Shangri la Hotel Sydney
Reviews - Shangri la Hotel Sydney
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Australia
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Shangri la Hotel Sydney
Wonderful stay at the Shangri Lafrom dkw
The room was spacious, with a well appointed bathroom, super comfy bed and lots of extra touches. The desk was stocked with paper clips, scissors, a stapler and other business amenities which we made use of. The club lounge breakfasts were excellent (as was the staff). The concierge helpful...they booked several tours for us. The business center mailed a large package for us. Everyone we dealt with was pleasant and efficient. When we return to Sydney, we will most assuredly stay at the Shangri-La.
t waste your money!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms are Bog Standard for a hotel of that Calibur. The staff are friendly enough but quite unprofessional and having stayed it top class hotels all around the world I've gotta say it's just not good enough when you compare it to its competitiors. E.g. When we booked we were told that we would have champagne in our room on arrival - we had to ask them for this as it wasn't there and then we eventually got it 2 days later.
The location is great (except for the HUGE hill you've gotta climb on your way home every night - not a good idea in stillettos!!), but when I go back to Sydney I'll spend half as much money on a basic hotel in the same area and use the money I save to go out to some of the fabulous restaurants in the Rocks district.
All in all I thought it was a basic enough hotel and considering the price of the rooms I just wasn't impressed!
Views are great, pity about the servicefrom SandyV1
Great stay at Shangri-La Hotelfrom Peabody
Shangri-La (September 2003)from Mal_Royston
Perfect Honeymoon!from Luvz2Travel24
Our room was on the 11th floor with a breath-taking view of the Opera House & the Sydney Harbor bridge. There was a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for us, with a note from the staff wishing us a happy honeymoon. The room was immaculate. The staff was more than accommodating. We depended heavily on our consierge, Colin, who never disappointed us. He was able to get us reservations at the best & most popular restaurants everytime we asked. No request of ours went unanswered.
Any of the staff members that we encountered were polite & helpful. Colin, however, went out of his way to ensure a stress free stay for us.
The hotel location is ideal, too. Close to the Harbor for shopping & transportation (bus & ferry). Close to the city for bars, restaurants & night life.
Our Sydney honeymoon was-in a word- PERFECT!
THANK YOU SHARGRI-LA :)
Honeymoon at the Shangri Lafrom A TripAdvisor Member
Arriving after the wedding reception, the staff were friendly and made us feel very special. I had been to the hotel before I booked to look at the different rooms available and would definitely recommend paying the extra for a grand harbour view. After all, the main reason to stay here is for the views!
Not that the rooms weren't also fabulous. We weren't disappointed in any respect. Special deals are available which include breakfast and or parking and are worth keeping an eye out for.
Okay experience onlyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Thirdly, there is an additional charge for using the gym (I think it was AU$12), pool use is not charged. I haven't come across this with any other Shang before. And, lastly, the location on top of a hill is somewhat inconvenient. I'm surprised by the glowing reviews for this hotel as I found it very average indeed.
One of the best places to stay in Sydneyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
As you'd expect from a Shangri La the rooms are excellent; large and very well appointed, with gorgeous bathrooms.
In terms of location - you couldn't stay at a better place, walking distance to all the main sights and as the place is enormous you can always find your way back.
The only downside is that we found reception a bit on the dozy side, but that said I would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Sydney.
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Harbor Bridge Climb - Do It Definitely do the Harbor Bridge Climb. The experience is worth the price and the views you see will last a lifetime. There is alot of preparation time involved in the climb (3.5 hours altogether with preparation). Loved every minute of it and could have stayed there all night. Best time to go is twilight when the sun is setting. Schedule climb between 6 and 6:30 pm so you are out on the bridge as the sun is setting and you get to see Sydney dusk and night. Quite a contrast. I am told that also the bats come out at night which is quite a treat -- they are not threatening and called the flying foxes.
Sydney Harbour Bridge climb - overrated Skip this attraction, unless you like a lot of standing around and waiting. We spent over three hours doing what should have taken no more than an hour or so. Most of the time is spent standing around waiting while photos are being taken or waiting for the preceding group to move forward on the bridge. You spend nearly a half-day doing this climb while wearing an uncomfortable jump suit. By the way, the climb is more boring than thrilling. A better option: the bridge has pedestrian walkways, so why not just walk the bridge yourself, which is free (vs. the bridge climb which was is AUS$169). There's no waiting involved and you can come and go as you please.
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- Address: 176 Cumberland Street - Sydney - New South Wales - 2000 - Australia
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