Stayed with wife for 8 nights starting 5 April. First visit to Sydney. Love the excellent hotel location - train station next door, supermarket and 24-hour cafe across the road, pharmacies and good choices of cafes and restaurant very close by. In short, I thought the hotel and its surroundings had everything a typical tourist would need, especially if he's staying for a week or more.
Special mention goes to Jarrod (I'm guessing that's the correct spelling for his name), who checked us in in a very warm manner and shared with us tips on what and where to visit and eat. He set the right tone right at the start of our stay.
Gellato Messina a short walk away is a must-visit. Recommended by Jarrod and easily the best ice cream I've had so far.
From my personal experience, there were no concerns with the WiFi speed or connectivity (very good). WiFi was free as I am an IGH member.
Be aware of the airport shuttle service timing (operated by third party and to be fair the hotel have not much control over their bad service). Take note that the shuttle van will not necessarily go straight to the international airport terminal (20 to 25 minutes away) after picking you up at the hotel. Our flight out of Sydney was to depart at 11 a.m. We requested for shuttle van to come at 8 a.m. but it finally arrived at 8:30 a.m. after repeated calls and false assurances. Very unfriendly driver could only promise arrival at airport at 9:30 a.m. at the earliest after a few more hotel stops plus domestic terminal stop and then finally international departure terminal. We decided to take a taxi and "burn" our shuttle van tickets. Unfortunately the most unpleasant part of this trip happened at the tail end of the holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Potts point is a 4-star, contemporary hotel located just 5 minutes from the city in cosmopolitan Potts Point. Each of our modern 286 guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, 32-inch flat screen TVs, high speed internet access and comfortable en-suite with dual pressure shower head. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto vibrant Potts Point from the comfort of your room. Experience some of Sydney’s best bars, cafes and restaurants only moments from our doorstep and explore the historical architecture and cultural embellishments Potts Point is renowned for. Kings Cross train station is located adjacent to the hotel. Just one stop will take you into the CBD and in the other direction it's just two stops to Bondi Junction, making Potts Point an ideal base for exploring both the city and the beachside eastern suburbs. Hotel facilities include the Mediterranean-themed Sirocco Bar & Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a fitness centre, guest laundry and secure carpark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Potts Point - Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Holiday Inn Sydney
- Sydney Holiday Inn