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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Ranked #26 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
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Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews
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“Nice views and help”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

A dream trip and a half marathon run along the bridge. Beautiful weather and nice central hotel for a once in a lifetime trip. I wish they changed up the food a bit in the club room, but not the worst thing.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Having contacted the hotel prior to our stay, to ensure that we would not be disappointed with the room view, we were thrilled with our rooms which overlooked Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. As requested, we were given adjacent rooms for our family of four.

The rooms are comfortable and good quality - but not brash in the way that some newer hotels can be. The pool and gym are both good.

Breakfast in Cafe Mix was excellent, and we enjoyed a few drinks in the Bar on the Ground Floor. The concierge desk was very helpful.

My husband's birthday fell during our stay, and having booked a table at Altitude, we were thrilled to be given a small private room off the main Restaurant, fully glazed, with stunning views over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The staff looked after us wonderfully, and made the celebration extra special. The food was good too!

The position of the hotel was excellent, and although it is a steep walk from the main street, it would not be an issue for most people. I would love to stay here again - budget permitting.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were so impressed with the view of Sydney harbour, the service was first class and the staff could not been more helpful and the rooms were first class, the bed was so soft we slept well.
full marks we will be back.


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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

My Wife and I have just stayed 4 nights at the Shangri la. We came over from Christchurch to run the Marathon and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. We arrived on an early flight but our room was ready on arrival and the greetings we received were friendly and first class. The room was very clean and had outstanding views of the Harbour and Harbour Bridge. All the facilities were of top standard and the breakfast we received each day from the Mix cafe was fantastic. Upon checkout the conceirge was extremely accommodating. I really cant say enough about the hotel. The staff, the location, the quality. well done team. we will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed here for a few nights, joining all the other time-zone-zonked people in the lifts. It is well situated for downtown business, the Opera House and for jumping on a ferry (which is a really cheap way of seeing the bay...you can pop out to Manley for lunch, there are fast ferries which are covered in, and a slower one which is open and a really lovely way to travel).

The hotel is everything you would expect, well kept rooms, shower was great, iron available and didn't spit calcium all over my clothes. My room was 1529 and had a view of the harbour and the Opera House....so if you can get one on that side, do.

We had breakfast at the hotel one morning, and it was a very good buffet. Note that there's a place about a 10 minute walk away called the Morrison where you can see Sydney heading into work...but that's another review :-)

Good spot.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was taken to Shangri La Blu Bar as part of my birthday surprise from my boyfriend. It has incredible views of the harbour and is great spot for pre dinner cocktails. There was a great choice of cocktails and all were made to a great standard and tasted fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in Sydney for 6 nights for vacation. Decided to splurge and stay at the Shangri-la for the last night in the city. The views are spectacular and the hotel itself is beautiful. We had lunch at Cafe Mix. It was one of the best meals we had - and a great value. The cold buffet was only $18 and included a wonderful assortment of salads, sushi rolls, meats and cheeses. The room we stayed in had a breathtaking view, beautiful bedding and useful toiletries - including a soft hair band to tie your hair back in the bathroom. My only complaint about the hotel was that the water temperature in the bathroom was quite finicky and would change dramatically at the touch of the knob. Other than that we had a great stay and look forward to going back.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Additional Information about Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Property: 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
#11 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#15 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#17 Family Hotel in Sydney
#26 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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