Updated: May 2, 2019
InterContinental Sydney has, without a doubt, some of the best views a hotel could have in this city, and many a morning I've woken up to a stunning sunrise over Sydney Harbour. The views from the Harbour View rooms are delightful both during the day and at night.
InterContinental Sydney is set within the stunning restored Treasury building circa 1851 and even if you are not staying at the hotel, it is worth a visit to see the historic architecture.
The rooms offer luxurious bedding, bath robes and comfort. As you would expect from this hotel chain the rooms are clean and the room service is excellent. InterContinental Sydney is definitely worth considering if you are looking to book a Sydney hotel that offers magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the harbour. If you can arrange for a harbourside room you will be able to admire the view sitting on a window seat or chaise.
InterContinental Sydney rooms include plush bathrobe, pillow menu, desk, in-house dining and the neutral decor.
Having stayed at this hotel many times over the last decade, I've also had the pleasure of staying in the Governor Suite. I couldn't help but wonder how many VIPs and celebrities had actually stayed in this suite? With its huge lounge, baby grand piano, kitchen, a massive bathroom, second toilet, walk in robe, office and an amazing view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, the Governor Suite is rather special.
Meetings and Events
This Sydney institution offers a vast range of facilities for meetings and events. My favourite is the Florist pop-up its botanic motifs and cool, contemporary touches. To really wow your guests step check out the 32nd floor at the Supper Club with its magnificent panoramic views.
Other meeting spaces offer that grandeur ambience that places InterContinental Sydney as one of the finest hotels in the city.
Dining at InterContinental Sydney
The Cortile offers a range of dining experiences including high tea. The Cortile situated with the atrium is is the perfect place for a business meeting, a place to relax during the day or an exquisite area to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sometimes the service can be a little slow.
Club InterContinental on level 31 offers a selection of 27 Champagnes to be served on a stunning wrap-around balcony terrace. Does it get any better? The view is spectacular. InterContinental Sydney is set within the stunning restored Treasury building circa 1851 and even if you are not staying at the hotel, it is worth a visit to see the historic architecture.
Dining at Cafe Opera offers a feast of fresh oysters, prawns, mussels, salmon, and sushi. Following guests are able to choose from succulent premium roasts sourced from the Southern Highlands, and a selection of hot dishes, salads, antipasto and choices especially for children. The dessert choice is expansive including a luxurious chocolate fountain.
The Meat and Wine Co prides itself on locally sourced, grass-fed Australian beef blended with innovative modern cuisine, if meat is your thing then this steakhouse is for you.
Health and Wellbeing
The indoor pool on level 31 is complete with glass panelling with gorgeous views overlooking Sydney’s most iconic treasures. Or workout in the multi-floor gym, Odyssey Health Club. The gym offers state-of-the-art resistance areas, training areas, complimentary towels and toiletries, and access to the club and spa is complimentary for guests.
InterContinental Sydney, is close to Circular Quay, with the only drawback being the distance from the CBD so you either have to take a train, bus or walk. However, the views, luxury, service, dining and glorious historical architecture make up for the extra effort to get to the shops. For tourists looking to discover the most famous sites in Sydney, InterContinental Sydney is in the perfect position.
The hotel is near the Royal Botanical Gardens for those who need a little bit of nature, or like to walk or run when travelling. As well, it's a very short walk to the Sydney Opera House and not far from The Rocks. The Rocks offers visitors a chance to see the amazing sandstone buildings and explore this very historic part of Sydney as well as superb shopping. For a luxurious stay in Sydney then consider Intercontinental Sydney.
For those travellers on cruise ships longing for a night off the ship, then the hotel is convenient to the passenger terminal in Circular Quay.
117 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
(Car entrance access to InterContinental Sydney is on Philip Street)
T: + 61 (0)2 9253 9000
T: + 61 (0)2 9253-9000