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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 613 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First Class Comfort just like we needed everything was customer oriented giving us the feeling of being looked after. March 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Lack of recognition for a Platinum Member was disappointing. As a frequent user of Holiday Inn and Intercontinental Hotels in the Middle east and Asia where loyalty is recognized, the casual reference to having been room upgraded was patronizing in the least. The room was average but obviously not an upgrade of any significance and there was no invitation to an executive lounge. Overall I would not look to Holiday Inn Australia unless I was convinced otherwise that this was a unique experience. March 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cowooion First time visit to Sydney - Hotel in ideal location for seeing the sites. The staff very friendly and helpful when asked a question but felt they could have offered more advise before being asked eg. Only foundout throu another quest that umbrellas were available for use cos when we were there had three days of rain. Also comfy armchairs only in open plan lobby. Breakfast excellent, set you up for the day. March 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great view and excellent location We stayed for 5 nights in February and can recommend the hotel, especially its excellent location and great view after upgrading to a room on the 6th floor overlooking the Opera House. The hotel is a little dated in comparison with more modern hotels but is comfortable, clean and provides good service. The rooftop pool was an added bonus. March 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Location, location,location Great location and access to Circular Quay. Very comfortable. March 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great location The Hotel is in a great location but our room was on the second floor facing the street and it was very noisy with traffic, the nightclub across the road and taxi stand just beneath our window. We were disappointed that we had paid full price 4 weeks in advance, and were still given this very noisy room. March 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location Having stayed before this was our first choice for a one night stay on our way from the UK to a cruise leaving from Sydney. Having flown from Heathrow to Singapore, Singapore to Sydney all we wanted was a comfortable bed. We arrived at 15.25 only to be told our room was not ready - not what we wanted to hear. Another lesser value room was found - very bland but with a bed - great. As compensation we were offered a bottle of sparkling wine which was delivered immediately - great but it was open when delivered not exactly what we wanted to drink then - a few hours later after a sleep would have been great. Overall the location is great but the hotel needs to be more aware of customers needs. March 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Stayed 5 nights in new year. Excellent location but having stayed at so many different IGH hotels around the world was a little disappointed with our room. Very small and noisy late at night and early morning. As platinum member we were offered no upgrade which was also disappointing. Pool was very poor and with very old beds so didn't bother using. However, it's a great base and our room was immaculate. March 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful This hotel has a great location in Sydney. The breakfast was a nice way to start the day. Everything was great at and with the hotel. The location could not have been better. March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ideal position for tourists We found this hotel ideal for someone getting off a cruise ship and wanting to see the sights of Sydney. Most things are within walking distance, the buses /ferries/ taxis are easily available and good restaurants in the area. Also ideal for The Rocks Markets. March 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location We were very pleased about the exellent locatin, just in front of the Opera house and nearby to all other turistic locations in Sydney. February 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OK Noise from the street at night and rubbish bins being emptied in the lane way. Had to find a trolley and take our own luggage to room and bring down. (poorly staffed) February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good situation in the heart of thé Rock An good experience in an hotel with a wonderful emplacement just at the foot of the Barbour Bridge and in the heart of the Old Sydney. No noise, beautiful night, good breakfast, I will come again. February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best location The location is unbeatable and the hotel has character. Staff was a little inexperienced when it came to billing and over charged twice but very friendly and otherwise helpful land accommodating. February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fantastic location, facilities and staff Location central to everything we wanted to do. Facilities like washing machines, pool and jacuzzi brilliant and view from top of hotel phenomonal. Staff always friendly and helpful 2nd time here and will be back again February 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by very comfortable room, excellent service A very good place to stay in a vibrant area of the Rocks, close to the Opera House and easy walking distance for the main shopping areas in Sydney. Great views from the top of the Hotel and a good place to sit and relax or swim. Hotel staff exceptional, warm and welcoming. February 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Position,Position,Position! This hotel is set in the heart of the Rocks and close to everything Sydney Harbour has to offer! The staff are very friendly, helpful and can offer great advice on the best restaurants in the area. Our room , while a little dated [small aged bathroom] was looking straight over the harbour towards both the bridge and the Opera House, and on our first morning we were welcomed by the sight of the Queen Mary 2 right opposite our window on the 6th floor! Only downsides to this gem is the lack of a restaurant which serves dinner and the cost of parking, but when you are in an iconic area like the Rocks, this would not put me off staying again or recommending it to friends. Loved my stay for our 30th wedding anniversary, be back soon. Thanks Peter. February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Property This is an old world property that has great concepts. The property is great and the staff is even better. Management and staff were phenomenal. All were courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Every member we were in contact with went beyond the required level of support. I would be more then happy to provide more detailed examples of the fine services that we experienced so that management could reward specific staff. It was an honor to be at this property and of the over 100 IHG properties that I have stayed at, this is in the top five. Just a great place to stay. February 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good stopover We stayed at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney for three nights prior to a 2-week cruise, and the location could not have been better. The Rocks is to Sydney as Georgetown is to Washington, DC -- a fun, interesting, exciting place, close to shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel