It's been a long time (well, never in Australia), since I have had such a good spa experience. Okay, the prices are up there but the experience is unforgettable. From the moment you get off the lift at the 2nd floor you are in heaven! The receptionists are friendly and welcoming, then there is a greeter who takes you to the changing rooms (big, airy, spotlessly clean and luxurious), and then if there is time you're led to a dim lighted room with comfy day beds and a scented face towel to put over your eyes (make sure there is as they ask you to fill out a questionnaire with GREAT questions such as 'how much talk do you like during your facial/massage - (none for me), how much pressure do you like (gentle, firm, hard) etc. which saves you having to speak up during your service and just relax! The facial I had was $135 for 45 minutes but it was worth every cent. The therapist gave me a foot bath and scrub plus massage before settling me onto the incredibly comfortable facial bed. Facial consisted of deep cleanse, scrub, then a delightfully scented massage (pressure points on face), a face mask and then an eye massage. I almost drifted off. After, if I had time i could have showered in the lovely bathrooms using the complimentary Molton Brown haircare. Hair dryers etc. are provided if you need them. I was so relaxed i couldn't wait to get home to bed.
- 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
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