Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JZorn Very Pleased
The hotel is right in the Rocks area and is in an old building updated with great view out the front. (usually) The international port is across from the hotel and when the cruise ships come in you lose your view of the Opera House and Circular Quay. Service at the hotel was great, front desk folks are very helpful There is a nice bar in the lobby for late night drinks if you chose or early morning coffee.
Down the street is a nice little sandwich shop for breakfast and lunch as well. We did take away breakfast sandwiches and coffee most mornings for $16 for both of us.
Great rooftop deck as well with pool and hot tub.
Would recommend this hotel for any stay and if we are in Sydney again would stay here.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
by Stunlis Great rooftop pool overlooking the Opera House and Harbor Bridge!
This was a great hotel for our short stopover in Sydney on our way to New Zealand. Took a train right to Circular Quay from the airport -20min- and walked about 8 min to the hotel. Fantastic location ,right in the middle of old Sydney with a great view of the harbor and Opera House from the rooftop pool! Great little restaurants around the hotel and on the water. The hotel booked us a cocktail cruise -5 min walk to the wharf- and we sailed around the harbor in an hour and a half...and it was fantastic! Would stay again. Only negative was no free wifi in the room and only 30 min /24 hours in the lobby- which should have come with the room for as much as we paid for it! Thought it could have been a little lower in price, but we still loved it there!
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jayel allround great hotel
our room was ready for us early on a public holiday - awesome !!!. the staff were absolutely brilliant *reception staff were very efficient and cheerful *breakfast staff were fabulous and friendly * housekeeping did an amazing job, the room was very clean and well maintained. will definately stay again. thankyou all.
February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chrissie13 Wonderful Hotel
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney after our wonderful cruise. You can walk from Circular Quay Cruise terminal to the hotel. It's situated in the Rocks, the oldest part of Sydney and a fabulous location. The room we had was very spacious and had all you required.
We highly recommend this hotel, especially for people who are going for a cruise.
February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great location
This hotel is in the perfect spot to enjoy Sydney harbor and the area known as the "rocks".
January 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paddy9 Great location, friendly staff, terrific breakfast
One night stopover from Perth on way to Central Coast for family wedding. Caught up with old friend who also stayed the night. Hotel fantastic location, close to pubs, restaurants, Circular Quay, everything in walking distance and taxis readily available out front next morning. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room fairly basic but had everything. Was entitled to room upgrade due to Platinum Priority, but as we wanted twin beds, unfortunately there were no better rooms....shame, maybe complimentary breakfast could have been offered instead, but no big deal. Little bar in foyer was great place for a nightcap. Breakfast next morning was sensational. Coming to Sydney again in March so will stay here again.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nikjo Great views
Comfy bed great views frm roof top enjoyed very much thank you
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElizabethD Comfortable and very good location.
Arrived in nearby Circular Quay Harbor by cruise liner, and we were able to walk to this hotel without the complication of waiting in taxi lines when our cruise ended..
Very good location in trendy Rocks area with great shops and resturants. Also could walk to most major city attractions or catch the ferry at terminal 2 blocks away.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moony Excelent spot , top breakfeast
Room was clean & tidy , ready early . Great possition for exploring the rocks & breakfeast was great & the staff great , yummy egg station too . Would recomend for anyone not want to spend a lot .
January 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeckyT Great location!
My husband and I stayed here for five nights. We loved that it was located right in the Rocks area, and that it was within walking distance of so many things (Bridge, Opera House). Room service (we ordered twice) was surprisingly good, and you seemed to get alot for the money you spent. Whenever we needed anything, they were very prompt. Loved the rooftop pool! The only negative was that they never seemed to be enough people working the registration desk. Every time we needed to talk to someone, we needed to wait 10-15 minutes.
January 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by danfromdownsouth Crazy good views from the roof
Booked 2 executive king rooms. Check-in was prompt and friendly. There was a small bit of confusion about my second room, but it turned out that they'd already checked me into one of the rooms because I was a priority member. Bit of a heart starter for a moment :-)
Decent views from the rooms - partial view of the opera house from one (when the BIG cruise ships weren't docked), partial view of the bridge from the other. Stunning views of the bridge and opera house from the rooftop pool though.
Very good location, only a 10 minute walk to circular quay ferries and trains, 20 minute walk to the opera house. The double decker sightseeing bus stops right out the front and there's a taxi rank out the front too. Heaps of restaurants within a 10 minute radius - try the Pork Knuckle from Lowenbrau!
Breakfast was awesome. This was my kids first experience of a big hotel buffet breakfast and Holiday Inn did not disappoint here.
If you like to have a beer or two after the kids have retired for the evening, make sure you visit a local bottle shop, the mini bar is empty and there's no alcohol delivery to the room after 11pm. I was surprised at the empty mini bar, but this is my first Holiday Inn stay, I guess that's what they do.
Checkout was smooth and hassle free, they were able to keep our suitcases in a room until we picked them up later on in the afternoon.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay and would visit Holiday Inn Old Sydney again.
