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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Had to leave Cairns due to cyclone Ita and booked this hotel from the Cairns airport last minute because our other Sydney hotel was full at the time. We arrive in Sydney and the room was ready for us and it was well equipped and very clean. The staff was helpful, we asked for directions about a million times and...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Davis S, we are pleased that you chose to stay with us recently and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Sydney and also at the Hotel. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This hotel is situated very well- on the border of Darling Harbour and China Town. The rooms are clean and comfortable- beds are really comfortable, with good pillows. The rooms are also quite (despite the hotel being quite full when we stayed). I also liked that there was a small kitchen sink and bench in the room- and an empty...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Gasp40625, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Sydney. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and found the Hotel comfortable. We hope to be able to welcome you again next time you are visiting Darling Harbour. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.

Estero, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We needed a quick two night stay at the end of our Australian trip. We chose this site for the location and the location did not disappoint. After reading reviews and after staying at a Holiday Inn in the states recently, I was expecting much more. The room was bare and outdated and seemed more like a hostile-type room. It...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Jessica J, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Australia. Whilst we are disappointed to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations, we do appreciate your honest feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss your comments with you, as we are not able to identify you from screen name...

Hua Hin, Thailand
Reviewed 18 April 2014

A very basic and tired 3 star hotel and if it wasn't for the location, it hasn't much else good to offer. If you decide to stay here, make sure you get a room in the more recently build part of the Hotel.

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Yahava, thank you for posting your honest feedback after staying with us recently. We are disappointed to hear that we failed to live up to your expectations and would welcome the opportunity to further discuss your feedback with you. As we are not able to fully identify you from your screen name, we would request that you make direct...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We live in Sydney but needed to go to a family wedding in the city so decided to stay near the reception at Darling Harbour. The Holiday Inn was in a very good location being only a 10 min walk to Darling Harbour and only a few blocks from the city center as well. The hotel is a bit dated...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Aussiepam, thank you for providing your honest and valued feedback after your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding our Seafood Buffet and would be happy to discuss your comments with you in greater detail. As we are not able to identify you from your screen name, we would request that you make direct contact with our...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Hotel location is accessible to major tourist destinations. Just a few steps away from Market City where you can buy affordable items,souvenirs,shirts and even branded items like Esprit,Cotton on. Across hotel is McDonalds. It is 15-20 mins walk to St.Mary Cathedral, Hyde Park.

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear NT23, thank you for taking the time to post your feedback after your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location in Southern Darling Harbour and we hope to welcome you at another IHG Hotel again soon. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.

cork
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located opposite the convention centre and only a small bit away from a mono rail stop. The hotel was spotless and has a small nice bar of a night cap. You are only a short cab or mono rail ride into Sydney.

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear isaacki, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Sydney. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director of Sales Holiday Inn Darling Harbour.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Love the location and the beds and pillows but hate the fact that we had to unload our luggage from the rental car in the rain as this hotel doesn't have any form of shelter in front of the main entrance. And after checking-in, you have to drive to another building for the paid parking facility and again, not pleasant...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear ml2spin, thank you for providing your honest and valued feedback after your recent stay with us. We apologise for any inconvenience our local off-site parking caused you during your stay. We have entered into an agreement with a local Car Park Operator as the Hotel building does not have sufficient space to provide parking for our guests, however we...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed here on round the world trip, good value for money and easy walking distance to the harbour. Hotel food was okay and staff really friendly hotel needs to allow free wifi as there seems to be a standard about all hotels in Australia that you have to pay for access.

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear chris_davies777, we were pleased to hear from you after your recent stay with us. Thank you for posting your comments, they are much appreciated and have been circulated for both the Management Team and Service Staff to read. We hope to be able to welcome you at another IHG Hotel next time you are travelling. Kind regards Bradley Boyd...

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have just returned from a pleasant 2 night stay at this hotel. We arrived at the hotel mid morning with the intention of asking if we could leave our bags prior to normal checkin time to enable us to explore the surrounding area unencumbered. To our surprise, not only were we given an early checkin but also we were...

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Bradley B, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Fernsie, we appreciate the time you have taken to post your feedback after your recent stay. Your comments are very much appreciated and we pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location and your time at the Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are visiting the Darling Harbour area. Kind regards Bradley Boyd Director...

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former Wool Store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. Situated in the Southern end of Sydney's central business district, the hotel is ideally positioned to allow you to make the most of your visit to Sydney. Take a leisurely stroll through Darling Harbour with its many attractions. The vibrant Chinatown and Latin Quarter are close by and the Qantas Credit Union Arena is right across the road. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes. For something a little different, board a ferry or the light rail for sightseeing. Trains and buses to Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct and Circular Quay are nearby too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Address: Darling Harbour 68 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: $186 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 346
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn
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#69 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“This is Darling Harbour. Make sure you get what you have paid for.”
 of 5 bubbles jOnathOn49_19, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Handy to Paddy's Market and Chinatown”
 of 5 bubbles Oldgerrypair, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend the Executive rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 292LISAL292, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The elevators are super slow but it is quieter on the higher floors”
 of 5 bubbles 548kimn, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I found booking directly through the website gave a better deal. Add breakfast for a small amount extra is a good idea.”
 of 5 bubbles MadFive05, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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