The Langham Hotel
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The Langham Hotel Information
Superbly located near Sydney's historic Rocks and central business district, The Observatory Hotel is the ideal base for exploring Australia's most vibrant city. The hotel, which has won almost every prestigious domestic and international award, offers guests the highest standards in accommodation, cuisine and personal service. In every detail the hotel is designed to put guests at ease and to offer a relaxed, intimate atmosphere for both business and pleasure. The Observatory Hotel ~ Sydney's most acclaimed hotel where stylish tradition meets modern efficiency.Spacious, elegant, beautifully appointed, the rooms and suites at The Observatory Hotel are designed to meet the needs of the most fastidious guest. The Observatory Hotel's deluxe rooms have the comfortable, cosy atmosphere of a 'home away from home'. Elegantly appointed with mahogany custom-made furniture, each room features King, Queen or Twin beds and is decorated with the utmost attention to detail. Rich tapestry curtains, set off by rope tasselled tiebacks, provide the perfect backdrop for the antique-style breakfast table and down-filled armchair, while Colonial-style sash windows open to circulate fresh air and provide charming views of Observatory Hill and historic Walsh Bay.The Observatory Hotel is renowned for its fine cuisine, ranging from elegant dining in Galileo Restaurant to the light menu in the club-like Globe Bar. Opulently decorated with Fortuny fabrics and original art, Galileo offers an exciting cuisine based upon a tradional French style with the delights of a tantalising Japanese influence, complemented by an extensive cellar featuring the best Australian and international wines. Galileo is Sydney???s leading five-star hotel restaurant.Globe Bar offers a selection of contemporary and traditional Australian dishes, ideal for a light lunch or post-theatre supper. The Globe Bar, with its intimate, club atmosphere and comfortable old-world charm, provides a quiet, relaxing haven away from the crowds.Sydney is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle and The Observatory Hotel is no exception. Whatever the season, the hotel's 20-metre heated pool, mirrored by a ceiling of fiber optic lights designed to recreate the constellations of the southern hemisphere, beckons invitingly, while the more energetic may work out in the gymnasium, equipped with the latest computerized training equipment. Alternatively you may enjoy a game of tennis, which can be easily arranged at our own court across the road from the hotel. In contrast, what could be more relaxing than a visit to our Day Spa, with a wide choice of body and skin treatments, using Dermalogica and Li'Tya products, including facials, body wraps, ancient therapies, mud masks, and massages. Superbly located in the Historic Rocks District, The Observatory Hotel is also the ideal base from which to explore Sydney. Only ten minutes walk to Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour, this area provides access the Sydney's most popular attractions and leisure activities.A soft refurbishment on the third floor has recently been completed. The lavish rooms leave nothing that has been overlooked, from the luxurious marble bathrooms which offer a deep indulgent bath and separate shower to the old world charm furnishings offering a home away from home experience.
From Sydney Airport: 12 kms - 30 minutes by car
From the railway station: 1.5 kms - 7 minutes' walk
From the Overseas Passenger Terminal: 1.5 kms - 7 minutes' walk
From the ferry terminal: 2 kms - 10 minutes' walk Taxi & Shuttle Bus Service - The price of a taxi from the airport is approximately AUD 35.00 one way.
The price of a shuttle bus from/to the airport is approximately AUD 15.00 one way. Hotel limousine - A complimentary limousine drop-off is available to all in-house guests between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00am, Monday to Friday, from The Observatory Hotel to anywhere within the central business district.
Directions From Kingsford Smith Airport to The Observatory Hotel: * Depart the terminal and turn right onto Airport Drive. Travel along Qantas Drive onto Joyce Drive and then onto General Holmes Drive.
* Turn left onto Mill Pond Road.
* Travel onto Southern Cross Drive. Travel along this drive for around five minutes.
* Veer into the right lanes on South Dowling Street before entering the Eastern Distributor.
