Hotel Review: Langham Sydney

Source: www.booking.com

Source: www.booking.com

SUMMARY

Hotel: The Langham Sydney

Room: 308 - Junior Suite

Price: $619

Star Rating: 5

View: Harbour

Overall Rating: 43/50

(Service 10/10, Food 7/10, Decor & Ambience 9/10, Amenities 9/10, Room 8/10 [points deducted for cold temp])

Mini Bar: Stocked with the usual array of items; NO weight sensors so you can use it as a normal fridge

Stealable items:

Features: 

  • Private sitting area
  • Complimentary in-room WiFi
  • Wardrobe with Elsafe, iron, and ironing board
  • iPod dock
  • Refrigerated private bar
  • Cable TV, including ABC, CNN, BBC, World News, Fox Sport, Lifestyle, and MTV
  • Espresso machine, tea, and coffee making facilities
  • Langham Blissful Bed
  • Luxurious marble bathroom, with a double basin, shower, and separate bath
  • Soft Langham bathrobes, slippers, and Chuan Spa toiletries 
  • Complimentary international newspapers available upon request
  • 24-hour full service in-room dining

Good for: couples getaways, friends, small groups

Food nearby: Kent Street Kitchen, Palm Court,

Smoking rooms: Not available

Room service: available

Pillow menu: available 

Parking: $50/day 

Public Transport: closest train station is Wynyard (9 minute walk)

Website: http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/sydney/

Experience:

Our stay at The Langham began with an illegal u-turn and some impeccable doorman skills. As I sheepishly pulled up to the 5 minute zone in front of the hotel, I heard a voice.  "Staying at The Langham tonight?" asked the porter.  "Why, y-yes" I stuttered, shocked by the sudden presence in our midst.  He swiftly carried our bags away, dropped off our keys for valet and within 5 minutes we had checked in with and were ushered by front desk into the lift.  I walked down the corridor on our floor in awe - they were at least one and a half times the size of a usual hotel hallway.  "This is your room, madam.  I hope you enjoy your stay." Again, my heart pounded as I was aghast by the dark figure against the doorway of room 308.  The porter AGAIN. It was amazing how he seemed to teleport and vanish into thin air, only to appear again to scare the living daylights out of me.  He was there with our luggage, and with posture that would please my tiger mum, walked briskly into the room.  "You are in one of our best rooms, madam.  You can see the fireworks at 8:30pm from your window." And with that, he left us, assuring us he would be of service if needed.

The Junior suite was nothing short of a princess palace, and we settled in with a sense of ease and comfort that matched our own home but with the added luxury (I'm not complaining!). We spent the next few hours lounging around, and obsessing over the giant window with the gorgeous harbour view. Soon enough, we headed to the pool for some more R&R. 

After spending an almost indecent amount of time in the spa and pool, we hauled our pruney asses back to the room.  One of the downsides of our room was that it was quite cold, despite having tried to turn it onto a heat setting, or turn it off.  We drew a bath and ordered from Deliveroo ( you can get $10 off with my code! - https://roo.it/angelatol ) - within 40 minutes we were feasting on hot fried chicken from Butter, and pizza from Macchiato.

The next morning we had a surprisingly well done continental buffet breakfast.  I kid you not, I have had my fair share of hotel breakfasts and they're usually average - the Kransky had small pockets of fat that oozed out as I cut into the flavourful sausage, and although this may not have been the healthiest of breakfasts, with each bite, I justified to myself that this was a holiday and it was alright to put on a little bit of holiday weight.  

A wide assortment in the buffet breakfast area

A wide assortment in the buffet breakfast area

We were able to extend our stay to 12pm, with the potential of extending our room to 1pm.  Our departure was as swift as our arrival, with the almost telepathic service continuing through out the morning. Overall, our weekend at The Langham had left us wanting more!

Angela Liu5 Comments