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The Langham Sydney

  • 89–113 Kent St. Map It
  • The Rocks
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Sumptuous, good location
  • Excellent in-house restaurant
  • Afternoon teas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


  • Lack of views

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

More English country manor than inner-city hotel, this gorgeous property feels like a decadent, luxurious sanctuary. Previously called The Observatory, the hotel was taken over in 2013 by Langham Hotels, a British brand with many upscale hotels in its portfolio. Little has changed with the exception of new beds, known as Langham blissful beds (each with a custom-made feather topper) in each suite and guest room. The spacious rooms, with their Venetian- and Asian-inspired decor, have mahogany furnishings, antique reproductions, plush fabric, and some suites have four-poster beds. The spectacular indoor pool is surrounded by marble and potted palms, with a fresco of Van Gogh's The Starry Night on the ceiling. Taking Afternoon Tea in the Palm Court is a sophisticated delight (A$55). The hotel's single weakness is its lack of views, but that's like saying the Mona Lisa's single weakness is her crooked smile.

Hotel Information


89–113 Kent St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Hotel Details:

  • 79 rooms, 21 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 07/21/2016

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