Holiday Inn at The Rocks

by Rosemarie John on July 23, 2012

If living amongst historical sandstone buildings, iconic sights and quaint cobbled streets don’t bring out the deep cultural feel of a place rooted in time, nothing else will. The Holiday Inn in Old Sydney offers an ideal way to experience Sydney’s colonial past and its modern architecture all at the same time.

With close proximity to Circular Quay and the surrounding areas of Sydney’s first colony, staying at the Holiday Inn makes exploring the historic Rocks precinct by foot easy and fun. Situated on the first road made by Europeans following their arrival to Sydney Cove in January 1788, the hotel offers great hospitality and a lovely rustic feel to its interiors

Though the rooms are equipped with modern furniture and fixtures, the rest of the hotel oozes in old charm coupled with an amazing 360-degree panorama from their rooftop. What makes their location so perfect is the ability to save on time from getting from one iconic sight to another. If you’re one to get on the Hop-On Hop-Off sight-seeing buses, then the Holiday Inn is conveniently located right opposite bus stop No. 24 on the Hop-on Hop-Off’s red route.

The breath-taking panorama!

Its location is well sort after as it is situated in the city’s most exciting shopping, dining and entertainment spot. A vibrant, contemporary area of lively hustle and bustle set against a backdrop of historic splendour, The Rocks precinct is home to delightful cafes and restaurants, hearty pubs and also a weekend market open from 10am to 5pm.

Located just a few steps from the hotel is The Rocks Discovery Museum. Housed inside a restored 1850s building, this museum walks visitors through the story of The Rocks from its Aboriginal past to present. A quick 10minutes walk up the Argyle Stairs will take you to one of Sydney’s most interesting lookout point – The Pylon Lookout Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Holiday Inn rooftop pool

A spacious queen bed standard room at the Holiday Inn

An early morning shot of he famous George Street.

View of the Harbour Bridge from the hotel entrance.

The Sydney Opera House view from the hotel rooftop

Located at 55 George Street, The published rate for the 1 Queen Standard Non-Smoking Room starts at AUD200. Rates may vary according to season and length of stay. Visit Holiday Inn Old Sydney for more information on reservations and rates.

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Charu July 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

So close to the Sydney Opera House–how fabulous!

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Rosemarie John July 27, 2012 at 1:55 am

Its the best place to stay if you’re looking for that added comfort 🙂

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