Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great location, a few blocks walk to downtown business district as well as Darling Harbour wharf and attractions.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney
We stayed in this hotel in January. The location is excellent, beside Chinatown, Paddys Market, Darling Harbour and George St is only around the corner. The monorail was 2 floors below our room so we didn't hear it. The concierge was very helpful and the room was very spacious.
Stayed there for one night on Monday evening. Check in went smoothly, although they seem to be a little understaffed, and I had to wait a while. Received a fairly nice room on the fourth floor, with simple decor. The monorail could be heard a little too clearly for my liking, despite the double-glazing. If this is an issue for you, you might want to request a higher-floor. The mini bar had plenty of alcohol in it, but just one small (300ml) bottle of water... I thought that was a bit annoying. I had to run out to the convenience store (just a couple of doors away) to get some more bottled water. The shower/bath has a fixed head that is a touch low. I'm 5 foot 11 and it was at my eye level, so if you are tall you might have some issues. Other than that, everything was fine, and it really is in a convenient location. Plenty of food and shops all around. I checked out at 8:30am where there were just 2 staff on reception and a queue of 12 people waiting. They should definitely get more staff on board. But a good place to stay as it is inexpensive.
Spent four nights in this hotel during August and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Hotel rooms were fine and perfect, was roomy and the beds were great. The monorail went past the hotel a couple of floors under us and we had no problem with it at all. i would suggest catching the monorail into the city - quick and easy -we purchased a full day ticket which was fine. China Town is right behind the hotel, which was great for a quick meal (sizzling prawns at one of the eateries was delicious!). McDonalds just across the street for a quick brekky. For my first time in Sydney, I would reccomend staying a bit longer than 4 days - i lost one day due to rain but i still think i needed just over a week to discover Sydney a bit more. Darling harbour was beautiful - as was Sydney Opera House. Had a delicious pie at Shakespeares - yum! Bondi Beach was great, although pretty much deserted due to winter time. Took a bus around Double Bay and Vaucluse which was alot of fun. maybe think twice before getting on one of the KST airport shuttles - driver both ways were very unprofessional.
We stayed in this hotel for 1wk. The room was clean and modern, the monorail passed about two floors below us, but we could hardly hear a thing. I found the breakfast was v.expensive and not at all enjoyable, so most mornings we ate in a little french cafe (just up the road a little bit) that had great food.
I must have stayed at a different hotel is all i can say after reading the other reviews.
Nice clean and modern hotel
Stayed at this hotel over new year 03/04. Clean modern room, which was a good standard for a holiday inn. Breakfast was good, reception staff and porters were very friendly and extremely helpful.
Good Location. 1 minute to Paddy's market, trams outside and sky rail near by. 10 minutes to central station and buses outside the door.
Darling Harbour is lovely and there is lots to do.
I would stay here again. Good value for money!
Great family hotel
made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive ;very helpful to children;with in walking distance to main attractions ;exellent paddys market , chinatown; circular harbour lovely walk to opera house and the bridge : exellent gift shops near by must go back again.
Stayed at Holiday Inn at Darling Harbour for 5 days and this is the hotel you should be in if you want to make use of your vacation in such a short period of time. Walking distance to the harbour, the Imax theatre, the Sydney Aquarium and much more. You can take the ferry to Circular Quay. Right behind Holiday Inn is Chinatown where you can get great Asian meals at inexpensive prices. Plus Paddy's market is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. Oh, and not to forget that the staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. Sydney is truly a beautiful city!
Hotel, Great location
Just a quick note as im not 'much chop' at writing 'reviews'!Hotel Holiday Inn, Darling Harbour is in an excellent location with the Monorail, Chinatown, Paddy's Markets, a shopping centre, food halls, Tram, Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Aquarium, ALL of these being 'next' to the hotel!George Street only two streets away is were we went to catch busses to Circular Quay, Oprea House, The Bridge, The Rocks, Centrepoint Tower, Harbour cruises.All of the above places we went to and were well worth a visit!We were lucky with the weather as it didn't rain, it normaly does this time of year, temps 10-20 deg. celcius.[We only had three days in Sydney before going on a P&O. cruise to Vanuatu]
Great location for all the sites
Great hotel inwalking distance of all the sites.next to chian town and its markets.mono rail station outside hotel as well as tram and taxi rank.quite spot at night very safe.