Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 596
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkusOZ Fantastic Hotel
Fantastic hotel in a prime position, a minutes stroll from the International cruise terminal, 2 minutes walk from Circular Quay railway station and ferry terminals, this hotel boasts some of Sydney's best views the harbour bridge, and the Opera House. on Saturday and Sundays there is the Rocks market in the surrounding streets, this hotel is nestled amongst some beautiful cafe's and that are all reasonable priced, we had two children under two with us and this hotel could not have done anymore to make our stay anymore comfortable. Highly recommended and will definitely be staying here again in the future. Thank you.
26 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MeganF great
My daughter and I had a lovely stay for the weekend for her birthday.
The location is fantastic, and the rooftop was a great place to sit and watch the cruise ships leave at night. We had everything at our doorstep.
I have previously stayed here and would definitely stay again.
25 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jobella Stunning location
Bathrooms due for a refurb as they let the room down slightly, but they are adequate and perfectly functional. Our stay was not long enough!
25 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EqualAccess Superb Location, view and Value
The Duty Manager on the late check out could not have been more helpful. We are staying for 7 days in October and are looking forward to it.
BEST EVER breakfast buffet. The choice was astounding and having endured a huge number of breakfast buffets this one was exceptional and started the day off perfectly. Even make your fresh juice!
Wheelchair accessible as well.
The Champagne, chocolates and late checkout with harbour view was excellent value.
24 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wings2fly Perfect location with amazing views of Australian icons
My three sisters and I loved the clean comfortable spacious room. Also the room top pools and views. The opera house on one side and the harbour bridge on the other. Sunsets and Sunrises were enjoyed with a trip to the rooftop area.
24 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dawn2013 Convenient and welcoming.
A great location and very welcoming atmosphere to meet with friends and other guests. We appreciated the cocktail bar with its excellent service , and the tasty breakfast .
Service staff were helpful and friendly.
17 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MH78 Great Location Friendly Staff
Based on other reviews I had read the Holiday Inn Old Sydney exceeded my expectations. The room size was fine. Buffet Breakfast included all the options and the price was what I would have expected to pay at a Café. Reception Staff were friendly and genuinely remembered us as we entered.
The bathrooms were small but functional. I really don't agree with the people that complained in their reviews.
Access to The Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Circular Quay, Ferries etc couldn't have been better.
I will aim to stay here again in the future.
17 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mwon Great location and good breakfast
We stayed there for the reason that didn't need to drive back home after a few drinks. The staffs was very helpful and helping me to park my car in their basement.
We had a very good night sleep and the bed and pillows were very comfortable and I like the option for "hard" and "soft" pillows.
We also enjoyed the good view to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the Roof Top swimming pool except some unconsiderate guests talking loudly and having picnics and wines up there as well. (
In all, we also had a very good breakfast before heading back home. We'll stay in this hotel again when we come to Sydney.
17 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2Friendz Great scene of harbour- lobby bar service excellent
As a priority privilege member I plan resort get aways with an old school friend annually. A big part of this 'escape' is to have a dining experience . I was very disappointed that there was no restaurant open for an evening dining experience. Of a positive note the service at the lobby bar , room service and breakfast was excellent . Food available at lobby bar in evening very very ordinary.Views from harbour view room extraordinary especially as stay coincided with a solar partial eclipse at dawn. Pool very clean and inviting-\
Spa not so with 2 men and later on a third drinking beer at the same time as taking long stretches of time in spa.
Check-in handled efficiently - check-out was very slow.
15 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newy Healing By The Harbour With Friendly Faces
I have had several extended stays at the Old Sydney Holiday Inn
It's my 'Holiday Home' Away From Home
Service is exceptional
Location is superb
You meet people from diverse backgrounds
Whilst chatting In the roof top spa
With outlook to our national icons:
Harbour Bridge, Opera House
Leave feeling refreshed & VIP
As has been the attitude of staff
Nothing is too much trouble
To make your stay here
I'll be back........
15 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Location and comfort
Convenient location with a short walk to ferrys, opera house and central business district. Lots of dining choices in all ranges. . Room was quiet and comfortable. Although the room was a little small. We made do with a queen size bed because a king size was extra.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
15 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alan400 Great location and comfort
The hotel's location was ideal for the evening theatre and daily sightseeing. The service was first rate and the room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The views of Sydney and fresh breakfasts were bonuses.
13 May 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by awakenow Great location ...but
The location of this Hotel is perfect .
If you plan to stay on a Saturday night make sure you bring ear plugs as the constant thumping and drone of loud 'techno' music coming from a near by club/bar will ensure that you get no sleep until the very small hours..
By no means the fault of the Hotel may I add but would please check to see if they have done anything about it before you book
It ruined our night there
13 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mimi10 A First For My Children
We were welcomed I'm arrival and as it was my young boys first stay in a hotel, we were kindly upgraded.. The staff in the restaurant at breakfast were lovely to my children and really went out there way to make them feel special. Will return
11 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob868 Location, Location.
Excellent hotel in a great location. Walk every where to enjoy Sydneys best. Love the pubs & atmosphere.
