2 adults and 1 child in a city view room for one night with breakfast.
The room was pretty basic, but had 2 comfortable double beds, was clean and everything was working.
The breakfast was well done, with a juicer on the buffet to make your own fresh fruit & vegetable juice. They had a chef at a station cooking eggs to order. Plenty of fresh fruit available, as well as pastries and full hot breakfast.
The restaurant is not available for dinner, however they do offer room service. This isn't really an issue as there are lots of great places to eat within a two minute walk.
There is a small (1.1m deep) pool and a spa on the rooftop, which has spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city. Unfortunately, it was raining and windy, so we didn't use the pool or spa.
Very helpful staff. Great valet parking service. The whole place needs a bit of a revamp, but it's still fairly good. I would stay there again.
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Unique Quality: Views from the rooftop pool & spa area are fantastic.
Location was fantastic, with only a 2 minute walk to waterfront restaurants and The Rocks Markets right at the front door. The Rocks Discovery Centre (museum) is about 50 metres away, out the side door. Lots of things to do within a few minutes walk.
Cost per room is less expensive than other big hotels in the area, which makes it even more attractive.
Directions: From Circular Quay station, walk to the left and follow the waterfront around past the Museum of Contemporary Art until you come to Cadman Cottage on your left - walk up the stairs to George Street, turn right and cross the road to the Holiday Inn.
We liked everything about the Hotel, except the location of our room, 107. Superior king it was not. Has a lovely view of the garbage cans next door, which are emptied daily by a large noisy truck. Other than that, our 3 day stay was great and you can't beat the price. It would have been superior if we could have had the harbor view room that was full of boxes.
Directions: The Rocks
We stayed at the Old Sydney Holiday Inn in The Rocks when we were in Sydney, between the Harbour Bridge & the Opera House. It was very comfortable, centrally located, and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We didn't have a view of the harbour, but we were thrilled to watch the Lorakeets gobbling up breadcrumbs from the windowsill across the way. Lovely place - we would go back!
Unique Quality: In The Rocks, central to the Harbour, the Opera House, roof-top pool, health & fitness center
Directions: Behind Circular Quay West, where Hickson Rd branches off from George St.
First time I stayed at this beautiful boutique-hotel it was named Old Sydney Parkroyal- but never mind, it is at least as good as before with its new name!
Featuring a huge impressive Atrium,the hotel is located in the heart of historic Rocks District, overlooking Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is probably the best location in Sydney, between the Opera House and the bridge and within walking distance of almost everywhere and right next to the street markets, but also close to the central business district and a short walk to some of Sydney's finest restaurants and shopping malls.
Impressive the huge atrium, the modern lobby decorated with beautiful aboriginal artworks, the bar, a coffeehouse and the excellent Playfair- restaurant. A very special unique quality is the hotels wonderful pool on the roof with smashing views.
Unique Quality: Location, service, rooms, pool and its very special charm.
Directions: in th heart of Sydneys Rock district
Stayed here for a few nights in Sydney during our honeymoon before traveling up to Port Douglas. Room was very nice and the bed was very comfortable - especially after the 23 hours journey from Frankfurt! We booked a room with a view of the city and the opera house and it was great.
Unique Quality: The view
Directions: 55 George street - The Rocks - Sydney
I had a great stay in this hotel, friendly and helpful staff, the hotel was clean and well maintained. Its got a small pool and a hot tub.
I never ate there as there are lots of other places round about. I would defiantly go back.
Unique Quality: A great location, near the harbour bridge and with an amazing view of the Opera House.
There is a small pool and a hot tub on the roof, so you can sit and soak and admire the view at the same time.
Directions: The rocks
This hotel is an excellent base for a trip to Sydney. It's not them cheapest but it is the location that you're paying for. On the rook of the hotel is an outdoor swimming pool which overlooks the Sydney Opera house on one side and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other. The hotel is in the Rocks part of town which has some great restaurants and bars and also a weekly outdoor market which sells various Australian goods - great for buying those present to bring home.
