Old Sydney Holiday Inn Hotel

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Old Sydney Holiday Inn Hotel

4 star
55 George Street - Sydney - New South Wales - 2000 - Australia Hotel Website | | 61 2 92520524
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Well worth a visit

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent location when we were dropping off in Sydney during our 'round the world trip. 1st night (23rd Dec 2004) no roof top swimming facilities apart from magnificent rooftop view of 17 story cruise ship leaving @ 21:00 with an enormous firework display out on the harbour river. Having booked a harbour view room the absence of said vessel gave us a much better scenic view post departure!
All facilities open on return c. 06/01/05 and enjoyed a swim & jacuzzi on the roof. Service excellent; location ideal if one has only a limited time in SY because prime sites are on the doorstep and just behind the hotel is a comprehensive if a tad touristy but comprehensive market for those presents that one has to get for mother before setting off back home.
Reception very competent, luggage chaps very helpfull given restrited vehicular access to hotel entrance and the young fellow running the bar in the lobby a credit to the etablishment. Taxi to SY Int c. AU$30 half an hour but that was on a Saturday morning; perhaps 15 minutes extra when running against the rush hour traffic week days.
Holiday Inn - they really should change their name because this is a hotel giving good quality in an ideal location for short stay visitors; perhaps UK standards reflect upon the the title in Australia for UK peeps.
Do recall sticky floor at breakfast but even being 1st there (early start 07:00) could not fault menu, plates or cutlery etc. Perhaps previous correspondent was there on an off day. Can't comment on restaraunt as we utilised the excellent restaurants and bars in the locality.

Jonathan Williams & Jan Richardson

t The Name Put You Off

from A TripAdvisor Member
Initially we were worried about staying at a Holiday Inn but the hotel is perfect for exploring Sydney. Cannot profess to have tried the restaurant but the location and willing to help of the staff is something I shall always remember and I can certainly recommend this to others who are looking for a great hotel in a great location.

Excellent location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent location in the Rocks area. The Saturday market is just outside the front door. Short walk to Circular Quay/Harbour Bridge/Opera House.

Views from the rooftop pool area were superb.
Our room was clean and pleasant.

However, the service at breakfast was poor (no plates, bowls, messy service area and sticky floor!)

We were also unlucky as we arrived to find that the shop below the first floor was being (very noisily) renovated and were allocated room 101 above the shop - the noise and vibration of the drilling was incredible! We refused the room and they gave us another on the third floor - this too was very noisy as it overlooked bins (emptied daily) and a restaurant.

Overall this is a good choice of hotel if you manage to get a quiet room!

LOVED the Old Sydney Holiday Inn

from Leonorew
The Old Sydney Holiday Inn was a great value, with a perfect location in "The Rocks" and a friendly and service-oriented staff. Rooms with harbour view are a little more, but, with all rooms, the view of the harbour from the rooftop pool/sauna/hot tub is spectacular. On weekends the fabulous Market in the Rocks is just outside the door, and yet the hotel lobby is an oasis of calm, with a nice bar and bartender! The walking tour of the Rocks is not to be missed!!!!

ve soundproofed!

from gasman
This was the third time we've stayed at this hotel, our favourite in Sydney. Location and ambience just can't be beaten and it's pretty reasonably priced for where it is too.

We booked two rooms for four nights, and were given two interconnecting rooms as requested on the first floor overlooking George St. We were aware of some noise on the first (Thursday) night, but it didn't really bother us. The following night (Friday) was unbearable though, like being on the starting line of the Indy 500. We couldn't be moved as the hotel was full. They did give us earplugs! Didn't quieten down until 2am.

The following day management transferred us to the Sydney Intercontinental - a far more upmarket hotel, but not quite as good a location and a ridiculously overpriced breakfast. We'll return to the Old Sydney Holiday Inn in the future, but will inquire about the soundproofing first (which apparently they are in the the process of doing something about)

Quality Hotel in quality location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here whilst visiting Sydney.

Upon checking in found the staff very helpful, extremely courteous and friendly and nothing was too mjuch of a problem for them.

The Executive room i had was spacious with a good view of the Harbour Bridge.

Best views of Cicrular Quay can be found by going upto the rooftop pool. It is breath-taking.

the bar inside the hotel is ok whilst small and the range of berverages extensive.

I would have no problem recommending this hotel to anybody as i will stay here again the next time i visit Sydney.

Fantastic Location, First Rate Staff!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in September and found it incredibly well located, nicely appointed, and with a fantastic staff. Little extras like free Internet in the lobby and a gigantic b-fest buffet (extra charge) made staying here very pleasant.

Though this hotel does not have a gym, the do have an agreement with another hotel in the area , which allows you to purchase day passes to a gym in the city.

Our room had a spectacular view of the Opera House and the Bridge, which brings me to the ONLY negative of our experience. A very high level of street noise, that even double glass and ear plugs couldn't overcome entirely. Though the walls are very thick and we had absolutely no "hotel noise', there was a fair amount of honking and street rowdiness. If you are a light sleeper I would request a room in the back, I think you would be fine. I loved this hotel and for us, waking up in the morning and seeing the Opera House outside of the window was a fantastic thrill!

Loved this hotel

from atcer28
Stayed here October 2004 and would highly recommend. Excellent location within a few minuted walk of circular quay and the rocks.

We were given an upgrade to an executive room on arrival. When we realised it was a smoking room staff were very helpful offering to change the room or send up an air purifier. The room was great with a nice wooden blinds and black out blinds although the bathroom was a little small. The TV was huge.

The rooftop pool has great views of the harbour. The pool and spa were good. The breakfast in the morning was good value for money. The bar is also good with good value food and drinks and a very helpful barman.

I would definately stay here again.

great for first-time visitors to Sydney

from radio71
One of the best Holiday Inns anywhere. Location superb for first-time visitors to Sydney. Restaurant quite good; breakfast excellent and a great value if you buy it in advance. Rooms spotless. Unique wedge shape of hotel is modern, yet inviting. Bar with fireplace in lobby is a nice touch. Free internet service in lobby. Shower in room fantastic. Staff friendly. And again: excellent location for tourists. Simply perfect for first-time visitors to this large, slightly overwhelming city.

Awesome Accomodation and Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Old Sydney Holiday Inn was beautiful! The location was unsurpassed, located in the heart of "The Rocks" there are numerous Caf├ęs and Pub's up and down George Street. A short walk to Circular Quay makes this location perfect for tourists that don't want to depend on a rental car or their ability to read and follow a map to get where they are going.

The views from the rooftop pool are almost as good as the location, with views of the Harbor Bridge, and the Opera House you may not want to leave the hotel at all!

I give it all of 3 1/2 stars!

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Other names for Old Sydney Holiday Inn Hotel

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  • old sydney holiday inn
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  • Address: 55 George Street - Sydney - New South Wales - 2000 - Australia
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