£108.68 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 20 Jul 2015 Check-out 21 Jul 2015

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 stars
View map of 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
30 reviews
Business

Wonderful staff who made the trip extra special.really enjoy our stay very clean and pleasant. See full review

  • dr joti
  • 23 Feb 2015
Great overnight before heading home

Simply great. This is more like Shangri-La I expected. Stayed at one in Cains for a few days before... See full review

  • Jenny12S
  • 15 Nov 2014

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney introduces hotel patrons to the best the city has to offer. Rooms at Shangri-La afford spectacular views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. The hotel is a top choice for global celebrities, discerning business travelers and honeymooners who enjoy the hotel's award-winning service, Pacific Rim cuisine and posh Easter-influenced spa. Sizeable suites are unforgettable.


Highlights
  • Rooms look out on Sydney Opera House
  • Award-winning Altitude Restaurant
  • Top-notch CHI Spa
Rooms

Shangri-La's 563 spacious guest quarters frame Darling Harbour or the Sydney Opera House, making them the most coveted in the city. Interiors rely on views for inspiration while delivering subtle extravagances. Plush beds with velvet throws, thick duvets and violet pillows promise deluxe rest. All rooms offer a pillow menu, full-size executive writing desk and free Wi-Fi.  


Features

Guests who stay at Shangri-La will have no doubt they are at a five-star hotel.  Evenings draw Sydney's most affluent residents to the Altitude Restaurant and Blu Horizon Bar on the hotel's 36th floor. Harbour views are perfect for champagne sipping.  Dine on cured southern bluefin tuna with celeriac remoulade and other fresh seafood selections. Shangri-La's casual Cafe Mix and Lobby Lounge serve three meals daily to downtown workers and hungry sightseers.

 

CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La bases its harmonious treatments on Asian philosophies, aiming to heal the mind and spirit. Visit the health club and indoor swimming pool to revitalize.

 

The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and parking facilities (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Wynyard Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Monorail Station Darling Drive (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Sydney Airport (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
Attractions

  • Sydney Aquarium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Darling Harbour (1.3 mi/2.2 km)
  • Pitt Street Mall (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Paddington Markets (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Bondi Beach (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • Manly Beach (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • Business
    • Wi-Fi (free)
    • Business center with secretarial services, fax and copying capabilities (fees apply)
    • Meeting facilities with high-tech equipment and features

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Rooms

    Deluxe Grand Harbour View
    Experience our Deluxe Grand Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. Each room faces north and features views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and The Rocks area. These rooms are 45 to 50 square meters in size.
    Executive Darling Harbour
    Experience our Executive Darling Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms, located on the 22nd-29th floors, face West towards Darling Harbour and the Blue Mountains region and are between 40-50 sqm in size.
    Executive Opera City View
    Experience our Executive Opera House City View Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms, located on the 22nd-29th floors, are between 40-50 sqm and face East towards Circular Quay, the city and the Sydney Opera House.
    Executive Grand Harbour
    Experience our Executive Grand Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. Each room features breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the 22nd - 29th floor. Room size varies between 45-50 sqm.
    Grand Harbour Suite
    Experience our Executive Grand Harbour Suite complete with Wifi, media hub facilities with access to the Horizon Club Lounge. The room is 83 square meters and features a 270 degree view of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Darling Harbour.
    Horizon Club Darling
    These rooms face West towards Darling Harbour and the Blue Mountains region. Each room comes with access to the Horizon Club Lounge which includes continental breakfast, evening drinks and canapes served between 6-8pm.
    Deluxe Opera House City View
    Experience our Deluxe Opera House City Rooms INCLUSIVE of Complimentary internet access. These rooms face East towards Circular Quay, the city and Sydney Opera House.
    Deluxe Darling Harbour View
    Experience our Deluxe Darling Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms face West towards Darling Harbour and the Blue Mountains region.

    Amenities

    • Free internet
    • Indoor pool
    General
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Indoor pool
    Fitness centre or spa
    Fitness Center
    Spa
    Dining
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Business centre
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Conference facilities
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    Free internet
    Parking
    Parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Accessible facilities
    Wheel chair access

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    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney location and nearby area

    Nearby points of interest

    • Sydney Observatory: 0.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
    • Customs House: 0.3 mi
    • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
    • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
    • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
    • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
    • Government House: 0.5 mi
    • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
    • Sydney Opera House: 0.5 mi
    • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
    • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Aquarium: 0.6 mi
    • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Observatory: 0.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
    • Customs House: 0.3 mi
    • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
    • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
    • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
    • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
    • Government House: 0.5 mi
    • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
    • Sydney Opera House: 0.5 mi
    • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
    • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Aquarium: 0.6 mi
    • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
    • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
    • Pitt Street Mall: 0.7 mi
    • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 mi
    • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.7 mi
    • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.7 mi
    • Queen Victoria Building: 0.7 mi
    • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.8 mi
    • Great Synagogue: 0.8 mi
    • Star City Casino: 0.8 mi
    • Town Hall: 0.9 mi
    • IMAX Theater: 0.9 mi
    • Luna Park Sydney: 0.9 mi
    • Australian Museum: 1 mi
    • ANZAC War Memorial: 1 mi
    • Sydney Fish Market: 1 mi
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.1 mi
    • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.1 mi
    • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.2 mi
    • Powerhouse Museum: 1.3 mi
    • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 mi
    • El Alamein Fountain: 1.3 mi
    • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.3 mi
    • Belmore Park: 1.4 mi
    • University of Technology: 1.6 mi
    • Wentworth Park: 1.9 mi
    • University of Sydney: 2.1 mi
    • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.2 mi
    • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.3 mi
    • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.4 mi

