The Holiday Inn Old Sydney seamlessly blends historical elegance and modern chic to create the perfect space to relax after an unforgettable day exploring the delights of Sydney.
Ideally situated in Rocks district, the hotel neighbours some of Sydney's most iconic landmarks, including the Harbour Bridge and majestic Opera House. Stroll the harbourside promenade and uncover a charming array of pubs and restaurants in some of Sydney's most historic buildings, or discover colourful native plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens, just steps away. World-famous Toronga Zoo and a wealth of stylish shopping boutiques can also be found close by.
The rooftop pool is the highlight of this Sydney hotel, casting breathtaking views of the glistening harbour and the dazzling cityscape, which can also be enjoyed while dining al fresco. Wind down each day with a fragrant glass of Australian wine at the Lobby Lounge Bar before retiring to the comforts of the elegant guest rooms.
The Holiday Inn Old Sydney is perfectly equipped for a comfortable place to stay between adventures in and around Sydney. Highlights include: rooftop swimming pool with loungers, restaurant, lobby bar, internet access, laundry facilities, dry cleaning service, and concierge service.
Food, drink & entertainment
Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast at The Playfair Terrace Restaurant and a selection of international dishes in the evening. The Lobby Lounge Bar also features local favourites, international flavours and light bites, complemented by a relaxing atmosphere. Guests can also opt for in-room dining from the 24-hour room service menu.
Discover more exquisite dining options at the nearby restaurants and bars, just minutes from the hotel.
Sport, games & activities
The central location of The Holiday Inn Old Sydney means all the star attractions are conveniently close by, many of which can be seen from the sparkling rooftop swimming pool.
Sydney itself is brimming with exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, learning to surf at Bondi Beach, or discovering the colourful marine life while snorkelling around Bare Island. Toronga Zoo, the Royal Botanical Gardens, world-class museums, and exceptional shopping precincts are also close by.
Explore further afield and take a day-trip to Sydney's surrounding areas including the breathtaking Blue Mountains and Australia's oldest wine-making region, Hunter Valley.
Guests have a choice of room types, all of which are bright, stylishly decorated and come with a range of modern amenities. As standard, all include: bathroom (with bathtub and hairdryer), air-conditioning, flatscreen satellite TV, telephone, high speed internet access, safe, mini frige, and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can also have a morning paper delivered to the room.
Sprawled across the South-East coast of New South Wales, between the Tasman Sea and the stately peaks of the Blue Mountains, Australia's first city was founded in 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip, and has grown exponentially ever since to become the 12,367km² multicultural metropolis that it is now.
Sydney is the perfect destination for those seeking a holiday that is brimming with a variety of unforgettable activities, sights and experiences. Spend a day learning to catch a wave on the world-famous white-sand crescent that is Bondi Beach, or lose yourself in the shopping districts of the towering city. Take a stroll around the beautiful natural harbour by day, or take a dinner cruise by night, taking in the lit-up landmarks of the harbour while being served a delicious, world-class meal.
To truly immerse yourself in the region's beauty and history, a holiday in Sydney's Blue Mountains is an experience not to be missed. A one and a half hour drive from Sydney, lovers of outdoor pursuits will love breathing in the pristine mountain air, swimming in secluded, crystal-clear billabongs, and hiking to natural outlooks to best view the stunning forest-covered scenery stretching out below like a viridian blanket. For gastronomically-guided guests, Hunter Valley is Australia's oldest wine-growing region, boasting over 150 cellar doors. Hunter Valley's cultural focus is strongly pointed towards providing the best in local wine, food, and art; and plays host to a great number of events and festivals based around these subjects.
Sydney's weather is influenced by the East Australian Current, which is at its strongest in Sydney's summer - between December and March. During this time of year, warmth from tropical North Queensland travels down to Sydney, and water temperatures average at around 22°C - perfect for swimming. Summer in Sydney often brings temperatures upwards of 30°C, and sees the city and it's beaches host a large number of festivals, including Mardi Gras, Tropfest and the Sydney Harbour Party. If you are looking for a holiday brimming with sandy beaches, exhilarating water-sports and enormous parties, then this is the ideal time of year for your visit.
Sydney and the Sydney Area truly does have something to cater to every guest's desires. When staying in the city itself, the bank of activities is almost bottomless. For a diverse cultural tour of Sydney, try visiting The Aboriginal Heritage Museum, the outlandish Sydney Museum of Words and, for an artsy souvenir, The Balmain Markets. Take a once-in-a-lifetime whale-watching breakfast cruise, or go snorkelling with starfish and baby sharks at Gordons Bay. Embark on one of the many guided tours around Sydney and its surrounding areas, learn to surf like a true Sydneysider on one of the city's seventy beaches, or take a shopping trip to the designer outlets and glittering boutiques that line Sydney's shopping precincts.
One-third of Sydney's population were born overseas, and the city's range of cuisine reflects this diversity of culture. A different taste sensation lies around every corner in Sydney, from delicious, cheap street-food at the Chinatown Night Market or Harry's Cafe De Wheels; to a gourmet meal with a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour at Quay Restaurant - which currently sits comfortably at number sixty on The World's Best Restaurants list.
Hunter Valley is the wine capital of Australia, and many of the vineyards have award-winning, in-house restaurants. As well as this, there are several restaurants that advertise themselves as BYO - bring your own...wine, that is. This way, you can source your own locally-made wine during the day, and bring it with you to dinner, ensuring a perfect and custom dining experience.
Wander through Sydney at dusk and you will find bars, pubs and clubs brightly illuminating the streets and rooftops. Slip into the cosy Fortune of War - the oldest pub in the city - to find a wide selection of beers and wines, while listening to the live music sets in this almost 200-year-old venue. To gaze over the incandescent moonlit city from above whilst sipping a jewel bright, sugar-rimmed cocktail, go to Bar 11; located on the eleventh floor of the Four Points by Sheraton building on Sussex street.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.