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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 #80 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In Sydney for Ed Sheeran concert with my girlfriends. Booked using frequent flyers, wasn't sure what type of room we would get. Pleasantly surprised with two queen sized bed as well as a small kitchenette. No view but wasn't concerned. Check in was smooth and quick, beds were clean and comfortable. Room was spotless. Extremely quiet and confortable sleep. Pros:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I normally stayed at other hotels while in Sydney, but this time I got a good offer at this hotel so thought of trying this one. Not bad. The location is good, right next to the Darling Harbour. Rooms are decent size and clean. They do offer free wifi in the hotel. If you want a good deal, you do... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let's start with the positive...the location. We could easily walk to Darling Harbour and also walked to Sydney Harbour. Sydney Harbour was about about a 30 minute walk. Also this hotel was budget friendly. The Holiday inn rooms were just okay. Staff was helpful and friendly.

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

Dear Pam H, it is great to hear from you after your recent stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and found the Hotel comfortable. We hope to see you at another of our Hotels in the near future. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. More 

Clermont, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much. We loved that it was close to the Darling Harbor walk, the arena (although we were not there for a show), proximity to Sydney (downtown) etc. The room was a good size and clean/comfortable. No complaints at all. The breakfast might have been better if it started at 0600 vice... More 

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

Dear DVPnSVP, it is great to hear from you after your recent stay with us. Thank you for choosing the Holiday whilst you were visiting Sydney. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback regarding the Coffee Stations at Breakfast have been forwarded to our Food &... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hey Folks, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour can be best described in few words : Awesomely located property, easy on pocket. Bang opposite the Sydney entertainment center & Paddy's heritage market. Ample food joints in n around the hotel. Sumptious breakfast options & The Darling harbour within walking distance. Its an old property with all modern amenities. Have a nice stay.

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

Dear Capt_Raghav, your feedback is very much appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and our onsite facilities. We look forward to welcoming you at another of our Hotels next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Center of the activities,across from arena,and Chinatown ,walking distance to the harbor side.The receptionist were helpful and friendly, the reception area was small so it was overcrowded,room was large and comfortable bed, but our room was not cleaned by the maid.

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

Dear grino44, thank you for choosing to stay with us whist you were visiting Sydney recently. Your feedback is very much appreciated and has been forwarded to our Executive Housekeeper for further review and follow-up as your room should have been attended to on a daily basis. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you at another IHG Hotel... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a night using my points. Check in was good and quick. Our room was on the 7th floor and as requested we had 3 single beds. The room had a musty smell to it. The bathroom look tired and is in need of an uplift. The beds and pillows were super comfy. The room was very quiet. We had... More 

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

Dear Jennifer B, your loyalty as an IHG Rewards Club Member is very much appreciated and we value your honest feedback after your recent stay. Whilst we are disappointed to hear of your experience your feedback does provide us with the opportunity to follow-up on your comments and then provide you with a more positive resolution. As we are unable... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location next to the entertainment centre, paddys market and Darling harbour. Nice rooms, good food and bar area for casual dining, Breakfast Ok. Staff very helpful and would recommend and use again.

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

Dear tetley101, we appreciate your time in providing your comments after staying with us recently. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and also found the Hotel comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very overrated. We paid over $320 for 1 nights accommodation only to discover late in the evening there were no in-house movies. Nothing had been mentioned at check-in, nor was there a note in the room. Really disappointing, normally when an advertised amenity is unavailable such as in-house movies, a pool or guest laundry at a 'reasonable' hotel you are... More 

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

Dear WomCom, your honest feedback is greatly appreciated after your recent stay with us and whilst we are disappointed to hear of your experience, your comments do provide us with the opportunity to provide you with a more positive resolution. We would request that you make direct contact with our Front Office Manager Francisco Vasconcellos (francisco.vasconcellos@ihg.com) who will follow up... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a few days' holiday before a business trip and found it to have plus and minus points. On the plus side: the staff are helpful, the gym is nice, the rooms and spacious and, most importantly, the location is super. It's just across the road from the nice cut-through to Darling Harbour, past the Chinese Gardens,... More 

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

Dear Pol P, we appreciate your honest and valued feedback after your recent stay and would welcome the opportunity to further discuss your comments with you in more detail. As we are unable to identify you from your screen name, we would request that you make direct contact with our Front Office Manager who will be able to follow up... More 

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