INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY

117 Macquarie St., Sydney, NW 2000 Australia (AUS)
5.0 Star Downtown Hotel
-33.86288151.2129
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4.5/ 5

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  • Has an indoor pool!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 509 rooms
  • 32 floors in hotel
  • 28 suites in hotel
  • Check out time: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 6.0/10
  • Hotel has 14 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Commanding panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the hotel sits amongst galleries, restaurants and exclusive shops, with bustling Circular Quay and the historic Rocks district just a short stroll away.

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Excellent

Excellent city hotel. Close to Harbour Bridge. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation. Service and general atmosphere is cheerful. Clean hotel facilities. Popular among couples.

“Great access to city” “Restaurant on premises was spectacular”

Excellent Overall Ranking Top 4% in city
Excellent City Hotel Top 2% in city
Excellent Luxury Hotel Top 3% in city
Best Hotel Grounds In City
Best Breakfast In City

Good to know

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Easy walking distance to museums” “Close proximity to Circular Quay and Opera House”

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Professional service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Front desk staff were very professional and efficient”

  • Clean rooms

    “Rooms are spotlessly clean” “Clean, tidy well appointed rooms”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
1031 reviews

Great location. Central location near excursions, sightseeing, restaurants, and bars. Close to public transport and the train. Good car access, but so-so parking. Expensive parking.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

88/100
1255 reviews

Fine management, and professional, friendly service. Excellent service from waitstaff, housekeepers, and receptionists. Room service is poor. Booking process is sufficient.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

87/100
339 reviews

Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Amenities

75/100
377 reviews

Amenities are good, but the facilities are old. Okay buildings and entrance area. Unspectacular architecture. Unattractive terrace.

“Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

Room

75/100
1203 reviews

Medium sized, clean rooms with lovely views and comfortable beds. Cramped but relatively clean bathrooms. Bad minibars in old, poorly-maintained rooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

47/100
347 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Bar and restaurant are expensive. Acceptable breakfast prices.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

36/100
120 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 3% by couples, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Good wines

    “Complimentary wine” “Loves wine”

  • Near city centre

    “Great access to city” “Within walking distance of many of the downtown”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean, good facilities” “Nice, clean, comfortable hotel”

  • Delicious fish & seafood

    “Fresh seafood”

Review highlights

Location

95/100
260 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Good car access, but so-so parking.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

89/100
107 reviews

Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

88/100
301 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception. Room service is poor.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Bar

78/100
41 reviews

Good, but overpriced, bar. Good wines.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “Wine list was very extensive” “Wine bar great”

Room

69/100
357 reviews

Decent, old rooms but poorly-maintained with bad minibars. Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Cramped but relatively clean bathrooms.

“Air conditioner not working” “Wet carpet” “Cracked tiles”

Value

47/100
103 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Acceptable breakfast prices. Expensive beverages.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Vibe

46/100
95 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Stylish Hotel. Luxurious Hotel.

“5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy” “Trouble with the lifts”

WiFi

35/100
42 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 3% by families, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Expensive restaurant

    “Expensive cafe” “Meals expensive”

  • Luxurious Hotel

    “Building has all the luxury” “The most luxurious beds”

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Next to a busy road”

  • Old rooms

    “Old appliances” “Dated bathroom”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
105 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Good accessibility by car.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

88/100
29 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

87/100
101 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Bar

76/100
9 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “Wine list was very extensive” “Wine bar great”

Room

73/100
90 reviews

Clean rooms with wonderful beds and stunning views. Medium sized, yet old rooms with unacceptable bathrooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

60/100
37 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Stylish Hotel. Luxurious Hotel.

“Calming ambience” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated”

Pool

58/100
14 reviews

Ordinary pool.

“Included a nice sized heated swimming pool” “Children loved the pool and the breakfast buffet” “Views from the pool area are sensational”

Value

47/100
34 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Expensive restaurant.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

35/100
14 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 4% by solo travelers, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Pillows too soft” “Bar fridge not working”

  • Bad internet service

    “No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Calming atmosphere” “Calming ambience”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old appliances” “Dated decor”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
38 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

89/100
44 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

85/100
13 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Bar

75/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “Wine list was very extensive” “Wine bar great”

Room

71/100
48 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

56/100
17 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel.

