$231 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 26, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

InterContinental SYDNEY

5 stars
CNR BRIDGE AND PHILLIP STREETS, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Tourist Hotel!

Everyone was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable at the Intercontinental. Went during New Year's... See full review

  • Nikki213
  • Jan 5, 2014
sydney

great stay....friendly courteous staff...great breakfast and rooms had great views, even thought it... See full review

  • rajw
  • Aug 1, 2013
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

Aria Restaurant
This restaurant does not participate in the IHG Dining Rewards Program. ARIA Restaurant is situated on the very edge of Sydney Harbour. It is jointly owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. The restaurant provides a dining experience that en
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
This restaurant does not participate in the IHG Dining Rewards Program. 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 co
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
This restaurant does not participate in the IHG Dining Rewards Program. 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 Har
Est
This restaurant does not participate in the IHG Dining Rewards Program. 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
This restaurant does not participate in the IHG Dining Rewards Program. 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 lobst

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 (17)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental SYDNEY

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 17
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 16, 2010

Dream come true getaway!

I arrived early in the morning and upon check-in, my room was ready for me! Since check-in is typically not until mid-afternoon, I was appreciative because I had just spent the past 20+ hours traveling to Sydney from Chicago. My room on the 12th floor had a beautiful view overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was spacious, clean, comfortable and welcoming. The hotel features all of the modern amenities in a prestigious location in the Central Business District (CBD) / Circular Quay and just minutes from the Opera House. The hotel concierge service is quite helpful, so don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I did not spend much time in my room other than as a resting place whilst staying in Sydney, so I did not see any reason to pay more for any different view. Why pay for the view when you can - within minutes - walk to see the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park, etc.?! And if you're looking to go further away, you can very easily take the train or catch a bus from the Circular Quay, or taxis are plentiful in the CBD. When using the hotel's Internet service, you are prompted to complete a log-in page when connecting your computer. The page prompts you to enter the number of hours or the number of days you wish to have connectivity. Please be careful because this log-in page is not very clear. You can buy connectivity time by the hour or by the day. So, just be certain you're entering the correct number for the amount of time you wish to purchase. It's too bad the hotel does not offer free Wifi, but it is what it is. Also, there are nearby locations that do offer free Wifi, but those locations were nearly always swarming with people trying to take advantage of the availability. It was worth the money to just buy the amount of connectivity time I wanted at the hotel. I did not eat at the hotel restaurant, so I cannot comment on the food or the prices. There are plenty of places with close proximity, so I'd recommend venturing out and exploring. Overall, you cannot go wrong at the InterContinental Sydney! Prior to booking my stay, I had read myriad reviews of this hotel and various other five-star hotels in the CBD / Circular Quay. There's an equal mix of both positive and negative reviews for all of the hotels. I have nothing by high remarks for price/service/location/amenities at InterContinental Sydney. Unless you plan to spend a lot of time in the room due to work, I would not be so concerned about what view you have. You're truly so close to everything, so the view isn't worth the extra price per night. Happy travels, mates!

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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Laguna Woods, CA (formerly NYC)
Dec 27, 2009

jf you like hills and $44 breakfasts...

The hotel is in a great location, so close down the hilly slope to the Sydney Opera House and ferry quays. But difficult for those with walking disabilities; taxis are hard to find at the harbor -- however, can be found outside the hotel. The hotel is in a very prestigious area with no shops or restaurants in sight. Across the street, inside an office building, there is a large food court (open to 4 pm) and small shops for office workers. The hotel's prices for food and beverages are out of sight for the average, no business account traveler. I found the room set up for a male business traveler; the refrigerator bar taking up valuable space for personal storage space. Small closets. Best part: a really comfy bed and remote control window covering. Service was mostly very good. I was given an early checkin, but at 11 pm my remote TV control "died"; I called and a technician appeared in five minutes and returned in another five minutes with a working remote. (However, should this really have happened in a five star hotel? the tech said that the room personnel should have checked this out and kept it in working condition.) I had a lovely Park View of the Royal Botanical Gardens, but I won't stay here again (even if I could afford the food). For the average tourist, the area around the Queen Victoria Bldg. in Sydney would seem the best (Hilton, Swissotel); it's busy but has lot's to do, eat and shop. No hills, either.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

A number of restaurants can be found at Circular Quay and Opera House, but not as many as one might expect. Shopping is also limited. Nice out of doors harbor bistros; good in warmer, dryer weather.

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