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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can not fault this hotel. From start to finish the service we received was impeccable. The hotel is in a great location in the city, near to the Sydney Opera house and next to The Star building which has loads of restaurants, bars, casino and a few shops. The room was clean and modern, nice double sink and spacious...

Thank Jemma W
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Darling harbor is one of the popular place in Sydney you must visit even for one time only. It's a nice place to spend the evening with your family or friends or even by your self. There are many restaurants, bars, shops. It's better to go there in the evening, you can enjoy the sunset . There are many activities...

Thank Shehail
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed there for a special occasion which wasn't recognised. For the price we paid, we expected a lot more. The room itsel was nice but the aircon kept acting up and we had a terrible night sleep. We had previously stayed in Darling Harbour for much cheaper and received much better service. Won't be back and won't recommend.

3Thank Marianneandtom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great night at the Darling. The staff were fantastic and friendly in every instance. They all made me feel special. The hotel itself is lovely and in a great location. Our room was spotless and check in and out a breeze.

Thank nessrocks
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear nessrocks, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at The Darling! We are so happy to hear we could make your night away a special one. We will pass on your lovely feedback to our Front Office and Housekeeping team. Our team always strives to provide a high level of service to...

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of best hotels I have ever stayed in, if it's not the best. it's really excellent in every way. I would like to give special thanks to both of Jun and Chris for raising the bar when it comes to costumer service. Truly well done guys 👍🏼🌹

Thank Ahmad R
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Mr Rajab, It was a delight having you at The Darling recently. Thank you very much for taking time in sharing your wonderful experience during your stay. We can't be thrilled enough to hear that you find the service from our team one of the best you have experienced. We will definitely celebrate this feedback with Chris, Jun and...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife went to this place on our honeymoon and it was a fantastic experience from the word go! A very modern hotel with one of a kind experience, unbeatable location and a very helpful staff. More about the Location: It's located right on the Darling harbor on top of the Star Casino (Must visit even for the...

Thank rijulj2015
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear rijulj2015, Thank you for your wonderful five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. We are delighted you and your wife had a fantastic experience for your honeymoon. It is lovely to read that you found our location to be extremely close to attractions in Sydney and you found all team members to be very helpful...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed five nights at the Darling. When we arrived we were welcomed by the concierge staff who took all our luggage offered a bottle of water and were very helpful. The reception staff were very efficient and professional . The room was very modern full of all the latest modern conveniences . The staff at the pool area were...

Thank fcesco
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear fcesco, Greetings from The Darling! It was indeed a pleasure having you for 5 nights. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a warm welcome and attentiveness from all our staff. Thank you for letting us know that you had a great stay with us. We will definitely share this fantastic review with the rest of the team....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third visit here, and it just gets better and better, I can't fault this hotel, and if you're not happy with the pillows, they actually have a pillow menu. Staff just can't do enough for you and breakfasts are delightful. What more can I say, this hotel has it all as far as I am concerned and...

Thank Bernice D
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Bernice D, It is always a pleasure having you at The Darling! We are very happy to know that you consistently find the staff delightful and helpful on every visit. Our team will be celebrating this wonderful feedback. We certainly know we will see more of you and we can't wait to welcome you back. Until Then, Dx

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed for 3 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary in January. The staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful in every possible way. They sent us up a lovely bottle of champagne and strawberries to wish us well for our anniversary which was really lovely and gratefully received. We stayed in a Jewel suite and thought the...

The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Jacki S, It was a pleasure having you and your husband recently for your wedding anniversary. We are thrilled to hear you had a great 3 night stay and loved your spacious suite. Thank you for mentioning that our staff have been consistent in delivering warm, friendly service. Here at The Darling we strive to ensure all our guests...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I recently stayed at The Darling for a 3 night stay to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. From the moment that we arrived until the moment that we left, every staff member that we came in contact with was superb, parking our car, checking us in, easing us into our suite, demonstrating the facilities, bring a bottle...

Thank Andrew S
The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Andrew S, It was a delight to be part of your 10th year anniversary celebrations. We are thrilled to hear you got to experience our friendly and warm service during your stay. We knew you would enjoy our lovingly detailed suite and of course our signature darling bed. We have noted your feedback in terms of lack of drawers...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Darling. 171 rooms and views from the Sydney Harbour to the Blue Mountains, Sydney's most lovingly detailed hotel is now open at The Star.***Named one of the Top 60 Best New Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveller*******Winner of Best New Hotel Construction and Design 2012 at the Asia-Pacific International Hotel Awards***DISTINCTIVELY DARLING FEATURESFloor-to-Ceiling GlassOur rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass and windows that open to showcase what are possibly the best views in Sydney.The Darling BedOnce you've slept on a Darling bed, you'll be reluctant to leave it. Every one features a customised 1000 spring mattress, 400 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and a goose down comforter. A menu of 12 luxury pillows is offered for your comfort.Molton Brown ProductsEvery bathroom contains a range of Molton Brown products, exclusive in Australian hotels, to The Darling.Rain ShowerheadsEvery bathroom comes with a relaxing rain showerhead and a European wand.Control Four Integrated SystemComplete control is at your fingertips. One touch of a button and you can do anything - from lower your blinds to adjust the air temperature.EXPERIENCE THE SPA AT THE DARLING Our spa has 16 private rooms - including an intimate couples suite - and every one of them is devoted to making you look incredible, and feel even better.We offer signature Asian and European treatments, a hamam and a level of pampering that is unparalleled. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Darling

Address: 80 Pyrmont St | The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $427 - $1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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“Perhaps not a room overlooking the pool as you can see out, but those in the pool area can see in!”
 of 5 bubbles BerniceD885, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“9th floor has a great views both south and north, 973 is a very sound proof room”
  • Our living room and kitchen
  • View towards the Darling harbour area, a 5min walk.
  • Very nice view. Below the Fish Market with lots of very very fresh and cheap seafood restaurants
  • Perfect working view!
  • Cozy comfortable top 10 and King size, double joy! Always clean sheets very nice.
  • Digital controlled room from TV and lots of channels and movies yeees!
 of 5 bubbles HelenaAasberg, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“see Addy for best advise”
 of 5 bubbles christiank37, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the best views are facing the harbour bridge in a suite you get to see it and the city lights form your bed !”
 of 5 bubbles LeesaAussie, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have previuosly booked the jewel suite and the jewel spa suite and akways had harbour views”
 of 5 bubbles vickiricks, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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