* Travel along the Eastern Distributor for five minutes looking for the City North Exit.
* Take City North Exit (Toll of approx AUD 3.50 will need to be paid).
* Turn right onto Macquarie Street.
* Turn left onto Bridge St and follow this road until you reach George Street.
* Turn right onto George Street and left up the hill to Grosvenor Street.
* Turn left onto York Street at the top of the hill.
* Take the first right into Jamison Street and then turn right into Clarence Street.
* Stay to the left and turn right onto Kent Street (This is signposted. Be aware if you miss this exit you will travel over the Harbour Bridge
* Travel 300 meters down Kent Street. The Observatory Hotel is on the left, opposite the Miller’s Point Tennis Court.
The rooms and suites at The Observatory Hotel, Sydney are spacious, elegant, beautifully appointed and designed to meet the needs of the most fastidious guest. The Observatory Hotel's Superior Rooms have the comfortable, cosy atmosphere of a 'home away from home'. Elegantly appointed with mahogany custom-made furniture, each room features King or Twin beds and is decorated with the utmost attention to detail.
Rich tapestry curtains, set off by rope tasselled tiebacks, provide the perfect backdrop for the antique-style breakfast table and down-filled armchair, while Colonial-style sash windows open to circulate fresh air and provide charming views of Observatory Hill and historic Walsh Bay. Room facilities include DVD player and broadband internet.
The Junior Suites feature individual character, exceptional furnishings, spaciousness and elegant charm.
Each features wood-panelled walls adorned with etchings of Australian native birds and botanicals, and original sketches of Sydney at the turn of the century. Many have balconies with views of the inner Sydney Harbour of Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour or the city.
Junior Suites also have a relaxing sitting area, with sofa and armchairs within the same room, and include DVD player and broadband internet.
The Execuitve Suites are named after the carriages of the legendary Orient-Express and are renowned for their classic elegance, exquisite fittings and intimate charm.
All Executive Suites feature separate sitting rooms, with full bar facilities, as well as Broadband Internet, CD and DVD players, and broadband internet. Many of them feature domed ceilings, arch windows and traditional four-poster beds.
Many also have balconies with charming views of Observatory Hill, or the inner Sydney Harbour of Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour with its beautiful sunsets.
The lobby is tastefully designed with charming interiors and elegant furnishings.
The Langham Hotel Exterior
A low rise Traditional building.
The Langham Hotel Area
Situated in The Rocks and close to Circular Quay.
Escape to a village - the Rocks village, nestled near the vibrant Sydney Harbour. It is no surprise that its blend of history, culture and the best of modern living make it a unique destination for a fun-filled day or a quiet dinner for two. Attractions include Bridge Climb, Sydney Opera House, the famous weekend markets, an abundance of local art and craft shops and world-class galleries.
Galileo Restaurant is Sydney's leading five-star hotel restaurant. Offering an exciting cuisine based on a traditional French style with a Japanese influence. Open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am and dinner from 6.30pm every Tuesday - Saturday. The Globe Bar serves light meals daily from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight, Monday to Saturday; and 12.00noon to 10.00pm, Sundays. An afternoon tea is severed daily in the Globe Bar from 3pm.
The Langham Hotel Amenities
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- directions_bike bicycle rental
- accessible access for disabled
- scanner fax
- wifi Wi-Fi
- local_bar bar
- account_balance business centre
- child_friendly baby sitting
- hot_tub sauna
- fitness_center sports activities
- card_travel porter
- card_travel luggage room
- people meeting room
- fitness_center fitness center
- healing health center
- network_cell internet access
- room_service Room Service
- whatshot heating
- restaurant_menu restaurant
- pool indoor pool
- spa spa
- pets pets admitted - on request
- hot_tub Jacuzzi
- directions_car car rental services
- cached currency exchange
- local_laundry_service laundry
- vpn_key safety box
- shopping_cart Boutiques / Stores / Shops