Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has Sydney's best on its doorsteps. Book online today.
Situated in the southern end of CBD, the hotel is ideally positioned to allow you to make the most of your visit to Sydney. Take a leisurely stroll to Darling Harbour, with its many attractions nearby, the vibrant Chinatown right behind the hotel, and the Sydney Entertainment Centre across the road.
We were given a room on the 3rd floor across the alley from a Chinese restaurant. Our view was of a sweaty chef preparing food in a dirty kitchen. The exhaust from the kitchen made our room smell like rancid cooking grease. We immediately requested a room change but were told we had to spend at least 1 night in our room. As it was 9pm and we were exhausted from travel, we had no choice. The next morning, we called the front desk to request the room change. We were told the hotel was fully booked and they could not move us. Then we asked about getting a refund on our prepaid room for the remaining 2 nights, and suddenly they found a room on the 11th floor for us. They are constantly short staffed so we spent a lot of time waiting in the lobby to talk to front desk and/or concierge.
This hotel has just been through an expansion with some great executive rooms on the top floor being added. Not really a views hotel, its RIGHT opposite the entertainment centre (they share parking in fact) and centrally located for just about everything. Extremely busy, this hotel is a great place to stay on a reasonable budget. They are also about to go through a full refurb which is something to look out for