With views over the spectacular Sydney Harbour, this is one of Sydney’s most popular hotels.

Modern décor, incredible views and a central location in the historic Rocks area close to Circular Quay; the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has all the ingredients for an excellent Sydney stay.

Of course you’ll never struggle for somewhere to dine in Sydney, but if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your hotel there are two restaurants here – and one is award-winning. Altitude is far more than your average hotel eatery, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, harbour views and contemporary Australian cuisine. Follow a meal here with drinks at the exclusive New York-inspired Blu Bar on 36, serving cocktails high above the city. To unwind after days spent wandering around Sydney’s attractions, CHI: The Spa offers treatments based on authentic Asian natural healing methods and also uses indigenous Australian ingredients.

The Shangri-La has some of the biggest rooms in the city. All have wonderful views, either of Darling Harbour (also with the best sunsets), Sydney Harbour or the Opera House and city. There are suites if you need even more space, and Horizon Club rooms on higher floors that include access to the 30th floor Club Lounge with free breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening drinks and canapés.

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Key information

Hillside at the southern end of the historic Rocks area, close to Circular Quay and within walking distance of Sydney’s most famous sights

Airport transfer time: 25 minutes from Sydney airport by taxi or hotel transfer
Rooms: 565

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Insider tips

The Horizon Club Lounge and rooms overlooking Circular Quay are some of the most sought after at New Year, with one of the best views of the spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s deservedly popular so be prepared to book well in advance!

Accommodation information

565 rooms with water views


• Sip cocktails at Blu Bar on 36 while soaking up the views of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House* • Book one of our featured Sydney excursions,  many of which are just a short walk away from the Shangri-La*


2 restaurants, 2 bars, private dining room

*Denotes local charge