Pros

  • Luxury hotel with elegant interiors
  • Historic The Rocks location near shops, restaurants, and pubs
  • Chic, spacious rooms with wainscoted walls and high ceilings
  • Rooms have harbor or city views and marble bathrooms
  • Two restaurants on-site and an innovative cocktail bar
  • Fitness center, tennis court, steam room, and full service spa
  • Large indoor heated pool
  • Five meeting rooms available
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property
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Cons

  • A bit far from business district for corporate guests
  • Breakfast is not included in the room rate
  • Prices at on-site bar and restaurant matches five-pearl rating
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Bottom Line

There are 98 rooms at this luxurious five-pearl hotel set in Sydney's trendy The Rocks neighborhood. It’s a great base for visitors to the city as there’s plenty to see and do all around, and the hotel has fabulous harbor views. Guest rooms are elegant and opulent, with free mineral water, Kuerig coffee makers, and iPod docks. They also feature large and lavish marble bathrooms. There are two excellent restaurants, a spa, pool, tennis court, and fitness center on site, plus free Wi-Fi. For a slightly different take on luxury, it's worth comparing with the nearby Shangri-La Hotel, which has stylish Asian-inspired interiors.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

The Langham, Sydney

Scene

Luxury atmosphere attracts well-heeled guests plus harbor views

The Langham's opulence is apparent as soon as guests enter the hotel's lobby through huge glass doors. There's white marble almost everywhere, from the steps to the fireplace and floors to the coffee table surrounded by blue velvet armchairs in the lobby. There's a sharp, almost vintage vibe that's set off by details like a dramatic floral arrangement in front of the reception desk. The hotel has an elegant and refined atmosphere, but is still inviting and comfortable. This is one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Sydney, so some guests travel with their cat or dog, although they are not permitted to be left alone in the room at any time. Many guests relax in the hotel’s drawing room or Palm Court area which serves afternoon tea by day and cocktails in the evening. The vibe throughout is distinctly high end, and clientele are mostly couples, families, and business travelers with cash to spare.

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Location

In the trendy and historic The Rocks area of Sydney

The Langham is located in The Rocks -- a historic and trendy area of Sydney's city center with a huge array of shops, restaurants, and pubs. The Rocks Market operates every weekend and has over 100 stalls. Just across the street, a minutes' walk from the hotel, is the Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill Park. There are great views across the quay to the Sydney Opera House, and it takes around 20 minutes to walk there. There are also a large number of art galleries in the neighborhood. The S. H. Ervin Gallery is just a two-minute walk from the hotel, and the Museum of Contemporary Art is a 10-minute walk. The King George V Memorial Park is an eight-minute walk from the hotel, and it's around 10 minutes to the shops on Pitt Street. Sydney Zoo and Sydney Aquarium are both a 15-minute walk, and for getting farther afield, Wynyard train station is an eight-minute walk away. Sydney Airport is a 15- to 20-minute drive depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with great views, luxurious amenities, and marble bathrooms

The luxurious guest rooms and suites at the Langham are spacious and match the elegance of the hotel’s public areas. They are decorated in soft, muted colors and have wainscoted walls and high ceilings. Expect to see handsome rugs with bold blue patterns, white marble accents, and contemporary furniture in chic neutral tones. Beds are made with white duvets and sit under tufted antique-style headboards. Rooms have fabulous views over the city or the harbor, and some have a private terrace. All have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock, minibar, DVD player, free mineral water and newspapers, work desk, safe, and robe and slippers. There are also upscale touches like a Kuerig coffee maker. Suites have the addition of a separate living area, and some have a kitchenette, dining area, or bar. The sumptuous tan marble bathrooms have deep bath tubs, a separate shower with rainfall shower head, and designer toiletries.