“No WOW factor” “5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy”

Value

40/100
13 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

32/100
8 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 2% by business travelers, with a score of 96

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Bedding is superb” “Beds and pillows divine”

  • Poor value for money

    “Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
25 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

91/100
19 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

84/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Food

81/100
6 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Room

76/100
24 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views. Average sized rooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

49/100
6 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Bedding is superb” “Beds and pillows divine”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

88/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Food

77/100
4 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Room

73/100
13 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Comfort

69/100
8 reviews

Relatively comfortable, with good beds.

“Bath room is small” “Air conditioner not working” “AC loud”

Value

45/100
8 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Ranked top 16% by couples, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Great room

    “Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

  • Poor value for money

    “Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey”

Review highlights

Location

94/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

89/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

72/100
6 reviews

Great room.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

40/100
4 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Good to know

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Easy walking distance to museums” “Close proximity to Circular Quay and Opera House”

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Professional service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Front desk staff were very professional and efficient”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff were unfailingly helpful and polite” “Wait staff very attentive”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
869 reviews

Great location. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Close to public transport and the train. Excellent parking and car access. Great nearby restaurants and bars with excellent excursions. Expensive parking.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

89/100
1129 reviews

Great, friendly housekeeping. Professional service at the reception and restaurant. Room service is poor. Booking process is sufficient.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

88/100
289 reviews

Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Room

76/100
1052 reviews

Medium sized, clean rooms with lovely views and comfortable beds. Cramped but relatively clean bathrooms. Bad minibars in old, poorly-maintained rooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

48/100
301 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Bar and restaurant are expensive. Acceptable breakfast prices.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

34/100
108 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 4% by couples, with a score of 90

Good to know

  • Great shopping

    “Fish Market was fun” “Shops & food courts along the way”

  • Good wines

    “Complimentary wine” “Loves wine”

  • Old facilities

    “Old exterior” “Dated decor”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Clean, good facilities” “Nice, clean, comfortable hotel”

Review highlights

Location

95/100
220 reviews

Great location with good parking availability. Good shopping and sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

90/100
270 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception. Room service is poor.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

89/100
94 reviews

Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Bar

79/100
37 reviews

Good, but overpriced, bar. Good wines.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “Wine list was very extensive” “Wine bar great”

Room

71/100
305 reviews

Wonderful beds and views in big but old rooms. Small bathrooms, dilapidated rooms, and poor minibars.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

50/100
89 reviews

Fairly good value for money. Internet is expensive. Expensive beverages. Acceptable breakfast prices.

“Complimentary bottle of wine” “Included a nice sized heated swimming pool” “Expensive parking fees”

Vibe

49/100
76 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Stylish Hotel.

“5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy” “Trouble with the lifts”

WiFi

34/100
36 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 5% by families, with a score of 89

Good to know

  • Expensive restaurant

    “Expensive cafe” “Meals expensive”

  • Stylish Hotel

    “Beautiful interior architecture” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Old rooms

    “Old appliances” “Dated bathroom”

  • Great reception

    “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Front desk staff were very professional and efficient”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
65 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

87/100
21 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

86/100
67 reviews

Professional service and good reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

74/100
62 reviews

Clean rooms with wonderful beds and stunning views. Medium sized, yet old rooms with unacceptable bathrooms.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Pool

59/100
10 reviews

Ordinary pool.

“Included a nice sized heated swimming pool” “Nicest hotel pool” “Superb view from indoor pool”

Vibe

57/100
26 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Stylish Hotel. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy”

Value

45/100
23 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive. Expensive restaurant.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

34/100
9 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 7% by solo travelers, with a score of 88

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Pillows too soft” “Bar fridge not working”

  • Bad internet service

    “No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Bedding is superb” “Beds and pillows divine”

  • Internet is expensive

    “No free Wi fi” “Paying for internet”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
30 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

89/100
39 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

86/100
11 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Bar

75/100
6 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “Wine list was very extensive” “Wine bar great”

Room

70/100
44 reviews

Rooms are okay but needing better maintenance, with subpar bathrooms. Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views.

“Air conditioner not working” “Wet carpet” “Cracked tiles”

Vibe

56/100
14 reviews

Decent vibe. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel.

