InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
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The InterContinental Sydney Double Bay hotel is a superb 5* venue located in a stunning bay side village, only a short drive from the airport. Stroll along the glistening beaches of the area, indulge in a shopping trip at the many boutiques on offer or sit back and enjoy spectacular harbour views with a delicious cocktail at a nearby bar.
All of the rooms at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay hotel are elegantly decorated and offer cable/satellite TV, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar/fridge, a stereo, air-conditioning and a private bathroom with all necessary amenities.
Enjoy a delicious a la carte dining experience at the Stockroom restaurant before relaxing with a cool drink at either the Rooftop Lounge or the Stillery. The hotel also provides a luxurious outdoor pool, a dry cleaning service and parking (chargeable).
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 447 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Wow wow wow!
Stay Date: 04/2017, LjFox1 wrote this review.
This hotel was a dream. The rooms were beautiful, with a balcony and lovely views across the houses to the Bay, the location was fantastic for access to the shops and Bondi, and the service was brilliant. We stayed in a Club Level room which meant t… See more
This hotel was a dream. The rooms were beautiful, with a balcony and lovely views across the houses to the Bay, the location was fantastic for access to the shops and Bondi, and the service was brilliant. We stayed in a Club Level room which meant that we had access to the Club Lounge. This is highly recommended. One evening we sampled tapas and wine, one morning we enjoyed our breakfast in a wonderful peaceful setting, and one afternoon we were treated to a beautiful Afternoon Tea; all of which was part of the benefit of staying in a Club Level room. Without a doubt, the most impressive part of this hotel is the rooftop pool and terrace. It's almost unbearably chic and stylish, and it's actually difficult to tear yourself away on a sunny day. My advice is to order a Frose - you won't regret it! Collapse
Could be better
Stay Date: 04/2017, jamo5468 wrote this review.
Our family of 5 decided to book a night at the hotel as we were having dinner at Sake Japanese restaurant downstairs and although living in Sydney we enjoy weekends staying in 5 star Hotels once every now and then. After checking in at 2pm we decided… See more
Our family of 5 decided to book a night at the hotel as we were having dinner at Sake Japanese restaurant downstairs and although living in Sydney we enjoy weekends staying in 5 star Hotels once every now and then. After checking in at 2pm we decided to go to the rooftop Pool to relax and swim.The area is quite small and only would hold around 25 people or so but has fantastic views and there was a DJ playing music which was great. What was not great was the service with firstly a basic cocktail (Mohito) taking 45 minutes to arrive after numerous requests then being told if went to another guest. Then when we moved to a Sun Bed the wet towels and dirty glasses and plates were left there from previous guests and no attempt was made to clean up for the next guests in fact this was the case at all lounges when guests left. Our Fries we ordered were stone cold and the sliders we cancelled as they took so long to arrive. Breakfast the next morning my Wife and children went down and were told that I had already eaten and booked it to the room to which she denied and said it must be somebody else but the staff member was adamant it was us but let them in anyway. When I arrived the waitress seemed to joke about it and shrugged her shoulders! Breakfast was pretty basic and although it was around 9.45am and most guests had already eaten there was no real attempt to make new eggs or bacon or replenish so most dishes were old and dry. Apart from that the Rooms are fantastic and the overall ambience and amenities at the Hotel are really good with Double Bay being a great location but although these issues may seem rather petty it has left a bad impression. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, v1ck12014 wrote this review.
Great. Hotel, quiet location. friendly staff. Views from roof top pool is refreshing, so check about functions before you book. It Would have been lovely to lie by the pool, but it was closed to hotel guests on sat afternoon. ☹️
Great. Hotel, quiet location. friendly staff. Views from roof top pool is refreshing, so check about functions before you book. It Would have been lovely to lie by the pool, but it was closed to hotel guests on sat afternoon. ☹️ Collapse
Ok but not impressed
Stay Date: 03/2017, Geoff458 wrote this review.
I stood there for two days and I was expecting something different. The balcony with sea view advertised on the website, is far from what you would expect (i.e. you can see the sea... a few miles away and with many many buildings in between). The ro… See more
I stood there for two days and I was expecting something different. The balcony with sea view advertised on the website, is far from what you would expect (i.e. you can see the sea... a few miles away and with many many buildings in between). The room itself was very nice and so the bathroom. Very clean and modern. However, quite disappointed by the Club Lounge, which unlikes the IC in Sydney, is small and in which the service offered is not up to the standard. Bottom line, nice place but over priced I think (at least when I was there the room rates were very high for the value delivered). Collapse
Top 10 Australia; great Sydney alternative
Stay Date: 03/2017, KeesE wrote this review.
We arrived from the InterContinental Sydney by taxi (same price as going to the airport). You could also take the ferry from Circular Quay, but be aware, the ferry to Double Bay only sails in the morning and later in the afternoon. Can not recommend… See more
We arrived from the InterContinental Sydney by taxi (same price as going to the airport). You could also take the ferry from Circular Quay, but be aware, the ferry to Double Bay only sails in the morning and later in the afternoon. Can not recommend taking the train when you have luggage. Double Bay is an oases away from the city, still very near if you want to visit the attractions. Great relaxed atmosphere with good value restaurants. A great alternative to stay, at least for a couple of days. The hotel is small but impressive. Retaining the chique of the RitzCarlton it once was, offering good service, modernity and informality of a new InterContinental hotel. Concierge and reception staff were friendly and well trained. The pool area is small, but nice. And they now finally seemed to appreciate the staying guest above the crowd just visiting the pool bar (see other Tripadvisor reviews). This hotel has been voted number 6 in the DestinAsia top-10 luxury hotels in Australia for 2017 and we think we agree. We though feel there is still a lot of work to be done on details and (pool) staff attitude towards these details. As a platinum ambassador, we were upgraded to a very well decorated suite (one of the best decorated rooms in any InterContinental we know). It did not have a balcony, view to the inner courtyard was blocked by a wall which was used as a storage for broken parasols. We would have preferred a smaller room with balcony. Suites normally include club access, but not with an upgrade, making this room, even by their own standard a downgrade from a deluxe bay view (check your rates!). During our stay the pool staff removed a piece of furniture from the pool area, leaving some dirt (and hair). No staff member even noticed this. We suggested them to clean it up, which they did after a few hours. Breakfast was ok. For a five star in Australia, the rate was very acceptabele. But you will have to pay extra for many choices, leaving you with a limited choice from the buffet. Poached eggs were on offer at the buffet, but were always like hard boiled eggs. This is not a buffet product! Worst thing was the fact that our room was ready a 5 PM. We checked in at 3 PM and they asked us to wait for half an hour at the pool where we received a welcome drink. When we told a guy at reception we did not like the long wait without being informed about the progress, he made it our problem by telling us he was not informed about it by his staff and by us. The GM came to offer his apologies and we had a much appreciated conversation about hospitality. He offered us transport to the airport. Biggest surprise however was the club and harbor view upgrade he arranged for us at the InterContinental HongKong. Wow! We are confident the current GM will 'fix' the problems/details mentioned and the hotel will only get better in the near future. Hope to return. Collapse
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