InterContinental Sydney

117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $232.00
 

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Fabulous Sydney.............with amazing friends!!

A travel blog entry by mamacass

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The train journey from Newcastle to Sydney was perfect. Comfortable seats, no hassle and no security checks to go through. We arrived at our hotel in Sydney at 12.30 and as we were checking in, Abbie & Jennifer arrived in reception from Perth. It seemed very strange to be meeting our great friends from Aberdeen at the other side of the world. …

Last Day in Sydney

A travel blog entry by barrsdownunder

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Quick post for now. Heading to bed soon. It's another early morning tomorrow to catch our flight to Wellington, New Zealand. We went to the opera at Sydney Opera House today. The Magic Flute was AMAZING!!! SO great. We all loved it. We walked around and shopped in the afternoon and went to our fancy dinner at the revolving restaurant tonight. I am …

G'day Sydney!

A travel blog entry by barrsdownunder

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Another early (3 am) phone call from Chris started off our day! He's allowed his phone so seldom that we love having a chat whenever we can (although I am really hoping for a solid 8 hours of sleep tonight!).

Our group was leaving at 9:00, which seemed late last night, but came pretty early after all, so we grabbed our coffee to go and …

From the Rock to Sydney

A travel blog entry by barrsdownunder

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I’m taking advantage of some time on the plane to write my blog post here as we travel from Ayers Rock to Sydney.


We were awoken this morning at 4:25 by a phone call from Chris! It was great to hear his voice and catch up on infantry school. Sounds like long days, little sleep, lots of exercise, including running for miles with …

Big City of Sydney

A travel blog entry by vivicarroll

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We flew to Sydney, Australia and checked in at the Inter-continental Hotel.

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This 5 star hotel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice & Police Museum, and Macquarie Street.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Sydney

    Reviewed by mamacass

    Great hotel, fantastic staff, fabulous views, perfect location

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2014
    by (8 reviews) Aberdeen , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Great hotel, fantastic staff, fabulous views, perfect location and can't wait to go back. This is the ideal hotel to stay in when visiting Sydney. It is worth upgrading to a club room as you get access to the executive lounge on the 31st floor with stunning views over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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

    Reviewed by changc82

    Good service, decent location, but a bit dated

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2013
    by (1 review) Tampa, Florida , United States Flag of United States

    Stayed for two weeks while on business.

    Pros: Very close to attractions such as Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Museum, beautiful view of the city from the club lounge on the 31st floor, nice comfortable pillows, clean rooms, friendly staff

    Cons: Not many restaurant choices offering a quick bite to eat within walking distance after 7:00pm, hotel is older than most Intercontinental hotels (e.g. - China ones are much newer and nicer), breakfast buffet has mediocre quality food, gym is functional but crowded since it is small, swimming pool is more for kids than adults, no free wifi in the room, limited room service menu and in hotel restaurants, boring carpets, need international converter/adaptor to plug in non-Australian made devices

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

    Reviewed by tbone.stern

    Awesome Place

    Reviewed Dec 22, 2012
    by (2 reviews) New York City , United States Flag of United States

    The hotel itself was beautiful. The views of the harbor including the bridge and the opera house were exquisite. The food was also phenomenal. Especially the breakfasts. The service was great and the people were nice. The room was spacious, elegant, and comforting.

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

    Reviewed by vivicarroll

    Charming

    Reviewed Nov 10, 1997
    by (62 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Antiques, nice location, beautiful hotel with good service.

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

    Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Sydney

    Wonderful 5 Star experience

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    My 9 yo daughter and I decided to have a girl's night away so I booked an online deal for a club city view room. I was very impressed and so was she.

    Service (except maybe checkout..it was peak time) was fantastic and friendly. Staff at the Club floor were knowledgable and helpful. Rooms were well decorated and the view (even from our city room) was lovely. Breakfast was included in our rate and more than served the purpose.

    All in all the hotel was one of the best 5 stars when it came to service. i would definitely stay there again. BTW the pool is now open!

    In my top five hotels

    from

    If you are going to Sydney and you can stretch your budget this is the place to stay. I had a suite overlooking the harbour. It was out of this world.

    Boths rooms were huge. The airconditioning was quick but amazingly effective.

    The bathroom was the last word in luxury. Everything else in the hotel from the bed to the service were first class.

