We booked into the Intercontinental for our big gay wedding weekend - because we were having our reception at Etch Restaurant. It being a special occasion, we booked the Governor's Suite.
Upon fronting up at the reception desk at the advertised 3pm check in time, we were very politely asked to go and have a drink until 4pm because our room was not ready. Upon returning (after a lovely Pimms cocktail in the foyer bar), we were informed that we had been upgraded to the State Suite - the second best room in the place.
Our luggage was accidentally delivered to my brother's room - an easy mistake to make in a hotel with several rooms booked in the same surname - and the last time all weekend that anything went wrong - from that point, everything was perfect.
The State Suite is stunning - 150 square metres, a huge bedroom, a huge bathroom, office area, guest bathroom, dressing room, lounge area, dining area and (slightly gratuitously) a grand piano. The views from the room are breathtaking, even for a jaded Sydney resident who looks at the Opera House every day at work.
Room service was punctual, the food very good. Every single staff member was friendly, happy and polite, and could not have been more helpful. The bed was comfortable, the shower a joy. The rooms were spotlessly clean, and cleaned promptly. Checkout was easy.
Etch - the restaurant associated with the hotel - is perfect, and ran the perfect wedding reception, that has our friends and family still talking.
This was a magnificent stay - a perfect weekend in a perfect room with perfect service.
- 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
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