is a bit old and frumpy, they really need to replace the sad, tired furniture in the lobby, and the tables and chairs in the breakfast restaurant are like something out of a Dickens novel -- absolutely dreadful. But, we were treated well, the front desk staff were very helpful (thanks for the tip about the Chinese Gardens!) and the hotel is what it is, a Holiday Inn, not a Fairmont. Sydney prices being what they are, this was a good jumping off place for a trip that we knew was going to be expensive. As long as you're not looking for grand style it's fine. February 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful pool view! Absolutely fantastic pool view!!! Great view on Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House!!! Unfortunately we received a bothersome call at 2:20 in the morning, but staff were unable to find out where this call came from... it bothered our week-end unfortunately... However we really enjoyed our stay in this hotel overall! February 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Old Sydney exceeded our expectations. Upon arrival we were greeted by the most helpful reservations clerk who kindly offered us an upgrade at fair rate and an early check-in. Our room had nice views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Location was perfect just a stroll to Circular Quay, walk to the Opera House. Most pleasant stay, comfortable beds, value for money, great views from pool deck area, close proximity to various restaurants, George St shops and access to ferries and buses at your door step. February 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 I AM A PRIORITY MEMBER AND I WILL NOT USE ANYMORE HOLIDAY INN After my experience at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, I will never go again to Holiday Inn. Check out date: 9th February 2014 The Customer Service was very poor. I will always remember it. I write an email with my complaints. Never got any answer. February 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff, great location, terrible old rooms The staff are fantastic. The location, perfect. The rooms are very clean, but some are so old and poorly renovated. They're noisy, with bathrooms the size you'd expect on a boat and decades-old air conditioning that's manual, not electronic, meaning you get freezing, or warm... Not very comfortable at all. And most surprising from this hotel is getting room service delivered (cold) in a doggy bag? Not what I've come to expect from Holiday Inn. Again, the staff and service are really great. Just a very old hotel, that hasn't been updated in many, many years. February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Location,location The hotel provided an excellent location for us, we had tickets to a show at the Opera House. The accommodation was very comfortable, with a great view over the Rocks and Circular Quay area. Our two night stay was enjoyable with all leisure activities being a short picturesque walk away. February 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Location good hotel needs upgrade Location great. Hotel in serious need of refurbishment. Lobby furniture old and dirty. Staff very helpful but hotel needs worked on. February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location, comfortable rooms This is my first choice for accommodation in Sydney. I love the location. The rooms are clean and comfortable. And the breakfasts are great: good value and an impressive array of fresh foods to choose from. I especially enjoy making my own juice from the selection of fruits and veggies on offer. February 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lovey stay at the Rocks Great location was nice and comfortable, pool slightly smaller a than the pics, loved walking with a different cruise ship every day outside, Would defiantly recommend staying again. February 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Polite, efficient and helpful staff Fabulous location...great views. We walked around the local markets, shops and galleries. Walked across to Circular Quay and took one of the many ferries to Watsons Bay and walked to SouthHead...what a great morning! Ate at Doyle's fresh seafood restaurant before the trip back. Found the hotel staff very helpful not only did they recommend some good places to see and dine but also provided a map and clear directions. Our room was clean and the bed very-comfortable. The rooms were small and facilities not easy to use. Not enough space In the bathroom for toiletries etc and difficult to use tea and coffee shelf space close to a power point. Having to bend to get the cups etc from a low position was difficult as I have limited movement in my back. However, one doesn't go on holidays to spend hours in a room so overall I think the location and staff attitude win out over facility. February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect. This has to be the most perfect location in the rocks of Sydney. Absolutely majestic view from the poolside roof. I happened upon a stay and breakfast deal and was absolutely blown away by the quality of the breakfast. Including made to order cooked dishes, freshly prepared juice bar, to accompany all the usual. Staff were terrific.. February 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A good hotel in a great location If you are used to the Holiday Inn brand you will immediately feel at home here. Go into the front doors of the hotel, from the old part of Sydney, and you enter a giant atrium - a huge hall from ground floor to the skylights 8 floors up gives a feeling of space and light. The rooms are reasonably sized, with large comfortable beds. Our room looked over to Circular Quay so the view was right for me - ferries coming and going, even an exotic cruise ship. But you don't come to Sydney to sit in your room as the city is built for strolling around and the weather generally facilitates this. The usual facilities a traveller/guest requires are here. There are plenty of toiletries in the bathroom, which has shower and bath (although the bath seemed to be on the short side for anyone over 6' tall). There is a nice sized fridge in the room and for me the good thing was it wasn't filled with overpriced mini bar items, so there was room to put in your own refreshments. Hotel decision makers must be getting the message that for most people a mini bar is not a priority but a fridge most certainly is in a hot place. Staff here are friendly, welcoming and professional - which is as it should be. Breakfast is of the familiar hot buffet style with a chef on hand to sort out eggs for you. Tea/coffee is self service but the machine delivers (nearly) boiling water so you can make a decent pot of tea. The breakfast costs 29 A$ but you can get a small discount if you book the night before. There is a swimming pool on the roof but I've never tried it - much better to catch the ferry to Manley (14.60 A$ return) and show off your swimming costume on the beach. Overall, this is a hotel of a good standard in a great location at a reasonable price. I have stayed in the more luxurious (pricier) hotels in Sydney, but for me this strikes the right balance and I would recommend you to try it. A small niggle to be aware of concerns the shower, which is not thermostatically controlled but adjusted with separate hot and cold taps. This makes it a little difficult to get your personal temperature setting just right but I'm sure this will eventually be upgraded as the management at IHG always strike me as being progressive. February 3, 2014
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