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The Darling

80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#5 of 207 hotels in Sydney
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Darling is located at The Star Sydney and is a key feature of Sydney’s leading entertainment destination. The hotel was designed as a stand-alone structure, with its own arrival experience, amenities and alluring personality. Housed in a distinctive inverted glass tower resting on a sandstone podium, the hotel features 171 stylish and spacious rooms, suites and penthouses, a 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, world-class cuisine and an indulgent day spa. The Darling is honoured to be the first Sydney hotel to be awarded a prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating. A Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating is the most coveted award in the global luxury travel sector. Properties awarded Five-Stars are considered outstanding and are often iconic with virtually flawless service and facilities.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
180Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1,263Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Judith M wrote a review Apr. 15
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
We visited for our 21st wedding anniversary and the staff could not have been more accommodating. We were given extra drinks vouchers, they couldn’t have been more helpful in answering our questions and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Breakfast was yum! We loved our stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 3 days ago
Dear jtmac00, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad it was positive and memorable overall. We will certainly ensure your feedback is passed onto the entire team. We look forward to create more memorable stays with you in the future. Please don't hesitate to reach out directly to darlingassitantmanager@star.com.au for further help. Until then, Dx
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P.E. Aust wrote a review Apr. 14
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We stayed at the Darling last week and it was terrific. We would really like to thank Hanna for the amazing way in which she looked after us. Hanna was extremely courteous and professional and is a huge asset to your hotel. We had chosen your hotel due to the recent Forbes ranking and we can now see how that is reflective of both the fantastic property and the staff that work there. We really enjoyed our stay at The Darling, and we hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Book a room on the harbour side
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 3 days ago
Dear PE_Aust, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you have thoroughly enjoyed it. This recognition would be another reason for us to celebrate and further improve our ways at the same time to make each and every guest's stay memorable. Once again, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit and please feel free to reach out directly to darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au for further assistance. Until then, Dx
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Abeer M wrote a review Apr. 10
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Absolutely disappointed.The room view was ugly facing buildings I wouldn’t pay $700 for this disgusting room. I’d rather pay it to the Crown worth 1000 times better than the Darling.I stayed with my kids and 15 other members of my family sisters and brothers, nephews and nieces, we were very disappointed at the pool very old. And they don’t have service to order food and drinks at the pool my kids were so hungry we had to leave the pool and go outside to get food and drink. I paid $1350 for two nights I t’s not worth it.I will never come here again. Even the people were sitting near us they said the same thing why would you pay over the market rate for a inner city hotel that is miles behind the standard of Crown Bangeroo which was near on the perfect hotel to stay at. It is time for the Darling to renovate
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AbeerMarkadonatos, Thank you for your feedback, we genuinely appreciate it. We wish to advise the relevant departments have been informed about your concern. We endeavour to discuss the feedback and provide you a positive outcome overall, please don't hesitate to reach out at your earliest convenience directly through darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au at anytime , we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, The Darling Management
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ValueLuxurySeeker wrote a review Apr. 2
Canberra, Australia34 contributions
We spent five nights at $311 per night and this included breakfast each morning, free parking and $50 credit toward meals at the Star Casino restaurants. The room we were allocated was terrific with a nice view of Darling Harbour. The restaurants were all good - Blacks Steakhouse, Cucina Porto and Sokyo. Breakfast was served in Sokyo each morning. The deal that we received was great value and we will return!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good Morning ValueLuxurySeeker, Thank you for your lovely review regarding your recent stay. We are glad the experience was positive and memorable overall. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurants located in the Star property. We pride ourselves in creating a memorable stay for our guests. Thank you again for staying with us at The Darling and we hope to see you again for another memorable stay. Warm regards, Dx
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Kelly N wrote a review Mar. 2021
6 contributions
My best stay ever for a long time. I booked the Jewel Suite and the room is bigger than the standard suites size of other hotel in Sydney. It is well presented, pristine, well-equipped and high tech with a view of stunning view Darling Harbour. We order In Room Dining service and it has no seconds delay. Food was served hot in a hot box and good portions and value. The next morning, we had breakfast at Sokyo Japanese Restaurant and We was spoiled by a birthday surprises by Liz and Milan. Thank you so much for making our stay memorable. We look forward to our next stay at The Darling!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear trangt315, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely thoughts. It is truly rewarding to know that we have succeeded in creating a special and memorable experience for your Birthday stay with us. Your feedback will be shared with the entire Darling Team, especially Liz and Milan, who are very talented and passionate in providing true five-star service. Once again, thank you for your kind words and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful stays at The Darling. Until then, Dx
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US$168 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Darling
Which popular attractions are close to The Darling?
Nearby attractions include Flight Experience (0.4 km), James Craig Tall Ship (0.3 km), and Australian National Maritime Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Darling?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Darling?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Darling?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Darling?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Darling?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina Porto, Sokyo, and Social Brew Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Darling?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Darling have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Darling offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Darling?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Darling offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.