    Dining

    Blu Horizon Bar
    An attraction in its own right, the New York-inspired Blu Horizon Bar exudes urban sophistication. This exclusive cocktail lounge is located high above the city with panoramic views of Darling Harbour, The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
    Altitude Restaurant
    From traditional pub dining along the streets of Sydney's historic Rocks district to superlative experiences at Altitude restaurant on level 36, dining at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney offers a delicious sampling of Australia's culinary past.The floor to ceiling windows at Altitude restaurant allow diners to enjoy the most outstanding Harbour views of any Sydney Restaurant as an appropriate accompaniment to the finest contemporary Australian cuisine. A 16 person private dining room is available for more intimate gatherings.
    Cafe Mix
    Cafe Mix offers freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with a selection on Indian, Japanese, Australian, Italian, Chinese, Thai and Malay cuisines and an extensive fresh seafood buffet. A la carte dining is also available.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    15:00
    Check-out:
    11:00

    Terms and conditions

    Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

    Ratings and reviews for Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Overall score

    4.3 / 5
    5.01.0
    30 out of 30
    Amenities:
    4.4
    Cleanliness:
    4.6
    Hotel staff:
    4.6
    Comfort:
    4.4
    Location:
    4.5
    Value:
    4.1

    90% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    dr joti
    Business
    N/A
    23 Feb 2015

    Business

    Wonderful staff who made the trip extra special.really enjoy our stay very clean and pleasant.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Reinhard G.
    Business
    N/A
    23 Jan 2015

    Great view of Sydney harbor bridge

    Spent two nights here on a business trip to Sydney. Overall experience was below expectations for a luxury hotel! There is a rather bland gym, the indoor pool is miniscule, the bar on the 36th floor is just too small to accommodate the many guests wanting to see the harbor bridge from above and the restaurant next to it serves miniscule portions of overpriced food. The view from the rooms facing the bridge and the opera is spectacular though and has to make up for the mediocre rest.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Jenny12S
    Business
    Ohio
    15 Nov 2014

    Great overnight before heading home

    Simply great. This is more like Shangri-La I expected. Stayed at one in Cains for a few days before this one, the Cains was a bit disappointing. This one gave me confidence to SL back, nice :).

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Dada'
    Business
    Cairns , QLD
    23 Sep 2014

    A perfect hotel for families!!!

    The hotel has a great position, huge rooms with breathtaking view, kind , professional and helpful staff. The cleaning were perfect and our stay either!!!!!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Vivo cafe', where you can eat good food at reasonable price !!!! Great breakfast with a wide range of choices and most of all kind and friendly staff!!!

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Malsri
    Business
    Shanghai, China
    29 Aug 2014

    Fabulous 2 day stay

    Fantastic service and spacious rooms with breathtaking view of the Darling Harbor. Overall, I had a very memorable stay at the Shangri-la

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Frquent Travelllerr
    Business
    Washington, DC
    4 Aug 2014

    Nice, but poorly trained staff

    Room was nice, as to be expected. Wait time checking in and checking out was unacceptably long (10+ minutes). Staff, although very nice, forgot or mixed up drink orders multiple times when dining in the "club." Pool smelled of chlorine horribly-- worse than any public pool ever visited.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Marlon NYC
    Business
    New York City
    12 Jun 2014

    Five stars all the way

    Great view of the opera house. Excellent prompt service.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    lacy
    Business
    uk
    13 Mar 2013

    the best hotel in the best location

    couldn't have been a better experience for a lone traveller,will definately stay again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    fariba121
    Business
    denver, colorado
    24 Feb 2013

    great hotel!

    The staff at this hotel makes your experience great!! definitely worth upgrading to the club level rooms both for the extra attention and concierge and also the wonderful afternoon and evening snacks!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    The bridge climb is great - dont miss out

    Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    JW00
    Business
    Seattle, WA, USA
    25 Jan 2012

    Great Intro to Sydney

    A great experience, particularly at the price we got for a Shangri-La hotel (<$250USD). Make sure you get a high floor room with a view too - it was great seeing the Opera House from the 20th. Only complaint is that it's a bit of a circuitous walk from the Circular Quay train station. Not a big deal, but the hotel looks so close, so you think you'll be there in 2 minutes versus the actual 10 minutes. Like I said, no big deal...I'm sure most Shangri-La guests will be arriving via their chauffeured Bentley or RR...

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    The Blu Bar on the top floor is a cool spot to grab a drink...just be aware that each drink is $20USD...

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