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From Sydney with Love: 5 Reasons to Love The Langham, Sydney

The bar at The Langham Sydney - Luxury Escapes

More than just a name, the award-winning The Langham, Sydney features a spangled underground pool, an imaginative bar and much more.

Down a quiet laneway under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge lies one of Australia’s most revered hotels (as chosen by the Condé Nast Traveler for four consecutive years), The Langham, Sydney. While epitomising the renowned excellence synonymous with its namesake, The Langham, Sydney also delivers a plethora of unique features. Housed within a stunning Irish Georgian-style building in the enclave of The Rocks, the hotel is set apart by its rich history intertwined with modern sophistication – a true sanctuary in the city. So why should you choose The Langham, Sydney for your next stay in the Emerald City?

1. It's one of the top hotels in Australia and New Zealand

Boasting accolades such as the third spot in Condé Nast Traveler's 2023 Readers' Choice Awards for the Top 10 Hotels in Australia & New Zealand, the hotel is committed to delivering the highest level of service, effortlessly combining luxury with convenience. From its round-the-clock concierge, underground spa, starry swimming pool, tennis court and timeless design to its perfect central location, it’s clear why The Langham, Sydney is a traveller’s top choice.

2. It's located in a historic building in the heart of The Rocks

The exterior of the Langham, Sydney, one of the best 5-star hotels in Sydney - Luxury Escapes

Tucked away in a quiet corner of The Rocks, a neighbourhood of winding laneways and historic buildings, the hotel exudes heritage glamour. With charming Juliette balconies decorating the Georgian-style facade, The Langham, Sydney is a testament to a bygone era of architectural elegance. Across the road is the heritage-listed Sydney Observatory on Observatory Hill, a popular spot to catch panoramic views of the Harbour City. The hotel also sits in the shade of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, moments from the city’s best attractions and elite culinary scene. With a 10-minute walk, you can find yourself at Circular Quay, home to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sydney Opera House, and at the city centre, Barangaroo. If you're dining out, hatted-restaurant Quay (complete with views of the Harbour) is a 15-minute walk away.

3. The spa pool features a starry sky

The starry ceiling at the spa by Chuan pool at The Langham, Sydney, one of the best 5-star hotels in Sydney - Luxury Escapes

Have a paddle under the southern sky at one of the hotel’s most enchanting features – its indoor spa pool. At the edge of its turquoise waters, pale marble columns lead up to a mesmerising starry stratosphere, a painted replica of the Southern Hemisphere’s evening sky. At one end of the pool is a wall mural of Bondi Beach in the 90s, an ode to Sydney’s most famous beach.

4. The Observatory Bar offers gin inspired by your star sign

The Observatory Bar at the Langham, Sydney, one of the best 5-star hotels in Sydney - Luxury Escapes

For those seeking a taste of Sydney's vibrant culture, The Langham, Sydney offers a unique experience at its Observatory Bar. Inspired by the neighbouring Sydney Observatory, this sophisticated venue pays homage to the city's rich astronomical heritage. Here, guests can savour an array of local artisanal gin cocktails, each crafted to reflect the distinct characteristics of the zodiac signs. Think Bondi Local Liquor dry gin with a twist of lemon for the ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’ Leos; a Bondi Local Liquor rhubarb gin with rosemary for the ambitious Taurus and a flowery Botanist Gin with mint for a creative Pisces. Whether you're a fiery Aries or a visionary Aquarius, there's a gin to suit every celestial palate. Open Monday to Thursday from 3pm–11pm, and 12pm–11pm from Friday to Sunday.

5. Its rooms and suites overlook Sydney Observatory and the skyline

Beyond each luxurious room and suite decorated in dusky shades of blues and greys, bespoke furniture and Edwardian wall panelling, is a bonus amenity: views of the Sydney Observatory or the famous city skyline. Take in the sandstone facade of the Observatory atop the grassy hill, wake up to the sight of the sun casting its golden glow over the Western Harbour, or admire the distinct contours of Sydney’s best sights all from your elegant space.

About Siri Smith
Lover of trinkets and a wistful sentimental, Siri likes to collect tiny things and craft playlists to commemorate her favourite places. When she's not daydreaming, find this self-described polymath picking up a new hobby.

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