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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This will be a somewhat late review of our stay back in February 2016 but because everything was so perfect it’s easy to remember our stay. This all started with hubby and I deciding to stay at The Darling for our anniversary, we got there in the late afternoon and check in was a breeze. The man who served us...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked a dual suite at this hotel. On arrival at the hotel at approx 2.30pm we wre advised that the room was not ready. We were running a little early since check-in was not until 3pm. Never the less the receptionist, Johanes, appologised for the delay and said that he would be able to compensate for this by...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Vicki Rick S, How lovely it is to hear that you had a great time on your recent stay. We are not surprised that you will be impressed with the best suite in the hotel. That has 180 degree view of the harbor and the karaoke room. Thank you for mentioning Johanes attention to your needs. We will definitely...

Beaumaris, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Flew in on a late flight after a long day to the most welcoming and accomodating staff! Was an absolute pleasure to speak to Addy at the front desk. Recieved an upgrade into a beautiful suite with the most beautiful view. Definitely recommend staying here. Warm Regards, Casey K

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Kudrenko, It was a pleasure having you recently at The Darling. We’re thrilled you had such an enjoyable time and were so satisfied with the hotel and level of service you experienced. Thank you for making special mention of Addy, we have shared and celebrated this feedback with him and our team. We can't wait to welcome you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had one of the best experiences. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Darling Harbour. Thanks heaps for every thing. Nothing was out of the question with the helpful staff. Loved every min of my stay. Would recommend to anyone

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear HolidayerHelp, What a wonderful five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. It is lovely to read that you describe us to have "world class service" and that you had one of the best experiences with us. It was a delight to have you stay. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us on darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to spend a couple days in Sydney after a long cruise before heading home to Dallas.From the moment our cab door opened, we were treated to first class service. Our bags were taken by staff to the front desk and we were welcomed to the hotel. Front desk advised that my room would be ready by 1200 noon...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear dutchman1124, Thank you for your wonderful review on your recent stay at The Darling and describing us as "first class service". It is lovely to read you adored your room and found our location to be close to Darling Harbour and Sydney attractions. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next vacation to Sydney. Please do not...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here three nights while in Sydney and were extremely impressed by all aspects of the hotel. The customer service was over the top good. Kudos especially to Chris the concierge, who took lots of time going over the possibilities of restaurants and things to see and do in the area and to Murray, who went out of his...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear keller5960, Thank you for taking time in giving us a review of your recent stay. It was a pleasure having you for 3 nights and we are so glad to hear that you were extremely impressed with the service. Thank you for making special mention of Chris and Murray who gave you a warm welcome and ensured you made...

sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatan amazing hotel we were welcomed as soonaswe stepped out of the car whichismost unlike city hotels we have experienced previously. the porter showed us to reception and was amazing. upon checking in we were advised we had been upgraded to an adored suite and an amenety would be arriving soon. This turned out to be a bottle of Chandon...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear tris F, It was a pleasure having you and your fiancée at The Darling. We are delighted you chose to stay with us on a very special occasion. We cannot be thrilled enough to hear that you were very impressed with the levels of service you experienced. What better way to celebrate your fiancée's birthday than stay in spacious...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled inside The Star entertainment complex, The Darling is a good spot to get yourself pampered. We arrived at the hotel a few hours before the check-in time and our room wasn’t ready, so we left our luggage with the staff and went for a feed. The room was nice; the light lilac colour scheme was really quite relaxing. My...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear DolceBunnie, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful & detailed review on your recent with us at The Darling. It was a delight to have you stay and we are glad that you felt as though you had a pampered experience. Thank you for noting that you found all team members you encountered to be prompt & helpful. We...

Mollymook, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having extensively travelled I was pleasantly surprised to find the Darling service was the best I have ever experienced. I stayed in the Spa Room which I highly recommend from the modern use of technology to open the blinds and turn on room lights to the spacious room and spa bath it was both functional and luxurious. From the front...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear raine189, Thank you for leaving such a five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. Your comments on the experience you encountered while staying with us is extremely pleasing to read, especially coming from a Level 1 Contributor of Trip Advisor and a well-rounded traveller like yourself. We can't wait to welcome you back, raine189. Please...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are currently on day 4 of our stay and love it here. The hotel is in a fantastic location! Very close to the Pyrmont bridge, which you walk to take you into the city center. Lots of restaurants, bars, and cafes nearby, plus more of those things along Darling Harbor (5 min walk). The Sydney Opera House is about...

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear PHXluv, Thank you for your wonderful review, and we are so glad you have been enjoying your stay at The Darling! We are certainly in a very convenient location and are pleased to hear you have been able to take advantage of our great facilities. Thank you also for your kind words regarding The Darling team, it has been...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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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: Star City Casino Entertainment 80 Pyrmont St | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: £200 - £440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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#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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“We have previuosly booked the jewel suite and the jewel spa suite and akways had harbour views”
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