“Calming ambience” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated”

Value

41/100
12 reviews

Poor value for money. Internet is expensive.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

32/100
8 reviews

Poor, over-priced WiFi.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 2% by business travelers, with a score of 98

Good to know

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious”

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

  • Poor value for money

    “Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
16 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

90/100
14 reviews

Friendly service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Breakfast

85/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Food

81/100
6 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Room

74/100
14 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Value

47/100
3 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Good to know

  • Luxurious Hotel

    “Building has all the luxury” “The most luxurious beds”

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Next to a busy road”

  • Good restaurants & bars in the area

    “Shops & food courts along the way” “Lots of eating places nearby”

  • Pleasant hotel grounds

    “Botanical Gardens excellent” “Restaurant on premises was spectacular”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
73 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Excellent sightseeing, restaurants and bars nearby.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

84/100
14 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

83/100
50 reviews

Beds and cleanliness are decent, but rooms look old and poorly-furnished.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Amenities

74/100
24 reviews

Average buildings with outdated facilities but overall great amenities.

“Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

Room

73/100
50 reviews

Great rooms, with comfortable beds and lovely views. Rooms are an okay size but the bathrooms are unacceptable.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

57/100
20 reviews

Decent vibe. Luxurious Hotel. Hotel is outdated.

“No WOW factor” “5 star level outdated” “Beautiful interior architecture”

Value

47/100
22 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

WiFi

32/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No free Wi fi” “My only gripe is the internet” “Paying for WiFi”

Ranked top 12% by families, with a score of 91

Good to know

  • Great amenities

    “Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent”

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
24 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

88/100
16 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Food

78/100
5 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Amenities

75/100
6 reviews

Nice building.

“Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

Room

74/100
15 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

60/100
5 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Calming ambience” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated”

Value

49/100
8 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Ranked top 27% by couples, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Great amenities

    “Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent”

  • Great room

    “Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
14 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

84/100
9 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Food

81/100
4 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Room

73/100
13 reviews

Lovely rooms with pleasant views.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Amenities

71/100
5 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

Vibe

56/100
9 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

  • Great room

    “Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
8 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

90/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

77/100
8 reviews

Great room.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Comfort

75/100
4 reviews

Rather comfortable.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Rooms are spacious and clean” “Air conditioning works properly”

Good to know

  • Near city centre

    “Great access to city” “Within walking distance of many of the downtown”

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old appliances” “Dated decor”

  • Great reception

    “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Front desk staff were very professional and efficient”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
26 reviews

Great location. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

86/100
15 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

85/100
18 reviews

Professional service and good reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

73/100
28 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views. Poor bathroom.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Pool

61/100
7 reviews

Ordinary pool.

“Indoor pool it was chilly” “Superb view from indoor pool” “Including pool”

Value

46/100
6 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Ranked top 12% by couples, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Great room

    “Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Great view

    “Superb view from indoor pool” “Exceptional views of the harbour”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
16 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

87/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

86/100
9 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

73/100
20 reviews

Clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and good views.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Cleanliness

72/100
5 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Spotless everything” “Rooms are spotlessly clean” “Beautifully decorated and immaculate room”

Pool

62/100
5 reviews

Ordinary pool.

“Superb view from indoor pool” “Including pool” “Children loved the pool and the breakfast buffet”

Vibe

57/100
5 reviews

Decent vibe.

“Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “No WOW factor” “5 star level outdated”

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Calming atmosphere” “Calming ambience”

  • Nice building

    “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Cracked tiles” “Dirty towels”

  • Train station is close

    “Circular Quay train station easy to get to” “Convenient to the railway station”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
39 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Train station is close.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Breakfast

89/100
8 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Buffet breakfast was delicious” “Breakfasts were delicious” “Breakfast was superb”

Service

85/100
31 reviews

Service is professional and friendly.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Amenities

77/100
15 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

“Botanical Gardens excellent” “Hotel facilities were excellent” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent”

Food

73/100
10 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant was very fresh and delicious” “Excellent buffet evening meal” “Excellent food and wine”

Room

72/100
38 reviews

Medium sized, clean rooms with lovely views, although bathrooms are below par.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

65/100
17 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Entrance area is ok.

“Calming ambience” “Coffee in the lobby lounge was excellent” “5 star level outdated”

Value

42/100
7 reviews

Poor value for money.

