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The Langham, Sydney

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   89 - 113 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly The Observatory Hotel )
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Ranked #11 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked an expansive package directly with the hotel, and was made to wait 4 hours on a sofa in the lobby after a 24 hours flight. Apparently the room type I have booked was not available even though other rooms were free. The GM reply was righteous and annoying, a person like that has no right to work in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old, and rooms are pretty dated. The breakfast buffet is poor. The in room dinning is good quality but expensive. The Gym is well equipped. Views over to Darling Harbour are not great. TV channels were pretty poor. For the cost this was not good value. Unimpressive....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful classic decor, happy attentive staff, fantastic water views from balcony - which is so rare to find these days. Langham hotel is a superb place to rest your head in Sydney. After staying here over a number of years though, its all about to change due to their renovations. Perhaps for the best? Cant wait to see whats to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in here with our three dogs. The reception staff were fantatstic. As you pay extra per dog we were upgraded to a suite. It was fantastic. Wer'e definately coming back, maybe without the dogs next time.

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Langham in Melbourne many times so we booked into the Sydney Hotel when I combined a business trip with a weekend away. The hotel is very graceful. The decor is classical and warm and the staff are very attentive. My wife eats Gluten free and the Langham team didn’t need to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stay here for my birthday and it proved to be one of the nicest place to stay. The staff were most professional and were willing to help you an assist you were needed and Made for a awesome experience. Will definately go again and highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location with easy walking to The Rocks area and Circular Quay or along the street to Darling Harbour. We had a quiet harbour view although the current constructions on the waterfront did mean we saw a lot of diggers and dump trucks from 7am each morning. Very good bathrooms and a great bed with good sized rooms and furnishings.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When it was the Observatory, this was a wonderful room. The service was excellent. Friendly without being obtrusive and the food was excellent with a great Tapas menu. Recently the Observatory was taken over by the Langham and it has changed drastically. Whilst the room is still lovely, the service is inexperienced and forgetful and the food was acutely disappointing.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was good to stay in a suite and enjoy a massage in the spa. But the degustation at dinner was great. Keen to see the place after renovations in a few months. It's located in The Rocks area near the harbour just down the hill from the observatory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed here for one night at the last minute - what a great hotel. Great part of Sydney, impeccable service and super friendly staff every where. Went for a early morning swim in the hotel's gorgeous pool. Very luxurious, you feel very special when you are here. Will be interested to see what the renovations do to the hotel, hopefully... More

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Address: 89 - 113 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly The Observatory Hotel )
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham, Sydney 5*
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Experience elegant and luxurious hospitality at The Langham, Sydney. Nestled in its most exclusive harbourside address, The Langham, Sydney boasts the largest guestrooms in Sydney including opening windows and balconies. From its historic Rocks district location, guests can enjoy sweeping western harbourside views, and a tranquil yet convenient proximity to some of the city's most iconic experiences. The Langham, Sydney's new Palm Court plays host to Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, an exclusive experience at Langham hotels worldwide. For a one-of-a-kind contemporary fine-dining experience, Kent Street Kitchen will showcase innovative cuisine using premium local produce, executed with elegance and technical precision. The Day Spa will continue to offer Sydney's renowned spa experience, delivering a reinvigorated spa environment, that offers a holistic approach designed to restore the mind, body and soul. The all-inclusive Day Spa offers a holistic approach to health, fitness and wellness, with fully-equipped Health Club, Jacuzzi and steam rooms. The Langham Sydney's renowned 20m indoor pool, complete with pale stone columns and a star-dappled sky ceiling will remain, completing this ultimate oasis of serenity. We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney's most exclusive harbourside address upon reopening on December 1, 2014. ... more   less 
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