Sydney Langham Hotel

Updated: May 22, 2018

The Langham Sydney – a refined and charismatic hotel with a suburban feel, but a little remote.

Almost lost among rows of renovated townhouses, this boutique-style hotel feels isolated, with little of interest in the immediate area. But The Rocks, an historical area packed with bars and cafés, is only 10 minutes on foot, and a path from the hotel winds past renovated wharves to the base of the iconic Harbour Bridge. Spacious enough for two doubles, the Deluxe Rooms feature pastel colours and modern art that doesn’t quite suit the overall ambience. Bonuses are the huge TV, latest coffee machine, and plentiful storage space. Views from the undersized windows and miniscule balconies facing the harbour will be significantly obstructed when a neighbouring casino complex is completed in 2019/2020. Surprisingly, The Langham offers a decent gym, huge spa and indoor pool, which is large, but can be hot and noisy. Staying or not, certainly pop in for a spot of High Tea at the famed Palm Court café.

The Langham Sydney – The Basics

  • Location: Along Kent Street (and not in the ‘heart of The Rocks’ as described on the website). About 10 minutes on foot from the city centre, The Rocks and Circular Quay.
  • Guests: Probably more suited to couples, especially those looking for a romantic getaway.
  • Pets: Pets allowed for an extra A$120 per night, but conditions apply.
  • Views: Of the harbour and wharfs, or the main street (which is reasonably quiet).
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Available for A$60 per day.
  • Phone: 9256 2222
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • How To Book: will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

The Langham Sydney – Amenities

  • Pool: Indoor and large.
  • Spa: The Day Spa by Chuan is in the basement, and a bit dark, but otherwise superb.
  • Fitness Center: The Health Club is sizeable, with a steam room and personal trainers.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

The Langham Sydney – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: The Palm Court café features an elegant setting, complete with a grand piano. Dining is available all day, but is especially popular (so book ahead) for the Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood • Bistro Remy is open for breakfast and dinner. With a regal ambience, choose from the excellent buffet or extensive menu
  • Breakfast: May be included, depending on type of booking.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours.

The Langham Sydney – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms • Terrace Rooms • Executive Rooms • One Bedroom Suites • The Residence • The Observatory Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The presidential-style Observatory Suite is opulent, spacious and so very stylish.

The Langham Sydney – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

    A 20-minute walk to the nearest train station, so best to order a taxi.

Sydney Langham – The Hotel

The Langham near The Rocks

The Langham is located along Kent Street in an area of townhouses, but within a short walk of the city and The Rocks, an historical area of cafés and shops.

The Langham Sydney Location

The Langham is just west of the Cahill Expressway. Reaching the attractions in the city centre, such as Circular Quay and The Rocks, involves a short walk through tunnels under this multi-lane road.

Lobby Area of The Langham

The lobby area is welcoming, and furnished with old-world charm.

Palm Court café's renowned High Tea

Next to the hotel lobby, the Palm Court café is renowned for its High Tea, served each afternoon. Bookings are recommended.

Spacious and Stylish Rooms at The Langham

All rooms are substantial and feature stylish furnishings to match the old-world charm of the hotel.

Spacious and Stylish Rooms at The Langham

The Deluxe Rooms are elegantly furnished, but views from the smallish windows can be underwhelming.

Hotel Langham is located near The Rocks

From the hotel, it’s only about 400m (via the tunnels under the Cahill Expressway) to The Rocks, the original site of old Sydney town.

Cafes in historic Rocks area

The historical Rocks area is home to numerous quaint cafés and shops, and is particularly busy on weekends when street markets are held.

Old buildings in The Rocks

Not far from the hotel, The Rocks is home to many renovated old buildings along cobblestone lanes.

Renovated cafes and bars at The Rocks

Many of the historic buildings around The Rocks have been converted into lovely cafés and bars, such as the Caminetto, popular for pasta and pizza.

Major tourist attraction of The Rocks

With so much history and so many superb views of the harbour, it’s easy to spend hours wandering around The Rocks.

Cafes at The Rocks

One of the many cafés in The Rocks area is the Munich Brauhaus, with a true German flavour in food, beer and live music.

One of Sydney's oldest pubs

Built in the 1840s, but now very trendy, The Orient is one of several pubs that claim to be Sydney’s oldest.

Hotel Langham is located near the harbour

The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge dominates the skyline in most directions, and starts at the end of the Cahill Expressway, about 700m from the hotel.

Inner Sydney harbour

Inner Sydney is blessed with an extraordinary harbour. This can be explored on a cruise or ferry trip from Circular Quay, which is easy to find about 600m east of the hotel.

Ferry views of the Sydney Opera House

One of the city’s most famous sights is the Sydney Opera House, accessible from Circular Quay along a 500m path.

Iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House

The ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House dominate the skyline across the harbour. The best views are from the ferry to Manly Beach, which leaves about every 30 minutes from Circular Quay.

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