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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


  • Lack of views
  • Wi-Fi is extra for non-loyalty member guests

Updated 01/15/2014

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 a starry night on the ceiling. You can have a drink and access Wi-Fi (A$20 for 24 hours) in the Globe Bar, Galileo Restaurant, lounge, and lobby. 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:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 79 rooms, 21 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 01/15/2014

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