“Negativ: Daily rate” “Food and drinks were very pricey” “Paying for breakfast”

Good to know

  • Great room

    “Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom”

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous”

  • Great location

    “Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

91/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

77/100
6 reviews

Great room.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

Vibe

64/100
4 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere.

“Calming ambience” “5 star level outdated” “Lobby bar dingy”

Review highlights

Location

98/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Location is superb” “Decor and location are fabulous” “Location of Hotel is perfect”

Service

90/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff were absolutely fabulous, efficient” “Concierge Staff were fabulous” “Devine room service”

Room

79/100
5 reviews

Great room.

“Beds and pillows divine” “Beautifully appointed bathroom” “Rooms are spotlessly clean”

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Customer Reviews of Intercontinental Sydney

4.5 out of 5.Based on 2762 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Located opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens and only 12 kilometres from the international airport, InterContinental Sydney offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House with the central business district and many of the city’s attractions on our doorstep. The hotel is built around the heritage listed Treasury Building, an Australian landmark dating back to 1851. The heritage listed sandstone building combines unique charm and ambience, with the highest levels of facilities.InterContinental Sydney has a stunning new rooftop Executive Lounge built to capture uninterrupted harbour views, the lounge is surrounded entirely by glass doors opening onto a timber walkway around its perimeter. The hotel's 509 contemporary guest rooms and suites are designed along classical lines - but with a new, urban feel. With a clever use of furniture that maximises the view, they feature a cushioned window seat, luxurious chaise longue, an oversized work desk, and sheer and black-out blinds. Guest facilities include a hair and beauty salon, heated swimming pool with spectacular views over Sydney Harbour and the business centre, fitness centre, valet service and room service are all 24 hour features in the Hotel.InterContinental Sydney has an expert in-house audio visual team and two purpose built dedicated ISDN and full broadcast studios for both video conferencing and television media. The hotel’s extensive range of meeting facilities includes 14 function rooms all with natural light and capacity ranging up to 300 theatre style and 500 reception.With amazing views over the city skyline and harbour, InterContinental Sydney’s new meeting room, The Harbour Room, takes event planning to new heights. Located on Level 31, The Harbour Room is a contemporary, split-level space that lends itself perfectly to a cocktail party or launch event with a difference, comfortably catering up to 80 guests. The Hotel has three dining venues all with an enticing and varied array of cuisine. Including the the new Mint Bar and Dining. With funky cocktails and irresistible food designed to share, Mint’s stylish bar and intimate lounge provide the perfect place to mix and mingle. The elegant dining room can seat up to 58 with a delicious menu specialising in fresh local produce inspired by refined Mediterranean flavours.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:03:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation:2004
Floors:32
Rooms:509
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:356
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:28
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:14 View Spaces
Meeting Space:5320 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
6pm on the day of arrival
Nightly Parking:$25
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:10.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Take the eastern distributor from the airport and take the Macquarie street Exit. The hotel is on the left. 12 kms. 15 mins

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Located on level 1 within the surroundings of the heritage arcade, the New Café Opera offers mix of a la carte, degustation and fresh market-style buffet dining options. The showpiece of the new Café Opera is the remarkable market-style buffet display, presenting dishes in beautiful marble-based urns, glass bowls and ceramic tagines, with rustic chalk-on-blackboard labels, atop stone cabinets against a backdrop of antique mirrors. Indicative cost of Full Buffet Breakfast at the Cafe Opera at AUD42.00 per person per day.

About Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts

  • 24-hour room service
  • Great Intercontinental apps for all mobile devices including iPhone and iPad which gives you insider access to their flavorful chef 's recipes, conceirge information, and GPS hotel directions
  • Luxury meeting and event space with catering services
  • Part of Green Engage programme offering sustainable and environmentally friendly options from guest rooms to meeting rooms
  • Resort hotels offer a Kid's Club called Planet Trekkers, which has a number of great activities for children 4-12 years of age
  • Numersous spa packages and individual treatments available at various resort locations

The Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Intercontinental Sydney

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Intercontinental Sydney.

Feel free to use the Intercontinental Sydney meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Sydney event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
James Cook Balroom76 x 70 x 135320--/2502001506657----/--350450--
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James Cook Balroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
5320 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
76 x 70 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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