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.
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
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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