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The Langham, Sydney
Ranked #7 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney
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“A luxurious escape”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

As regulars to the Langham for pampering and luxury, my husband and I are addicted to this stately boutique hotel in a very quiet but equally handy location in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. Surrounded by the various Harbour views and gorgeous leisurely walks in different directions, its location is just right. We always use the tranquil pool whenever we come and the Globe Restaurant offers lovely food in an ambient environment with a touch of yesteryear but with all the modern amenities. The staff are particularly attentive, friendly and welcoming!
All in all, we can't find a nicer Sydney city hotel with all the luxuries but without the frantic crowds and the impersonal service of larger establishments! If you look out for the special deals, the Langham can be very affordable for the level and quality of amenities it provides

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Other 5 star hotels need to lift their game to meet the excellence of The Langham, Sydney. The room sizes are generous and spotless. The slight drawback is the location; it is either a 15 minute walk to Circular Quay or a taxi; the upside it is quiet. The pool was great and the staff helpful. Loved it,

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We loved staying here and the views from our room were stunning
We could have stayed here all the time and not moved.
We stayed here twice in fact on arrival and for two days before flying home and never before have I felt so sad to leave a place.
The city and surround exceed all expectations

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sonia L, General Manager at The Langham, Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Cholmodeleywarner

It is a pleasure to read your delightful comments & we are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at The Langham, Sydney!

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team here at The Langham, Sydney that are dedicated to delivering enchanting encounters. At Langham, we pride ourselves on knowing our guests and building great memories. It is wonderful to hear that you leave with your own special memories.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Best Regards,
Sonia Lefevre
General Manager
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Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed here for a conference in Feb / March 2013 and found it an impressive classic hotel.
Location is smack bang in the middle of the Sydney CBD, so walking distance from the harbour and all it's attractions.
The breakfast and and other meals were all of top quality and the room itself was quite large and comfortable with a sizable renovated bathroom.
All in all this hotel is everything you would expect from a landmark Sydney hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Sonia L, General Manager at The Langham, Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear GuitarmanBowral

It is a delight to read your wonderful feedback!

I'm delighted you were able to take advantage of our location; we too think our location is quite special and gives our guests a residential experience of Sydney & The Rocks.

We too believe that the hotel exemplifies charm & timeless elegance & I am glad you enjoyed our guest rooms of which are the largest guest rooms in Sydney.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham, Sydney in the future!

Best Regards,
Sonia Lefevre
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is a quiet and well presented hotel. The service is excellent and it is situated in an area which itself is quiet and a 10 minute walk from the CBD. Whynyard train station is a 8 minute walk which itself is a 20 min trip to the airport. Having breakfast here is also recommended. We would be inclined to stay here again particularly if we could get a package deal including breakfast or dinner.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sonia L, General Manager at The Langham, Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Adrian1958

It is a delight to read your wonderful feedback!

At Langham, we pride ourselves on knowing our guests & building great memories. I am delighted that you left with your own special memories.

We do have a very high standard for both customer service and the overall guest experience which I am glad you got to experience during your stay. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team here at The Langham, Sydney that are dedicated to delivering enchanting encounters.

I'm delighted you were able to take advantage of our location; we too think our location is quite special and gives our guests a residential experience of Sydney & The Rocks.

Thank you again. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Best Regards,
Sonia Lefevre
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I gave my daughter an Afternoon Serenity package as a Christmas gift. This included an aromatherapy massage, use of pool,spa and sauna followed by champagne high tea!Being a gorgeous girl she took me, her mother along. We were a little stressed when we arrived due to issues with car keys etc but we soon forgot all that when we slipped on our robes and slippers and had a lovely massage.The staff were very gracious and calming. We used the beautiful pool and spa ,and all the shower and bathroom facilities which were just perfect.
The high tea was the best one we've had for quite a while!!!
Thank you Langham for a lovely Sunday.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sonia L, General Manager at The Langham, Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear 440Christine440

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Langham, Sydney. We were delighted to read your positive comments about your experience with us!

At Langham, we pride ourselves on knowing our guests and building great memories. It is wonderful to hear that you leave with your own special memories. It is great to hear that you also got to experience the tranquil oasis that is the pool & Day Spa and we hope you felt relaxed & rejuvenated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Langham, Sydney in the future!

Best Regards,
Sonia Lefevre
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Sydney
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Had a fantastic stay at The Langham !
From the booking staff, to checkin, concierge etc, the service was great.
Had a gorgeous suite with everything you could possibly need and more !
The pool area was beautiful.
I didn't rate the buffet breakfast for the price but all in all a great stay and we will be back !

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sonia L, General Manager at The Langham, Sydney, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear mmjtravel

Thank you for your delightful feedback!

We pride ourselves on knowing our guests and providing enchanting encounters. It is wonderful to hear that you leave with your own special memories. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team here at The Langham, Sydney that are dedicated to making our guests experiences truly memorable & special.

I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff, I am sure they will be pleased to hear they played a part in making your stay a memorable one!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best Regards,
Sonia Lefevre
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Property: The Langham, Sydney
Address: 89 - 113 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly The Observatory Hotel )
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#7 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#7 Family Hotel in Sydney
#8 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Langham, Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Join us at Sydney's most exclusive harbourside address, The Langham, Sydney. Nestled in the historic rocks district, on famous Kent Street, this beautiful five star retreat has recently undergone a grand transformation, now boasting the largest guestrooms in the city. All rooms and suites feature opening windows, Juliette balconies and/or signature terraces, with the focus remaining on a grand residence experience for guests. Kent Street enjoys seclusion and privacy, whilst being a five minute stroll through The Rocks to The CBD; and all of Sydney's iconic locations. Our signature Pink Taxi is onsite to deliver you to any appointment you need within the CBD, with compliments. Guests are treated to Western Harbour views across White Bay or a stunning city skyline outlook across Sydney. Our global partner, Wedgwood, joins us for Afternoon Tea hosted in opulent Palm Court. Channelling pure sophistication, indulge in harbourside views, light drenched spaces and ambience jazz playing. As the sun sets over Palm Court Bar, jazz and mixology come together to create a gastronomical tasting experience like no other. The hotel is also host to Sydney dining hotspot "Kent Street Kitchen" led by internationally acclaimed Executive Chef, Thomas Heinrich. Delivering old world techniques combined with modern sophistication, everything in European chic can be anticipated. Featuring one of Sydney's most beautiful Chef's Table, three metres of white marble flanked by high back salmon chairs, Thomas Heinrich welcomes you to his personal table, positioned in the middle of the restaurant. The Day Spa at The Langham, Sydney continues to offer relaxation and luxury at the highest level when it comes to personal escape. Our newly designed and extended spa features facials, massages advanced skin care from German beauty pioneers, BABOR, exclusive Blue Mountains based IKOU and new partner, Aromatherapy Associates. The Langham, Sydney's renowned 20m indoor pool, voted Sydney's #1 hotel pool experience, features a star-dappled sky ceiling, meaning guests can swim under the stars, any time of the day or night. With a strong focus on luxury local experiences; The Langham, Sydney also offers private butler tennis afternoons, elegant boxed take-away picnics, unique terrace dinners, cocktail tasting experiences and local touring options for a luxury clientele. Modern Luxury and attention to detail, like Sydney has never experienced. Please, join us. ... more   less 
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