    Well worth every penny. If your budget doesn't go that far (and mine doesn't all the time!) try the Crowne Plaza at Darling Harbour as my stay there was great as well.

    Best in Sydney, with a view!

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    I've traveled to Australia for both business and with my family and found that the InterContinental Sydney offers the best for experience, location and value. The best location near the Opera House, (great for a show) and the Botanical Gardens for a jog - plus it was a quick walk to the Rocks area and Circular Quay for the harbor cruise.

    Great location, almost great hotel

    from

    Stayed here Xmas 2003 and Jan 2004. The best feature of the hotel is its location - a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay/Opera House from which you can catch any ferry, a 15 minute walk from the Rocks shopping/restaurant/bridge area, and across the street from the botanical gardens. The rooms are a good size, with a window from the bathroom to the main room and electronically controlled blinds. Our first room had a view of the harbor and gardens, the second room was an ugly city view. The rooms are furnished in a warm, modern, simplistic style. The hotel has several restaurants, a pool, and a gym. We only had breakfast one day and found it good, but overpriced. The staff at the hotel was mostly friendly and helpful, but the concierge seemed overwhelmed at times. The front desk was a bit stingy with upgrades and extending check-out times for the price we paid. The hotel gives you a bottle of champagne in your room if you are a returning guest. The gift shop had higher quality stuffed animals than we found elsewhere and they were on sale which made them a reasonable price. A fine hotel with good rooms and the best location in town, but hard to feel 100% about it for the price we paid.

    Great location

    from

    Have stayed there twice in 2003 and love the location. Staff is always helpful. Breakfast is great but way too pricey.

    I will stay there again.

    Great location

    from

    We stayed there before and after the Rugby world cup final. Superb location. Room a bit on the small side for the price but we only really slept in it. The window between bathroom and bedroom was a bit quirky.

    I could watch TV while shaving but otherwise it stayed closed. Our room (2313) had great view of Botanic gardens and opera house. Only minor complaint was that the bar closed too early. When we got back after the rugby (about 11.30pm) the bar was closed and we were advised to use our mini-bar. Not what I expected of an up-market city centre hotel.

    Luxury hotel refurbished with quirky features

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    We stayed 3 nights 15-18 Oct 2003. This hotel is within 100 yards of Circular Quay, the ferries and within 1/2 mile of Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Superb location. Both can be seen from 31st floor swimming pool. Refurbishment of hotel nearing completion. 24/24 7/7 business centre. Quirky features in rooms like power operated blinds and a window in bathroom to watch TV, However a door stop by wardrobe almost guaranteed to stub your bare toe and the rack of towels out of reach of anyone under 5foot 6 inch. Staff very friendly and helpful. We would stay again

    Very good Inter-Continental Sydney

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    Amazing Hotel! Some of the rooms are currently being remodelled. The remodelled rooms are very nice. As the previous reviewer, some of the rooms do have cramped views. The higher floors don't have this issue.

    However, when one can find these deluxe and superior rooms at around US$70-80 per night at a four-five star hotel, I'll take it and say thank you very much!! 3 minutes walk to Circular Quay (ferries and train), 4 minutes walk to the Opera House. I stayed there in mid-Sept 2003.

    Great views, very poor value for money

    from

    The InterContinental enjoys one of the best sites in Sydney, and is located in a magnificent Victorian building, the former Colonial Treasury. At least the public areas are; the rooms are in a tower built on top of the old building. And the rooms are the hotel's great weak point. Those facing north and east have wonderful views of the harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, literally quite breathtaking; those facing south and west have dreary "city" views. However, all the rooms are small (this is supposed to be 5-star), and the bathrooms very cramped indeed. They lack any feeling of being "special", which at these prices one would expect. There is a curious anonymity and almost don't-care attitude about the whole hotel: no doorman, very few flowers, slack housekeeping. The InterContinental just can't compete with illustrious neighbours like the Shangri-La, Park Hyatt, Radisson Plaza and the Four Seasons.

    Cramped views

    from

    Great view of the harbour, but for the most expensive Hotel in Sydney you think you would get a bit more room. Spent my wedding night there and you couldn't swing a cat. Staff however were LOVELY and the breakfast was out of this world

    TripAdvisor Reviews InterContinental Sydney

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos InterContinental Sydney

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