Directions: At The Rocks on Circular Quay. A very well know hotel so Taxi drivers find it straight away.
Formerly Old Sydney Parkroyal, it's an old building housing a modern hotel. Four star quality, a huge and surprising atrium lobby with all the rooms around it off open corridors, looking over the lobby.
Unique Quality: It's in a great location in the heart of The Rocks, where Australia's first European settlement was built. Historic buildings, great restaurants & cafes, original pubs, an excellent weekend market...and all right on the harbour close to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Directions: On the main street which runs through Sydney, in The Rocks.
Unique Quality: This hotel no longer seems to be part of the Parkroyal chain, yet it still carries the Park Royal name -- or maybe I'm just confused!
It was an older, renovated building with a very modern atrium [picture at left from the web] -- rooms were very modern and the location in 'The Rocks' was superb-- I could see the Harbour Bridge from my room and the Opera House from the hotel roof.
Holiday Inn Old Sydeny
Unique Quality: Holiday Inn Old Sydney is a unique hotel nestled nestled between Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, in the historic Rocks area. By day or by night there are magnificent views of the world's most stunning harbour from our rooftop pool. During the day, the deep blue waters set off the sparkling white sails of the Sydney Opera House and as the sun falls, the Harbour Bridge's night lights signal the arrival of Sydney's dazzling nightlife.
The Holiday Inn Old Sydney is an ideal location for business or leisure. Outside our front door you will find a cavalcade of Sydney's finest restaurants and attractions. Venture a little further and you'll discover the thriving heart of Sydney's central business district.
Stroll down the harbourside promenade past the Museum of Contemporary Art to Circular Quay, catch a ferry to
Manly Beach, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo or enjoy a fabulous harbour cruise.
Enjoy a welcoming and relaxed guest experience at the Holiday Inn Old Sydney. Our comfortable rooms and guest
facilities combined with warm, professional and efficient staff will ensure an unforgettable stay.
For dining, there is the stylish yet relaxed brasserie style restaurant overlooking the lobby or the enclosed
terrace coffee house where you can enjoy the magic of Sydney's weather. The obby Lounge is the perfect stop for a quiet cocktail and 55 George Street Bar offers a fun, lively atmosphere.
If you're looking for a boutique hotel that exudes all the charms of yesteryear the Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the ideal choice for you.
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We are spending 5 days in Sydney and you should help us , if you recommend a nice hotel/hostel/BB , in the centre , clean and not expensive .
We do not need nothing luxury .
We have been searching in Internet and there are lot options , but we do not know which are the most convenient
You don't mention your budget, but whenever I need to stay in the city, I look at either needitnow.com.au, or wotif.com.
It's really a last-minute type website, but you can book up to 4 weeks in advance.
If I were a tourist in Sydney, I personally would choose to stay in The Rocks Area. The Old Sydney Holiday Inn looks nice.
I can recommend SYDNEY HARBOUR B&B which is located in Cumberland Street The Rocks. I stayed there for 4 nights prior to my Cruise in May this year. Checkout their website!.
Check out lastminute.com, they have good 5 star hotels in good locations at good prices. As a Sydney sider I don't often stay in town and when I do it is with work. The Rocks area is a good suggestion but as with any Capitol City hotels are a dime a dozen.
Yes, please give a budget. Although the already mentioned B&B is not overly expensive and is in a great area I would not consider it a budget rate...
not sure if you are allowed to jump on other peoples thread on this forum? but im interested in the same info - i reckon prob around $100 US per night for me ?
If you are fine with booking only a few weeks in advance try www.wotif.com
You can really get great deals. We once stayed at the Unilodge (near university, railway station) for clearly under $ 100.
You are very wellcome to the thread !!!
Thank you very much to all of you
Hope you have a lovely time in Sydney!
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Address: 55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia