I stayed for one night at the Intercontinental Sydney and have nothing but praise for the location, the staff, the service and my room. Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are just a few minutes by foot away, and the lovely Botanical Gardens are right across the street. It took me about 5 minutes to walk to the hotel from the Circular Quay rail stop after taking the train from the airport.
Check-in was easy and efficient, and my room was ready when I arrived at 10:30 a.m. The official check-in time is 3 p.m. so I truly appreciated the opportunity to leave my bags in my room instead of storage and to freshen up before looking around the city. Each staff member who I came into contact with from check-in to check-out was cordial and helpful. The concierge
staff was outstanding -- absolutely outstanding. They listened to me carefully and responded to my needs as an individual, rather than making "one size fits all" recommendations. Anytime I passed by a staff member, he/she greeted me and flashed a pleasant smile. I felt really welcome here.
My comfortable, quiet, immaculate 17th-floor room looked out on the city and botanical gardens. It had lots of space and held a king bed, window seats that could accommodate four people, a couch, a large desk with desk chair and side/end tables. The furnishings were in excellent condition. A push of a button sent night blinds over the huge window to darken the room and give privacy in the evening. Bathrobes, slippers, an ironing board and an iron, a safe, and a mini bar were a few of the amenities. The good-sized bathroom offered a tub with shower and fluffy towels. The neutral interior colors soothed and the carpeting appeared to be new. I especially appreciated the excellent lighting. And, yes there was a big flat-screen TV.
The 31st floor had a pool with a breathtaking view of the city and harbor as well as a fitness center, operated by a private concern but offered free to hotel guests.
Best of all, it was a fabulous value for me because I got a good deal on the room through Hotwire.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Sydney has been the luxury hotel of choice to meet, do business and unlock authentic experiences that make Australia's harbour city one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit. From its exceptional service and world-class facilities to luxury accommodation and rooftop Club InterContinental that overlooks Sydney harbour, it offers everything you need to make your time in the city count. With a total of 509 rooms and suites, 15 meetings and conferences spaces and dining options offering both seasonal fresh seafood buffet and a la carte dining, InterContinental Sydney caters for everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Sydney Intercontinental