€144.24 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 21 Apr 2014 Check-out 22 Apr 2014

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 stars
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
23 reviews
the best hotel in the best location

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

  • lacy
  • 13 Mar 2013
great hotel!

The staff at this hotel makes your experience great!! definitely worth upgrading to the club level... See full review

  • fariba121
  • 24 Feb 2013
Asian-influenced pampering in The Rocks

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

Executive Darling Harbour
Experience our newly refurbished Executive Darling Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms, located on the 24th-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 newly refurbished Executive Opera House City View Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms, located on the 24th-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 newly refurbished Executive Grand Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. Each room features breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the 24th - 29th floor. Room size varies between 45-50 sqm.
Grand Harbour Suite
Experience our newly refurbished 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 from levels 30-35 of the hotel. 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 newly refurbished 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 newly refurbished Deluxe Darling Harbour Rooms INCLUSIVE of complimentary internet access. These rooms face West towards Darling Harbour and the Blue Mountains region.
Deluxe Grand Harbour View
Experience our newly refurbished 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.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
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
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

-33.8614 151.2064
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney International Airport.
Area description
Perfectly located in the historic rocks district overlooking Sydney's most famous icons - the Sydney opera house and harbour bridge. The hotel is within walking distance of the central business district and close to major tourist attractions/ restaurants/ shopping and transport facilities. Major Attractions : Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanical Garden, Sky Tower, Circular Quay, Sydney Museum, National Maritime Musem, Powerhouse Museum Activities: Bridge Climb, Sky Walk, Ghost Tours.

Nearby points of interest

  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 km
  • Customs House: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.7 km
  • General Post Office: 0.7 km
  • Government House: 0.8 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.9 km
  • Parliament House: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.9 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.3 km
  • Customs House: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.7 km
  • General Post Office: 0.7 km
  • Government House: 0.8 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.9 km
  • Parliament House: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.9 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.1 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.1 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.1 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.2 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.2 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.3 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.3 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.3 km
  • Star City Casino: 1.3 km
  • Town Hall: 1.4 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1.5 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.5 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.6 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.6 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.7 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.7 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.8 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.9 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 2 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 2 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 2.1 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 2.1 km
  • Belmore Park: 2.2 km
  • University of Technology: 2.5 km
  • Wentworth Park: 3 km
  • University of Sydney: 3.4 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 3.5 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 3.7 km
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 3.8 km

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:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (23)

Ratings and reviews for Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Overall score

4.3 / 5
23 out of 23
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
lacy
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
fariba121
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The bridge climb is great - dont miss out

Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
JW00
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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...

Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
Femagari
Santiago de Chile, Región Metropolitana, Chile
25 Nov 2011

Fantastic free wifi

Its a pleasure to have free wifi at rooms. The only complaint of my wife was no full body mirror in rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Altitud. Grat vew,

Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
Brian8
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
14 Nov 2011

It's wonderful!

The transportation is convenient to go anywhere. Besides, the view is good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
Brian8
Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
15 Oct 2011

Fantastic Trip

The location is good for doing everything and the room is comfortable!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
oddchanin
Bangkok, Thailand
5 Sep 2011

Great hotel... But request for renovated rooms!!!

The staff at Shangrila Sydney was wonderful.... However, do ask for the renovated rooms on the lower floors... They are much more comfortable than the older Horizon club rooms... The view of the Opera house and the bridge is unbeatable!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Mary Poppins was practically perfect in every way!!!

Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

2
50-year old American Woman
Cleveland, OH
5 Aug 2011

A Hotel for Mountain Climbers

The hotel is on a very steep hill. To walk anywhere you have to go down a very steep incline or use the more than 50 stone steps (truly!) - horrible for anyone with bad knees - and only worse when you have to climb back up! I'm so glad we took a cab to the hotel from the airport and not the recommended train - I can't imagine how we'd have taken our bags up the steps. You'd be better off with the Four Seasons Hotel which is at the bottom of the same hill or one of many other hotels in the Circular Quay area. The other great problem with our room was that the so-called king bed was actually two twin beds with some sort of platform in the middle. This platform was raised above the level of the twin beds so you had to roll up a hard surface (not exactly a mattress) to meet in the middle - again probably fun for climbers! The hotel service was great however, especially the concierge, room service, and housekeeping (we had to call for missing tea bags). Regretfully we would not stay at this hotel if we're ever back in Sydney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
DrLisa
San Jose, CA
4 Apr 2011

Shangri-La Sydney

We were in Sydney for our first vacation there. We will DEFINITELY return, and when we do, we will stay at Shangri La. We also spent a few nights at Marriott at the Harbour. Not only was Shangri La far less expensive, it was MUCH better in every way! Can we say VIEW? wowee! and the amenities in the room: never seen so many in any hotel, ever! Even high end laundry powder for one's hand wash. All high quality amenities like L'Occitane toiletries, toothpaste and brush, razor, comb, bath salts even. Fully stocked desk, too. very comfy bed. The Shangri La had the best of EVERYTHING. if you go to Sydney, stay there! And when you do, go to the top floor of the hotel to the bar for a night cap. Stunning views and yummy cocktails. Perfectly located, too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Go shopping in The Rocks neighborhood for art and groovy Australian stuff. Go to the neighborhoods of Paddington and Woolooroo for amazing fashion. Food? coffee?? wine??? anywhere in Sydney!

Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Santa Barbara, CA
10 Jan 2011

Great Location, but soft bed

Hotel was great except for a few things. They told us local calls were 90 cents but when we got out bill it was much more because we were calling a local cell number which turns out to cost a minimum of $2.40. We thought that was unfair. Also, the bed was very soft.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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