So get a room on the highest floor you can. Whether it's of the bridge and harbour, or of the gardens and the bay to the east, you can't lose. Best view in the house is from the top floor swimming pool.
Check in was a bit slow - we arrived too early to get into our room and returning in the afternoon found we were only then allocated our room which was right next to the lift. Not good. Initially told all rooms taken but when pressed we were moved to a corner room on a much higher room - it pays to ask.
That sorted the room was big, clean, the bed v comfy and of course a great view. Breakfast is good but can get v v busy - all days we were there we had to queue for a table. Maybe they need more space.
The bar was just the wrong side of expensive for the cocktails we had in my view.
Overall a brilliantly located hotel which didn't quite 'nail it' for us. Close, but not quite the cigar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning InterContinental Sydney blends contemporary style with 19th century architecture and offers sweeping views from Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Pacific Ocean. A perfect base for work and play, InterContinental Sydney is bordered by the city s commercial centre, Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Steps away is the historic Rocks area, Sydney Opera House, the Art Gallery of NSW, leading shops and boutiques and some of the finest restaurants this Harbour city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Sydney Intercontinental