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The Darling

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a jewel suite for the night before and night of our wedding. I couple not say enough positive things about the hotel. Nothing was too much trouble at all. The concierge were amazing, constantly helping is out and bringing people up to the room. The pool is great and we had a great start to married life relaxing...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Emma L, Once again, a big congratulations from The Darling team, and we wish you both many years of happiness together! We are so glad you could enjoy the suite room, and a couple of drinks from the bar by our pool area. The Concierge team are very dedicated so it's lovely to hear their hard work helped out...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful, spacious rooms with incredibly comfy beds... all modern conveniences looked after. The staff are very friendly and we felt very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Would stay again. Highly recommended.

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear M S, Thank you for leaving a lovely five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. We are delighted to read you found your stay very enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for your second visit. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us on darlingassistantmanger@star.com.au when you would like to make any...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to have a night at The Darling. Although being familiar with The Star as a casino I was not aware of this hotel as such a beautiful part of it, yet quietly away from it. We arrived and were met with such friendliness, hospitality and smiles I was really impressed. The suite was amazing. I loved...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Louise G, It was a pleasure having you recently at The Darling. We are thrilled that you finally discovered us and were impressed with our facilities but most importantly with the staff's level of service. Our location is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike as we are accessible on foot or public transport plus major attractions are just nearby....

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was nice and not overpriced for a five-star hotel. The service is something I've been raving about - easy check in, super helpful, genuinely interested in me having a good stay. The final touch was when I was leaving and standing outside waiting for a taxi. The bus boy noticed I'd been there a few minutes and it was...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear 5066bill, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! The team are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and their great service did not go unnoticed. We hope you were able to relax and take advantage of the room and facilities while you were here also. It is starting to warm up in Sydney...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I were gifted a stay for this hotel in Sydney. Amazing!!! Upon check-in, our room was upgraded - so happy. From the check-in experience, to being shown around the room, housekeeping to inroom dining, everything was absolutely top notch. This establishment made me feel like a princess, as though I was there main guest there. Service was...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear SDKaluha, It is also an absolute delight to have you experience The Darling recently. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your stay from the moment you arrived, to being shown around your lovely suite until the duration of your stay. Our team will be celebrating knowing that you find the service truly exceptional. We certainly wish to...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at the Darling which I had not previously heard anything about and was really happy with the choice. The welcome when I arrived (close to midnight) was considerably warmer than a lot of hotels I have visited. After a long day of flying and waiting for a cab this makes all the difference and was much appreciated....

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Cr0uchy, It was a pleasure having you at The Darling recently. We are thrilled to hear that we did not disappoint and was very happy with your stay. Thank you for noting that despite arriving late in the evening you still received a very warm welcome. Here at The Darling we aim for all our guests to feel welcome,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stayed at The Darling from the 2nd-5th of January 2017, prior to boarding a cruise bound for Fiji. The hotel facilities are superb, with a choice of breakfast venues. Our preference was the "Harvest", which offered a wide range of foods suitable for all palates and dietary needs. During this stay my husband was poorly, the staff...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear JOAN g, It was a pleasure to have your party stay with us over the new year's. Thank you for taking time in giving us great feedback as you may perhaps be at Fiji now enjoying your cruise. It was great to know that our team have been of assistance to you and your husband who had medical requirements...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Sydney so much that we had to visit it twice on the same trip! In an earlier review, I gave 5 stars to the Langham. Well, the Darling might deserve 6. Typically, I would not give a casino-associated hotel a serious look, but the recommendations were too strong to ignore. The service was off-the-charts. The location is kind...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Mitchell K, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Darling! It's great you were able to relax in one of our larger rooms and take advantage of the spa. Using the pool during Sydney's hot weather is definitely a must, and we have...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of staff that make you feel great even on the busiest of days, Special thanks to the smiling Addy, the great busy bee Jonathan and the ever wonderful Pamela in the Sokoyo. The Darling sets the highest benchmark in assistance and grace. A pleasure from the first step into the premises to the last step out. Always the...

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The_Star_Management, Owner at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Christian K, What a great review to start 2017. We hope you had the best Christmas and New Year's celebration. Thank you for taking time in sharing your experience at The Darling. Our entire team including Sokyo will definitely celebrate this great feedback. We can't wait to welcome you back once again. Please do not hesitate to contact us...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best ever holiday we had at the darling hotel courtesy of the hotel manager Daniel Worseley. Daniel made everything possible so that my husband and i will enjoy and experience the best christmas that anybody can have. The star city casino where the darling hotel is situated had millions of dollars spent for renovation and it was a success...

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Dear evelyn s, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at The Darling, and you could enjoy some of the facilties available close by. Your kind words have been passed on to Daniel, who was very happy to hear his service was regarded so...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Sokyo
Sokyo
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: 80 Pyrmont St | The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: £205 - £703 (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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“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
“ask for view of Darling Harbor”
 of 5 bubbles dutchman1124, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor for the views, spa room for that extra luxury”
 of 5 bubbles raine189, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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