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4.4 out of 5

"Great location. Refurbishment is beautiful. Staff friendly " More

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour puts you in the heart of Haymarket, within just a 10-minute stroll of Darling Square and Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 370 rooms feature sitting areas, safes, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

The restaurant, Shipley's Restaurant, is open for breakfast. JB's Bar & Grill is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a fitness center. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of car rentals on site.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel include International Convention Centre Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$181* Per night/room 1 Jul. - 2 Jul.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour ratings based on 998 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Everyone (517) Couples (224) Business (3) Family (248)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2020

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5 Mar. 2020 by Steven

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Great location. Refurbishment is beautiful. Staff friendly

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2020

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24 Feb. 2020 by Steven

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

3 out of 5
Old and tired. Extremely basic. Breakfast no more than adequate

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2020

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24 Feb. 2020 by Steven

Hi, We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we appreciate that you brought your experience to our attention. We take feedback seriously and will coach our team to make the necessary changes so we can provide a better experience in the future.

5 out of 5
Close to light rail, McDonalds and Paddy market. Quiet and comfotable

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2020

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19 Feb. 2020 by Steven

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and the location of our hotel! Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Dec. 2019

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11 Dec. 2019 by Steven

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Nov. 2019

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24 Nov. 2019 by Steven

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Position in darling harbour area for shows is perfect. Every staff member was friendly and efficient.

Posted by on 19 Nov. 2019

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19 Nov. 2019 by Steven

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn Darling Harbour We are happy to hear that our team was able to make your stay memorable. We hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5
Convent location to Central station, quiet it is hard to believe you are right in the middle of the city. The only thing we thought was a little off putting was the air in the room was dry as you can't open any windows for fresh air which we are use to.

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2019

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12 Nov. 2019 by Steven

Hi, Thank you for staying with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry about the windows, unfortunately they cannot not be open. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Location was perfect. Definitely be staying there again.

Posted by on 9 Nov. 2019

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10 Nov. 2019 by Steven

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Holiday Inn DARLING HARBOUR. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Excellent accommodation and food in a perfect location.

Posted by on 1 Oct. 2019

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1 Oct. 2019 by Steven

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time submit a review online. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our new hotel. We wish to see you again soon!

About the Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Location 68 Harbour Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Holiday Inn Darling Harbour. This 4-star Haymarket hotel is smoke free.

  • 370 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (17.2 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour offers 370 accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. A pillow menu is available. 30-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Haymarket hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Shipley's Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

JB's Bar & Grill - This bar serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 55.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 29.95 for adults and AUD 19.95 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 35.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 55.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Darling Harbour Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Darling Harbour
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Darling Harbour Haymarket
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Haymarket
  • Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Hotel Haymarket

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Free WiFi in public areas is limited to 30 minutes per day.

Awards & Affiliations

  • EarthCheck

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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