My partner, cockerspaniel and I stayed at the Observatory Hotel for a mini getaway and everything about the hotel surpassed our expectations. No I didn’t smuggle my cockerspaniel into the hotel in my suitcase, the hotel actually allows animals (dogs to be 20kgs or under) which is amazing for a hotel of its caliber.
The junior suite we stayed in was stunning and the photos on the hotel website don’t seem to do it justice. We were also upgraded from a city view to water view suite when checking in which was a great surprise. Two double glass doors open onto a large balcony which give the room a fantastic airy feel.
The service was outstanding in every way including the valet parking, luggage person, concierge, reception, bar staff and the waiter who delivered our morning coffee. Our dog was a little vocal in the lobby however the hotel staff were very understanding and accommodating.
My partner and I plan to return sometime soon (without the furry friend) to enjoy the pool, spa, restaurant and all other amenities the Observatory Hotel has to offer. We did manage to have a couple of drinks in the Globe Bar while our dog was looked after by a dog-sitter (organized through the hotel) which was an experience to remember – the décor was stunning.
There were little surprises and attention to detail throughout our stay which set the hotel apart from other 5 star hotels I have stayed at. Examples include bottled water, tranquility tea and hot chocolate brought up to the room at night, fancy dog cakes and biscuits for the dog and an abundance of high quality soaps/shampoos etc.
The Hotel is also conveniently located in The Rocks precinct in easy walking distance to the Harbour Bridge and other famous Sydney landmarks. Observatory Park is also a 5 minute stroll which serves as a great place for photos and a picnic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Join us at Sydney's most exclusive harbourside address, The Langham, Sydney. From stunning Western Harbour facing views to our Historic Rocks district location, The Langham, Sydney is truly Sydney’s most exclusive address. Voted one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World; this luxurious property features a Sotheby’s artwork collection and the largest rooms in the city. Every room is a haven of plush, bespoke furnishings amidst soft panelled walls and high ceilings. All rooms and suites feature opening windows, Juliette balconies and/or signature terraces, with the focus remaining on a grand residence experience for guests. Guests are treated to Western Harbour views across White Bay or a stunning city outlook across Sydney. Nestled in the quaint cobble stoned streets hidden in the city, we are located amongst a tranquil yet convenient proximity to some of the city’s most quintessential experiences. Our global partner, Wedgwood, joins us for Afternoon Tea hosted in opulent Palm Court. Our iconic Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood features hand-curated gateaux, macarons and savoury delights designed by our in-house Patissier. 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 "Bistro Remy" led by classically French-trained Executive Chef, Dave Whitting. The upscale, neighbourhood bistro contrasts classic technique with modern interpretation, serving reinvented bistro classics. Expect signature dishes such as Twice Cooked Soufflé, Black Ash Tortellini, Pink Snapper Cerviche right through Grainge Angus Beef with Béarnaise Sauce and Frites, Roast Pork with Apple and Duck Confit, all created with love, for a neighbourhood feel. For an indulgent experience into relaxation, join our award winning day spa with rejuvenating treatments & techno-gym facilities. Of course, this includes a few laps on our star-dappled underground pool amongst sandstone pavements for the ultimate spa stay. The Day Spa at The Langham, Sydney offers relaxation and luxury at the highest level when it comes to personal escape. Featuring 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. Modern Luxury and attention to detail, like Sydney has never experienced. Please, join us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Observatory Hotel Sydney