Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 372
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrianC Strategically located hotel
Located in Chinatown area so for Asians it will be great as it is close to home comfort food - noodles, dimsum, etc. Close to Market City where you can buy souvenir items and lots of other things. Walking distance to Darling Harbour (5 minute walk) and other parts of the city.
The room is well maintained, basic but functional. The gym though small is fine for a regular workout.
March 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bacey Fabulous location
We chose this hotel for it's proximity to Central Station, Chinatown, Paddy's Markets and Darling Harbour. We were disappointed to find the downstairs cafe closed on a Saturday morning, particularly because we know they make a brilliant hot chocolate. The room, although clean and tidy was overpriced compared to other hotels we have stayed in Sydney for less cost. The bathroom was spotless and well presented. If we could get a deal, we would stay here again. But for the price there are other hotels of similar quality at a cheaper price.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sereberm It was a good stay
Overall it was a good stay and we really enjoyed it. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is standard for these sort of hotels and it was expected.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retiredcentralcoast Great experience
Usually stay Crowne Plaza wherever possible world-wide but would have no hesitation in using Holiday Inn as have only used in America in the past. The standard of service by staff was brilliant. As a retired couple, one with limited mobility, the staff were most accomodating which enhanced our stay.Highly recommend this hotel.
March 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simon007 Top stay
I stayed at the Holiday Inn 17 to 20 March. I haven't stayed there for a couple of years at least now. As a Priority Club member I do try Hotels in the group first. The Holiday Inn has come on in leaps and bounds since last I was there. The decor is lovely now, modern and fresh and the rooms revitalised and restful. The gym has been remodelled and has all that is needed to keep fit during your stay. The location of the Holiday Inn is quite central and convenient.
March 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 位置很好，床很舒服！
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pearlyshe11s Great hotel
A great hotel always makes a holiday! Comfortable bed with choice of pillows to rest on and the location superb. The staff were always friendly and obliging - would stay again and recommend to all.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindsay15 Friendly staff
Friendly helpful staff, great location, excellent for the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Clean well-appointed rooms.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joan75 Joan J
We took our married daughter and son in law for a 3 days treat.
We really enjoyed out stay
Nice room handy to everything.
We have stayed there before.
The only hiccup was our first meal at J.B.'s
Cold when we got it .Very disappointing, but after a delightful meal at Shipley's we were really happy. Would stay there again, even though it is expensive.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AUSTRALIA2013 THE BEST HOLIDAY INN I HAVE EVER BEEN AT
From the very convenient location, in the middle of Darling Harbour to the great Chinese food found in the surrounding area.
One of the features I found very convenient inside the hotel, is the self service laundry room they have.
The room we got, exquisite!!, Very comfortable with it's flat screen, refrigerator, etc.
Every member, from the reception to the room cleaning staff, are very nice.
Will recommend this property 100%
March 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by amanda1 Poor experience
We chose the Valet parking option and returned home to find our car with many scratches.
Hotel staff advised it was looked at but no footage was available to show it was hotel parking.
As a priority privelege member I am very disappointed and will definately not stay at this hotel again and will be sharing my experience with family and friends.
Valet parking cost us too much for the poor service that was returned
March 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anxiousoldfella Superb service!
Yes the room was clean, quiet and comfortable, and yes the location is unbeatable, but these alone are not what make a hotel truly great. To me, the most important quality I look for when staying in a hotel is the standard of service provided by the hotel staff. It is here that Holiday Inn Darling Harbour shines. From the moment I checked in, I was struck by the genuine friendliness, efficiency and helpfulness of the reception staff. This was carried over to the room staff who invariably greeted me with a smile and friendly greeting. But it was the two young male concierges and the remarkable Duty Manager on duty on the morning of my check out (March 11th 2013) that has me reaching for superlatives. I am by nature anxious about missing homeward bound planes, and when the airport shuttle bus I was booked on was nearly 30 minutes late with no sign of an imminent arrival I was getting hysterical. Thank god for your staff! Your concierges could not have been more helpful, making numerous calls to the shuttle company and keeping me up-dated before consulting with the duty manager. This remarkable young woman snapped into action, managed to calm me down, called for a taxi to the airport and paid the cab fare! This is truly service of a standard I thought was lost forever. Both the concierges and especially the duty manager conveyed a genuine sense of concern at my predicament, I felt like they were really seeing me as a person, and could not have been more caring and helpful. I am deeply grateful to them, and would not consider staying any where else in future when in Sydney. This is a hotel with a heart! Am busy praising this hotel and its amazing staff to all my friends and family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
March 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Edmond1 Good services from front counter.
