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The Langham, Sydney
Ranked #8 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Geelong, Australia
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“Absolute Perfection ( the place to stay in Sydney)”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This hotel from the minute you entered was pure luxury, exceptional on every level.
Quality furnishings, linens, and a most comfortable room to relax in. View of Harbour perfect.
Sonja and her team really know how to cater to their guests, in every way.
Breakfast was excellent, Great location to The Rocks, with plenty of stops at local historic pubs along the way to Circular Quay. We will definitely return to this charming first class hotel when next in Sydney
Anne and John Geelong

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have returned to this hotel for over ten years on our frequent trips to Sydney both for pleasure and for business and would not stay anywhere else. It is exceptional on every level. The style and elegance throughout, the room comfort, the ambience of the bar, the dining room and particularly the breakfast spread, and the professionalism of the staff are all of the highest calibre. Nothing is too much trouble and no request is refused.The spa and pool area are second to none in the world, the pool reflecting the former name of the hotel, The Observatory Hotel, having little stars twinkling in the ceiling. On this stay, we had three rooms and ours was a Junior Suite overlooking Darling Harbour. The spaciousness and comfort was amazing. The Hotel is only weeks away from a renovation and we beg the owners to retain its old world charm and current standards. We will be back to check up on you!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Great location for walking into the CBD, or down in the Rocks / Circular Quay.

Great staff and service; there are an amazing set of people working at the Langham, all charming, courteous and accommodating.

Good sized rooms, good beds, a quiet neighbourhood, and an excellent breakfast. Definitely staying at the Langham again on our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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130 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Still charming, great location, caring staff, beautiful rooms, bathrooms as big as some bedrooms!!!!!---fitness center, spa treatments, massage, pool to combat jet lag ( that actually DOES)----The Langham continues the fine and well earned reputation of The Obervatory.
It is good to know some things not only do NOT change but get BETTER!
Bravo and keep this hotel the gem it is!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

What do I want and when do I want it? Charming people, gorgeous décor, comfy bed and good location, yes, that's all I want and I just got it all at The Langham. What a great little gem of hotel this was. From the moment of walking in the front door, our group of two couples had the most pleasant experience.
All staff were kind and helpful. Everywhere, I mean everywhere including the bathrooms have beautifully presented paintings, caricatures or just plain nice, artistic wall hangings. Beautiful Victorian style furniture and such a nice big comfortable bed.
Some reviewers didn't like the "pink theme" of the stationery and the like, but once you learn the history of the hotel, (ask or go web search) you appreciate the 'timeless elegance" continuing as a tradition.
Location around the rocks area is good, but some would say a little too far from the shopping district. I guess that's what taxis are for, or time to get a little extra exercise. You really just need to plan where your going to go and what your going to see for your venture around beautiful Sydney harbour which is right on The Langham's doorstep. We walked to "Sydney Vivid" and it was an easy pace around the harbour.
Apparently, they are closing their doors for just a couple of months in August to get some refurbishment. So I am looking forward to my Sydney visit when they have finished and try the "new" style.
Overall, I am gladly recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Irish in Australia
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Spent a glorious afternoon with the girls enjoying high tea and getting our tea leaves read by Tiffany - that in itself was an incredible experience and very relevant. We didnt preorder gluten free & diary free but that was not a problem. They had a great range of tea's. Sitting back in the opulent setting it was hard to leave. The staff were fantastic, very professional. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

very enjoyable stay. great location. nice rooms. good service. was a little busy when we were there. would stay again. not bad value. great olde world charm. staff were very friendly and helpful. we had fun during our stay

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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