About InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Imagine a home away from home, with all the personal comforts you need combined with the five-star luxuries you deserve. Welcome to InterContinental Sydney Double Bay. A unique village locale, close to the heart of the city, this exclusive harbour-side suburb allows visitors access to everything – from world-class restaurants and bustling nightlife, to cafe culture and peaceful walks. Our hotel is both intimate and worldly; bespoke and global; and we can offer you a personalised visit that feels as seamless as it does special. Come to relax, celebrate, work or play – your time with us will be like no other.

Five minutes with General Manager, Ralf Bruegger

Q: What part of the hotel do you love the most?

A: In the warmer months, The Upper Bar. I enjoy nothing more on a sunny afternoon than spending a few moments up there to soak up the views across the harbour. It truly is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. Well, maybe not anymore! Seeing the fleets of yachts, and the epic cruise ships arrive and depart, is something that never gets old. I also really enjoy a quiet moment in our Courtyard, which is located in the centre of the property which has a real European feel.

Q: What should every visitor do at least once while in Sydney?

A: We are so lucky that much of the city and its iconic attractions are outdoors. The best way to see much of it is on the ferry from Double Bay to Circular Quay. Departing from Double Bay Wharf, just a two-minute stroll from our property, the ferry travels around Darling Point where the North Sydney skyline and historical residents including Kirribilli House are revealed. As you glide past Potts Point, the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge comes into view, followed by the truly glorious sight of the city skyline. Finally, as the ferry turns into Circular Quay, you sail past the iconic Sydney Opera House. A little tip – the ferry is actually the best spot to capture uninterrupted photos of both the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Q: Best Double Bay coffee?

A: Without a doubt, our very own restaurant where we use the Australian coffee, Vittoria. When I am out and about in Double Bay I also enjoy the local cafes, Knox & Cross or White Rabbit.

Q: Favourite dish at The Bar?

A: I have a bit of a sweet tooth and would find it difficult to pass on an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy our Classic High tea. In particular the petite homemade delights made in-house by our award winning pastry chef. We also offer a Prince and Princess High Tea for the little ones as everyone deserves to feel special while they indulge. 

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