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Shangri La

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Shangri La

Just booked a Delux Opera House view room in the Shangri La, am I mad or is it worth the extra money

be honest

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The view will be fantastic -- of wll the hotels in Sydney, only the Park Hyatt probably offers better (and Quay West as good).Now just pray for bright, sunny days and I think you'll be delighted.

Is it worth the extra? Well, it depends on how much extra and how much you're willing to spend. The Shangri-La isn't famous for bargain-basement rates, but I haven't heard anybody come away saying that they weren't impressed (except, maybe, with the front entrance, which looks straight at the toll booths for the Harbour Bridge, a few feet away.... maybe there's a lower entrance you can use so that you don't have to go there).

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I ahve to disagree re the park hyatt view being better. You have the advantage of height at the Shangri La.

Is it worth the extra ...IMHO..yes..on a beautiful day Sydney Harbour is breathtaking..on an ordinary day it's still very good. If it's not really costing a lot more in the overall scheme of things (think airfares etc) then why not... how often do you come to Sydney?? (BTW the view is equally beautiful by night)

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Well, the Shangri La is MUCH nicer than Quay West as a hotel. I agree with Guruswife, you won't be disappointed. Even if it is pouring the harbour looks atmospheric.

Have a great time.