ibis Sydney Thornleigh

ibis Sydney Thornleigh 3.5 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.4/5 439 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Ibis Kitchen and Bar with food service available 24/7. Currently limited service.

  • 105 guest accommodation rooms with 4 Wheelchair Accessible rooms on the ground floor.

  • 15-20 minute walk to Thornleigh train station and 5 minute walk to bus service to Hornsby.

  • Easy access to M1 and M2 freeways, with complimentary onsite parking.

  • Onsite complimentary car parking which can accommodate larger vehicles.

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

ibis Sydney Thornleigh

200 - 212 Pennant Hills Road

  • By plane

    KINGSFORD SMITH At 38.6km / 23.98 miles

  • By car

    F3 FREEWAY At 2.5km / 1.55 miles

  • By car

    M2 MOTORWAY At 4km / 2.49 miles

  • By car

    PACIFIC HIGHWAY At 2.5km / 1.55 miles

  • By car

    SYDNEY NEWCASTLE FREEWAY At 2.5km / 1.55 miles

  • By train

    NORMANHURST At 3km / 1.86 miles

  • By train

    THORNLEIGH At 0.8km / 0.5 miles

GPS:-33.727829, 151.083694

Hotel services

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In summary
On site
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar

IBIS KITCHEN Non contractual photo

The charm of the bistro tradition Both a bar and a restaurant ... Soak up the bistro atmosphere while enjoying good local cuisine. RSA is enforced, Please ensure your time with us and drink in moderation.

Our accommodation(s)

Tastefully appointed and modern, guest rooms at ibis Sydney Thornleigh provide a private, peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guests looking for hotels in Sydney can find a range of convenient guest room configurations at this stylis h Sydney hotel, each accommodating up to two guests. Warm and inviting, each guest room features everything needed for a great night's sleep, including the new ibis SweetBed, a private ensuite, air-conditioning, a TV with in-room movies and WIFI access.

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ibis Sydney Thornleigh

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ALL Rating  4.4/5  439 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  580 reviews

Certificate of excellence 2022

4 night stay

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

915philm Business - TripAdvisor review

It's always a pleasure to stay here as the management and staff are very helpful to all your needs, also the food is awesome, compliments to the chef and kitchen department and the room cleaning is spot on, so thankyou everyone.


TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

503grantn Business - TripAdvisor review

A handy place to stay on the fringe of the city.Excellent staff and meals.A short walk to other restaurants or a short drive to Pennant Hills or Hornsby. Rooms at the back are a little quieter regarding road noise.

Great place to stay.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Marian Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

Jasmine on reception gave me excellent service with a quick and efficient check in. Also her cappuccino’s were fantastic. She is a great Al rounder. An asset to your hotel.

Convenient to what we had to do the following day of our stay ...

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Kevin Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Was disappointed to see so many Cig butts and rubbish on the ground at outdoor seating area.. Stain just below picture on the wall in room 114 very disconcerting. I noticed it while sitting on the corner of the bed., watching the TV.. It looked like ejaculate., YUK... Other than that , staff were good. Bed Very comfortable indeed. I'd like to know what Brand it is..

well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Alan H. Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

my wife and I enjoyed a restful and quiet night's sleep.

Dear Alan, Thankyou for the time you have taken to write a review on your stay here with us, I am delighted to hear that you were able to have a comfortable stay and our location was suitable for you. I would like to express my apologies for the issues you experienced with the fridge. I have advised the maintenance team and will be following up as soon as possible. Thankyou for your honest review, I hope we get the chance to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, Nathalie

Very nice

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Danny Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Had an issue where I had a Gift Card to be used...took 3 days to sort out and was not happy when the remainder of the bill was tried to be put through on my credit card. Eventually it was all sorted but could have been a lot better organised. Otherwise very nice place to stay and convenient.

well located; very clean

Customer review rating 4.5/5

J B. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

As expected accommodation was clean and well prepared. Food in dining room excellent.

Dear Raymond, First and foremost thankyou for your kind review! I am pleased to hear that your stay with us went smoothly. I am delighted you were able to thoroughly enjoy our chefs cooking and most importantly his curry. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future ! Kind regards, Nathalie


Customer review rating 5.0/5

Grant Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

All good , convenient location

Dear Grant, We appreciate the moment you have taken to write a review on your stay here with us at Ibis Thornleigh and Thankyou for the 10/10 review! I am glad to hear our location is suitable for you. Your loyalty is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Warm Regards, Nathalie

Convenient Location

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Andrew W. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

The room was ok for the excellent price. There was a damp smell in the air but given the 6 weeks of horrendous rain I figured it was tolerable.

Good staff

Customer review rating 4.0/5

David R. Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

All good. Room adequate and staff are great.

Dear David, Thank you for your kind review! I am glad to hear that staff treated you well. and your stay with us went smoothly.We hope to get a chance to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, Nathalie

Well located

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Selvamalar A. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Generally good

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Ron S. Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Service was excellent. However I would have preferred to have Foxtel available as part of the TV programa

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

Ibis Thornleigh is well located and easy to find. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the bistro food was good. However we were in the disabled fully accessible room, the bathroom was well set up but the bedroom was very crowded. Luckily we did not have a wheelchair as I feel the bedroom would not accommodate anyone in a wheelchair.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Judith Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

Our stay was fine, no real complaints at all. Ibis Thornleigh is starting to see recovery from very quiet times during Covid, which is great, but it does mean a lot of new staff. We used to know all the staff there, but most of them have moved on. Jimmy is practically the only member of staff that we really know, but we regard him as a friend. My only very little issues were that my room did not have a hairdryer, and initially, no bathmat - those things should have been checked. And, it kind of feels a bit trivial, but when I have booked 2 rooms for 4 nights, I think that warrants at least one free drink every night, not just one.

