InterContinental Sydney Hotel
Reviews - InterContinental Sydney Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Great rooms, great locationfrom NRT
Overall this is a great hotel worthy of it's 5-star rating. I used to stay at the Four Seasons (which is a fabulous hotel, and possibly a little nicer than the InterContinental). I'm not sure what the differences are in the rack rates between the two properties, but my corporate rate at the InterContinental is much less. For the price, I would choose the InterContinental.
Go somewhere else !!from Nigel69
I booked a club room over looking the botanical gardens which is what I got but the room was smaller than I expected.
The one good thing about this hotel is the view from the club lounge on the 31st floor. It is a very good view of the opera house and bridge but it is spoilt by a large appartment block in the middle.
Club facilities give you breakfast in the lounge but don't expect a full cooked breakfast it is more of an extended continental breakfast.
I had several problems during my stay - check in was late was told it would be 2pm and did not get into room until after 2.30pm and the water pressure was very poor so an engineer was called to fix. I had to vacate the room for another 2 hours while it was fixed.
At 5.30 pm was given access back to the room to find no change in the pressure.
Had to complain to the deputy duty manager who did arrange for new room a suite at the front of the hotel. This was impressive lots of space and according to the front desk only $115 more per night than the small room I had originally booked. If you do stay at this hotel fork out for a suite. You don't really need one with a view for you can get this from the club lounge much better.
Other problems were on day 2, cleaner insisted on access to the room at 9am even though I asked her to return later as I was not ready.
Was charged $300 on day one on the my account which was a mistake.
Later on that day I was charged $32 for mini bar which I had not used.
This hotel has just had a $30m refurb. Yes the hotel is nice but the service has been very sloppy and has left a bad taste in my mouth.
My recommendation to you would be to book the shangri-la in Sydney. It has a better view of the harbour and after staying at the superb shangri-la in singapore I would choose that next time as opposed to the intercontinental.
PS if you do stay at the Interc. and are staying club, you are allowed 1 guest to the lounge between 5.30 - 7.30pm free of charge which they do not advertise.
Heaven Here on Earthfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Club View!from intermodal
including an outside balcony. It provides a perfect view of the Harbour/ Bridge/Watson.s Bay. etc. The staff is young, energetic, friendly and very helpful (most are students at the Hotel University next to the hotel) Adam was particularly great, he seems to know everything going on in Sydney. Club Floor upgrade well worth the extra charge. Wonderful view, very good food, drinks, etc.
I would highly recommend this hotel for a Syney stay.
t be betterfrom GeorgiaDoug
room with Opera House and harbour views. This was absolutely the best experience we ever had in any hotel. The staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful.
Spring for the Intercontiental Club access. The views are stunning and the breakfasts and happy hours are well worth the additional fee.
Location, Location, Locationfrom tigerlily1
Loved the Intercontinentalfrom annjost
Terrible foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Loved it all!from bananabook
The location is great. The staff were so friendly, handling all our questions/requests efficiently and courteously -even giving us an umbrella to brave the torrential rain in. Champagne was delivered to our room as a gesture and congrats on our wedding. The hotel in general was spotless/well maintained and our room/bathroom was a stylishly decorated delight - quality, crisp bed linen, comfiest of duvet and pillows and a stunning view (even for a city view rate)! My husband wanted chocolate cake one evening after 10pm (!?) - the staff went out of their way to get him some (I personally would have told him where to go!). We had free internet access outside business hours. Breakfast was included in our rate as we had paid one night up front - we ate loads and stored up for much of the rest of the day - a great variety of food styles. The pool was quiet/empty so my husband could 'play' as much as he liked, whilst I relaxed poolside, taking in the top floor views, which were fab! We loved the hotel, our room, the service and have some thoroughly fantastic honeymoon memories of our time in Sydney. Of all the nice hotels around the world we stayed in on this trip, this one was our favourite (after Kewarra Beach where we had our wedding for sentimental reasons of course!).
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Other names for InterContinental Sydney Hotel
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- Address: 117 Macquarie Street - Sydney - New South Wales - 2000 - Australia
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