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Features

Excellent on-site dining options, plus a spa and pool

There are two restaurants at the Langham, both with excellent reputations. Kent Street Kitchen offers modern European fare and is open for breakfast and dinner. Palm Court serves high tea during the afternoon and cocktails in the evening, with live music provided from the grand piano. The cocktail bar is staffed by a mixologist from Europe who crafts interesting (although expensive) concoctions with unusual ingredients such as liquid nitrogen or smoke from the bark of Peruvian trees. Twenty-four-hour room service is available, but breakfasts are not included in room rates. The hotel offers a fitness center, tennis court, steam room, and full service spa offering a range of treatments in its 10 treatment rooms, such as massage, aromatherapy, and manicures. There’s an indoor heated pool that's surrounded by cushioned wooden steamer chairs and has a dramatic ceiling painted like the night sky, complete with twinkling stars. There are five meeting rooms for business guests, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. 

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Things You Should Know About The Langham, Sydney

Also Known As

  • The Observatory Hotel

Address

89 - 113 Kent St, Sydney 2000, Australia

Oyster Hotel Review

The Langham, Sydney

Scene

Luxury atmosphere attracts well-heeled guests plus harbor views

The Langham's opulence is apparent as soon as guests enter the hotel's lobby through huge glass doors. There's white marble almost everywhere, from the steps to the fireplace and floors to the coffee table surrounded by blue velvet armchairs in the lobby. There's a sharp, almost vintage vibe that's set off by details like a dramatic floral arrangement in front of the reception desk. The hotel has an elegant and refined atmosphere, but is still inviting and comfortable. This is one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Sydney, so some guests travel with their cat or dog, although they are not permitted to be left alone in the room at any time. Many guests relax in the hotel’s drawing room or Palm Court area which serves afternoon tea by day and cocktails in the evening. The vibe throughout is distinctly high end, and clientele are mostly couples, families, and business travelers with cash to spare.

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Location

In the trendy and historic The Rocks area of Sydney

The Langham is located in The Rocks -- a historic and trendy area of Sydney's city center with a huge array of shops, restaurants, and pubs. The Rocks Market operates every weekend and has over 100 stalls. Just across the street, a minutes' walk from the hotel, is the Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill Park. There are great views across the quay to the Sydney Opera House, and it takes around 20 minutes to walk there. There are also a large number of art galleries in the neighborhood. The S. H. Ervin Gallery is just a two-minute walk from the hotel, and the Museum of Contemporary Art is a 10-minute walk. The King George V Memorial Park is an eight-minute walk from the hotel, and it's around 10 minutes to the shops on Pitt Street. Sydney Zoo and Sydney Aquarium are both a 15-minute walk, and for getting farther afield, Wynyard train station is an eight-minute walk away. Sydney Airport is a 15- to 20-minute drive depending on traffic.

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Rooms

Elegant rooms with great views, luxurious amenities, and marble bathrooms

The luxurious guest rooms and suites at the Langham are spacious and match the elegance of the hotel’s public areas. They are decorated in soft, muted colors and have wainscoted walls and high ceilings. Expect to see handsome rugs with bold blue patterns, white marble accents, and contemporary furniture in chic neutral tones. Beds are made with white duvets and sit under tufted antique-style headboards. Rooms have fabulous views over the city or the harbor, and some have a private terrace. All have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod dock, minibar, DVD player, free mineral water and newspapers, work desk, safe, and robe and slippers. There are also upscale touches like a Kuerig coffee maker. Suites have the addition of a separate living area, and some have a kitchenette, dining area, or bar. The sumptuous tan marble bathrooms have deep bath tubs, a separate shower with rainfall shower head, and designer toiletries.

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Features

Excellent on-site dining options, plus a spa and pool

There are two restaurants at the Langham, both with excellent reputations. Kent Street Kitchen offers modern European fare and is open for breakfast and dinner. Palm Court serves high tea during the afternoon and cocktails in the evening, with live music provided from the grand piano. The cocktail bar is staffed by a mixologist from Europe who crafts interesting (although expensive) concoctions with unusual ingredients such as liquid nitrogen or smoke from the bark of Peruvian trees. Twenty-four-hour room service is available, but breakfasts are not included in room rates. The hotel offers a fitness center, tennis court, steam room, and full service spa offering a range of treatments in its 10 treatment rooms, such as massage, aromatherapy, and manicures. There’s an indoor heated pool that's surrounded by cushioned wooden steamer chairs and has a dramatic ceiling painted like the night sky, complete with twinkling stars. There are five meeting rooms for business guests, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. 

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Best Rates

Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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