Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Address: Darling Harbour 68 Harbour St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Darling Harbour, Paddy's Market, Powerhouse Museum, and Chinatown.
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          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Minbar in room
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Non-smoking hotel
          • Breakfast Available
          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Air-Conditioning


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Business Services

          TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

          Reviewed by bobhurley57

          Staff made our stay

          Reviewed Feb 23, 2016
          by (9 reviews) Cehegin , Spain and Canary Islands Flag of Spain and Canary Islands

          Great location for Darling Harbour and Chinatown, Paddys Market Area. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Hotel has its own coin operated laundry so for us on a trip around Australia it was great to be able to do our own laundry and get it dried at about 11 AUD. Breakfast was busy but staff especially Lucy were really helpful. Staff in the bar were also helpful

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by turnerstravels

          Great Location

          Reviewed Dec 6, 2014
          by (43 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

          A nice hotel - location is fabulous. Near to most Sydney attractions, Chinatown, restaurants, and shopping. The restaurant has a good buffet breakfast that was included in the price. Well worth it.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by marcsworld

          Our hotel

          Reviewed Jul 6, 2014
          by (4 reviews) Ottawa, Ontario , Canada Flag of Canada

          Pretty sweet spot next to Harbour and china town.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by ironhide502


          Reviewed Apr 24, 2014
          by (7 reviews) Bunbury WA , Australia Flag of Australia

          Very helpful staff

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          Reviewed by bettymoore

          Nice sized room with a view!

          Reviewed Nov 21, 2013
          by (7 reviews) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

          Great location, a few blocks walk to downtown business district as well as Darling Harbour wharf and attractions.

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          Reviewed by fransiscalinx

          a good stay

          Reviewed Aug 5, 2013
          by (1 review) , Indonesia Flag of Indonesia

          hotel was good with complete facilities (TV, aircon, clean room, hot water), andit was located near to darling harbour. with a short walk you can cross into pyrmont bridge and found some shopping malls there.

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

          Excellent location


          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.

          Pretty Good


          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.

          Great Stay!


          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.

          I would definately return to Holiday Inn on my next return to Sydney - standard 4 star hotel which is nice and cosy!

          V.central hotel


          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.

          My only gripe was on checking out, our room had been charged with 1,000 dollars of phone calls, not made by us. When I spoke to the receptionist she told me she would make a deal and we would have to pay something, I said no and asked for the manager, 20 mins later, I explained to the manager, that all of the phone calls were made at the same time (which is impossible to call 6 numbers at the same time and for a duration of 6hrs) Finally it was sorted, but my advise to anyone checking out it to double check their bill.

          Apart from that mistake, everything was acceptable in this hotel.

          Awful experience at this hotel


          I must have stayed at a different hotel is all i can say after reading the other reviews.

          First of all, when i arrived at the hotel, the receptionist, well unfriendly was the best word i can say about him! I was given a room on the second floor and the monorail passed within touching distance of my window! It was noisy despite being told the windows were double glazed!! I asked to be moved and was told no other rooms was available. I then telephoned from the room and spoke to another person and was moved staright away! I was overjoyed and thought this was just teething problems. The next room i was allocated was on a higher floor but one of those rooms with internal doors connecting two rooms.

          All was well until the people in the next room came home. I COULD HEAR EVERY WORD THEY SAID AND THEY WERE NOT EVEN SPEAKING LOUD!! I COULD EVEN HEAR CARRIER BAGS RUSTLING !!

          The next day, I asked to be moved and was given a back room which looked into a derelict yard and a wall! I will never ever stay at a Holiday Inn again.......not after the way I was treated.

          Sydney has some wonderful hotels which I have subsequently stayed at an dhave never had any problems in any of them. I would have checked out of this hotel but for the reason I had prepaid by internet. What really annoyed me was that th eroom had allthese little leaflets telling you how much it meant to teh hotel that theguest enjoyed their stay. They even offer to refund whatever you are not satisfied with. Inspite of writing to the manager, I HAVE BEEN TOTALLY IGNORED. INSIST ON SEEING YOU ROOM FIRST WOULD BE MY ADVICE.

          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.

          Great place!


          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 to chian town and its markets.mono rail station outside hotel as well as tram and taxi rank.quite spot at night very safe.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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