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“Flawless and with charm.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of InterContinental Sydney

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InterContinental Sydney
Ranked #27 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Flawless and with charm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I cannot fault anything about this hotel.
The staff impeccable, facilities and location are amazing with the rooms offering a charm that no other hotel in Sydney offers!
The upgrade to a suite and the Club are well worth it!
This hotel is where I proposed to my now wife with our most recent stay celebrating our first wedding anniversary!
The staff (especially Billy) went above and beyond in celebrating with us and it is something my wife and I will remember for a long time!
If you are looking for a hotel that will impress your partner, Intercontinental Sydney is a stand out!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank robrooya
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Robrooya

It was so enjoyable to read your review, thank you.

Very pleased we were chosen as your special venue to propose to your wife and to also celebrate your 1st Anniversary.

We do hope we shall be able to welcome you each and every anniversary.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I decided to book this hotel for our Sydney trip as I read good reviews from Trip Advisor. It was for my husband's 35th birthday so I made a note during the booking about this. My husband arrived in Sydney earlier so he checked in first. Upon arrival we received a free upgrade to the 23rd floor Harbour view (amazing view from the room) and the front desk staff was so lovely to congratulate him on his birthday. When he came in to the room, he received complimentary truffles and a bottle of red wine. I arrived a few hours after him and sneakily ordered a small birthday cake to be delivered to the room. When it arrives in the room, not only that they decorated the slice of cake beautifully, they also gave us a complimentary bottle of sparkling which was wonderful!

The location of this hotel can’t be more convenient, it was a stroll away to the Opera House with lovely restaurants along the harbour. We had dinner downstairs on the first night at the Meat & Wine Co which was great. I recommend going to Searock Bar for an afternoon beer with their yummy chips overlooking the boats if it is a sunny day, and then walk to the Opera House, the view was just stunning with the bridge in the background!

In overall, this hotel is amazing, with the highlight of the consistently high standard service and location of being top notch. The only negative aspect was that the windows are not double glazed and I am a light sleeper, so I could hear the noises from outside.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Desre07
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Desre07

Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

It is always a great pleasure to read such wonderful feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed the upgrade and special treats for your husbands birthday.

Thank you again and we do look forward to welcoming you once again in the very near future.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in a king room and loved it. The rooms were comfortable and although we didn't spend much time at the hotel due to sightseeing, we loved how close it was to the sights and cafes etc. We had a Sydney harbour bridge climb early in the morning so we were able to just walk there with no dramas. The gym facilities were also excellent and we were given the opportunity to go up to the VIP top floor and it was an amazing view of the harbour at night! Would stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Laus77

Thank you for takin the time to write your review and sharing your experience in Sydney.

Pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your stay.

Thank you again and we do look forward to having you with us once again.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Everything you would expect from an InterContinental and in a great location, it is an easy walk to the ferry terminal, opera house, the rocks, and the rest of CBD. Very close to a great place to run in the botanical gardens. The rooms are reasonable size; several of the rooms look in to either the botanical gardens or the harbour. Always my favourite place to stay in Sydney.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kurt S
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your stay and we are most pleased that all expectations were met.

We appreciate your review and we do look forward to welcoming you once again.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We only stayed for a night to see friends. We did however love the club room facilities as always.
We will be back very soon and for a longer stay. The staff are simply superb. The views from the club lounge are beautiful whether it's at night or daytime. The location is magnificent - close to all major attractions so you'll be using your camera often.

Room Tip: ALWAYS book a club room......it's well worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank moyers55
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Moyers55

Pleasure to read your review, thank you.

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our Club InterContinental.

Looking forward to welcoming you once again.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a low floor city view room. The rooms/finishing are starting to look their age. Although, the room is designed well. Loved the window seat and good working size desk. The bathroom was functional with a great little window to the living area to allow you to see the TV. (Reinforces earlier comment about design!)
TV screens are now bigger in most hotels.
The front door crew were efficient and professional. Check in/out was smooth.
Room service- wow the prices! Plus a $6 delivery charge. (Should have eaten at Rockpool, it would have been cheaper!!)
They still offer an old fashioned turndown service, only if you request it. What does it mean to be a 5 star these days?

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BrizzieJim
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear BrizzieJim

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am pleased that overall you had a pleasant stay with us.

With regards to room service pricing, I wish to assure you that our pricing is very in line with all 5 star hotel room service prices. I do hope you enjoyed your meal.

We do hope that we can welcome your return to InterContinental Sydney.

Warm regards
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed at the Intercontinental for two nights in a harbour view room on the 17th floor. The view was definitely worth it. The room was spacious with plenty of sitting areas, sofa, window seat and writing desk etc.
The hotel is a great mix of old world charm and modern interiors, the lobby was a fabulous place to chill out with a glass of wine and snack at the end of a long day on your feet. The food in the lobby was really tasty (we had tapas) and good value. We also have a wonderful breakfast in the restaurant which had a great selection of good quality food, and excellent service.
We found the staff to be very professional, and everything went to plan with no hiccups from check in to check out.
You must try the pool, if only for that perfect view!

Room Tip: Really do splash out for harbour view- worth it!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cove3
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Interconsydney, General Manager at InterContinental Sydney, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear cove3,

Your review was a pleasure to read and I thank you for taking the time to share it.
I am thoroughly pleased to hear that you enjoyed many of the facilities here at InterContinental Sydney, including our pool and the lovely Cortile lounge in the lobby, which is a great perspective from which to soak up several of the beautiful historic features of the hotel. Your positive comments of the food and beverage selection have also been shared with the team.
Our views are some of the best in Sydney, I agree and I am glad you had a room where you were able to enjoy them.

Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm regards,
Joerg Boeckeler
General Manager
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Property: InterContinental Sydney
Address: 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#11 Family Hotel in Sydney
#12 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#15 Business Hotel in Sydney
#27 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 509
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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