Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney ★★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 28, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016

It's wonderful!

Would recommend Mon, Nov 14, 2011
The transportation is convenient to go anywhere. Besides, the view is good!

| Manhattan, New York, NY, USA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantastic Trip

Would recommend Sat, Oct 15, 2011
The location is good for doing everything and the room is comfortable!

| Manhattan, New York, NY, USA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great hotel... But request for renovated rooms!!!

Would recommend Mon, Sep 5, 2011
The staff at Shangrila Sydney was wonderful.... However, do ask for the renovated rooms on the lower floors... They are much more comfortable than the older Horizon club rooms... The view of the Opera house and the bridge is unbeatable!!!

Entertainment hint

Mary Poppins was practically perfect in every way!!!

| Bangkok, Thailand Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A Hotel for Mountain Climbers

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 5, 2011
The hotel is on a very steep hill. To walk anywhere you have to go down a very steep incline or use the more than 50 stone steps (truly!) - horrible for anyone with bad knees - and only worse when you have to climb back up! I'm so glad we took a cab to the hotel from the airport and not the recommended train - I can't imagine how we'd have taken our bags up the steps. You'd be better off with the Four Seasons Hotel which is at the bottom of the same hill or one of many other hotels in the Circular Quay area. The other great problem with our room was that the so-called king bed was actually two twin beds with some sort of platform in the middle. This platform was raised above the level of the twin beds so you had to roll up a hard surface (not exactly a mattress) to meet in the middle - again probably fun for climbers! The hotel service was great however, especially the concierge, room service, and housekeeping (we had to call for missing tea bags). Regretfully we would not stay at this hotel if we're ever back in Sydney.

| Cleveland, OH Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Shangri-La Sydney

Would recommend Mon, Apr 4, 2011
We were in Sydney for our first vacation there. We will DEFINITELY return, and when we do, we will stay at Shangri La. We also spent a few nights at Marriott at the Harbour. Not only was Shangri La far less expensive, it was MUCH better in every way! Can we say VIEW? wowee! and the amenities in the room: never seen so many in any hotel, ever! Even high end laundry powder for one's hand wash. All high quality amenities like L'Occitane toiletries, toothpaste and brush, razor, comb, bath salts even. Fully stocked desk, too. very comfy bed. The Shangri La had the best of EVERYTHING. if you go to Sydney, stay there! And when you do, go to the top floor of the hotel to the bar for a night cap. Stunning views and yummy cocktails. Perfectly located, too!

Shopping hint

Go shopping in The Rocks neighborhood for art and groovy Australian stuff. Go to the neighborhoods of Paddington and Woolooroo for amazing fashion. Food? coffee?? wine??? anywhere in Sydney!

| San Jose, CA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Location, but soft bed

Would recommend Mon, Jan 10, 2011
Hotel was great except for a few things. They told us local calls were 90 cents but when we got out bill it was much more because we were calling a local cell number which turns out to cost a minimum of $2.40. We thought that was unfair. Also, the bed was very soft.

| Santa Barbara, CA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Luxary hotel

Would recommend Fri, Nov 19, 2010
Wonderful hotel, excellent service and facilities, a but if a walk to Circular Quay. Truely a full service beautiful hotel with a spectacular view.

| South Point, Ohio Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Family Wedding

Would recommend Sun, Sep 19, 2010
Hotel rooms and service were excellent. The only problem was the promised free in-room wifi. The reception was poor at best. I had to go to the lobby to get a signal. Hotel staff was disinterested in my problem. They should not promise things that don't work.

Dining

If you take a right out the main entrance onto Cumberland Street there is a market and a couple of nice inexpensive pubs with nice menus.

| Massachusetts Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Lovely views

Would recommend Wed, Sep 8, 2010
I found it difficult to find the Shangri-La on foot from Wynyard Station, possibly because I'd never been to Sydney before. Once you're at the hotel, it's very easy to figure how get around the area. The visitor center in The Rocks is nearby, so that should be any visitor's first stop. While the hotel is luxurious, and the staff is absolutely lovely, I felt as though it isn't really meant for the tourist who wants to wander on their own. Which isn't to say that the hotel staff wouldn't have provided any maps or answered any questions, but when you're walking around in your casuals, the last thing you want to do is be at the front desk of a glam hotel looking like you don't belong. (The staff here never made us feel like we didn't belong, I just always felt under-dressed.) All in all, if you want a hotel that will do everything for you, stay here. If you are used to being more independent, perhaps you would prefer somewhere else. I loved my stay here, and the view from my room was exactly what I expected and hoped for. It really is a lovely place to stay, and if you're travelling for business, a great place to relax and get work done.

Money saver

The Explorer Pass for Sydney and Bondi Buses will cover ferries, trains, and buses. This is a multi-day pass, available in either 3 or 5 day options. The 24-hour Bondi/Sydney pass does NOT include trains or ferries, which is a bit confusing when you read the literature and the multi-day sounds the same as a 24-hour pass. Also, I found it difficult to find a map that had bus routes and train routes on it that went all over Sydney. But that's probably because Sydney is really big, so it's difficult to get all the areas shown on one map and still be able to read it.

| Eugene, Oregon Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Amazing service, excellent location

Would recommend Sun, Sep 5, 2010
Two friends and I recently spent 3 fabulous weeks at the Shangri-la hotel in Sydney, I can't say enough about the hotel staff, especially the staff of the Horizon Club. The Club is an excellent feature, with an amazing staff. They treated us like family and friends, gave us wonderful recommendations, efficiently made any reservations we needed, and provided all the extras that made our stay so wonderful, from umbrellas to outlet adapters to advice on shortcuts and shopping. And that's not to mention the wonderful daily breakfasts, tea service and happy hours. The hotel is in a lovely location, just far enough off the beaten path to be quiet, but close enough to everything to be convenient. And the views are out of this world! I highly recommend the Shangri-la and can't wait to visit there again!

| Oregon Coast Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5