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“25th Wedding Anniversary - Fantastic Experience”

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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Ranked #26 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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“25th Wedding Anniversary - Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The whole team at the Shangri-La went out of their way to make our stay for our 25th Wedding Anniversary something very special for us. They congratulated us and left a wonderful bottle of champaign and chocolates in our room upon arrival with an added congratulatory note. Nice touch it was.
The room had an amazing view over the harbour, which was fantastic. A huge thank you to the team for making our time a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We stayed there for our 20yr anniversary and when we got to our room there was champagne and chocolates waiting for us. The hotel is very close to all the major shops and a short stroll to Circular Quay where you can catch a ferry to Manly and other sights.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We have been Shangri-La guests all over the world for the past 30+ years...the Shangri-La in Sydney does not meet the standards!! The rooms are old, the decor of the hotel is hideous and the food is dreadful...the breakfast is more like something you would get at an out of the way, country motel. Add to this that the elevator system is so slow that you need to add 10 minutes to any journey to depart/arrive at the hotel and it all adds up to a very pedestrian hospitality experience...certainly not worthy of the Shangri-La name !!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Very Elegant Hotel. I arrived from The U.S.A. after a very long flight at around 8:00 A.M. I was very tired and wanted to get into my room ASAP. The Staff was able to get me into a room right away ( Even though Check In wasn't Supposed to be till 2:00 P.M. ) I was So Happy. The Rooms were very Spacious With VERY COMFORTABLE BEDDING. The view from my room was of Darling Harbor....Amazing. This Hotel is Located right in The Rocks District. The Place to be and be seen. Conveniently located to amazing restaurants, The Harbor, Opera House & All Ferries. Great Nightclubs near by. The Hotel was Very Elegant. The View from The Top Floor of the Blue Bar was Breathtaking. Especially during the Evening. I Highly Recommend this Hotel. If you want to be pampered and feel like a King Or Queen....This is Your Hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We returned to ShangriLa Sydney a year after our last stay and booked last minute online. Again the service was excellent at check- in, we received a large corner room on a high floor and it was clean and perfect. The bathrooms are large with separate bath and shower, great water pressure. A sitting room with tv and a bedroom with tv. 7course degustation menu at Altitude was superb. We hadn't booked and staff at the bar on level 36 secured our table next door at short notice. Food was superb. Great experience and we will return once again. ShangriLa Sydney is our couples retreat 4km from home. Last time our 2.5 year old was with us and was accommodated perfectly. ShangriLa gets it right every time.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed in a Premier Grand Harbour View King room for Friday and Saturday nights. It was our anniversary and we were delighted to find champagne waiting for us in our spectacular corner room overlooking the harbour and Opera House. The room was beautiful and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely stay again in the future.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Gorgeous room but very warm and could not be fixed evidently-hallway hot too. Blu bar very busy no seats on a Thursday night and private function going on in other room no seats there either. Had dinner in Altitude by window and A la Carte was fabulous and so was CharlesPaul our waiter!

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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
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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