Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5 stars
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
28 reviews
Great overnight before heading home

Simply great. This is more like Shangri-La I expected. Stayed at one in Cains for a few days before... See full review

  • Jenny12S
  • Nov 15, 2014
A perfect hotel for families!!!

The hotel has a great position, huge rooms with breathtaking view, kind , professional and helpful... See full review

  • Dada'
  • Sep 23, 2014
The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is the city's leading five-star deluxe hotel.With stunning views of Sydney's spectacular Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world famous Opera House, the hotel has quickly become a landmarkf for the international traveler. The hotel is close to numerous transit options, including rail, bus and ferries which all lie within a short walk from the hotel.Apart from a superb location and the city's largest accommodations, the hotel offers some of the city's finest Dining, including Altitude Restaurant, the award winning contemporary restaurant, and the Blue Horizon Bar,each offering its own spectacular views of the city from level 36. **Please note: As a reflection of our commitment to continuously provide outstanding facilities for all guests, we are happy to announce that the Horizon Club Rooms and Club Lounge will be refurbished from 1 August 2014 to November 2014. The refurbished rooms and lounge will offer new enhancements and innovative features that are designed to enrich the guest experience. All measures will be taken to minimise the disruptions caused to our guests. All renovation work will be confined to the lobby and levels 30-35 of the hotel and restricted to normal business hours. During this time, the rest of the hotel, including Caf Mix, Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar on level 36, will remain operational and accessible to all guests. The hotel will continue to operate as usual with uninterrupted services. Every effort will be made to reduce the impact of this programme on guests and visitors. **

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Rooms

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.
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. 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.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
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

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: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
  • Government House: 0.5 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.4 mi
  • Government House: 0.5 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.8 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.8 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.8 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.9 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.9 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 1 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 1.4 mi
  • University of Technology: 1.6 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.9 mi
  • University of Sydney: 2.1 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.3 mi
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.4 mi

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

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hotel Evaluator
Business
Hong Kong, China
Jul 8, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

This hotel was great. I loved my stay there. It was so much fun.

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

Business

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chillin in australia
Business
PHoenix, AZ
Apr 25, 2010

Good service and location

Service and location were excellent. Price was fair. However, for a five star hotel, felt that the rooms could be updated. They do not even have LCD or plasma TVs. For 250-300 a night, i would expect an LCD instead of an old 27 inch CRT. Ipod compatible radio would also be nice.

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

Business

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big Mac56
Business
Washington DC
Apr 22, 2010

Shangri - La Sydney

smooth check in, room ready & very clean and very friendly staff.

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

Business

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 11, 2010

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney was AMAZING!

Check-in was easy. We requested a room above the 20th floor and that was granted. Huge room with living room and beautiful bathroom. Full bottle of chilled champagne waiting for us in the room (complimentary). Plate of chocolates also waiting for us by the champagne. No charges for things like internet, pool, hot tub, gym. Excellent service. Just an amazing experience!

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

Business

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Redghost
Business
Beijing, China
Feb 22, 2010

good but expensive

free business center with printing is the most valueable point of this hotel. The room is old and not very very clear. Good view but you have to pay more to get the room. Good locations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Detroit, Michigan
Feb 3, 2010

Shangri-La hotel review

Excellent location for the Circular Quay (pronounced "Key") and the rocks. Lot's of cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants around. Walking distance (10-15 mins) to the opera house

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Bridge Climb is a must do in Sydney.

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jul 20, 2009

A fabulous place to stay!

the hotel's staff was friendly, professional, and always helpful. this hotel would have ranked 5 stars except the pool, fitness center and business center are all being remodeled so there is little or no services of these. I wish this would have been mentioned in the booking information. Otherwise, our stay was great! Location, location, location!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The "hop on Hop off" tour was good for getting around and getting a basic knowledge of the area.

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Review of Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
DC, USA
Jul 8, 2009

Stunning views from great hotel

Stuuning location - the bar on the 36th floor is to die for. Best views of Sydney imaginable. Staff were all superb - super helpful and friendly. Health club/spa excellent. Great service - had a superb massage after a 20 hour flight! Main restaurant was over-priced for the 'buffet' $69 !!! - and they told me a-la-carte would have a 45 minute wait!! I had bar snacks/light food instead, which was reasonable, but average.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Go to the 36th floor bar for cocktails. STUNNING views!

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