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Holiday Inn Old Sydney

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My wife and I decided on a night in the city at the Holiday Inn next the the Rocks Market, all the Staff at the Hotel were very helpful and looked after us very well, good breakfast choices. It is a great location for going to all the other attractions around the Rocks within walking distance.

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Peter C, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about our staff and breakfast offering. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Great place. Easy access to all I wanted to see. Pool and party area on the roof made for idyllic location. Friendly staff. Only problem was that I needed to book 2 rooms for my family. Wish there were different sized rooms. Would love to stay there in summer!

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Merridee, Thankyou for taking the time to review our hotel. We weer pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular the rooftop. The hotel has several different room categories available, perhaps the hotel was at a very high occupancy when you visited so there may have been a lack of alternate availability in room...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This hotel best feature is its location. It is just a short walk to the harbor where the Sydney Harbor Bridge dominates the view, and also provides a nice view of the Opera House a short distance away. Several small and upscale restaurants also dot the area close by. However, we found the prices way out of line for the...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Thor13, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the view from our rooftop which is provides a great space for any budding photographers! Thank you for sharing one of your pictures online with us. We weer also pleased to read that you enjoyed the hop on hop off...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel 3 weekends ago. This Holiday Inn takes advantage of Australia’s quality produce and it shows in the breakfast buffet which included a spread of fruits in season and juice station where guests can make their fresh fruit juice.(As usual I cannot help but compare the breakfast spread to the Paris and Boston branches. In both...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear RuStrongrr, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and apologise for any misunderstanding when you checked in. The team here have worked very hard over the past 2 years to keep improving our breakfast product which we are proud to say is one of...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We have spent one week exploring Sydney. Arrived late Thursday and settled into hotel. Perfect location in The Rocks. Fabulous restaurants close by including Caminetto Italian restaurant, directly behind the hotel, the upstairs bar/restaurant at the Orient hotel, the courtyard cafe, patisserie and great coffee at The Fine Food store. Visited Paddy's market then on way back to hotel, explored...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear holidaywithkids2011, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your review was very detailed and was a great read for anybody visiting Sydney looking for ideas on where to visit or where to eat. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Sydney. Wishing you safe future...

La Crescent, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

I only stayed here one night. I wish I could have stayed longer! The room was great. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. I was on the eighth floor so the view was good of this section of Sydney. The rooftop pool and spa were fantastic. What a great view of Sydney Harbor and the city! The desk reception...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Lilac59, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It was fantastic to red that you enjoyed your stay so much in Sydney as well as at out hotel. Thank you for your very kind words and in particular in regards to our staff. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Sydney some time...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located in the Rocks with a rooftop pool view to die for - which nearly happened incidentally on diving into a freezing cold shallow pool but that's another story.. Rooms perfectly serviceable but nothing to write home about. Very comfy beds and pillows and fabulously efficient staff. Would recommend and will stay again.

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear lavalampulie, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we were pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for awarding us with a five out of five score. In regards to the pool, we are just about to install a new heat pump which should boost our solar heating over the winter...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had four great nights at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney. The room was spacious and clean, and the bed comfortable. The view from the roof is fabulous and the breakfast is good value - we loved the juice maker and the scrambled eggs.

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Gavin L, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. Kind regards, Rob & Team Holiday Inn Old Sydney

Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying here and feel compelled to write a review now- instead of later. Rooms are clean and comfortable, no frills- but we are certainly not paying for frills in the great rate. Very affordable and very central- without being surrounded by traffic and hussle and bussle! The building itself is quite peculiar and interesting. We are in...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Sian K, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for posting a review whilst you were still in house. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive feedback about our staff is also greatly appreciated and will be shared with them. Thank you for choosing to stay with us...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you want a great & convenient Hotel to stay in and see all of Sydney, this is the place I would recommend, not too expensive & the rooms are well appointed they have everything to make your stay a pleasure, Close to the iconic Rocks area and Circular Quay Opera House & close to all other transport venues and...

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HMHIOldSydney, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Old Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Brian E, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel and for your loyalty. We are pleased to read that you and your family continue to return to our hotel. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. As you have noted in your review, our restaurant is only open for breakfast, however we have an all...

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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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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Banquet Room
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: $228 - $457 (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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