This is one of the best hotels in which I have ever stayed. Rated five star (should be 5* de luxe!) it offers the very best in accomadation, service and food. Free high speed wifi is available in room (top marks for this - it should be standard everywhere!) the staff are wonderful and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We have stayed here for five days and each day has been a pleasure. Not cheap but worth every cent for a very special visit. Also has a pool and jacuzzi, beauty shop and hairdresser. There are only two downsides, one was the prices charged in the beauty shop which I believe is a separate entity from the hotel. To have her nails styled and repainted my wife was charged over £75 and the task took almost three hours. In Spain she has this done in less than an hour for just £12. I think this is a total rip off! If you need a beauty treatment I would recommend you try elsewhere. Caveat emptor.
The second is that the hotel is situated at the top of a very steep hill and up numerous steps. not a problem if you are young and fit but if like me you are in a wheelchair quite a large problem. There is a second entrance which is currently closed for renovation which would help a bit when reopened but you still need to go up the hill. If you are older or infirm I would recommend a taxi.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shangri La Sydney
- Shangri La Hotel Sydney