I am a returning guest at the Sydney Intercontinental where I recently spent few days in a business trip. The immediate feeling you get is a warm smiling welcome by the doorman greeting you at the arrival. It looks like you landed in Thailand and not so far away from the land of smile. Despite the fact there is not a dedicated line for Ambassador Members, the staff is quick, efficient and very polite. First thing gets your attention on the way to the elevator is the lovely red bricks lobby bar called "il cortile" where a pianist is featuring some covers from the old Simon and Garfunkel. The room is well prepared in advance with stunning view of the Botanic Garden and Woolloomooloo bay. Arrived in time for a snack before dinner and you don't want to leave the room after a refreshing shower? The room service selection is great and the service fast and impeccable. All around there haven't been any shortcoming as the attentiveness of anyone really make you feeling at home. You need a last meeting booking on a Saturday night in a packed trendy restaurant ? you can assure the concierge will do the very best to make it happens and usually they get it for you.
The location is also a plus as it is few meter always from Circular Quay terminal and a walking stroll from the Opera House. I have no idea when rooms went through refurbishment but still they are in a very good condition, clean and the quality of the bed, linen and towels is remarkable.
In summary: great location, attentive and prompt service, catchy ambience and food selection good enough for hotel standard.
I have tried other hotels around the bay and CBD but Intercontinental Sydney never let me down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Sydney has been the luxury hotel of choice to meet, do business and unlock authentic experiences that make Australia's harbour city one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit. From its exceptional service and world-class facilities to luxury accommodation and rooftop Club InterContinental that overlooks Sydney harbour, it offers everything you need to make your time in the city count. With a total of 509 rooms and suites, 15 meetings and conferences spaces and dining options offering both seasonal fresh seafood buffet and a la carte dining, InterContinental Sydney caters for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Sydney Intercontinental