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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent location in Old Sydney, a short walk to Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Circular Quay and the Opera House. An interesting 70's design much of it recently refurbished. Clean and comfortable, excellent staff, good food, great value for money, perfect

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel. From the time we checked in to the time we check out we had a great experience. The service was faultless, the rooms spotless and roomy, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was fantastic, right in the middle of the Rocks area, 10 minute walk to Circular... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a great location right in the heart of the rocks. its very clean and well maintained. great restaurants and pubs close by. as we were there the weekend of 20/08/2016 there was a lot of road closures due to work being carried out this made it quite difficult to reach by car. After going round in circles we... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Trusty56, thank you for your feedback and I am happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay! Indeed, finding your way through Sydney traffic is not always the easiest, but luckily once you get here you no longer need your car and can walk to any point of interest. We hope you visit us again! Kind regards, Thomas Zinn... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was in a great location, but the room itself was very average. Nothing great about it and nothing horrible. We stayed for 2 nights and wanted somewhere that was in a central location, clean and a good price. This fit the bill. Walking distance to the harbor, bridge, Opera house, and lots of nightlife/restaurants nearby. A big plus... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear j_the_travelbug, Thank you for your feedback and I am pleased to hear you had a good time while staying with us. Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't need a car. The Holiday Inn Old Sydney is a short walking distance from railway stations, bus stops and ferry terminals. There is much to see close by the hotel. The Rocks offers great dining, shopping and sight to explore. My room was well-appointed. Although compact, I had everything I needed. I appreciated the slippers and bathrobe. There... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, thank you for your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Old Sydney. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the team looked after you well. Apologies for the hick up with the TV and paper. Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed information for fellow travelers and for recommending our hotel.... More 

Bedfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here in Sydney for 3 nights whilst exploring the city. Arrived after a long flight from the UK - greeted by friendly staff. The room was a bit of an anti climax. We had a double room - x2 double beds, the usual included facilities eg tea/coffee, iron, safe etc. The decor was outdated, but not in comparison to... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Harriet, thank you for your feedback and we will make sure relevant areas are addressed as appropriate. If you sign up for our IHG Rewards program we offer complimentary unlimited Internet globally, without any commitment from you. It comes with more benefits as well at no cost. I am disappointed to hear about your breakfast experience since we have... More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed staying here. You are right at the start point of the weekend markets, and a few minutes away from the Quay. The hotel is being remodeled- and it kind of needs it. The front staff was great with us. The rooms are on the larger side and clean, though not fancy.

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear LarissaV2007, thank you for your visit and great to hear you had a good time with us in The Rocks! Hope to see you again. Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just great position ,easy to walk to most tourist sites,so great location. But best of all such ,lovely staff. Warm welcome and despite some work happening you wouldn't really know. Great breakfast choice. 2for 1 voucher for drink at the bar ,complimentary paper. Had an issue which was readily sorted. Special thanks you to Chris gillies ,duty manager for all,... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! Great to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us. Chris will be happy to hear that you were happy with his service, thank you for letting us know. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is very dated, and my room was a long walk from the elevator. The room decor was also dated and could use a make over (stained carpet and furniture). The bathroom was ok and the bed averagely comfortable. The TV had poor reception and did not have many free to air channels, but the wifi was ok. Reception staff... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Sioquinn, thank you for your recent stay and feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. We are in the process of modernising our guest rooms and have just replaced all our air conditioning. The hotel facade is currently being cleaned and painted also. Great to hear you enjoyed the view,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is all about location. Right in the heart of the Rocks, close to the bridge and looking across to the opera house. An array of fabulous restaurants and bars surround the hotel along with some fabulous shops. We stayed in room 602 which had an awesome view of the opera house. The room itself had 2 double beds,... More 

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! Great to hear you enjoyed our location and view from your room. There is lots to do and explore in The Rocks and even the Sydney CBD is only a short walk away! We hope to see you again sometime! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Heritage Listed 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. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the closest hotel to the Overseas Passenger Terminal providing a hassle free accommodation option pre and post cruise. The hotel is closely situated to the Circular Quay Ferry and Railway stations also providing easy access to Sydney Airport via the Airtrain. Each of our 176 guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flatscreen TV's, high speed internet access. 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 of 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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Address: 55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $163 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Old Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Sydney
Old Sydney Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn
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#3 Green Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#43 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#48 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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