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Sydney – InterContinental


  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV
  • Mini bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Concierge

Overview – InterContinental Sydney

Incorporating the heritage-listed New South Wales former Treasury Building, the InterContinental Sydney is an architectural icon as well as one of Sydney’s top luxury hotels since 1985.

Literally across the road from the peaceful Royal Botanic Gardens, the InterContinental Sydney is comprised of the beautifully restored, tri-level 1851 Treasury Building and a more recent 30-storey rear extension. Enter through the light-filled atrium whose sandstone archways and marble staircase pay respects to the structure’s glorious past, where welcoming staff await to check you in. A modern lift whizzes you up to the rooms – there are 509 in total – all with picture windows complete with adjoining cushioned nook, Wi-Fi access and a spacious work zone.

Standard in-room offerings at this property include feather pillows, a pillow menu, alarm clock and iPod dock. There is a gourmet minibar and thoughtful touches such as plenty of towels and a nightly turn down service. Executive Room guests enjoy the world-renowned Club InterContinental experience, which provides exclusive access to Sydney’s only VIP lounge with a wraparound outdoor terrace overlooking the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Additional Executive Room benefits include private check in and check out services, deluxe buffet breakfast, all day light refreshments as well as twilight cocktails and canapés. The hotel also has 28 stately suites, which have homed world leaders, heads of state and celebrities from around the globe.

As befitting of the InterContinental brand, this property offers some tantalising dining options from fresh seafood at Café Opera and traditional afternoon tea in The Cortile to modern Australian a la carte meals at 117 dining and succulent steaks at The Meat & Wine Co. There is also a beauty salon, 24-hour indoor heated pool and gym.

While this hotel is not as modern or flashy as some of the new five-star offerings around town, it has an authentic old-world graciousness and an unwavering focus on service. The sensational Club InterContinental experience is also incomparable to any other hotels in its class, particularly if you enjoy rooftop drinks with spectacular views while rubbing shoulders with the jet set.

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InterContinental Sydney

Rooms – InterContinental Sydney

All rooms are plush, and decorated in neutral hues, maintaining the pervasive feeling of understated luxury present throughout the property. Sit on the window ledge and contemplate the view; some rooms look out onto the Eastern Harbour or the city, while others have partial or full aspects of the Harbour Bride or Opera House.

Classic Room 32m²
This compact, entry-level room gets more expensive the higher it is in the building because as a general rule, the views get more impressive. Capacity: 2 persons

Executive Room 32m²
Guests in these rooms enjoy unrestricted rooftop lounge access with all the benefits of Club InterContinental as outlined above. Capacity: 2 persons

Suites from 70m²
Harbour Bridge and Opera House views are standard in the suites, with the Australia Suite being the most celebrated of them all. Situated on level 29, this is Sydney’s largest and has hosted many a famous guest.

Facilities – InterContinental Sydney

  • 509 rooms and 28 suites
  • Executive rooftop lounge
  • Supper Club for Club InterContinental members
  • Cafe Opera
  • The Meat & Wine Co Restaurant
  • The Cortile
  • 117 Dining
  • 24-hour heated indoor pool
  • 24-hour gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage and reflexology services
  • Concierge
  • Business centre
  • Parking


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Getting There

This CBD hotel is an easy 12km from Sydney Airport, reached by road in about 15 minutes without traffic. The Airport Link train takes you straight to Circular Quay station which is a mere 4-minute walk from InterContinental Sydney.

Combine With

Regional destinations such as the Blue Mountains, the Central, South or North Coast to experience all that New South Wales has to offer.

  • Understated luxury in a charming heritage setting
  • Quiet yet central location across from the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Walk to the Opera House, Pitt Street Mall and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
  • A smorgasbord of fabulous dining options
  • One of Sydney’s most popular fresh seafood buffets at Café Opera
  • Indulgent degustation or a la carte meals at 117 Dining
  • Elegant high tea and cocktails at The Cortile
  • Sydney’s most amazing rooftop VIP lounge
  • An array of Club InterContinental guest benefits
  • Family-friendly indoor pool with a view

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