I’d attended a seminar at the Sydney Shangri-La before but never had the opportunity to stay here.
It’s in a sort of weird location right at the corner of the Cahill Expressway and the southern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. So close that my room window allowed me to almost look across the bridge in it’s entirety.
Upon entering the hotel you’re welcomed by a bright, marble reception area with a lobby lounge to the left and reception to the right. Checking in was fast and painless and I was off to my room in about 5 minutes.
In many hotels the corridors are cramped and claustrophobic. But here they are expansive. Probably the widest I’ve seen in any hotel recently. No filthy carpet like the Hyatt Regency either :).
For drinks we headed upto Blu Bar on level 36 which offers absolutely magnificent panoramic views of Sydney. Drinks were standard hotel prices but the view means you’ll forget getting gouged.
The bed and pillows were some of the most comfortable I’d had in quite a while but that’s expected of a 5 star hotel.
Bathroom was large and had a separate bath and shower which you don’t see that often anymore.
Despite my room being on a low floor and being so close to 2 majorly busy roads there was no problem with noise.