The Hotel is located across the road from the Entertainment centre.
There is a 24 hour McDonalds directly across the road if you feel like fast food.
It is adjacent to the Sydney China Town precinct.
The food in this area is so good and so many places to eat that I cannot mention.
It is a 4 minute stroll to the Paddys Markets. Markets that sell fruit, veg, meat, clothes and anything else you might want to purchase.
The markets are located below what is best described as a shopping centre with a supermarket, banks, bars, TAB and other specialist shops. There are some shops similar to factory outlets throughout Sydney and Brisbane. Great value and some good deals to be found.
The room was quiet.
I had a room overlooking the market building.
Internet was wired and around $20 per day.
In this age of Wifi etc - it should probably be complimentary.
The room had a queen size bed.
Large enough for me alone. For two people the room would be adequate and spacious as well.
The shower/toilet area is simple and does include a bath tub.
The toiletries provided were sufficient for the stay.
Check in and check out a relatively efficient process.
I ate one morning in Shipleys Restuarant. This is a buffet breakfast.
This was included in my room stay. Else the fee was $25 i think for breakfast.
I can say that it is overpriced. The restuarant is small and you may need to line up for a seat from around 7am - 8.30am.
The food was basic, the quality, ordinary and the selection very restricted.
The water had run out in the tea dispenser and when I asked could it be filled I received a strange look from the attendant which amount to "go away".
I think you could find some better options locally for the $25 they charge.
Overall the hotel is clean, great location.
Serviced by trains, buses, and the tram system.
You can board the tram and be at the casino in less than 10 minutes.
An easy 8 min stroll to be around the Cinema and Sydney Town Hall District.
- 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
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