Shangri La Hotel – Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Personal training
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

The stunning Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see.

The city is a palette of exuberant colours, all vying for your attention. Such is the spectacle from your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

The Spa

CHI, The Spa

A serene space to indulge your senses, soothe your body and revitalize your spirit – CHI – The Spa at Shangri-La boasts the most luxurious private spa suites in Sydney with treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies.

Spa Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun Deck
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Relaxation Areas

To Stay

563 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites. All rooms have harbour views and are the largest in their class in the city.

Exquisitely appointed with contemporary furnishings, rooms feature triple-glazed soundproof windows, plush duvets and signature bed linens.

To Eat

  • Blu Bar on 36 – Contemporary cocktail bar.
  • Altitude Restaurant – Modern Australian.
  • The Lobby Lounge & Terrace – Refreshments and drinks.
  • Café Mix – All-day dining.

Facilities and Activities

  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Baby-sitting/childcare
  • Laundry and valet service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in all public areas
  • Express check-in and check-out
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for the physically challenged
  • Postal/parcel service
  • Foreign exchange
  • Multi currency teller machine
  • Safe deposit box
  • Taxi and limousine service
  • Car rental
  • Valet parking
  • Lobby shop
  • Florist

Getting There

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia

(61 2) 9250 6000

Sydney Airport

Amanda ByramBy Amanda Byram

Oooh la la… The Shangri-La’s reputation definitely precedes it, possibly as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Stepping into the lobby – a little oasis in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District you feel a sense of old world grandeur that’s sparse in Sydney’s modern city.

The lobby’s vast marble floors lead, like the yellow brick road, to the lobby lounge. Tea enthusiasts will have taste buds tickled as they’re invited to wallow in the comfy sofas under lofty high ceilings and indulge in a tea experience (traditional high tea or the decadent chocolate) as their bags are delivered to their room.

CHI, The Spa

A serene space to indulge your senses, soothe your body and revitalize your spirit – CHI – The Spa at Shangri-La boasts the most luxurious private spa suites in Sydney with treatments inspired by traditional Asian healing philosophies.

Whispers are the order of the day at CHI spa. A softly spoken therapist puts you at ease in a split second as you’re ushered to a waiting area and wrapped in a ‘Kashwere’ robe, designed especially for CHI Spa. I could happily have stayed in that robe all day, but time for The Signature Sodashi Facial…

The Treatment

The Signature Sodashi facial. For 90 minutes my face was treated to a range of pleasures, first a clay cleanser with sandalwood and a balancing exfoliator wiped away the jet lag from my pore clogged skin. Camomile eye gel, skin boost serum were all applied before the clay and organic salt heated thermal mask was applied, during which my hands and feet were massaged.

Deep breaths were recommended as I inhaled sandalwood, and it felt like I was being administered gas and air as I was swept away into a euphoric state. Bliss.

Other Treatments

Crystalus Body Massage: The treatment uses ancient Australian healing stones and crystals to create a sensory experience that influences the mind, body and spirit. Through the power of massage and intention, the vibrations of the Australian plant essences and crystals are made to resonate deeply within the body, bringing about total relaxation, rejuvenation and harmony.

To Stay

Opening the door to Room 1710, on the 17th floor was like opening the wardrobe into Narnia, a mere door is all that stands between you and the most fantastical, unbelievable view. One of the world’s most famous vistas hits you like you’ve been smacked in the face with a postcard. But no paper cuts here, just wonder as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in all their glory lie in wait, leaving you mesmerised.

The bedroom, cosy, comfortable and like a scene from a Galaxy chocolate bar ad with its gold and chocolate hues begging the question “Why have cotton when you can have silk?” The bathroom was fit for the Queen of Narnia, marble everywhere, left over from the lobby perhaps, a walk in shower you could happily set up home in, and delicious products.

To Eat

If being in room 1710 felt like being on top of the world, I clearly hadn’t see the view from Blu Bar on 36. Because yep, you guessed it, it’s on the 36th floor! Don your finest frock and be sure to start the evening with a cocktail there, and if you’re afraid of heights don’t look down.

Shimmy over to Altitude restaurant as the sun goes down over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and watch the city twinkle as you fine dine on Australian cuisine. If you can peel your eyes off the view to inspect the menu, I recommend the prawn with crab, caviar and melon and freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters, lemon granite/pickled seaweed to start. Australian fish barramundi served with kombu, smoked forest mushrooms, yuzu, chicken floss, mussel foam. YUM! For meat lovers – the Black Angus with oxtail croquette, liquorice, potato, onion ash is to die for.

And if all that wasn’t enough, try the selection of three cheeses, each paired with a different wine and the banana and peanuts, with white chocolate and caramel crumble to round off the evening! No need for the elevator – You’ll positively roll back down to your room!

Mornings aren’t void of a good slap up. The buffet is second to none, incorporating cuisines from around the world. From eggs cooked any style (get in the queue), Asian, Mexican and many exotic fruits, cheeses, smoked salmon, and their very own honeycomb. A perfect start to the day!

Facilities and Activities

There is a very well equipped gym should you want to sweat it out indoors, but Sydney with its rugged coastline and beautiful weather will make you want to enjoy outdoor activities instead.

Don’t Miss

Don’t miss a surf lesson with the gang at Let’s Go Surfing down on Bondi Beach. They are the best teachers in town, and come hell or high tide, they’ll have you cruising the waves in no time, an absolute Sydney MUST!