US$123 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 30 Aug 2015 Check-out 31 Aug 2015

InterContinental SYDNEY

5 stars
View map of CNR BRIDGE AND PHILLIP STREETS, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
56 reviews
Girls weekend

Wow such a wonderful place to stay. From the moment we arrived until we checked out the staff... See full review

  • Mrs S
  • 10 Jun 2015
Top hotel

Very efficient service and a very comfortable hotel made our stay very enjoyable. Location is great... See full review

  • Melbourne visitor
  • 16 Mar 2015
InterContinental Sydney Hotel welcomes discerning travellers to top-class accommodations with old world charm ambience close to the famous Australian harbour. The luxury hotel places visitors close to The Opera House and The Royal Botanic Gardens. Tourists on a Sydney holiday can learn more about the city through the the exhibits at Museum of Contemporary Art and the historical collections on display at Museum of Sydney.
General

InterContinental Sydney Hotel provides multilingual staff, valet parking (fees apply), business centre, currency exchange and concierge. The sophisticated hotel can also host corporate and social gatherings of up to 450 people at the 15 meeting rooms. Guests unwind in the indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness centre and beauty salon on site.



Location

InterContinental Hotel is located in downtown Sydney, near Circular Quay Station and nine kilometres to Sydney Airport. Holidaymakers can observe the animals at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.



  • 1 km to the Train Station (Circular Quay)
  • 12 km to the International Airport(Sydney Kingsford Smith)
Dining

At InterContinental Sydney, patrons savour exquisite French-inspired a la carte dishes and other cuisines at Cafe Opera. Chill out with cocktails at Cortile Lounge on site.
Rooms

The 509 tastefully elegant rooms and suites are non-smoking and furnished with cable/satellite TV, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), mini bar, refrigerator and bathtub. Separate living room and terrace are available in some units.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Indoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

-33.8631 151.2123
Nearby airports
Sydney Kingsford Smith, (SYD), 12.00, KM, S;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Sydney: 0.1 km
  • Customs House: 0.2 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.4 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.4 km
  • Government House: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.7 km
  • General Post Office: 0.7 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.8 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.1 km
  • Customs House: 0.2 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.4 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.4 km
  • Government House: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.7 km
  • General Post Office: 0.7 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.8 km
  • Sydney Tower: 0.9 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.9 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.9 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.1 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.2 km
  • Town Hall: 1.3 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.4 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.4 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.4 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1.5 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.6 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.6 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.7 km
  • Star City Casino: 1.7 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.7 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.9 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.9 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.9 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 2 km
  • Belmore Park: 2.1 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 2.1 km
  • University of Technology: 2.5 km
  • Wentworth Park: 2.5 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 3.1 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 3.3 km
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 3.4 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 3.6 km

Dining

Aria Restaurant
ARIA Restaurant is situated on the very edge of Sydney Harbour. It is jointly owned and operated by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan. The restaurant provides a dining experience that encapsulates Sydney lifestyle, offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour a
Baccomatto Osteria
Attached to the Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills, Baccomatto Osteria is a cross between a small cafe by day and ritzy Italian osteria in the evening. The ultra modern decor centres around a magnificent marble bar.
Bathers' Pavilion
Housed in a Moorish inspired building that was built as a changing shed by Mosman Council in 1921, the restaurant serves dishes that showcase European culinary traditions, with seafood the star of the menu. The Bathers' Pavilion is also accessible by wate
Bills
This is the original icon of the modern Sydney cafe scene, and the first eatery to introduce communal dining to Australia. More than a decade on, it's still perfect for catching up with friends for a leisurely brekkie over a newspaper while sipping a grea
Billy Kwong
Celebrity Chef and Author Kylie Kwong has become famous for bringing wonderful home cooked Chinese to the masses. Her beliefs lie in utilising Fair Trade, locally grown produce to be served and cooked using traditional cooking techniques.
Buon Ricordo
Opened in 1987 Buon Ricordo invokes a feeling of warmth and intimacy with attentive and nurturing service. Throughout the restaurant you will find many works of art. Over the years the restaurant has become known for using only the freshest of ingredients
Cafe Sydney
With its spectacular harbour backdrop wonderful ambience and consistent standard of cuisine Cafe Sydney is acknowledged as one of the centrepieces of Sydney dining. With their help the kitchen team serves up the flavours most associated with the harbour c
Catalina
One of the greatest restaurant destinations situated on a landmark Rose Bay site on Sydney Harbour eastern foreshore.The restaurant was designed as homage to the beauty of Sydney Harbour. Diners have a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour at water level punct
Est
Contemporary Australian restaurant, award winning service and a wine list personally selected by Frank Moreau make Est. an experience not to be missed.
Fish at The Rocks
Housed in a historic building dating back to 1919, the restaurant's interior echoes the tranquillity of the ocean. Those with a crustacean fixation can feast on whole Tasmanian lobster, Moreton Bay Bugs and Queensland King Prawns.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental SYDNEY

