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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights up to darling harbour on our way to joining a cruise ship. This is an excellent Hotel in every way. It is ideally situated near the harbour, the rooms are ultra modern with plenty of high tech, the view is tremendous and every member of staff were so helpful and friendly. We arrived at 9...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived, the service from the whole team at the darling were nothing short of accommodating and wonderful! My husband and i stayed there the night before and of our wedding and we couldn't fault anything, we were treated like VIP and each and every staff member did their very best to always make sure we were...

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Cobar, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My stay at The Darling in March 2017 was the most accomodating, friendly & all round amazing stay at any hotel in Sydney. Staying with my sister, we went in knowing that it was going to be great, but it exceeded our expectations and was epic! Plenty to see & do & so much fun to be had. Beautiful rooms,...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW ! What a brilliant hotel and fabulous staff. We were given a stunning room and treated like royalty. We were put in a room that overlooked Darling harbour, it was huge and had everything you'd want and more in a hotel. We were given complimentary water, umbrellas and because we were flying home early in the morning, they made...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear michelle c, It is such a pleasure having you with us recently. We are delighted to hear you had an amazing time and enjoyed our gorgeous rooms and of course the service from our staff. We sincerely can't wait to welcome you back the next time you are in town. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly should...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked The Darling based on their glowing reviews and also for its proximity to our friend’s home in Pyrmont. And what a wonderful 3 nights stay we had! From the moment we pulled up into the driveway, the Valet and Bell Staff gave us a warm welcome. Tarja at Front Desk was absolutely lovely! As she knew it was...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear happy2bealive, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Darling! It was truly our pleasure to have had you stay with us on your special occasion, and your glowing review has been shared with the entire team. We're so glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful suite room and the selection...

Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in here late Friday night (around 11.30pm). First thing that hits you is the amazing aroma, like they have a million scented candles burning, sensational!! Check in was seamless and we moved to our suite. I have stayed in the Astral towers next door numerous times, but this was our first Darling experience. Room did not disappoint. Lots of...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Traveller2120, It was such a delight to hear you had a great visit recently. Everyone takes notice of our signature Darling scent and just giving you an inside tip, it will be available in candle form in the next few months. We will certainly expect a second visit soon. Please do let us know if you have made plans...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read some great reviews so for two of my nights in Sydney, I wanted to try a different area of the city (the rest of the time I was by Circular Quay). I was so thrilled to have tried this hotel. It's pricey but they had low inventory on the night I checked in so I got a...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Jill567, Thank you for an amazing review. We are glad you decided to give us a try and was not disappointed. We knew you would love are well appointed suites and of course our signature amenities. We are glad you had the chance to make the most out of your stay and enjoy our lap pool, our great location...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended and one of the nicest 5 star hotels I have stayed at. Room was really well appointed and reasonably sized, good condition. Only slightly annoying things were that the water pressure from the sink taps wasn't that strong and the bright blue lights from the light switches lighting the room up at night. Staff were very friendly and...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear timmayyyynz, It was lovely having you at The Darling recently. We are pleased to know we have earned your thumbs up. We sincerely wish we can welcome you back again the next time you are in town. Until next time! Dx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had stayed at the Darling on several occasions prior to this and all were good, on this occasion however they were completely fault less, on arrival the front desk team were beyond helpful in terms of making recommendations and being accomodating, i was there for my partners birthday and things ran seamlessly, the Spa provided one of their signature...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Simjimpur, Thank you for your time in giving us feedback on your recent stay. It is such a pleasure to know that we have been with us on several occasions and had always been satisfied with the service on each stay. We are delighted to hear that we have made your partner's birthday celebration extra special and memorable. We...

Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really disappointing. For the price we paid (AUD$800) no value for money whatsoever. Yes the room looks good but at 800 bucks, you want more than just a good room. Lots of staff everywhere but the place is sterile. Not sure what they are trying to achieve when it comes to vibe but we might as well have been at...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear jotribia, Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent review. We apologise that you received inconsistent information regarding your breakfast inclusion and would welcome the opportunity to address this. Whilst we respect your opinion, we certainly would not describe the lobby as “sterile” or “a morgue” given the fabulous fresh flower arrangements, delightful signature scent and personal...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: Star City Casino Entertainment 80 Pyrmont St | The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $420 - $1,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#5 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#19 Business Hotel in Sydney
#33 Family Hotel in Sydney
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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”
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