$151 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 18, 2014 Check-out: Aug 20, 2014

Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

4 stars
55 GEORGE STREET, THE ROCKS, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
11 reviews
Great Location--Decent Price

The hotel was decent. The location could not have been better for our trip. This Holiday Inn is... See full review

  • RosieH
  • Mar 17, 2014
Girls' trip

The location was great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived around 10 am but... See full review

  • had to get out of cold
  • Mar 15, 2014
Holiday Inn Old Sydney occupies both historical and modern buildings, and successfully blends international elegance and old world charm with an unbeatable location in the historic Rocks district. The Rocks is a uniquely historical Australian quarter, where you can eat in restaurants located in some the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney. Set only a street back from Sydney Harbour , Holiday Inn Old Sydney is just a short stroll from the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House , and hence ideally located for an unforgettable Sydney experience. Circular Quay is only just a few minutes' walk from the hotel, you can catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour to view local and exotic wildlife at Taronga Zoo or over to Manly beach. Native plants are on show at the 30-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens, located 300 metres away and stylish boutiques in the surrounding cosmopolitan Rocks precinct. Climb the outer arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge, metres away, for stunning views across Sydney. Arrive at Holiday Inn Old Sydney from Sydney Airport, only 15km away, and take a short 10 minute stroll to the citys central business district, or the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, just 20 minutes away. Wireless Internet is available from your guest room, our Lobby Lounge Bar and the rooftop terrace. They say a picture paints a thousand words and, by day or night, there a magnificent views of the worlds most stunning harbor from the attractive rooftop pool and spa.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Cribs available

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Hotel Map

-33.858 151.2089
Nearby airports
Kingsford Smith International Airport, (SYD), 13.00, KM, SE;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.3 mi
  • Government House: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.3 mi
  • Government House: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.9 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.9 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 1 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Australian Museum: 1.2 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 1.2 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.3 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.4 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.5 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Belmore Park: 1.6 mi
  • University of Technology: 1.8 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 2 mi
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.2 mi
  • Taronga Zoo: 2.3 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.4 mi
  • University of Sydney: 2.4 mi

Dining

Playfair Terrace
Playfair Terrace opens from 6 am daily for breakfast only.
Lobby Lounge Bar
Holiday Inn Old Sydney's Lounge Lobby Bar is the perfect location to realx and unwind after a day of discovery. Opened 7 days a week from 10am, guests can choose items from our dining menu including local and international fare.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RosieH
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Mar 17, 2014

Great Location--Decent Price

The hotel was decent. The location could not have been better for our trip. This Holiday Inn is located in the less frenetic part of Sydney the historical Rocks. It is also a walk across the street to The Quay and a quick few blocks to the Sydney Harbor Bridge. A real plus is the rooftop pool and patio giving views of the city. Bed was comfortable. Rooms seemed to have had fresh paint. HVAC for room could be updated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Vintage Cafe back through Nurses Lane. Great Tapas.

Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
had to get out of cold
Houston, Tx
Mar 15, 2014

Girls' trip

The location was great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We arrived around 10 am but they stored our bags and delivered them to our room before we came back for the evening. The only complaint is that the room temperature could not be controlled by individual rooms. The vent blew cold air non-stop, and I was very cold in the room. (But for some people, it may have been the right temperature)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fussy American
Arizona, USA
Aug 14, 2012

Double billed me!

AWFUL front desk staff -- inattentive and irresponsible. A full 2 months in advance I pre-paid over $1100 for 5 non-refundable nights. Upon check-out, front desk staff ended up charging me again -- another $1200 with exchange rate -- even though I showed them my netbook with my paid-in-full receipt. Incompetent staff to the MAX. Plus, front desk also had worthless evening concierge named James, who cluelessly came up empty-handed with a simple request related to the sport of golf. BTW, my request was handled without sweat by a concierge at a NEIGHBORING hotel -- even though I wasn't even staying there. Moreover, AVOID this Holiday Inn -- it is staffed by bumbling & thoughtless kids, instead of competent hotel professionals.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay up George Street at the Four Seasons instead -- it'll save you all the time and trouble of trying to reverse the double room charges and shameless indifference of the bungling front desk staff at the Holiday Inn.

Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jofran
Richmond Surrey
May 14, 2012

short visit for a wedding

Fourth visit. Excellent location and good value for central Sydney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LexPlay
Boston, MA, USA
Mar 19, 2012

Roof Pool with Best View Around

This Holiday Inn was better than others I have stayed in. The rooftop pool with the view of the Opera House, downtown skyline, and Harbor Bridge is unbeatable. The front desk was helpful and friendly. I considered eating at the bar one night when I was a little too tired to go out. Reconsidered when she told me the burgers were pre-cooked patties. Also, no exercise room but then again this does not seem to be a popular concept in Australian hotels as it is in America. Room was clean and comfortable and the Rocks is a neat location- close to lots of attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RRMK
California, USA
Mar 14, 2012

Great Location

Located right near the Sydney Bridge, wanted to walk the bridge. Only took 5 minutes to walk to the entrance of the bridge. Great views from the pool area too

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Old Travellers
London, UK
Jan 31, 2012

Great Location

The location was ideal, right next to Harbour bridge and Circular Quay for picking up ferry's, hop on & off city tour stop just across the road and train station 5 minutes walk. Hotel itself is a little tired and room fairly small but had everything we needed and did not spend much time in it as so much to see in Sydney so did not think it mattered that much. Breakfast very good a great buffet selection.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Jacksonville, Florida
Aug 15, 2010

The not so good, but there were some plu

Were able to walk downtown, close to Opera house and bridge, several good eating establishments. Room in bad location even though we made reservations back in March. Had to walk to far to get to elevator. Bathroom wall dirty. Great hotel for closeness but would not recommend unless clients get a lot better room location than the alley. Garbage trucks two mornings, pressure washing of alley one morning, 4:30am, noise from setting up arts and crafts show on Saturday. No information on hotel in room, did not know about dining, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Jacksonville, Florida
Aug 15, 2010

The not so good, but there were some plu

Were able to walk downtown, close to Opera house and bridge, several good eating establishments. Room in bad location even though we made reservations back in March. Had to walk to far to get to elevator. Bathroom wall dirty. Great hotel for closeness but would not recommend unless clients get a lot better room location than the alley. Garbage trucks two mornings, pressure washing of alley one morning, 4:30am, noise from setting up arts and crafts show on Saturday. No information on hotel in room, did not know about dining, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Salado,Tx
Jan 11, 2010

Great Location, center of

Staff assisted with all airport transfers, registrations for points of interest and dinner cruises. Could not have been more helpful! Food was excellent, room service great. Would highly recommend to friends and relatives. The location was prefect for walking to all points of interest, train station, and ferry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ferry travel was very reasonable and a pleasant sightseeing adventure.

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