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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Ranked #37 of 182 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is an excellent hotel to stay for the views alone and the location. It overlooks the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. We stayed on the 8th floor and the views are still as spectacular on this floor. the rooms are large and spacious and the bathroom is also large and had a spa bath. Our beds were turned down in the evening and slippers and robe laid out which was a beautiful touch.

It is a very easy access to get to the Rocks and the rocks markets, although there are a few steep steps down. You can easily walk to the access point to get onto the harbour bridge and walk along the bridge (not the bridge climb) and see some amazing views of the city. If you walk along the whole bridge (approx 15min walk total bridge) you will get the other side of Sydney-Kirribilli. You don't have to spend the expense of the bridge climb and pay $13 and go to the top of the piller and still have great uninterrupted views of the whole harbour. Of course if you want to experience the actual bridge climb tour, staying at the Shangri-la is only a 1min walk there.

The hotel has a fantastic bar on the 36th floor called Blu bar and also we ate the Altitude restaurant, the food was absolutely fantastic as well as the service.

We also went down to the rocks markets and walked down to Circular Quay. We tried a wine tasting bar which has a great concept of wine tasting Australian wines of different regions.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights, March 2013 having disembarked from a cruise (wonderful location close to the cruise port and everything else you would possibly want). So many restaurants and things to do.

Hotel provides excellent amenities such as fresh fruit, chocolates, lovely bookmarks with quotes from the book "Lost Horizon," each night with a different quote from the novel (the utopia in the novel was Shangri-La).

The room was smaller than we expected, it was nice, but the rooms were larger in Hong Kong and Singapore. Large excellently appointed bathroom.

Room Tip: Book a treatment at the spa it is fabulous.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Have used Shangri-la many times for business stay, business functions and business meetings.

Excellent location right at circular quay, overlooking the Sydney harbour bridge as well as the Opera House, and views of the Darling harbour on the other side.

Great service. No faults at all.

Go to Level 36 to the Blu Bar in the evening for some amazing views of Sydney.

Room Tip: The club level rooms provide you access to club lounge on Level 30. The extra charges are probably w...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in March 2013 for 7 nights. In a superior room. The room was on the 8th floor and looked out over the Sydney harbour. Just to note for those with lesser mobility - the hotel is uphill from Circular quay, it is a 5-10 min walk to the quay so you might not really want to book transport but it may be too much of a uphill struggle for some. We arrived early before the official check in time after a long haul flight, and even though I had requested a room on a high floor we were so tired we took the only room available which was on the low 8th floor in our room category. The views were good over looking the end of the harbour bridge, however a higher floor would have given us better views over more of the harbour and beyond. The room was large and spacious, and very clean, except for the outside windows. I just wish hotels would consider supplying two comfy chairs in the room especially when the room is large enough, so one person doesn't have to sit on the bed to relax, especially when the room is for two people. After our stay in this hotel we would consider next time staying in Darling harbour which is the next harbour along, mainly for the fact there is much more to see and do, restaurants, bars and entertainments on the hotel door steps, I would consider Darling to be a more relaxing, holiday location that circular quay, however saying that the Shangri - La is more or less midway between the two harbours. There wasn't anything we didn't like about this hotel.
A tip for a sight seeing trip - consider buying a multi ticket which allows travel on ferries, buses, trains within the immediate Sydney area for $44 AUS each person for seven days, we used this everyday and really enjoyed the freedom it gave us, and the savings we must have made. We even nipped to Manly on the ferry for the second time in the week, we had a few hours to spare one afternoon just to have a coffee, then returned again.
Overall this hotel is very nice, and the staff are friendly, polite and helpful.

Room Tip: Chose a room on a high floor for the best views. Even if you are tired after a long haul flight wait...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The hotel was lovely and in a great location to all the sights of sydney. We had booked a opera house room with great views from the 19th floor over circular key and the opera house. Large bed and well appointed spacious bathroom. Highlight of the hotel was the restaurant on the 36th floor with stunning views over the harbour in several directions. Food and service were excellent. Made us a great cocktail in the bar next door... Service throughout the hotel was good.. Would stay here again.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Perfect two nights here at the Shangri-La.
Breakfast wasn't as good as I hoped for a big hotel.
Didn't receive turn down on the second evening.
Views from the room was just amazing!
Service from the front door men were brilliant, very friendly.
Stayed on the 17th floor and definitely was worth every penny!
Would return.

Room Tip: Get the Opera house and Harbour bridge for the view. Absolutely stunning when the sun rises and thro...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

wonderful weekend in Sydney, excellent hotel with all luxuries with perfect location in The Rocks, walk to Opera House and Circular Quay, wonderful view of harbour bridge and opera house, must have a cocktail in the bar on 36th floor.

Room Tip: we had Opera house view on 19th Floor, great view and quiet in city, might be better view on Harbour...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Address: 176 Cumberland Street,The Rocks | Sydney 2000, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Sydney
#13 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#15 Family Hotel in Sydney
#15 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#36 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $196 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Hotel Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 563
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is perfectly positioned between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the historic Rocks district. Within walking distance of the city's major shopping venues and tourist attractions, the hotel offers panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. A wide selection of dining options including Australian cuisine at award winning Altitude Restaurant, Mix and Grill in the all day dining restaurant Café Mix and fabulous cocktails at the glamorous Blu Bar on 36. ... more   less 
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