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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney 5.0

The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

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  • Excellent location overlooking Darling Harbor and Sydney Cove
  • Luxurious, Asian-inspired decor
  • Posh rooms offer fantastic views
  • Big, marble bathrooms are complete with luxurious soaking tubs
  • Peaceful indoor pool with Jacuzzi
  • Big, modern fitness center
  • CHI spa, offering Asian-inspired treatments
  • Fantastic views from renowned 36th floor restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Can be very busy and hectic

Bottom Line

With sweeping views of both Darling Harbor and Sydney Cove, the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is one of the most desirable hotels in the city. It's located in The Rocks, a charming, historic area just north of the Central Business District. Asian-inspired interiors are luxurious, and the large and bright rooms have big marble bathrooms complete with separate showers and soaking tubs. They are also tech-savvy, making them popular with business travelers, featuring built-in coverters in outlets for worry-free charging. The hotel has two bars and two restaurants, one on the 36th floor that is a destination restaurant in Sydney. Amenities are extensive, and include a peaceful indoor pool, modern fitness center, and serene spa. With 563 rooms, the hotel may not be intimate, but the polished interiors and great views make it worth the price tag.

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Between Sydney Cove and Darling Harbor

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The Shangri-La Hotel is nestled in The Rocks district, a charming, historic area north of the Central Business District and northwest of Circular Quay. The hotel is within walking distance of the Rocks Market and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sydney is Australia's most populous city and its cultural hub. Festivals, theater, fashion, and a famous opera house can all be found here, along with the retail and restaurants that naturally accompany them. The weather is excellent, with an average of 300 sunny days a year, and beaches are within a short drive from the city center.

  • 21-minute drive to Sydney Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 7-minute walk to the Rocks Market for kitschy trinkets and souvenirs
  • 7-minute walk to Circular Quay, historically the shipping heart of Sydney, now a recreational space with ferry
  • 13-minute walk to Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • 6-minute drive to Sydney Aquarium
  • 9-minute drive to Darling Harbor for clubbing
  • 10-minute drive to Sydney Opera House
  • 12-minute drive to Oxford Street for Sydney's gay scene
  • 19-minute drive to Tamarama Beach (premium territory for serious surfers)
  • 19-minute drive to Bondi Beach
  • 20-minute drive Bronte Beach for family-centric beach time
  • 48-minute drive to Botany Bay National Park

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176 Cumberland Street,The Rocks, Sydney 2000, Sydney 2000, Australia

Room Types

  • Deluxe Darling Harbour View Room
  • Deluxe Grand Harbour View Room
  • Deluxe Opera House City View Room
  • Executive Darling Harbour View Room
  • Executive Grand Harbour View Room
  • Executive Grand Harbour View Suite
  • Executive Opera House City View Room
  • Horizon Club Darling Harbour View Room
  • Horizon Club Opera House City View Room

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