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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Keith, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in a great location, easy to walk to the Opera House, Circular Quay, Darling Harbor and the city centre. The rooms are on the small side and dated but we werent there to stay in the room. The bed was super comfy. Hotel was surrounded by pubs and restaurants and really close to the rocks market. Would... More 

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Irvine, CA
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to departing for a New Zealand cruise. It is right across the street and up the stairs from the Circular Quay cruise ship terminal which makes it ridiculously convenient. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes in walking distance as well as craft fairs and farmers markets on the weekends. The staff is... More 

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

Dear TicaMD, Great to hear you enjoyed our convenient location and the service provided by our team. We are in close walking distance to most Sydney attractions, there is lots to see and explore in our neighborhood and the ships are very easy to get to indeed. Hope you had a great cruise to New Zealand and hope to see... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had emailed ahead as we had an overnight flight from U.K. to ask for an early check in. Unfortunately this was not possible but to be told we would have to wait till 3pm when so tired was distressing. After speaking to manager we did get a room at 11am. The hotel is well placed in the rocks, and... More 

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

Dear Jenny, I am glad to hear the team was able to get a room prior to our check in time for you - hope you enjoyed your time with us and in Sydney and have an enjoyable hotel here in Australia! Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel was a great location for us as we like to stay in historic downtown areas. Well within walking distance of main attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We arrived in Australia early one morning and the hotel gladly secured our luggage while we walked around until our room was ready. They were helpful in... More 

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

Dear ABB980, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us, found our location convenient and our team helpful. We hope you are able to return to Sydney and stay with us again in the future! Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed overnight for a one day workshop in Sydney at the Museum of Modern Art, just up the road from the hotel. I arrived early evening, to be met by a very friendly staff member who sorted out my room quickly. My room had a view of the city and a bit of Circular Quay - where there was... More 

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

Dear Mazza57, Thank you for sharing your experience, I am glad to hear your stay was pleasant and you enjoyed our service and convenient location with views. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great when you stand at the entrance you can see the harbour bridge cross the road and 2 mins to harbour and you can see the Opera house Train station and ferry terminal are 5 mins away Very frequent we used them for Manly and Bondi very reasonable buy an Opal card if you are going to make... More 

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

Dear Eunice, I am happy to hear you had a great time exploring the surrounding area and made the most of our location and proximity to Sydney Harbour. Thanks for sharing your experience! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Satellite Beach, FL, United States
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hotel but the views would be much better without the cruise ship terminal. There is a great view of the Opera House when the cruise terminal does not have a cruise ship. The roof-top pool is nice and especially when the Opera House is visible. Everything in the Rocks area is within walking distance. During our... More 

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

Dear Don, thank you for your visit and sharing your experience. Indeed, Sydney traffic does not get any better. That's why staying with us is so ideal, because once you made it to the hotel, you can leave the car in the garage and walk everywhere, or catch public transport easily. We are in the heart of the tourist main... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fast and friendly service. It has nice views of Sydney Harbour and it is in easy walking distance. The rooms are roomy, fresh and well appointed. It is located in the centre of the Rocks with very easy access to many excellent restaurants. Great option for a stay in the Rocks.

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

Dear Jay, thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to share your experience. I am pleased you were happy with our service and enjoyed our great location and time in The Rocks. Hopefully you will be able to return in the future! Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

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I can not complement the staff enough at the service provided when we stayed there recently. The hotel and food was very high standard as well. Room very comfortable and view from the roof top pool amazing. Well worth staying. Thanks you see us again!

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

Dear desfoodwhispr, Thanks for your great comments. The team will appreciate your feedback, it always makes them happy to hear that they were able to contribute to our guests' experience. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future! Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Maunaloa, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the rocks shopping and endless cafes! Charming and so relaxing! Holiday inn staff are so warm and friendlyvand extremely helpful. All Staff want your stay to be perfect. One of the engineers jumped over to help me with my bags.....thats never happened. Love this hotel

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

Dear Kumukari, thank you for your great feedback! I am very proud of the team here and I am happy to hear you had a great time. We hope to see you again! Many thanks, 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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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $162 - $523 (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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#5 Green Hotel in Sydney
#42 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#48 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Street view was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles ABB980, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for room overlooking harbour and on a higher floor”
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“If they want to upgrade you, please check the room first, sometimes standard room is bigger than an upgraded room.”
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“Ask for room with city view.”
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“For the best view ask for a room at the front on a higher floor.”
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