Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

4 stars
55 GEORGE STREET, THE ROCKS, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
38 reviews
excellent place to stay

This is the only place we stay when in Sydney, the location is great so handy to bus and ferry,... See full review

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  • Aug 5, 2013
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  • Jun 15, 2013
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

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 (38)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

97% would recommend to a friend.

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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

5
5.01.0
djrussell
Austin, TX, USA
Dec 13, 2011

Holiday Inn in Old Sydney

We stayed one night and will definitely be back. You can't beat the location. It's right at the Rocks Market and within walking distance of the harbour. The staff at Holiday Inn were great as was the room. Comfy bed and pillows too :) Make sure to see the area from the hotel rooftop, you'll love it. You can see the harbour area, bridge, and Opera House easily - wonderful photos from the rooftop.

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

Try a meal at the Pancake House in the Rock's market area, you won't be disappointed. Very tasty for sure.

Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
julie
Not Provided
Jun 13, 2011

the hotel is in a wonderful position

the hotel is in a wonderful position in the Rocks area - everything is so close to the hotel. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are roomy and clean. Had a great stay and will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jun 9, 2011

It was a great location , the

It was a great location , the rooms were very small and for the same amount of money i could of stated in another hotel near by for the same cost ,i will definately will stay somewhere else next stay in sydney

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 1, 2011

Absolutely love the pillow choice.

Absolutely love the pillow choice. Great staff and great location. Would come and stay again anytime.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Godfrey
Not Provided
Nov 30, 2010

A very pleasant stay with excellent

A very pleasant stay with excellent staff. breakfasts were well presented and the staff friendly. Would be happy to stay again. Only one small glitch and that was a problem with the room key/card which had to be changed three times. I understand they are aware of that and should resolve shortly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn OLD SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Richard
Not Provided
Oct 12, 2010

Value for money and great to be

Value for money and great to be in the Rocks Better value than the neighbouring so called market leader Doyles

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
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