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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on a recent trip. Having never been to Sydney it seemed a safe option. On arrival the construction outside is off-putting. I know it's not their fault and there's lots of work going on around Sydney. Have to say though, it didn't disrupt our stay. We arrived early after a long flight . Room wasn't available but they...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK, so it is a four star Holiday Inn, and not a five star, but our bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, room very clean, breakfast excellent (although the restaurant where b/fast is served is quite noisy with lots of hard surfaces), and staff friendly.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to stay with Holiday Inn Darling Harbour which I have not done so before, as I am usually assigned to Four Points by our corporate administrator. Anyway, made the change and I am glad I did. The location of this hotel is simply marvelous as I was just within 5 mins walk to the Darling Harbour. The services provided...

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear sgbunnies2005, Thanks so much for sharing your recent experience with us and your great trip to Sydney. We appreciate that you enjoyed so much being with us here at the hotel. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and experience around the area which is awesome. You can also enquire our staff members about any questions you...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is a no-frills hotel. There were many tour groups staying there, so the small lobby is crowded a lot. It was always easy to obtain a taxi, but just walk a block and you are in Chinatown with some great food. There is massive construction going on just across the street, but I did not...

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear MilwaukeeCol, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us here. We apologise for the construction work and other inconveniences caused whilst you were with us. You are correct about the fact that we are just next to Chinatown and there has so much to do, see and experience around the area. Thanks for stay with Holiday Inn Darling...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed in the room that we were offered at first - having paid for an "extra night" so that we could check in before 9am after a long flight we expected better than a ground floor room looking into a back alley covered in graffiti. Getting a reasonable room took a bit of persuading the staff to change...

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Ian A, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry that we have made you feel so much inconvenience whilst you were with us. Our check in time is 2PM and we are sorry that you needed to pay an extra night for check in before 9. Unfortunately, we are not located next to the harbour side...

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the hotel does not have car parking, so you need to plan your trip accordingly. Secondly, it is about a KM from the Darling harbor. Breakfast was OK, I stayed there for 2 weeks and almost it was the same menu all through my stay. View from the room is not that great as some construction is...

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Jayamurugan N, Thanks so much for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour and providing your honest feedback with us. We value your feedback. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide our guests with hotel onsite parking. It's only a few minutes walk to the water side of the Harbour. We are sorry that you felt the long...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel four night while touring around Sydney. Good location and within walking distance to Darling Harbour, restaurants and shopping. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city center yet good access with bus and train close by. Our window looked at the office building next door.

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Susan S, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us. It's wonderful that you loved the location of our hotel and enjoyed the easy access around Darling Harbour. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again on your next visit to Sydney. Kind Regards, Daniel Wang Marketing Executive Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

south staffs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK hotel but a little way from the center of things. Smack in the middle of Chinatown. Big building works opposite the front at present.No pool or outside area. Would stay closer to things if staying again.

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear joebloggsSouthStaffs, Thanks so much for providing your feedback with us. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the location of our hotel and felt the inconvenience of your stay. Actually, there are so many attractions around our hotel to be checked out that our guests love to do. Thanks for staying with Holiday Inn Darling Harbour and we hope...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed one night with a friend for a sydney, Very expensive for a very basic room, twin beds were very small, absolutely no frills. No items in minibar, furnishing old and dated. Everything was clean. didn't have free wifi, for the price we paid, not satisfactory.

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear Majella M, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We feel sorry that you weren't satisfied about your experience with us. Actually, we are running a refurbishment coming soon this year and we hope that we can better accommodate you on your next stay with us. As for the wifi, we offer complimentary to IHG member (free to join),...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in sydney the location of this hotel is good ,close by to many attractions, the service and the staff very cordial and helpful, we had booked 2 rooms for our family and enjoyed our stay, the breakfast was up to the mark..visited some yearts back

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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear 69pram, Thanks so much for sharing your honest feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your trip to Sydney and visited many attractions. It s so awesome to have you back after a few years. Thanks for finding the great convenience of our hotel location and our staff very supportable and helpful. We wish you all the...

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney has to offer on its doorstep. A heritage listed former Wool Store cloaks the northern wing of the hotel in history. Situated in the southern end of Sydney's central business district, the hotel is ideally positioned to allow you to make the most of your visit to Sydney. Take a leisurely stroll through Darling Harbour with its many attractions. The vibrant Chinatown and Latin Quarter are close by and the Qantas Credit Union Arena is right across the road. You can walk to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theatres and shopping complexes. For something a little different, board a ferry or the light rail for sightseeing. Trains and buses to Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct and Circular Quay are nearby too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Address: 68 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: $193 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 4*
Number of rooms: 346
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn
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#72 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Dont take the first one you are offered.”
 of 5 bubbles 420iana, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room at front of hotel for a better view.”
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“Ask for quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles joebloggsSouthStaffs, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the 10th floor”
 of 5 bubbles 69pram, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are better. Building going on across the road so rooms at the side or back of hotel better while this happens.”
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