$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 4, 2014

Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

4 stars
68 HARBOUR STREET, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
19 reviews
Very good location and service

Very good location in Darling Harbour, with Chinatown shops and restaurants right around the... See full review

  • BlackberryVeloce
  • Jan 4, 2010
Stay

My experience at the hotel was excellent. I asked the employees for advice on places to go and how... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 5, 2009
Kids eat free at this comfortable hotel close to Darling Harbour

Holiday Inn at Darling Harbour occupies the interiors of Sydney's former Wool Store with 346 quiet rooms and suites in the center of the action. The historic hotel is positioned close enough to wander by foot to Sydney's best attractions, including Darling Harbour, Chinatown, the buzzing entertainment center, plus public transportation to beaches, shops and the airport. This family-friendly hotel welcomes business travelers and offers free meals for children.

Highlights
  • Kids eat free at Shipley's Restaurant
  • Close proximity to sightseeing
  • Near trains, monorails and ferries
Rooms

Simple, comfortable rooms are an ideal spot for guests to kick up their feet and relax after a long day. Vanilla linens, carpets and drapery blend with pale gray walls to whisper calm. Rooms have a small work desk with high-speed Internet (fees apply). Complimentary newspapers are offered daily. One-bedroom suites on higher floors include upgrades like flat screen TVs, robes and a lounge area. Laundry service is available (fees apply).

Features

Shipley's Restaurant features local cuisine with an ambiance reminiscent of Sydney's once powerful wool trade industry.  Massive iron beams guard a dining room where guests enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner--kids eat free! JB's Bar serves a casual pub lunch and dinner to the business set.

Guests have access to an offsite gym with fitness equipment, a sauna, whirlpool and steam room.

The hotel offers parking and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Monorail Metro Transport on Pyrmont Street (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Central Station Devonshire Street (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Sydney Airport (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
Attractions
  • Sydney Aquarium (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Pitt Street Mall (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Darling Harbour (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Sydney Cricket Ground (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Paddington Markets (3.3 mi/ 5.3 km)
  • Bondi Beach (5.6 mi/9.1 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Manly Beach (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
Business

  • Business center with courier service, copy, fax and printing  capabilities (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Secretarial services

Hotel Map

-33.8783 151.2033
Nearby airports
Kingsford Smith Airport, (SYD), 16.00, KM, S;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Children's activities
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Maid service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.1 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.3 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.3 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.5 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.1 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.3 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.3 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.5 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.8 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.1 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.1 mi
  • Customs House: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.3 mi
  • Government House: 1.4 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.5 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.7 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.1 mi

Dining

Shipley's Restaurant
Shipley's echoes memories of a bygone era when it was once a bustling Wool Trading Floor, today it is a modern and vibrant restaurant. Start your day with our Breakfast Buffet featuring a great selection of hot and cold temptations, fresh juices and tea a
JB's Bar
JB's Bar opens for lunch and dinner daily. Patrons can relax and unwind with friends or sit back and watch the passers-by in Darling Harbour. There are nightly beverage promotions as well as daily Chefs meal specials. Open daily from 11am.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
icekrystal
Business
dunedin, fl
Jul 20, 2009

vacation

1st time outside of USA. hotel is located in chinatown. The hotel was great, very clean and friendly. Prepare to do lots and lots of walking. All the restaurants near this hotel are chinese/japanese (there is a mcdonalds right next to this hotel, again, very expensive and just because it's mcdonalds doesnt mean the menu is the same as your country!)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

I just did not expect how expensive things would be (restaurants, traveling throughout the city). If you love chinese food this is the place to be if not, your gonna do some walking.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Highland Regiment
Business
Clydebank, Scotland
Jul 12, 2009

Good location, good value for money.

Pleasant, terrific housekeeping service, everything clean. Be aware of the internet charges. Ask. They are stiff. Plenty cheaper cafes near the hotel. Worth the money, no problem going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty excellent dining, especially if you like chinese

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carrie the traveler
Business
Syracuse, NY
May 21, 2009

Very accommodating and great price

The overall stay at the hotel was very good. The staff was extrememly welcoming and very accomodating. The only thing was that the food wasn't the best; it was ok...but the scrambeled eggs were very watery for the breakfast buffet. The great location made up for it. It was a short walk to the Harbour with many restaurants and attractions. I'd definitely reccomend the hotel to someone and stay again myself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Paddy's market is just a short walk, 2 blocks, away were you will find pretty much anything. Great Australian souveniers at great prices.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
May 5, 2009

Stay

My experience at the hotel was excellent. I asked the employees for advice on places to go and how to get there and received much assistance. Some of their insight even helped me to take a different destination thta I'm quite certain I actually enjoyed more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
May 4, 2009

great location

The hotel was in a great location. There was alot of dining and shopping a short distance away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bardstown, KY
Mar 9, 2009

Awesome Darling Harbor

The location was great. There were so many sites to see just around the hotel area. We were within walking distance of Darling Harbor, many restaurants, the monorail, ferries, shopping - everything was just so convenient. The staff and concierge service was above reproach. They were professional, friendly, and helpful in every way. The hotel was easy to get to by shuttle from the airport, and a shuttle was available at the hotel to take us back to the airport. If we get a chance to return to Sydney, this would be an ideal place to stay. Very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Darling Harbor was only about a 10-minute walk from the hotel and offered numerous attractions, shopping and dining opportunities.

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 27, 2008

Great food

This hotel is on the edge of China Town. Every night was a new experience. Sidney can be very pricy. Food in this area was affordable. Shopping in Patty's market is your best value for getting Australian presents cheap. It is right across the street. There is also a McDonalds. If you hold your computer in the right direction or go use it in the vestibule you can get on ther free McD wifi and save yourself the 55cents a minute charged by the Holiday Inn It is an easy walk to Darling Harbor. The Maritime museum is a well worth visit and is also free .You need to book on the internet or the rooms will cost losts more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 27, 2008

Excellent location

The Holiday Inn Darling Harbour was an excellent hotel within a very great location. It is right in the Darling Harbour location with great resturants and shops all within walking distances.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

very short walk and great location.

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Review of Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 21, 2007

Solid American Standard

I was satisfied by staying in The Darling Harbor Holiday Inn maybe because I got what I needed and what I had expected. Inside of the hotel, I could not find any differences with any Holiday Inn hotel in US. Although it located in fact in Sydney?s Downtown. I got high speed Internet access that however could be less expensive (27 AUD per day if unlimited or 0.5 AUD per min). Finally, very good location of the hotel was the most important its advantage for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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