Thank you Esra, you have provided an excellent service to your customers.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BathurstVisitor Fantastic Location for Sydney Entertainment Centre
Stayed here on the weekend of 2/3 March 2013. First stay in Sydney without bringing our car but getting to the Holiday Inn was easy from Central Station by jumping on the light rail network which takes you to Paddy's Markets and the hotel is a 2 minute walk from there. I had read mixed reviews about this Holdiay Inn but can say I was more than satisfied with our stay. The room was modern and very clean and the bed was soft with a wonderful choice of pillows ie soft/firm. I must say the shower was the best I have had in any hotel in Sydney of late with excellent water pressure and a a hot and cold tap to get exactly the right temperature and not one of those dreaded mixer taps that either freezes or burns you. Our room on the 8th floor facing the Entertainment Centre was very quiet. I was concerned about the monorail going past but we did not hear a thing during the day. Walked across the road to our concert after a drink in the bar downstairs. Can't get any better than that. The breakfast in our package was fresh and abundant. The only negative was the coffee at the buffet which was pre-made in a large self serve pot/urn but in saying that it was very much the same as other hotels serve at breakfast. If you want the coffee experience, there are many cafes at Maket City above Paddy's Markets which is 2 mins walk away. Lovely polite and helpful staff on reception and in the breakfast room. We left our bags with the hotel after checkout and collected them on our way back to Central Station, once again using the light rail network. Will stay here again.
March 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tanga49 Made to feel embarrassed on checking in
I had booked a room at Holiday Inn approx 1 month before staying the night of a concert at the Entertainment centre - As you do, you have to use a credit card online to make a booking - Due to my credit card being close to it's limit I contacted the hotel a week before and asked them to add to my booking I would be paying by cash on arrival - On my arrival I handed the receptionist the cash for my nights stay and said if I used any drinks I would pay when checking out, as far as I was concerned they would check the room as I was checking out anyway - I was told on arrival that I had to give them $100 cash for them to hold as I did not want to use my Credit card - The receptionist made me feel embarrassed by continuing to carry on about the $100 holding fee (I stood there for at least 15 minutes while she continued to tell me I needed to pay the $100 holding fee even though I had paid for my room in cash fully - What money I had was to see me through the concert, drinks and transport home) I told the receptionist I would not use anything from the room eg: drinks, ect) I was given my reciept for payment of room & then told my room was not ready and I would have to wait - I proceeded outside to wait and retuned half hr later to collect my room access card - On arrival into my room I was curious and checked the fridge - It was completely empty apart from a few small tubs of milk for coffee - I have stayed at this hotel at least 3 times over the years when attending concerts across the road.. I was made to feel like a second class citizen and was so embarrassed on arrival as all this took place in front of other guest - As I said I contacted the hotel a week earlier to add to my booking I was paying cash for my room, If they expected a $100 holding fee then I should have been made aware of this when I called the hotel a week earlier -
That's my review, no exagerating, This was my experience in truth..
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CurlysGal Great location, quiet, room well-presented
This hotel is right across the road from Sydney Entertainment Centre and near Chinatown and other points of interest. For such a busy area, my room was surprisingly quiet. The room was well appointed, bed comfortable (I ordered feather-free), and bathroom clean. Lounge chair and office chair with spacious desk provided.
My only concern was the breakfast. I'd ordered gluten free toast with my meal, but the kitchen had added an item which was unlikely to be gluten free. It came into contact with my main meal. The kitchen might need an in-service about cross-contamination issues.
Dinner in the bar area was lovely, and the staff handled a very busy night with grace and efficiency.
I'd certainly stay here again.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Globehopper29 Perfect All Around
After a terrible couple of night at another competing hotel chain, I moved to the Holiday Inn in Darling Harbour - this was where my troubles stopped.
Upon arrival i was greeted immediately by a waiting concierge, and directed to the checkin desk. Check-in was a breeze - as a Gold Priority Club member, I was already checked in (way before normal check-in times...which is fantastic) which meant a simple signature and i was on my way.
As parking is always at a premium in Sydney, I decided to option for the Valet parking, which was very reasonable compared to some of the more expensive chains. I was offerred multiple options by the Check-In agent - these girls are very knowledgeable and very very adept at their jobs and should be commended.
In terms of the room - I was already staying in a suite - however i was offered an upgrade at check-in, which i was not expecting - which is fantastic. The room was brilliant. Beds were amazing, pillow choices were superb - the second best - in my experience - and the quality of the room was very good. It was a little smaller than i would have expected for the cost - but this was definately offset by the superb location, and proximity to everything i needed to access - in particular the Entertainment centre across the road.