January 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StuB I nighter
excellent property fantastic pool and room
Stayed 1 night before cruise 200m walk to OS passenger terminal.
January 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by etsac A Good Experience
We stayed here for one night in-between a returning Cruise and a long-haul flight. Just what we needed to get ourselves together before the next leg of the journey home. Sydney is a very expensive city, particularly with respect to hotel rates. The rates here were reasonable and 'middle of the road' at the time of our visit in January 2013.
Very calm atmosphere and very helpful reception staff.
The location was superb, being in 'The Rocks' and with the added bonus of market weekend. The place was buzzing but the hotel was an oasis of calm.
The hotel was typical Holiday Inn both in standard and facilities - we have used these hotels throughout Europe and never been disappointed. This hotel was no exception and we would thoroughly recommend.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by memo56 Optimal location, average room facilities
The location of the hotel is really optimal. We also had a partly harbor view. This was fantastic.
However, the bed mattress was too soft and actually a bit small for two persons. I think the bathroom should be renovated to look handsome again.
For a hotel in such wonderful location is a concierge a must. People were blocking the reception longly with their concierge-like questions.
The color of the wall in the entrance hall is kind of a dark yellow. I think it would look much better if it were a bright and vivid yellow.
These all are things one can overlook easily and focus on enjoying Sydney.
However, there was one thing though which irritated me. The reception borrowed the luggage scale to a guest without asking his/her room number. We had to wait on the scale nearly a full day.
Anyway, this all couldn't diminish the enthusiasm being at the Sydney Rocks :)
January 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NTO12 Old and New
It was a wonderful location, with all the pleasure of the old secrets of Sydney and the comfort of the new world. Definately recommend visiting a few of the pubs near by, and appreciating the roof top pool/views.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DebLe Excellent Service!! Friendly staff!!
My Husband and I have just returned from Sydney yesterday. We were visiting our daughter. We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights, including New Year's Eve. The fireworks display from the roof top was such an amazing experience. Our stay here was wonderful, rooms clean. Roof top pool area is small but we really didn't spend much time as busy sightseeing. The staff was very helpful and upon asking for our daughter, for a upgrade we were very pleased that we were upgraded. Thank you very much for a fantastic 7 night stay in Old Sydney. Debbie
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marz Great place to stay.
Enjoyed our stay.Great location,all amenities comfortable.
So easy to leave car for staff to park for you and know it is safe.
January 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CKCK Great location and excellent staff
We booked three rooms to accommodate our family and we all very impressed on the service and our rooms and breakfast .....nothing a problem to staff .....
January 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Armin Great Location
Best location for New Years Eve fireworks in the world.
Roof top of the old Sydney hotel with a glass of wine and the most beautiful view point.
January 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lisajayn Uncomfortable bed and no service
The staff were very unhelpful. The room was extremely small and not particularly clean. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
January 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ChloeS Clean room with basic amenities
The pool is dated and small, and becomes busy quickly. There is also no fitness room as was advertised in various reviews. The bed was comfortable and the room and bathroom clean.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fido40 Great service
The staff were all so helpful, friendly and very professional. Nothing was too much trouble.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morningstar45 A great hotel in a great location
If you want to be where it's at this is the place to be. The Rocks area is alive with music, food and people. Our room had a view of the opera house. Minutes away from the ferry terminal. Easy walk into downtown.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cali71 Great place to relax and play
This is a great location for transportation, history, walking, sights, etc !! It made us fall in love with Sydney, the Holiday Inn and the staff !!
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greggles Great room with a two views
The walking distance to most places, even the pubs, markets, harbour paths, places of interest.
December 19, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by warren51 Noisy location and tired decor
Very difficult to sleep after 2 am as a market was set up outside windows with LOTS of niose, shouting etc. Suggest asking for a high up room on harbourside of hotel. Rooms looking a little tired
December 19, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by richard27 Noise Levels
I know it was during the Christmas period but the level of noise encountered during my stay during the night was way above the level of noise expected anywhere this came from the front of the building, so if you are thinking of staying ensure you dont get a main road room.
Other wise - excellent location
December 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grezzles Superb customer service...fab location.
Situated in just the right spot for the whole of Sydney. All staff extremely polite and helpful (especially Sean). 24hr free cold water. Clean, comfortable and classy. And they found our left luggage!!
December 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SydneyMum Best location ever
I would happily recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney. It is possibly the best value hotel in such a prominent Sydney location. The hotel inside and the rooms could really benefit from a refurbishment but so long as you are not expecting luxury in these quarters I would say make the most of what the area has to offer.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred54 Great Location & Wonderful Service
Stayed at this property before and after sailing on a cruise from Sydney. The staff made us very welcome when we arrived after 24 hours of traveling from the U.S. Accomodations were excellent. Location was within walking distance of our ship when we left for cruise. Location was also right in the middle of the Rocks and had plenty to offer. Breakfast buffet was excellent. I would highly recommend thic property to anyone travelling to Sydney.
December 13, 2012