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Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I stayed here for a week for a work commitment. The location was perfect as I was at the new convention center all week. The rooms and hotel quality are very basic and average. I would not choose to stay there if it weren't for work. The staff were pleasant but seemed bored and just doing a job. The restaurant...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel location is the deciding factor for me in choosing this hotel as it is only a ten minute walk to my client in Surry Hills. Furthermore, since the hotel is located in the middle of Chinatown, you should not have any difficulty finding a place to eat--hopefully you like Asian food. I was upgraded to one of the...

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

Dear AugustoMonteverdi, Thanks so much for taking your time posting your feedback here. We sincerely apologise to you on behalf of the hotel team and the hotel about your unsatisfied experience while you were with us. Your comments about the room condition and the service of our housekeeping team have been noted down and have been passed to our housekeeping...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel itself was very nice, staff were great and rooms a good size. I had booked two rooms, one king size for myself and a twin for my mum and friend. Both rooms were a very good size. Disappointed there wasn't anything in the mini bar - empty so you can fill it yourself! My bed was too soft...

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

Dear Gail M, Thanks so much for sharing your great feedback with us. We are sorry about the inconveniences caused of the minibar and the bed mattress. We hope this didn't make your stay so much hassle this time. Our friendly staff will always be there to support our guests in any kind. It's great to know that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great stay and close to ICC. Very friendly service. Walking distance to China town , CBD and Darling Harbour precinct. Rooms good. Bathrooms a bit old but in ok conditions. Will use again. Free Wifi. Car parking only available in park house next block. This is the only minus.

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

Dear Dirk H, Thanks so much for sharing your great feedback with us. It is so great that you enjoyed your stay here at the holiday inn darling harbour and enjoyed so much around this area. We apologise about the inconvenience of the car park of our guests staying in our hotel since we don't have any onsite parking. Thanks...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear CelticFire, Thanks so much for providing your recent stay feedback with us. It would be so excited to visit Sydney the very first time and would feel there are so much to see and explore in this great city. I apologise about the disrupted construction work, not enough of coffee sachets in your room and others in general that...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week 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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Daniel W, Marketing Executive at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, responded to this review

Dear STMinSydney, Thanks so much for taking your valuable time posting your feedback here. Our housekeeping team would be so thrilled to hear that you loved the bed and pillows and the comfy room. Thanks for pointing out your experience with the breakfast and we apologise that we didn't make you have a perfect stay with us this time. But...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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...

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $186 - $366 (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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#71 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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