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
56 out of 56
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gavin M.
Business
Lugarno
27 Jul 2015

Great Birthday Weekend

Great stay as usual. Only criticism is the air-conditioning. Room got quite warm even when temp turned down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs S
Business
Young
10 Jun 2015

Girls weekend

Wow such a wonderful place to stay. From the moment we arrived until we checked out the staff couldn't do enough for us. We were lucky enough to have a room upgrade. The room was beautiful the food awesome. Will definitely go back. Loved this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Daisy999
Business
Silverwater
9 Jun 2015

Birthday weekend - disappointing!

When you plan two special nights at a 5-star hotel I guess you expect everything to be wonderful ... and it's very disappointing when things don't live up to expectations. The room was nice, with a lovely view over the eastern harbour. The bathroom however was not really up to scratch - very small with an awkward 'shower-over-the-bath with shower curtain' arrangement. We booked a la carte dinner for one night but when we arrived not only did they not have our booking, but we were informed there was no a la carte available that night! Two staff members went out of their way to try to make it up to us and we thank Stephen and Tom for their assistance. This hotel is also really up against it with not enough space for a decent arrival/departure and reception area. When we checked out and needed a taxi, the experience was like Saturday morning shopping at Woollies! Certainly not a 5-star hotel experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melbourne visitor
Business
Gold Coast
16 Mar 2015

Top hotel

Very efficient service and a very comfortable hotel made our stay very enjoyable. Location is great for Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens, Opera House and the Rocks area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Not Your Average Guy
Business
Sydney, Australia
6 Dec 2014

elegance

We had a work function and decided to book a room. Best idea ever! Love the bath robes gives a classy touch

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Establishment is just a short stroll away

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Just for fun
Business
Sydney
22 Sep 2014

enjoyable stay

Very enjoyable weekend. Stayed at the Intercontinental for the Blackmore Bridge Run with my sister. All the staffs at the hotel were pleasant and helpful. Received complimentary wifi and late check out for my IHG membership even though I did not book directly with hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ecky
Business
Perth Australia
24 Jun 2014

When hitting the Rocks is a good thing

A last minute booking at the Intercontinental I was really impressed from the moment my taxi arrived. The hotel is based round an old building with lots of character with tasteful modern additions including the tower with the bedrooms. Common areas are impressive and careful thought has been given to the conversion. The central bar area is wonderfully done with lots of original features kept. Made use of the facilities including the rooftop gym & swimming pool and the views are impressive. Some rooms view the Harbour Bridge & Opera House but even the city views on the other side are good Location is second to none with Circular Quay & the Rocks area a five minute walk away making it a great base for a visitor. My weekend was made and my estimation of the hotel was raised when I realised that the French National Rugby team were staying there - as my reason for being in Sydney was to watch the game. Full marks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

So many attractions are within walking distance - get your phone out or a map & walk past the taxi rank

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kristy W
Business
Sydney, Australia
18 Apr 2014

Fabulous stay in a luxury suite

We booked a suite, but got upgraded to a higher-quality suite, so our stay probably wasn't typical. Everything was fantastic - great service, great quality, and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Daisy999
Business
Sydney Australia
6 Apr 2014

Overpriced

A grand hotel in a fantastic location. However, the rooms are highly priced for what they offer (eg very small bathroom with shower-over-bath and shower curtain). ... and you just keep paying ... $7 for a packet of crisps or a bottle of water. At the prices being charged, a complementary biscuit or bottle of water would be a nice touch! The waiters need customer service training. On 3 occasions we had to get up and find someone to take our order - after waiting a significant time. Not up to the standard of other 5-star city hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of InterContinental SYDNEY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rainie
Business
Lake Macquarie NSW
27 Feb 2014

Superb

We were met by a very friendly front desk staff member who offered to check us into our room 4 hours early which was much appreciated. We stayed for 2 nights and the hotel was perfectly positioned for our first night at the Opera House and the second night for dinner on the harbour, all within a short walk. Our room was very comfortable with a wonderful view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast in the food court of the AMP building on the adjacent corner was very nice.

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