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Image of Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, an IHG Hotel
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Image of Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, an IHG Hotel
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88 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Shopping

City

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, an IHG Hotel

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8.0

Good (6,652 ratings)

Sydney, Australia - 

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350 m Capitol Theatre

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420 m Chinese Garden of Friendship

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1.12 km SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Hotel Overview

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, an IHG Hotel in Sydney, is a well-liked accommodation choice among travelers. This hotel offers a range of amenities and services, and its location near many of Sydney's key attractions makes it a convenient choice for visitors. Guest reviews highlight both positive and negative aspects of their stay, providing a balanced view of the hotel experience.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Property

Service

  1. Location: Centrally located near attractions and public transportation.
  2. Staff: Friendly and helpful, making guests feel welcome.
  3. Cleanliness: Rooms and common areas are well-maintained and clean.
  4. Comfort: Comfortable beds and rooms equipped with necessary amenities.
  5. Facilities: Good range of facilities including a fitness centre and dining options.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

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  1. Cost: Some guests found the hotel to be pricey compared to other options in the area.
  2. Noise: Noise from the streets or internal sources can sometimes disturb guests.
  3. Room Size: A few guests mentioned that the rooms can feel a bit cramped.
  4. Internet Connectivity: Internet speed and connection stability were issues for some guests.
  5. Wait Times: During peak times, there can be long waits for check-in and other services.

Amenities

Living/Dining area

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Restaurant

Room service

Room service

Housekeeping

Gym

Gym

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 6,652 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.2

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7.8

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8.2

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4.0/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

1,193 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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booking

2,459 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

1,847 Reviews

4.0 / 5

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tripadvisor

151 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location

Property

Service

Cleanliness

Breakfast

Sleep

Amenities

Food

Bathroom

Restaurant

Bar

Atmosphere

Transit

Parking

Family

Wi-Fi

Business

Fitness

Accessibility

Gym

Kitchen

Safety

Entertainment

Air Conditioning

Nightlife

Wellness

Spa

Location was mentioned 446 times

5% Negative86% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Isaiah Khoo3 months ago
3/5Google icon

There were steps in all the rooms that we were given on Level 1. It was hazardous especially for the 4 elderly persons travelling with me. When I requested for room change, I was told I had to top up. The beds and pillows were a little too soft for me. I liked the water pressure in the shower and that we had ample space to move around, but there was no glass door to prevent shower water from getting the other parts of the toilet wet. I liked that it had a wardrobe with doors (many budget business hotels just have an open space to hang clothes). I love the breakfast!! They offer a variety of gourmet cheeses and delicatessen meats, with fresh fruits like Mandarin oranges and cantaloupe. They even have a pancake making machine! My favourite is the grilled tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms. They even have chia seeds which I liked so much. The location is great too!! The Concierge made an error on the deposit but another helpful staff assisted us with useful advice and informed the manager to rectify the problem.

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Sharon Fitzgerald3 months ago
5/5Google icon

We stayed for two nights - it was really busy and an overseas group was checking in as I arrived. I had to wait a short while, but staff were very apologetic and friendly and I was checked in quickly once my turn came. The room was spotless and comfortable, perfect for our needs, and in a great location. There was no wait for lifts, even as busy as it was, and yes, there was a line for breakfast on our first morning, but clear signage in the elevators had pointed out the peak and less busy times, so we were noy surprised and so we went to one of the countless cafes located within short walking distance. The next day there was no queue so we had the buffet breakfast and the food was great. Car parking was close by and while a little tricky to get to if you are not familiar with the areas, staff provided excellent printed directions that enabled us to park securely. We would stay here again without hesitation.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 370

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Number of floors 11

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

9

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71

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28

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Capitol Theatre

350 m

Chinese Garden of Friendship

420 m

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1.12 km

Star Casino

1.5 km

University of Sydney

1.5 km

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Getting around

Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station

140 m

Exhibition Centre Station

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Sydney Airport (SYD)

13 km

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Restaurants

Gelato Messina

Nearby

Ho Jiak Haymarket

Nearby

McDonald's

Nearby

Bornga Original Korean Taste

Nearby

Super Bowl Chinese Restaurant

140 m

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

53 out of 100

Risky

Sydney safety index

Safety

Crime

88

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

88 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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71

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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93

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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76

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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93

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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97

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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34

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

34 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

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Mugging or robbery  28/100

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Car theft  23/100

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Car break-ins  31/100

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Home break-ins  30/100

Violent crime severity

Low

33

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Physical attacks  32/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  26/100

Other crime severity

Low

35

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Insult or harassment in public  36/100

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Corruption or bribery  32/100

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Drug problem  46/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $3.1

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Coffee

$2.5 - $5.2

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Beer 0.5L

$3.1 - $7.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$9.3 - $30.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.5 - $4.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.4 - $7.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$49.3 - $154.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.4 - $18.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $11.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $3.4

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Public transport, monthly pass

$123.4 - $175.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12.3 - $43.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.8 - $98.7

Weather In Sydney

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Precipitation In Sydney

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.58

PM1017

27

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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