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Its a very nice Hotel but its a little bit old. A g.ood refurbishment would be nice

Excellent location, safe place, next to the public transport, very friendly staff, best breakfast ever!

Outstanding location, service. Ridiculously expensive parking for guests. No access to rooftop for normal guests.

I had a comfortable room, solid gym, and it was great to be walking distance to downtown. I'd skip the breakfast buffet, as it was expensive and service was slow. They insisted on seating every party individually, which meant there was a line every morning during rush hour.

Loud Construction next door, bad Manager and customer service.

excellent view of the city and the location makes it easy to get around

Good location close to the Harbor and good quality rooms and service. Don’t get swayed by the top roof view and advertising though because it’s only for Club members or folks who paid more for a club level room.

It is my first time staying at the Intercontinental Hotel and I will continue to stay there. The service was superior

Every member of the staff was ready to see to all needs. The location can almost not be better. Key card elevator operation a bit of a mess, and if you’re a party in several rooms, make sure you’re on the same floor if you want to see each other—your key card will only take you from the lobby to your own floor.

We splurged and got the room with the opera house view. It was spectacular. We could see the opera house and the bridge. Easy walk to Circular Quay area and a decent amount of restaurants nearby. When I booked I added breakfast at time of booking. If you want breakfast at the hotel I would recommend this otherwise it's more expensive to buy on site. Concierge was very helpful. Botanic gardens very near if you like to walk or run. Would definitely recommend.

Great place to stay... location was excellent... the staff was very friendly... nice restaurants arount the hotel... also the public transport (bus, train, ferry,) is next to the hotel... ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Great place. Spent a week there. View of the opera house and bridge from our room was awesome. Walking distance to all ferries, opera house, and the rocks

The hotel is beautiful and well located. Had a great dinner in the hotel restaurant although prices were a bit over the top. $58 for two double vodkas over ice! Felt that the charge for wifi was a bit off but perhaps that is because you would never get away with it in America. Still, pay $200 for a room and have to pay another $25 for something as basic as wifi?

Best hotel in Sydney, close to the Opera House and Sydney Harbor with lots of awesome please to eat and sightsee.

Everyone was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable at the Intercontinental. Went during New Year's week and although they were incredibly busy they took the time to make sure everyone was comfortable and had a good time. Great location near the Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Opera House, Botanical Gardens, etc.

Amazing view of sydney harbor, centrally located - short walk to gardens, rock, downtown and trains. Hotel restaurant satisfying.

great stay....friendly courteous staff...great breakfast and rooms had great views, even thought it was not a harbor view

We got a good deal and a free breakfast buffet which was truly memorably awesome . And we have compared many fine buffets in the past and this was the best one perhaps ever. The room was very clean and luxurious (got early check-in too) by helpful staff at reception. Wonderful central location . Could see the harbor from our room even though it was a city view . Air conditioning worked very well (unlike the Sofitel hotel where they had a pre-set sneaky setting to block cold temps) . Nice indoor pool upstairs with good views. This would be an amazing hotel to watch the fireworks next time .

117 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Sydney Central Business District, InterContinental Sydney is adjacent to Circular Quay and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Government House. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 509 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 509 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

InterContinental Sydney features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is AUD 70.00 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 132 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 King Bed (City Side)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 King Bed (City Side, High Floor)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed (HARBOUR BRIDGE VIEW)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds (Eastern Harbour)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for InterContinental Sydney

Everyone (8) Couples (7) Business (2) Family (7) Other (3) Friends (4)
4
Family

Its a very nice Hotel but its a little bit old. A g.ood refurbishment would be nice

By on Jan 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 19, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to share your impression of your hotel with us and other travellers. We hope overall you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future! Warm regards, InterContinental Sydney

5
Partner Couples

Excellent location, safe place, next to the public transport, very friendly staff, best breakfast ever!

By on Dec 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing the InterContinental Sydney on your recent visit. It is wonderful to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent with us and that you were not disappointed with your selected choice of accommodation! I would like to thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your culinary experience in the Cafe Opera and took comfort whilst in our care. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again for another stay so thank you again, and farewell until next time! Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4
Family

Outstanding location, service. Ridiculously expensive parking for guests. No access to rooftop for normal guests.

By on Jul 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for writing of your positive experience with us at InterContinental Sydney! I could not agree with you more that our location is perfectly suited within walking distance to many of Sydney's most famed icons - perfect for a day of sight seeing! Warm regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 22, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for sharing your positive rating following your recent stay with us at InterContinental Sydney. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4
Everyone

By on Apr 9, 2019

Review comment responded on May 2, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at InterContinental Sydney and your positive rating. We look forward to welcoming your return! Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4
Business Business

I had a comfortable room, solid gym, and it was great to be walking distance to downtown. I'd skip the breakfast buffet, as it was expensive and service was slow. They insisted on seating every party individually, which meant there was a line every morning during rush hour.

By on Apr 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for posting your review about your recent stay with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our facilities and our wonderful location. We very much look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

2
Family

Loud Construction next door, bad Manager and customer service.

By on Mar 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2019

Dear A, Thank you for sharing your feedback and I am very disappointed to read that you left the hotel feeling dissatisfied. I regret to hear that the noise disturbance from the building negatively impacted your stay. I will review your concerns with my management team and make the necessary changes. We hope you choose to stay with us again, so we can show you our true level of service. Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

5
Business Business

excellent view of the city and the location makes it easy to get around

By on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 27, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for reflecting on your recent stay experience with us at InterContinental Sydney - I am pleased that you have shared your thoughts with us. I could not agree with you more that our location is perfectly suited within walking proximity to many of Sydney's most famed icons. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

5
Everyone

Good location close to the Harbor and good quality rooms and service. Don’t get swayed by the top roof view and advertising though because it’s only for Club members or folks who paid more for a club level room.

By , from San Mateo CA on Sep 30, 2018

5
Everyone

It is my first time staying at the Intercontinental Hotel and I will continue to stay there. The service was superior

By , from Belle Harbor NY on May 20, 2018

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