As a Sydney girl born and bred I must admit I'm biased but if you want to view her at her best then this hotel is the place to do it!
We had a girls weekend on the 15th floor in a Grand Harbour View room and it delivered. The room was well appointed, spotlessly clean and roomy - even with a third single added. The padded window seat drew us in from the moment we opened the door, so much so that we struggled to leave the room. The view of the bridge, Luna Park and the stunning Opera House was just SO good I think you'd struggle to match it - North Sydney even managed to put on some fireworks for us on Saturday night, it was glorious! Service was friendly without being gushy and very efficient. Room service was fast and the food very nice.
The Shangri-la is an easy walk to The Opera House, the shopping district and any number of the boutique hotels around The Rocks.
I'd recommend this beautiful hotel to anyone wanting a true Sydney Harbour Hotel experience at a reasonable price - book a Grand Harbour View Room on any of the higher floors and learn why Sydneysiders can honestly claim that we have THE BEST harbour in the world!