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The Shangri-La is a sleek, modern hotel with a superb location overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House. In addition to this, the property offers generous room sizes and an excellent range of facilities to ensure guests can have a relaxing and indulgent stay as they explore this vibrant city, including a spacious indoor swimming pool and a spa offering a range of treatments and massages. Home to an award-winning restaurant, dining here is always a treat, while Blu Bar on 36 is a great place to sit back with a cocktail as you take in the wonderful views of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

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There are several room and suite categories, all offering harbour views through large, soundproofed windows and at least 40 square metres of living space. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, electronic safes, minibars and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as well-equipped en suite bathrooms. The room categories differ in terms of size and view quality, with the top category Premier Grand Harbour View rooms offering 60 square metres of space and 270-degree views of the harbour and its landmarks.

The hotel's Horizon Club rooms and suites span several categories and enjoy additional benefits, including access to the exclusive lounge where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks, snacks and services. 

Ranging between 83 and 242 square metres, the suite categories here provide guests with a touch more luxury, and all have Horizon Club benefits as standard. With large living areas, unrivalled views and marble bathrooms, they make for a truly indulgent stay.


Situated in the heart of the Sydney by the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the Shangri-La has an ideal location from which to explore the city.

Food and Drink

The hotel provides its guests with an array of dining options. The Altitude Restaurant offers Australia’s finest cuisine with outstanding harbour views, while the more casual Café Mix offers an all-day buffet spread. The Lobby Lounge is a popular meeting spot, serving cocktails, soft drinks and light snacks all day, and Blu Bar on 36 is a Sydney institution with a variety of beers, international wines, cocktails and liqueurs to enjoy in the New York-themed surroundings.


A babysitting/child care service is available.

Facilities and Activities

The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym and a Jacuzzi as part of its Health Club, while CHI spa offers treatments inspired by Asian healing techniques. There's also a lobby lounge, gift shop and a laundry service available.

Our opinion

This hotel is perfectly located and offers panoramic views of Sydney's major icons. It is, without doubt, one of Sydney's premier luxury hotels.

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