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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Howard, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be where the action is, then this is the place. Pubs, food and entertament abound in the area. The HOP On HOP Off bus is close by. It is a good way to get a look at the rest of Sydney and Bondi. The cruise terminal is just across the street. There is a laundry in...

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

Dear Tina, thank you for your recent stay and I am happy to hear you had a great time with us. The team will appreciate your comments and great to hear you found our location and facilities convenient. We do clean all external windows twice a year, but it is complicated due to access. Thank you for your review! Kind...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to stay for city convenience, with great rooftop views of the harbor bridge and opera house. Great for short stay. Good room, but it is an old hotel due to heritage listing. Staff were friendly and helped make our stay enjoyable. Breakfast is not too bad so try to get it included in your stay as it is...

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

Dear Alexandra, thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay. The team will be happy to hear you felt looked after and we hope to see you again when you are seeking accommodation in the heart of town. Many thanks, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Kentallen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely hotel. Staff very welcoming and the location is excellent. It is slightly tired. The fixings could do with a bit of an upgrade and finishings could have a little more attention, our room had clearly had a replacement shower fitted and the workman didn't finish it terribly well. The communal areas are well cared for and the view...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't beat this location. Front and center in the busy Rocks area, this hotel has the best location in town! Big atrium, okay it feels a bit dated, but still has charm with a central focal point. Staff is great - friendly and fun. Breakfast was hearty and lots and lots of great choices on the buffet. The roof...

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northumberland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a fantastic location midway between the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, this very oddly designed hotel was a good base for exploring Sydney. It also had fabulous views over the Harbour from the swimming pool terrace on the top floor (8). Rooms were located on circular open corridors, rather like a prison set up where we...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually stayed here back in October of 2012. We absolutely loved the location of the hotel! It was a short walk down to Circular Quay! The surrounding shops and restaurants in the Rocks district were fantastic! The best part was the view from the rooftop pool and jacuzzi! There's no better view than watching a cruise ship roll into...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel well situated. Every morning we were well looked after at breakfast a special mention to Pong for going the extra mile The reception staff are very helpful The views from the rooftop pool are to die for Would love to come back

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Hamble, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just come back from a week at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney where we had a very pleasant stay the hotel is in a great location which makes getting ferries, trains and buses easy. There are markets over the weekend which are right outside the hotels front door. The hotel is a little tired & dark inside the...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location. You can't go wrong if you're using this as a base for your visit to Sydney. Go up on the roof, swim in the pool and soak in the views of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. Easy intuitive walk from the Circular Quay train stop, which should be your preferred way of getting to and from...

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

Dear Frqflier, thank you for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it very much. I am happy to hear you had a pleasant and enjoyable stay. There are some areas both in product and service where we will continue to work on improvements, hence your comments are very valuable to us. Thank you for taking the time and we hope you...

Cairns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 4 had been to The Rocks several times and never knew this hotel existed until searching the web for accommodation for 2 nights specifically in The Rocks area. Centrally located, the Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the perfect place to stay when exploring the historic area of laneways, shops and museums between the Harbour Bridge and Circular...

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Dear Arkense, thank you for choosing to stay with us for your time here in Sydney. I am happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the aspect & service of our hotel. Indeed the location and views from our roof top are hard to beat. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near...

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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 neighbourhood 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 )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
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
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $226 - $441 (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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#41 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Higher rooms are better due to the open-plan lobby”
msw-ourtrips, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't get the rooms on levels one and two as there is a lot of noise from the pub next door”
1mmm1, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms have a street view. therefore request a harbour view room which may cost extra money but well worth it.”
Arkense, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“try to ask for rooms in which the aircon makes lesser noise”
swagatap2014, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“831 is a little dearer, but has views over harbour and Opera House, as well as being handy to the pool.”
808JohnS808, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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