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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two couples one 3 year old. We used this beautiful Heritage Listed Hotel as our base for a visit to Taronga Zoo an Sydney Harbour cruise. Everything was as hoped for and facilities were great. Staff were helpful friendly and professional. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The historical district is stunning and we spent the majority of four days wandering through these beautiful streets. The room was spacious and well appointed and the staff were brilliant. I love the old-school feel of this hotel. It is right in the middle of a great food district and on the weekend there was a gorgeous market full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My mum and I stayed here while we were in Sydney seeing a show. This hotel was only a quick taxi ride (in the rain) away from theatre. The room was spacious with two double beds and a nice size bath. The staff, Febie, Amy and Chris were very welcoming and helpful. Fabulous locations close to 'The Rocks ' area.

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

Dear Hannah, great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and picked us for being in a great location to see a show and the rest of Sydney. Will share your note with the team who will be happy to read your feedback. We hope to see you again! Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good location close to Circular Quay (walking distance). Great breaky with buffet style hot n cold and some individual cooking.. You can make your own juice if you want, very novel.. Great staff, 11 am check out, luggage storage and little cafe/bar.. Downside.. Very Noisy air con, shower over bath even in a king size exec room with a very... More 

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

Dear RedTart1, Thank you for your recent stay and sharing your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the team looked after you well. I am taking note on your constructive feedback as we continually work on enhancing our guest experience. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Altona, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much more than just a comfortable room and great customer service, the roof top pool is heated all year around and has an awesome view of the sydney opera house, the harbour bridge and cruise ships. We love staying here before we cruise or when we visit this great city.

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

Dear Russell, thank you for your recent visit. Glad you enjoyed our roof top pool with great views! Hope you are able to return and stay with us next time in Sydney or prior to joining a cruise! Thanks Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is located in a fantastic position. It's only a short 2 minute walk to circular quay and in the heart of The Rocks. The hotel has an outdoor spa and pool, both are heated which was great for my 2 young children. We had 2 rooms on level 3, and the only negative thing is that you hear... More 

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

Dear Emily, Thank you for your recent visit and sharing your experience. I am glad you found our location convenient and the hotel could cater for your family well. I am sorry you experienced some noise from the street during your stay. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for vacation and selected the Old Sydney location because it was near the Rocks area. Very centrally located with plenty of transportation options near by (bus, train, ferries). From the rooftop pool you have views of the bridge, botanical garden, cbd, and the opera house. The hotel was pleasant and we had no issues during our stay. The... More 

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

Dear We_Travel_A_Lot_2011, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our location is most convenient to explore what Sydney has to offer and I am glad you made most of our facilities and views the hotel has to offer. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future and until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is superbly located overlooking the opera and the harbour bridge. Staff is very friendly . loved my stay couldnt have found the better place. The rocks is amazing area of old sydney .Lots of iconic bars and cafes around. Hardly 3 to 4 mins walk from circular quay .

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

Dear Arti2308, Thank you very much for your great feedback. I will share your comments with the team - they will be happy to hear you had such a great time and we hope to see you again when you visit Sydney next time! Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Holiday Inn before and after I boarded a cruise with my family. The hotel was extremely clean and more than what I expected it to be. The staff were very friendly and extremely accomodating. If you are boarding a cruise I highly recommend this hotel to stay at. If I do another cruise I will definitely stay... More 

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

Dear Delaney7, Thank you for your great review! Indeed we are only a short stroll away from the International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. Even with luggage it is quite easy. This means most of the stress for an arrival prior to your cruise is taken care of. Hope you had a nice cruise experience as well! Kind regards, Thomas... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the 3rd floor for the longest stretch of our east coast holiday. Pros: - Central location close to restaurants, circular quay, harbour attractions, trains + ferries. - AMAZING pillows! Rooms are fitted with the most comfortable soft and firm pillows so you can choose which you prefer. - Rooftop pool and spa - good views of... More 

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

Dear SmallTownGirl87, Thank you for your detailed feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. So nice to hear you enjoyed the level of service provided by our team and could make use of the close attractions. Sorry for the experienced noise, especially the use of machinery over night time is very uncommon and I was unaware of... 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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $180 - $482 (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
#42 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#48 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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