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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

We chose Shangri La because I read they had a refurbishment & wanted somewhere special for our 40th anniversary! Well we were not disappointed! Breathtaking view from The Blue Mts to The Heads. Also Vivid Light Show was on which we could see from our room away from the maddening crowds. We had cocktails in the bar downstairs. When we... More 

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Kim F, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. I will definitely pass on your compliments to the Horizon Club team and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Paul More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I spent about a week at the Shangri La for a work trip and am so grateful that it was held there. My room had plenty of space, was well equipped (bar one mysterious bathroom drawer that never opened, who knows what mysteries were contained within), the bed was comfortable and the shower pressure good. The breakfast buffet was a... More 

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear CaptainSavvy, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits such... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

A bit of an improptu visit to Sydney to watch my footy team play at Olympic park because they would be a shoe-in to win....( who lost by the way, rackum sackum #$€*>) . Anyway we had booked thw Shangri-la Hotel to stay overnight and take in the Vivid Festival as it was right on the harbour with views of... More 

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Bruce B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits... More 

Pauatahanui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you want to stay in the best hotel in Sydney don`t go any further than this hotel. You can`t get and better service and friendliness than this place. We stayed there for 5 days and had a great time and a good few from the light show on the Opera house and Circular Quay.

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Jchnz, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits such... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

VIVID Festival is on again and we like to make a small weekend/ staycation out of it if you will. It's easier with the kids to be in the city already. This year we looked for specials and Shangri-La had one, although we opted for the Drive-In instead - valet car parking and breakfast were included! We upgraded to have... More 

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca H, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Ideal spot rising above The Rocks overlooking Circular Quay. Loved being surrounded by historic Sydney and in the middle of "VIVID". We travelled by train and walked everywhere once there. The bed luxurious and bathroom opulent. A great mid week breakaway. Also had lovely coffee and cake in the lobby. The cafe staff were very attentive and made us feel... More 

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Julie G, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits... More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The view from this hotel is fantastic. It is well placed if you are travelling around the city. I would recommend visiting the bar at the top of the hotel. The rooms are pretty standard 5 star hotel room, nothing special, but fine

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Paul M, Director of Sales & Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Nick S, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits... More 

Sydney
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed 1 night in a partial opera house view for our 10 years anniversary. The hotel gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. Amazing views and perfect to see the Vivid festival from a distance. Checkin was quite busy but to be expected at 2pm on a Saturday. All staff were efficient and friendly - just the right engagement and... More 

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Dear peard, Thank you for choosing to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. I'm very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the hotel and that our colleagues were able to delight you. For your next visit I highly recommend staying in one of our newly refurbished Horizon Club rooms and suites which come with exclusive benefits such... More 

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $295 - $715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shangri-La Hotel Sydney 4.5*
Number of rooms: 563
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#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
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“Corner suites have wonderful views above 20th floor”
 of 5 bubbles LorettaL421, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 1212 which was very quiet and has amazing views of Sydney Harbour.”
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  • Great harbour view through the window
  • View through the window
  • Large comfy bed!
  • Beautiful, well equipped bathroom
 of 5 bubbles traceyh35, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Views are great on both sides but the Opera House view is the one most people want so make sure to request it if this is important to you”
 of 5 bubbles westcoastcat, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“it is definitely worth getting a harbourside view room”
 of 5 bubbles aussie_meee, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the 16th floor, no need to be any higher.”
 of 5 bubbles Snoopstah33, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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