We have been lucky enough to have stayed in this great hotel on a good few occasions over the last few years, both for work & pleasure.
The rooms are quite large for inner Sydney standards and it is everything you would expect from a five star hotel. Admittedly we've paid for their cheaper rooms (& you always get what you pay for) & are always one floor up facing the tennis courts opposite. The next time we will pay the extra for a west facing harbour view room.
Its very classy olde world charm, so for us its refreshing to see they've not given it the standard "noughties" makeover like most other hotels! But I can see that some folk will think it may be a little frayed around the edges.
There are a few restaurants nearby including a good "boutique" fish n chip place & a good Indian restaurant on the same street. The cafe in the Observatory, just up the stairs opposite the hotel do good salads.
Our only gripe in the many times we have stayed there ...last year we stayed for 2 nights which ended up being the hottest days of the year & the aircon was just not strong enough ...it was easily about 30C in our room on the coldest setting. We rang reception who said the aircon was working to the max but the outside temperature was too hot. Unfortunately they didn't have any fans & Kmart was a little far away, but a few backup fans (even from Kmart) would have been great!!
However we will still be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Join us at Sydney's most exclusive harbourside address, The Langham, Sydney. From stunning Western Harbour facing views to our Historic Rocks district location, The Langham, Sydney is truly Sydney’s most exclusive address. Voted one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World; this luxurious property features a Sotheby’s artwork collection and the largest rooms in the city. Every room is a haven of plush, bespoke furnishings amidst soft panelled walls and high ceilings. All rooms and suites feature opening windows, Juliette balconies and/or signature terraces, with the focus remaining on a grand residence experience for guests. Guests are treated to Western Harbour views across White Bay or a stunning city outlook across Sydney. Nestled in the quaint cobble stoned streets hidden in the city, we are located amongst a tranquil yet convenient proximity to some of the city’s most quintessential experiences. Our global partner, Wedgwood, joins us for Afternoon Tea hosted in opulent Palm Court. Our iconic Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood features hand-curated gateaux, macarons and savoury delights designed by our in-house Patissier. 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 "Bistro Remy" led by classically French-trained Executive Chef, Dave Whitting. The upscale, neighbourhood bistro contrasts classic technique with modern interpretation, serving reinvented bistro classics. Expect signature dishes such as Twice Cooked Soufflé, Black Ash Tortellini, Pink Snapper Cerviche right through Grainge Angus Beef with Béarnaise Sauce and Frites, Roast Pork with Apple and Duck Confit, all created with love, for a neighbourhood feel. For an indulgent experience into relaxation, join our award winning day spa with rejuvenating treatments & techno-gym facilities. Of course, this includes a few laps on our star-dappled underground pool amongst sandstone pavements for the ultimate spa stay. The Day Spa at The Langham, Sydney offers relaxation and luxury at the highest level when it comes to personal escape. Featuring 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. Modern Luxury and attention to detail, like Sydney has never experienced. Please, join us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Observatory Hotel Sydney