If you are fortunate enough to rate a room on the front side of the hotel, you get to look out on Sydney harbor and the Opera House. The rooms are on the small side, but about what you would expect in a H.I. Breakfast buffet was upscale, that is to say, more than only English breakfast, and the coffee, like all the places I stayed in Australia was a level above US fare. Rooftop pool was advertised as heated, but it must have been passive solar, and it was winter, so...
The view from the roof level was pretty impressive , though, and included the Sydney Harbour bridge. Hotel laundry service was beyond expensive, but the coin-operated guest machines were only $2 with soap provided free.
Curious layout: no stairway accessibility other than emergency escape. It was elevators, or nothing.
Front desk was extremely helpful and friendly, and valet car park worked well. Walking distance to Opera House, Bridge, Botanic Gardens, and hotel is located in the Rocks area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of Sydney's little secrets, uniquely positioned between the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House within the iconic area of The Rocks. Each of the modern 176 guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flatscreen TVs, high speed internet access and comfortable en-suite with dual pressure showerhead. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room. Stroll down the harbour-side promenade past the museum of Contemporary Art to lively Circular Quay and experience an excellent selection restaurants and bars. Here you can catch a ferry to Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo or enjoy a fabulous harbour cruise. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is only moments from the majority of Sydney's best attractions and a variety of great shopping options, including the Rocks Markets, Queen Victoria Building, Pitt Street Mall and Oxford Street. Experience spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the famous Harbour Bridge and the world-acclaimed Opera House from the famous Holiday Inn Old Sydney rooftop, equipped with heated outdoor pool and spa. Holiday Inn Old Sydney also offers a complimentary business centre with computer and internet access to keep you connected whilst away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Old Sydney Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Sydney
- Sydney Holiday Inn