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Old Sydney Holiday Inn

55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
(4 star hotel)
#26 of 482 hotels in Sydney
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 11 reviews
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Good location but nothing special

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 5, 2015

A small but nice rooftop pool area and very large open lobby.

Unique Quality: A hotel is very central of Circular Quay area.

Directions: If you will travel from the airport by train: walk towards cruise ship terminal, go uphil just after a museum and turn right. Holiday Inn is other side of George St.

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Excellent location, great service

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2010

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.

Tip: Join the Priority Rewards Club (free to join http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/pc/1/en/c/1/content/dec/cn/0/en/rd/rate/lowguar.html) - they offer a "lowest internet price guarantee". If you find the same room & inclusions on a public booking site other than theirs, they will match the price and give you an additional 10% discount. Priority Club members also get a free newspaper in the morning and you can collect points towards free accommodation.

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.

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Not a great view from our room

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 20, 2010

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

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Wonderful Sydney Hotel!!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 26, 2009

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.

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aka Old Sydney Parkroyal

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 14, 2006

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

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Great location and views

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 17, 2005

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

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A Sydney hotel with great views

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 17, 2004

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

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The Rock's Holiday Inn

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 26, 2004

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.

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Located in The Rocks.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 18, 2004

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.

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Old Sydney Park Royal Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

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.

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by written on August 24, 2002

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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Address: 55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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