Breakfast in the morning, was fairly well priced - and very very tasty and fresh. It was actually a well put together tray - and the quantity was certainly adequate.
And most importantly of all........the airconditioning WORKS!!!! and works very well!!!
If you are looking for a good nights sleep close to everything that sydney has to offer (literally a 5 minute walk from darling harbour proper) ... this place is hard to go past. I will definately be coming back!
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zert Holiday Inn Darling Harbor
Great location........and the staff was very helpful and welcoming.
I've enjoyed both stay there. A little pricey, but maybe not for the area. I will probably check prices next time, but the quality of the location and staff was excellent.. Bathrooms were clean but in need of update.
March 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Blah1 Stay at another Holiday Inn Darling harbour
Firstly, it is difficult to find if you are driving.
The staff are not terribly helpful.No-one wanted to take ownership of the valet parking so I was left in the lobby for 10 minutes waiting for someone to take the keys.
Most disappointingly the hotel smells & it is dirty.
I have stayed for many years at Holiday Inn, CrownePlaza & Intercon. hotels all over the world but I am surprised this hotel meets the standard of a Holiday Inn.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barry1927 Another great experience
I stayed here for the fourth time last week. This is a fantastic place to stay. Very central to all places of interest. Great access to public transport. LOVED the buffet breakfast. I have no complaints at all!
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oldtimerlex Good for Darling Harbour
I have stayed at this hotel many times during trips to Sydney and generally this is a good hotel if you have business in the city or Darling Harbour, or want to visit chinatown.
This trip was rushed and I was in a lesser room but I know this hotel has good rooms. This room needed updating.
I encountered the pre-order minibar last time I stayed (about 14 months ago) and was OK with it that time because I was staying a few days for a conference and had time to personalise my selection, which was a plus. For a quick trip, however, it is annoying not to be able to grab a drink when you arrive late at night.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rob555 Great Location
My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a trip to Sydney staying at the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. We were not able to check in to our room on arrival but they kept our bags safe while we explored the city. Once we arrived in our room, the hotel provided us with a lovely bottle of complimentary Champaign and chocolate covered strawberries. The room was clean and comfortable but the bed was very uncomfortable although the pillows were delightful. We ordered room service on one night and it was delicious as was the buffet breakfast. Very fresh and tasty. Never having been to Sydney City we found that the location of the Holiday Inn is perfect, walking distance to many many restaurants, Paddy's Market, China Town, Museums, Sky Tower, City shopping, light rail, monorail, the wharf where we did day trips from and it is directly across the road from the Entertainment Centre. I feel the room rate was a little expensive but I guess that's to do with the locality. Overall we give an 8 out of 10.
February 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by streety disapointed
unhelpful non caring staff,breakfast expensive and no hot water for a cup of tea. Wouldn't stay there again or recommend to others looking for a central place to stay.
February 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snorter Comfortable bed & excellent service
We had a lovely stay, very relaxing & would recommend it to everyone. Staff were fantastic & very helpful.
February 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by streety unhappy customer
from the time we arrived we found the experience stressful,staff unhelpful,would not recommend.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kiwigirl Excellent value for price
We received an airline discount at this hotel and were very happy with the rate, location and the general condition of the hotel. We would be delighted to stay there anytime we have the chance to visit Sydney.
I would have given a higher rating but wish there had been an option of very good. Certainly for the price it was excellent.
We were there for such a short time that we did not have the opportunity to investigate any amenities.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fester Comfortable room and lovely staff.
We enjoyed another lovely stay at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. We were very impressed with the courteous and very patient staff at breakfast having to deal with a table of four very rude and demanding people. They were very professional and kept their cool. Well done guys and girls.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Houseboy Great place to stay downtown Sydney.
Front desk and staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location for a vacation to downtown Sydney. The mono-rail offered convenient and affordable transportation to acquaint us with the area. We (two married couples) stayed three night and all were pleased with the clean, comfortable rooms. Also liked Patty's Market next door for shopping. Sydney has a beautiful downtown area, too bad we live so far away (USA). Would definitely stay at this HI again.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geofff69 Great Location
A good quality hotel and very convenient location in Darling Harbour. Would stay again
February 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by consiter54 Convenient to major attractions of Sydney
We usually stay here when in Sydney. Its near most attractions and also close to rail/bus services. Rooms are very clean and also fairly soundproof. Even though you're in the city you don't hear lots of the noise. Have stayed in other city hotels and have been woken up by the street noise. Not at this hotel.
February 1, 2013