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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this hotel, location is ideal. Such a short walk to circular quay, the staff were really friendly and helpful. Hotel restaurant had good food and reasonable prices too, definitely recommend staying here!

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear lj_0607, thank you for your lovely feedback, I am glad you had a great time with us enjoying our location, team and food. Hope to see you again! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Saint Albans, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no idea where to stay in Sydney as this is our first trip to Australia. The travel agent selected this hotel right near the bridge and opera, surrounded by pubs and restaurants. Despite being in a busy area, our room on the 8th floor was very quiet. The room itself was only adequate, but there was a terrific...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear PLUMBO, great to hear you enjoyed our location in the heart of The Rocks! Even better that you loved our breakfast and service by the team. I will share your feedback with the team, which they will be happy to her. Thank you again and we hope to see you again one day! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Marple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in an excellent location close to Circular Quay. Friendly staff, comfortable room and a delicious breakfast. The only thing I could possibly criticise is the bar, its very small with a complete lack of atmosphere. Having said that, the hotel is within walking distance of so many attractions that it doesn't matter a jot. I'd stay here...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Harry, thank you for your visit and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are working on jazzing up the restaurant and bar area - thank you for letting me know! Hope to see you again! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Fadden
Reviewed 1 week ago

As per usual, When staying at a Holiday Inn, I expect a certain standard of room and service. The Holiday Inn Old Sydney did not let me down. The staff were fantastic, service excellent and breakfast very good for the standard price with thew room. The rooms are getting a little dated, but that's OK, the location is fantastic. It's...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Gregory, thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay and our hotel. I am very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and had a great experience with our staff, service and breakfast. I will share your comments with the team and we hope to see you again! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the holiday Inn during our most recent visit to Sydney. It has a great location in the Rocks and very good, attentive staff. We will stay at the Hotel in the future. We had a deluxe room with a “harbor view,” which meant we looked at a series cruise ships during the day and the opera house...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear ERBfd, thank you for your recent stay with us and taking the time to provide this constructive feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the team looked after you well. I am glad you enjoyed the view as well as our breakfast buffet and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for...

Terrigal, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a city hotel, I expected a great location and an expensive bill. I got both. But did I get value? Not sure. While the Holiday Inn really does exist in a prime part of the Sydney CBD waterfront precinct, I'd be stretching the truth if I said it was the best place to stay. For starters, the (pre-booked and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised, not stayed at a Holiday Inn hotel before. Handy location, staff very helpful and value for money. The Rocks has so much to do, weekend markets are interesting with local handmade goodies.

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear AFM74, thank you for giving us a try! Great to hear you had a good time with us here in The Rocks and the team looked after you. We hope to see you again next time when you visit Sydney! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the rocks. Walking to circular quay, opera house and bridge. Room nice size. Part view of harbour bridge was nice Clean, staff friendly and helpful very convenient location for joining a cruise as walking distance to terminal

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear John, thank you for staying with us recently. I am pleased to hear you found our location convenient, we met your expectations and you found our staff friendly & helpful! Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel lives entirely on its location, next door to the International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. This enables it to charge $450 a night for what in reality are very average rooms (at least ours was). Our room (a Superior Double) was very small, tired, old fashioned and with a mini bathroom that would not look out of place...

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Simon, thank you for your constructive feedback and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our great location with its beautiful views. Yes, we are heritage listed and have some constraints in regards to keeping up with trends and designs. We keep working on improvements wherever possible and in the meantime put all our focus on customer service....

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel before and after a cruise. Easy walking distance to circular quay and passenger terminal. Friendly staff, good view from a very nice room. Excellent buffet breakfast and we tried the restaurant for an evening meal, price very competitive and good food, very well served. Would definitely use this hotel again if visiting Sydney

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Thomas Z, General Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear ruthl224, Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Nice you were able to enjoy our breakfast as well as dinner service. We do hope to see you again in the near future! Regards, Thomas Zinn General Manager

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Heritage Listed Holiday Inn Old Sydney is one of Sydney's little secrets,uniquely positioned between the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House within the iconic area of The Rocks. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the closest hotel to the Overseas Passenger Terminal providing a hassle free accommodation option pre and post cruise. The hotel is closely situated to the Circular Quay Ferry and Railway stations also providing easy access to Sydney Airport via the Airtrain. Each of our 176 guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flatscreen TV's, high speed internet access. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room. Stroll down the harbour-side promenade past the museum of Contemporary Art, to lively Circular Quay and experience an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. Here you can catch a ferry to Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo or enjoy a fabulous harbour cruise. Holiday Inn Old Sydney is only moments from the majority of Sydney's best attractions and a variety of great shopping options, including the Rocks Markets, Queen Victoria Building, Pitt Street Mall and Oxford Street. Experience spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the famous Harbour Bridge and the world-acclaimed Opera House from the famous Holiday Inn Old Sydney rooftop, equipped with heated outdoor pool and spa. Holiday Inn Old Sydney also offers a complimentary business centre with computer and internet access to keep you connected whilst away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Address: 55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $244 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Old Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Sydney
Old Sydney Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn
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#5 Green Hotel in Sydney
#42 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#43 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Choose a room above the 5th floor. Views of the bridge and terminal.”
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“Plenty of rooms with harbour views”
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“Ask for an upgrade and queen bed.”
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