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The Langham, Sydney
Ranked #8 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I picked up a night here on business travel through a Wotif mystery deal. I also got twin beds in my room however, given I was travelling alone, this wasn't a problem. (Perhaps they do just use the Wotif mystery deals to move their slower moving rooms - but their mystery deals so you take what you get!)

I'll start by saying I normally stay at the Stamford Circular Quay and these two hotels are remarkably similar although i think the Langham pips the Stamforf for quality and finish. The rooms are really beautiful, the beds are super comfortable, the bathrooms gorgeous and they think of ALL the right finishing touches in this hotel. The staff on reception were fantastic.

While it is reasonably close to everything I think there are other hotels that are more conveniently located in the rocks although none of them will have the same level of quality that you will find here. If you really want a treat, book a night here. I will definitely be coming back here for a leisure visit sometime soon.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Beautiful hotel in The Rocks, Sydney. Short walk to Circular Quay which was perfect for our stay. Gorgeous hotel where you really feel like the only guest. Very peaceful. Lovely staff and dinner in Galileo was amazing!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Although knowing the Langham brand for sometimes, the website gallery for this particular property does not show how excellent it actually is, so after much hesitation, we booked a junior harbourview suite for our short stay. Except some faults at breakfast room which we hope by now have been improved after contacting the hotel directly, our stay was the best out of numerous trips / places to stay in Sydney, the concierge, the front desk, housekeeping etc... were all professional, warm with old world style, the location is in an older, quiet, very central but rather charming part of Sydney harbour area. We love the fact that we could walk to Circular Quay, Opera House, the Fish market, could push for DFO but opted for a quick taxi ride instead, etc.....The balcony for this suite is probably one of the most generous for the same standard and similar locations that I have ever stayed, if one could, do request for a suite with balcony facing the harbour and not mix with cityview. We were not fussed as the suite size as well as its marble bathroom are the most generous we found in Sydney so far. I still fondly remember it after three month staying there, so it's good sign we'll be back :-)

Room Tip: Junior Suite with harbourview.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Lovely hotel
Pet Friendly
Left gorgeous package for my 7yo, mini dressing gown, slippers, story book, gingerbread man, mini backpack just so sweet
The bed is amazing, pillows divine
Total luxury what can i say, the POOL is just mind blowing with the dark roof with appearance of stars.
Staff are just lovely (excepting cranky pants at the spa who snaps at you to sign in before going to the pool, guess everyone has bad days)
Highly recommend

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking harbour on the BRIDGE side, or you might up with a view of a contruction...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed here for a romantic night and I can truly say I felt like a princess :) We got this from a wotif secret deal it is not normally something we would have chosen as it is more than we would usually spend but with the deal it was really reasonable and a great surprise! This place is so so beautiful :) the biggest king size bed I have ever slept in and the bathroom was like out of a movie lol has to be seen to be believed!!

The staff were really attentive but not over the top. The only down side was we asked for our car to be ready in the morning as we had to get to the airport and when we got down there they had the wrong car!! and we had to wait another ten minutes for them to retrieve it making us leave later than what we wanted to. But with the overall experience this was a tiny thing and they were really apologetic.

I would definitely recommend this to men if they want to surprise their partner with romance the brownie points you will receive will make it very worthwhile!!! :))

Awesome location too very close to the rocks and a pleasant walk to many nice bars and restaurants :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Pros: Our king bedroom was spacious, very quiet and overall an ideal place for sleeping. We overslept pretty much most of our stay due to the highest comfort level provided for by this place. We loved the shabby, quaint feel of the room. It feels more like staying at someone's home than some overtly polished hotel. The service and staff are also good, can't complain.

Some things to improve on:

1. Wifi charges. This just leaves a bad after taste and does significantly affect the stay in a negative way. It's not like one cannot afford to pay $4.95 for a 24 hour usage, but the idea of penny pinching for something so basic as the internet these days was so disappointing.

2. The smell of chlorine/bleach by the pool area is quite strong.

3. Again about penny pinching is the non-complimentary mini bar. For a truly 5 star experience, I expect to be buying the whole experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Had a very comfortable, enjoyable stay at the Langham. The dining experience and the waiting staff were particularly memorable, nothing was too much trouble, they were attentive yet not over-bearing. The indoor pool and spa area was also very good. On first glance some of furnishings at the hotel look a bit shabby but once you have spent time there you realise that it's part of the charm.

Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about The Langham, Sydney

Address: 89 - 113 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly The Observatory Hotel )
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Family Hotel in Sydney
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#8 Business Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £198 - £402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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