Dear Judith, Thank you very much for taking the time to send through your review and help our newly formed team improve your future stays. It is great to hear that you find comfort in the familiar face of Jimmy! We are hoping that the increased number of new faces around will soon become the regulars. I do see that you have raised some concerns, particularly in regards to our check in inclusions for our Accor members and our housekeeping standards and procedures. This is definitely not something we are happy to hear, nor do we wish for this to become a pattern. Please know that we are striving to tighten up these procedures including but not limited to pre assigning rooms for arrival to ensure they are cleaned earlier and inspecting rooms more diligently before guest arrival by our housekeeping supervisors. I do hope that this experience did not hinder your stay and really hope that next time you arrive we will be able to show you how far we have come and the improvement we have achieved. Warm regards, Jazmin

Good stay at Budget hotel

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Paul V. Solo - Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in and check out easy process. Staff were good. Room adequate as you would expect from Ibis. Hotel in good location when transiting through Sydney. Breakfast was basic but up to standard expected at Ibis.

Dear Paul, It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Ibis Sydney Thornleigh and thank you for taking the time to let us know. We always strive to provide quality, comfortable accommodation and friendly service so we love receiving such great recommendation! Kindest regards, Jazmin

Stay for work

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Phil Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

This is a great spot, surrounded by everything you need. The staff are all friendly and professional and make your stay very enjoyable.

Dear Phillip, Thankyou for the time you have taken to write a review on your stay here at Ibis Thornleigh. We truly appreciate your loyalty and hope to keep accommodating you in the future! Kind regards, Nathalie

Convenient Location

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Liam Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Arrived late and left early, so experience was limited. Strong shower, comfortable bed, desk from which to do work functional. Downside: the room smelled upon arrival. I activated the air conditioning, which made it worse. I turned it off and by the morning the room was like a sauna. The breakfast was uninspiring but adequate.

Dear Liam, Thankyou for taking the time to write a detailed review on your stay here with us at Ibis Thornleigh. I am glad to hear that your bed was comfortable and water pressure in the shower was up to standards. I appreciate your downside comments and I apologize for the inconvenience it has caused during your stay. I will definitely be taking the issue up with maintenance to ensure it will be fixed. Your feedback is always greatly appreciated.. We hope we get the chance to accommodate you again in the near future. Kind regards, Nathalie


TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

rntherapist Business - TripAdvisor review

Very old hotel with poor quality furnishings in the rooms, multiple repairs on walls and soft furnishings were long overdue and in need of replacement. Reception staff not very receptive to customer feedback.

Good evening rntherapist, Thank you for taking the time to review Ibis Thornleigh. I am very sorry that your previous stay was far from satisfactory. Renovations /refurbishment is definitely something that we are striving for over the coming months. Coming out of the pandemic and with our increased occupancy, we do hope that we can better present our hotel in the future. Our customer service is something that we are very proud of and I do apologize that your constructive review was not received in an adequate manner. This will be followed up and we do hope to see you back soon! Warm regards, Jazmin Bornholdt, Assistant Manager

December stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Bay741 TripAdvisor review

Very happy with the stay and services provided by IBIS Thornleigh. An ideal location for public transport and connection to major roads. Room comfortable and quiet. The room was comfortable and quiet. Friendly and obliging staff.

Afternoon Bay741, Thank you very much for the glowing review of Ibis Hotel Thornleigh. Great to hear you had such a great stay and enjoyed our friendly service and satisfactory rooms. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Pat

Another stay at this hotel but a disappointing one

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Lorraine S Business - TripAdvisor review

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel, probably nearly 200 times (we received some time ago reference from the hotel for our 100th stay) but on this occasion it was not the usual standard. We had a booking for three nights, one night then absent, and another for one night. On the first stay we returned to the hotel about 3.00 pm in the afternoon to find the room not serviced. We asked the cleaner not to bother. However, on the final day the room was not serviced again, three days without any servicing. We had to ask for dry towels. We were phoned on two occasions to say the restaurant would not be open which we appreciated being notified in advance. However, on the final night after returning from dinner outside the hotel, the chef (we know him well due to our numerous stays) came to say 'hello'. When told we were informed the restaurant would not be open he was rather mystified. The staff were pleasant and the room clean when we arrived. However, the grounds certainly need attention, rubbish and papers everywhere. One staff member said he had been instructed to weed the garden, a pity it was an instruction to collect the rubbish. We will probably stay again if it isn't closed for their renovations and hopefully things will have improved. Also, I had prebooked this stay sometime earlier and could have cancelled and booked through 'red hot rooms', but didn't like causing any problems with the booking, now regret that I didn't do so.

Dear Lorraine, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your feedback. We always love welcoming you to stay our property. We sincerely apologize that your stay wasn't up to scratch and you were dissapointed. We are very sorry that we let you down on this occasion and would like to thank you for your loyalty to Accor and to the hotel. The team here hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, Anna Voss General Manager

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