Holiday Inn Old Sydney  4 stars

55 George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Wi-Fi in public areas

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi


Paid parking


24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center






The contemporary Holiday Inn Old Sydney is situated in the embassy district next to monuments, museums and an opera house. Since 2000, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Sydney.

The hotel boasts ideal location next to Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Town Hall and Metro Theatre. Sydney city center is 2km away.

Close to a zoo and markets, this hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, a tennis court and a rooftop pool on site.

Circular Quay train station lies within a 5-minute walk. This hotel is perfectly located close to Kingsford Smith airport.


The property comprises 170 air-conditioned rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe, a mini-refrigerator, a minibar and satellite TV. All of the rooms have a panoramic view over the city. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, slippers and a bathtub.


A buffet breakfast is offered at the bar. The intimate restaurant serves Australian meals in an intimate atmosphere. The lively lobby bar offers a terrace.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of AUD 27 per person per night. 


The hotel offers a cash machine, a safe deposit box and currency exchange; 24-hour reception, concierge service and 24-hour room service are also provided.


The on-site SPA facilities include a sauna, massage and a hot tub. Guests can go in for tennis and golf at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at AUD 22.95 per day.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 45 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, Deutch, French, Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hindi, Afrikaans.

Number of rooms   174.

City Center Sydney - 2700 ft
Airports Kingsford Smith (SYD) - 5.8 mi
Train Stations Circular Quay Station - 1000 ft, Wynyard Station - 1700 ft
Restaurants Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian) - 900 ft, Selah (cuisine: Australian) - 900 ft
Beaches Shark Island - 1100 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 3100 ft
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Tennis
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Room view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 55 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds
Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Size: 260 sq. feet
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      View: Harbor view
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        Size: 390 sq. feet
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          Holiday Inn Old Sydney LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • Australia Square
            1000 ft
          • Overseas Terminal
            1400 ft
          • Martin Place
            2000 ft
          • King Street Wharf Entertainment District
            2700 ft
          Places of interest
          • Pylon Lookout
            1000 ft
          • Government House Sydney
            2000 ft
          • NSW Parliament House
            2300 ft
          • Old Supreme Court Building
            2700 ft
          • The Sydney Mint
            2700 ft
          • Sydney Opera
            2700 ft
          Train stations
          Shopping areas
          • Pitt Street Mall
            2700 ft
          • Galeries Victoria
            3700 ft
          Historical sites
          • Government House
            1400 ft
          Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
          • Royal Botanic Gardens
            2700 ft
          • Sydney Wildlife World
            3000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Blues Point Reserve
            5000 ft
            Corner Blues Point Road and Henry Lawson Drive, Sydney
          • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
            1.1 mi
            Macquarie Street, Sydney
          • Chinese Garden of Friendship
            1.1 mi
            Darling Harbour, Sydney
          • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
            1.1 mi
            455 George Street, Sydney
          • Powerhouse Museum
            1.3 mi
            500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney

          Near the hotel

          • The Rocks
            1000 ft
            Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
          • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
            700 ft
            Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
          • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour
            700 ft
            Circular Quay, Sydney
          • Susannah Place
            700 ft
            58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
          • Museum of Contemporary Art
            1000 ft
            140 George St, Sydney
          • Customs House
            900 ft
            31 Alfred Street, Sydney
          • The National Opal Collection
            1000 ft
            60 Pitt Street, Sydney

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Cafe Sydney

            70% likes this, based on 875 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian

            900 ft
            5th Floor, Customs House

            Phone: 0292518683

          • Selah

            84% likes this, based on 145 reviews
            Cuisine: Australian
            Price Range: USD 40 - USD 40

            900 ft
            12 Loftus Street

            Phone: (02) 9247 0097

          • The Fine Food Store

            77% likes this, based on 139 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian, Organic
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 16

            1200 ft
            Kendall Lane, The Rocks

            Phone: 02 9252 1196

          • Quay Restaurant

            79% likes this, based on 566 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion, Australian
            Price Range: USD 25 - USD 100

            1500 ft
            Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks

            Phone: 61 2 9251 5600

          • Pendolino

            80% likes this, based on 260 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: USD 24 - USD 57

            2800 ft
            Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St

            Phone: 02 9231 6117

          Holiday Inn Old Sydney Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Old Sydney

          Average guest rating

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          Based on 103 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children

            The location - close to circular quay which we wanted.

            One switch controlled all lights. No good lighting for reading in bed.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            location of the hotel

            too noisy, the music in the hotel played all night and prevented me from sleeping

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Excellent location & very nice ambience, overall relaxed atmosphere with adequate facilities. Great rooftop views.

            Front room too noisy recommend double glazing be installed.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The furniture and the bathroom were old. The room was small. Complimentary very poor. The room was too espensive for what it was offered moreover when we booked, the rooms had a price, then the prices went down but they did not change the price we had already paid. We asked a room with Opera House view but we received a room with back view...they asked us more money to have a room with a view. The room smelt musty and kitchen.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Location, location, location

            No restaurant for evening mealings.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            I have stayed at HolidayInn in other countries and have always had a good experience with the staff and accomodation, the staff at Old sydney were excellent and have no hesitation staying there again

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The location couldn't be better. Lots around to see and do as well as plenty if restaurants about.

            The pool was closed for chemical balancing the whole time we were there which was a real shame.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Good location, near touristy attractions of Sydney and old Sydney. Staff was friendly and helpful. Has a small rooftop terrace, with a small pool, which can be very nice to sit and relax on while not touristing around town.

            Room was large, but the bathroom was undersized and cramped. Considering the general quality of the room and hotel overall I would say that it was overpriced for what was on offer.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children


            Room not cleaned at all, had to ask for clean towells

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Convenient location and very helpful staff

            Length of the corridors, giving a prison aspect.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Great service and closeness to city and surrounds.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Was close to the venues I was using while in Sydney.

            A little dated.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Close to the bridge and opera house, and cruise liner terminal

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The Central Location, and the view of the harbour

            It definitely needs some work done. The bathroom, in particular, was pretty run down.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            It has a good location.

            The hotel is old and tired. The rooms are not great and too small.

            • Average rating
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