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4.6 out of 5

"We had just come off of a HORRIBLE Princes Cruise and were really in need of some TLC. Intercontinental was great! However, paying the highest amoun ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 07 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Circular Quay

Seaside stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hotel, you'll find Circular Quay and Government House. Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens are also within half a mile (1 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this luxury hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the fitness center, bar/lounge, and laundry facilities.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

The 509 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and premium bedding.

Classic Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$149* Per night/room Dec 8 - Dec 9

Classic Room, 1 King Bed (City Side)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed (City Side, High Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (HARBOUR BRIDGE VIEW)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Eastern)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Club Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

InterContinental Sydney ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for InterContinental Sydney

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 13, 2019 by General Manager

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at InterContinental Sydney and your positive rating. We look forward to welcoming your return! Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

5 out of 5
Great location near everything. Easy walk to points of interest, harbor and museums.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 13, 2019 by General Manager

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at InterContinental Sydney and your positive rating. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed our wonderful location. We look forward to welcoming your return! Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4 out of 5
Close to all transport ferries , trains , and fun parks

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 2, 2019 by General Manager

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your positive rating following your most recent stay with us at InterContinental Sydney. I am thrilled that our location ensured a most memorable stay in our beautiful city! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

4 out of 5
Great view and nice room set up with the window seat. TV didn’t work. Was disappointed with added cost to use top floor patio Pool was just ok and dressing room minimal

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 27, 2019 by Jennifer Brown General Manager

Dear Sherry, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and I regret to hear about your disappointment with the TV in our guestrooms. Please rest assured we are in the process of upgrading our in-room equipment. We hope you provide us with an opportunity to welcome you back. Warm Regards, Jennifer Brown General Manager

5 out of 5

Ultimate Relief!

Pros: Customer Service and breakfast buffet
Cons: Fan noise in room and concierge knowing airline numbers and telling you that 800 numbers are Not free calls thru the hotel phone.
Location: Very close proximity to all. No taxi needed except at night.
We had just come off of a HORRIBLE Princes Cruise and were really in need of some TLC. Intercontinental was great! However, paying the highest amount I have EVER paid for a normal Martini and Bloody Mary with generic Vodka was a shock! The hotel was very expensive and I have stayed at the best of them. However, I still say it was wonderful service and a lovely room and the Breakfast Buffet was magnificent!

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Mar 7, 2018

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4 out of 5

Center of Town

Pros: Comfortable bed
Upscale hotel with excellent decor and service except for room Ice which never came. Located across the street from Royal Botanical gardens and 3 blocks from the ferry transpo center and shoppin, and good places to eat.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

I feel very comfortable and at home at this hotel.

Pros: Quiet
This is the third time in four years that I have stayed at the Sydney Intercontinental after the long flight from the USA. I particularly like the fact that one can walk to the area around the Opera House and the Rocks and yet it is situated in a very quiet area of the city. Our room has always been available on arrival in the morning, which is certainly very welcoming. We found a very good place for breakfast nearby, and there are so many restaurants around the Opera House and the Rocks. I would have no reservations abut recommending this hotel to one and all.

Posted by , from st paul MN on Apr 16, 2011

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4 out of 5

Wonderful view of the Sydney Harbor

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
We spent our last night in Australia at the Intercontinental. It is centrally located, within easy walking to the water taxi quay, the Botanical Garden, and the Opera House. While the room was small, space was efficiently utilized, with a lovely window seat. I got spectacular night time pictures of fire works over the Harbor and Opera House. I look forward to a return visit.

Posted by , from Dallas TX on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

winter holiday

excellent location, walking distance to everything, circular quay,darling harbour, shopping center, easy acces to bus,ferry and train station, friendly staff, check in was a breeze. only complaint we had was, it took them a long time to fix our toilet, otherwise, our overall hotel experience met our standards. will definitely stay at this hotel.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009

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5 out of 5

Excellent location and great hotel

I stayed at this Intercontinental the weekend of Feb 21st this year. What a great hotel and right in the heart of everything. It's just a block up the hill from Circular Quay and walking distance to everything from the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is very clean, staff were excellent & very helpful. We arrived before check-in time and they gladly held our luggage in a locked room and told us when a room was available they would bring our bags right up to the room for us. Concierge was also extremely helpful when looking for restaurant recomendations as well as help with accessing the onsite business center. The doormen were very pleasant and helpful with cab service and honest info on cab prices to the casino and airport. Around $30 in a cab and 15-20 min ride to the airport with no traffic. I have to say the view was why I booked this hotel for the Harbor Bridge view. We had the bridge view room and it was just amazing. The higher the floor you are located the better as there's another bldg in front so you have an angled view if you're lower. The beds are extremely comfortable and I've never slept so well. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and will stay there on my next trip over. The only thing I didn't care for & is minor was the inflated wireless internet price at around $20-$25 for 24 hrs.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2009

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About the InterContinental Sydney

Location 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

InterContinental Sydney offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury InterContinental Sydney. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 509 guestrooms or units
  • 31 levels
  • Built in 1851
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (12.7 km / 7.9 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Martin Place Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

InterContinental Sydney offers 509 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Sydney hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Cafe Opera - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Odyssey Massage. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Body treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • 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 110.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • 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 42 for adults and AUD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 70.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 110.0 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

  • InterContinental Hotel Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • Sydney InterContinental
  • Intercontinental Sydney Hotel Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel
  • InterContinental Sydney Sydney
  • InterContinental Sydney Hotel Sydney

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.