helpful if you want a good deal this is the place close to paddys market if you like that sort of thing most of all it was clean

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

Dear ruth216, it is great to hear from you after your recent stay with us. Thank you for posting your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in with us and we hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked 2 rooms online for 26 to 28 July 2014 and tried making changes from 4 to 5 people but failed. I was advised by the system to cancel it and re-book again to make the changes which I did. When I arrived at the hotel, I was told 3 rooms were charged to my credit card. The front... More

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

Dear StephYoong, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Sydney. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated and the situation your have outlined should have been resolved by our Manager on Duty during your stay. We would ask that you make direct contact with our Front Office Manager Francisco Vasconcellos (francisco.vasconcellos@ihg.com), who will be able... More

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was down in my old home town of Sydney for a conference. This hotel was closest to where I wanted to be in Chippendale. I have stayed here several times, the staff are efficient, the rooms are good, and that is all I wanted on a business trip. I would not suggest breakfast as I have tried this twice... More

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

Dear montob, thank you for choosing to stay with us again during your recent visit to Sydney. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we would also welcome the opportunity to further discuss your experience during Breakfast. If you would care to make direct contact with our Food & Beverage Manager Kevin Stewart (kevin.stewart2@ihg.com), he will... 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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