$177 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2014 Check-out: Sep 16, 2014

InterContinental SYDNEY

5 stars
CNR BRIDGE AND PHILLIP STREETS, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
71 reviews
When hitting the Rocks is a good thing

A last minute booking at the Intercontinental I was really impressed from the moment my taxi... See full review

  • Ecky
  • Jun 24, 2014
Fabulous stay in a luxury suite

We booked a suite, but got upgraded to a higher-quality suite, so our stay probably wasn't... See full review

  • Kristy W
  • Apr 18, 2014
Deluxe quarters for dignitaries and celebrities with harbor views

Check-in to the five-star InterContinental Sydney hotel has become a pastime for celebrities and royalty. Though the hotel boasts an exterior that has withstood nearly two centuries, there is nothing stale about the interior. Constructed to offer guests breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour, the hotel's rooms, dining venues and rooftop lounges offer a deluxe experience. For style, sophistication and world class treatment, InterContinental Sydney delivers.  

Highlights
  • Chef Justin North of Etch wins 2009 SMH Good Food Guide Chef of the Year
  • Indoor swimming pool with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour
  • Rooftop lounge with wraparound terrace
  • Mix of contemporary design and traditional architecture
Rooms
If not merely for sweeping vistas of the harbor from the windowed sitting areas, the 509 guest rooms inspire. Rooms blend the needs of business travelers--a spacious work area, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), electrical converters and dual phone lines with messaging--with those of the vacationer. Expect plush bedding, stellar views and contemporary design. Hues of cream, plum, heather and silver induce relaxation amid a catalogue of offerings.
Features

An unsurpassed dining experience marks Etch, the babe of award-winning chef Justin North. The restaurant serves organic European cuisine to Sydney's glamorous. For something a bit more casual, Café Opera (famous for their weekend seafood buffet) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and rooftop lounge with a wraparound terrace please discerning and design-conscious guests. The hotel also offers a spa and salon.

Both parking and Wi-Fi are available (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Circular Quay Station (.06 mi/.1 km)
  • Galeries Victoria Monorail Stop (1.2 mi/1.7 km)
  • Sydney Airport (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
Attractions
  • Darling Harbour (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Sydney Aquarium (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Sydney Convention Center (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Bondi Beach (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
  • Manly Beach (10 mi/16.2 km)
Business
  • Business center staffed from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Copying, courier, fax and secretarial services (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Hotel Map

-33.8631 151.2123
Nearby airports
Sydney Kingsford Smith, (SYD), 12.00, KM, S;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Indoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Sydney: 0.1 mi
  • Customs House: 0.1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Government House: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.4 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.1 mi
  • Customs House: 0.1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Government House: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.4 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.5 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 1 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1.1 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 1.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.3 mi
  • University of Technology: 1.6 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2 mi
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.1 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.2 mi

Dining

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Baccomatto Osteria
Attached to the Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills, Baccomatto Osteria is a cross between a small cafe by day and ritzy Italian osteria in the evening. The ultra modern decor centres around a magnificent marble bar.
Bathers' Pavilion
Housed in a Moorish inspired building that was built as a changing shed by Mosman Council in 1921, the restaurant serves dishes that showcase European culinary traditions, with seafood the star of the menu. The Bathers' Pavilion is also accessible by wate
Bills
This is the original icon of the modern Sydney cafe scene, and the first eatery to introduce communal dining to Australia. More than a decade on, it's still perfect for catching up with friends for a leisurely brekkie over a newspaper while sipping a grea
Billy Kwong
Celebrity Chef and Author Kylie Kwong is an Australian born Chinese. Wonderful home cooked Chinese, her beliefs lie in utilising Fair Trade, locally grown produce to be served and cooked using traditional Chinese techniques.
Buon Ricordo
Opened in 1987 Buon Ricordo invokes a feeling of warmth and intimacy with attentive and nurturing service. Throughout the restaurant you will find many works of art. Over the years the restaurant has become known for using only the freshest of ingredients
Cafe Sydney
With its spectacular harbour backdrop wonderful ambience and consistent standard of cuisine Cafe Sydney is acknowledged as one of the centrepieces of Sydney dining. One of the secrets of the success of the restaurant has been the nurturing of strong worki
Catalina
One of the greatest restaurant destinations situated on a landmark Rose Bay site on Sydney Harbour eastern foreshore.The restaurant was designed as homage to the beauty of Sydney Harbour. Diners have a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour at water level punct
Est
Contemporary Australian restaurant, award winning service and a wine list personally selected by Frank Moreau make Est. an experience not to be missed.
Fish at The Rocks
Housed in a historic building dating back to 1919, the restaurant's interior echoes the tranquillity of the ocean. Those with a crustacean fixation can feast on whole Tasmanian lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs and Queensland King Prawns.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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 (71)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental SYDNEY

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
71 out of 71
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul R. Bear
Vallejo, CA
Sep 24, 2009

Good location and great quality

It was good overall. I just wished they have a larger bar area and live entertainment at night.

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5
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5
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary
Not Provided
Sep 22, 2009

great location, friendly and helpful

great location, friendly and helpful staff.love the window seat

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
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4
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4
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4
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

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4
5.01.0
john
Not Provided
Sep 19, 2009

breakfast was expensive

breakfast was expensive

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4
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4
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4
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3
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

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5
5.01.0
chris
Not Provided
Aug 15, 2009

Great location and the bed was

Great location and the bed was so comfortable, will stay again when in Sydney. Highly recommended

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5
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5
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5
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4
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

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4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jul 29, 2009

very overpriced for an average

very overpriced for an average room, had much better for more than half the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
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3
Room cleanliness:
4
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2
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emma
Not Provided
Jul 29, 2009

Fantastic hotel, great price if

Fantastic hotel, great price if you get it through Hotelclub or similar website. Views from the Harbour Bridge View room were amazing, I knew they would be good but even I as a Sydney sider was shocked at the great view when I walked in the room. Room service menu probably the best I've ever come across, all staff friendly, professional and willing to go above and beyond to help out. Buffet breakfast with eggs cooked however you want them also sensational.

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5
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5
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5
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jul 16, 2009

Was a little disappointed at the

Was a little disappointed at the size of the room, but couldn't fault the service. The bathroom was also a little dated. Very comfy bed and great view over Watson's bay. Overall had a very nice stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
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5
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5
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4
Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Charleston, SC
Jul 14, 2009

nice

We had a great time and its in a great location. My only complaint is that either this or the actual hotel website described city and harbor views from the rooftop bar or the roof area in general but only Intercontinental Club members are allowed up there.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
100 Day Mike
Seattle, WA
Jul 12, 2009

Great hotel, great location

Set within a couple minutes' walk from both the Domain and Circular Quay, the InterContinental makes a perfect base for exploring the city by foot, bus, train, and ferry. During our stay the hotel staff were exceptional across the board, including one front desk (not even the concierge) employee who not only gave us some great ideas for where to get unique and interesting photographers (one of us is a photog), but even practically walked us onto the right ferry for the trip. It's definitely an expensive hotel, but if you want a perfect Sydney experience without risk, you can't go wrong here.

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

Take the ferry from Circular Quay out to Watson's Bay for a couple hours' trip on a nice day. The ferry ride is very pleasant, and a walk around the small community and headland park is a great way for a romantic couple or family to spend an afternoon. Doyle's has great fish and chips, but they're a little pricey. Walk over to the lighthouse (if you don't get one when disembarking, stop by Doyles and ask for a free map) and enjoy the views of the crashing surf below.

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jul 8, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Intercontinental Hotel. The service was warm, personal and friendly. Absolutely no complaints! We look forward to our next stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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5
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5
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