10 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DiJW Perfect for our girls weekend
What a shock when we found an affordable place to stay at the rocks for our girls weekend. Easy walk to the bridge climb. Easy walk to circular quay. Rocks markets right outside the hotel. We felt safe walking around at night. There were 4 of us so we requested 2 rooms with double beds. There was plenty of room for us to unpack & big mirrors for hair & makeup. Our room even had a bridge view. The hotel is old but has had a fresh coat of paint , our aircon was a bit noisy but we were too tired to care at the end of each day. Thanks for a lovely place to stay, would definitely recommend to others
10 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ProudMOG Great stay
We stayed recently as my son's wedding was at Dawes Point and Wolfies restaurant nearby. The hotel service was fantastic. They were very helpful with valet parking, taking cars in and out with white ribbons attached. Our room had a view of the harbour and was quiet and comfortable. Eight of our family and friends also stayed and we had a delicious breakfast together. Loved the juicer for fresh fruit and the breakfast chef. We all felt the hotel's location and value for money was excellent.
06 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abacab Comfortable bed.... great service.... great location
We only stayed one night due to cruising out of Sydney the following day, but we are both so glad we chose your hotel to stay in. The service was excellent, the room was ready and the staff were friendly and helpful throughout. Checkout was a breeze and that is everything we ask for. I couldn't recommend this hotel high enough for location, staff, service and costs. Thank you Holiday Inn, Old Sydney.
05 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rafunnell Good place to stay
The Holiday Inn Old Sydney was a very nice place to stay with clean rooms, nice decor and friendly staff. The staff was very helpful with my son who was having difficulties downloading and returning forms for a job he was starting when returning home.
The only downside was a very loud bar across the road kept us awake at night, but overall, I would recommend.
02 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MandaMoo Excellent location, fabulous rooftop view, comfortable bed, great service
The 360 degree view of the city and the harbour from the rooftop is breathtaking. The location is excellent. Everything within walking distance. Our room was very clean, spacious and the bed was very comfortable. You even get choices of soft or hard pillows. We also had robes and slippers. We were in the King Harbour View room with a great view over the rocks to the Opera House. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again! I can't wait to bring the kids.
01 May 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Indigoblu Disappointed
Being a platinum ambassador, I stay IHG where-ever possible. No more in Australia. Intercont are getting crazy expensive on my business budget and Holiday Inn consistently don't live up to the benefit charter. Both stays at holiday inn rocks Sydney have been disappointing. Rooms are getting v tired and not up to current holiday inn standard. Forget late 4pm check out - its like pulling teeth to get one. Officious duty manager flat refused after her counter staff saw a way for a 3pm check out compromise she promptly shut him down " absolutely not, we're full best I can do is 1pm - next time we can - promise" . Tall promise in my experience. And as for next time - there will not be a next time. I spend a great deal of time travelling international for my job and have never been treated so poorly by a holiday inn. You should take a leaf out of Hol Inn rosebank and Sandton in Joannesburg. They are loyalty customer focused. As a business traveller I usually travel at night after my daily work is done. Late check out (along with Internet included) is a major factor in choosing my hotels. Next time I am treated so off handedly I might just change my loyalty to another chain.
28 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Watty89 Great Service
We love staying here every time we stay in Sydney, the Staff are always helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean, comfortable and it is a very relaxing environment. It is in a great location.
27 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pelsta Comfy room, caring and helpful staff
I would stay again, great location and room was good
27 April 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dmperth dissapointing
Hotel fit out was outdated especially bathrooms. Service was abrupt, seemed used to dealing with annoyed customers. I booked a standard room, and with my IHG platinum membership I supposed to get an upgrade. Breakfast was not included with the room or upgrade which was disappointing. Other guests had issues and were in drawn out arguments at reception. Overall, this hotel is over priced. Yes the location is good, but at least re-invest some of the money taken from high room rates into renovating the bathrooms to bring them up the modern standard. Also, reception staff should take more care in explaining the services included in your rate. It is annoying when you assume breakfast is included in your rate only to find out it isn't.
26 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Melb2013 Perfect base
Fantastic location, friendly staff, very comfortable bed and amazing view from the roof top pool!!! The breakfast was very enjoyable. Definitely stay again!!! We came to Sydney to climb the bridge and the Old Sydney Inn was the perfect base. Surrounded by lots of pubs playing live music and restaurants. Wonderful weekend!!!!
26 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SmileyB hotel staff very helpful
Our stay was a good one, hotel staff very helpful. Location fanastic. Hotel staff organized a tour of the Blue Mountains, it was a great tour company and first class Bus/tour guide. Met a very great group of people had alot of fun. Sun shining, location you could walk to everything. Our ship we could walk to from the hotel that was fanastic. Room very comfortable. Would recommend this hotel to any one .
25 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jafidash7 pre cruise stay
As always an amazing stay at the holiday inn old sydney. we stayed here before our cruise as it is so close to cruise terminal but we have stayed here before as we love the rocks area as it is full of old history and has many quirky little cobblestone lane ways great for exploring! The position,service and cleanliness and atomosphere of the hotel was fantastic and made our pre cruise experience so beautiful. Be back for sure as the hotel and the rocks and circular quay is one of our favourite places in australia! thanks again holiday inn..
24 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morsgucci Comfortable bed and great location
Had yet another great stay. We keep saying we muist change locations each time we visit Sydney - but why, as the O S H I is perfectly located, with friendy and helpfull staff. This trip Amy showed how much she cared about the guests by going the extra mile, also Hugh and Sean, along with all the team. We will be back next time in Sydney.
23 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LenJ Great location
I have stayed in this hotel several times and not been dissapointed. The location is excellent and the general comfort of the hotel good. Staff were freindly and helpful. Rooftop pool and veiw of Sydney are a plus
22 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clifford71 Great Service and Comfort
We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The service and help by all personnel in the hotel was exceptionally good. A wonderful place to stay and very well located in central Sidney near everything.
21 April 2013