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“Fantastic”
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The Darling
Ranked #6 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Was here in August for business, from the moment we walked in to when we left this hotel was awesome..
The room was so lush I didnt want to leave it to go to meetings. The bed was so comfortable I have never been at a hotel where the bed was so comfy.
Went to the hotel next door to have breakfast was good.
Close enough to walk to the city and was right on the harbor.
Great place would definatley return.
Ps went to the casino nice and bright didn't feel claustrophobic...

Room Tip: All good here..
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a weekend at the darling and it was amazing.

The rooms had the best features that i have ever seen in a hotel room before.

The room was very spacious as well.

As part of our package we got 2 free cocktails, which was great. We also got free room service breakfast, which was pleasant as they delivered it to our needs.

It was also in a great location within walking distance to darling harbour.

Would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Pokolbin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We have stayed at this hotel several times when my wife and I need a break from our business and the kids. It is just the perfect place to indulge in some little luxuries and be made to feel special! The rooms are state of the art with the latest in technology and super comfy beds and linen. The casino is right next door (in fact in the same complex of the STAR and there are no shortages of options to dine at or be entertained at the Lyric theater. It is very hard to write anything but positives as we cannot fault this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask Matt at the poo bar to make you a margarita, they are the BEST!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Our company stayed at The Darling Sydney for a total of 3 days and 2 nights. Everything was absolutely perfect from the moment we arrived. We would like to sincerely thank the team at The Darling, for their professional manner and outstanding customer service. The rooms we stayed in were beyond anything we expected and we didn't want to leave! We will be recommending the establishment to anyone going to Sydney. Thank you very much, The Darling!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Rebecca_DellaCioppa, Front Office Manager at The Darling, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Dear Jordan S,

Merry Christmas to everyone at Griffith Real Estate and thanks for letting us be a part of your celebrations.
We love going above and beyond expectations and so pleased to hear your stay was such a great success. Maybe we will see you again for a bit of a ‘Christmas in July???’
Thanks for posting and we loved having you stay.

Regards,

The Darling team x
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

My husband and I recently flew from WA to Sydney to attend a wedding. We stayed at the Austral Towers at the Star (Loved it). Knowing we would need a little recovery pick me up the day after, I pre booked a massage for each of us at the Spa at The Darling. OMG!!! It was amazing. Apart from the wonderful massages ,which were fantastic, every other aspect of the Spa area only enhanced the whole experience. Definitely will make this a permanent item on my to do list whenever I am in Sydney.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

What a wonderful addition to the Sydney hotel scene, great decor, spotless rooms, friendly staff, comfy bed.Spent our 43rd wedding anniversery here and was upgraded to suite, staff could not do enough for us, plenty of choice of dining both expensive and many at reasonable cost, will stay again

Room Tip: Some noise from night club, however moved to quiet side!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rebecca_DellaCioppa, Front Office Manager at The Darling, responded to this review, 4 November 2012
Dear Ray19491969,

Congratulations once again on your Anniversary and thanks for letting us share it with you!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you don’t have to wait till your 44th to stay again.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Darling.


Regards,

The Darling team x
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

We stayed in a jewel spa suite for our anniversary and it was a lovely, indulgent stay. It's in a great location near Darling Harbour and our room had good views of the city and Harbour Bridge. It was just a short walk to several hip bars in Pyrmont. The service was friendly and professional. The hotel gave us a complimentary bottle of wine because it was our anniversary. The lobby was dimly lit and trendy, and the room had lovely muted decor with top notch appliances (including a Nespresso machine) & fittings. The bathroom was AMAZING with a large round spa, large separate shower, separate toilet, huge walk-in robe and two vanities. The bed was very comfy and a door separated the bedroom and lounge area. The room was very quiet, although the hum from air conditioning or something outside was noticeable when the tv was off. The breakfast was the BEST room service food I've ever had. It was wheeled in on a trolley with the hot food in heated compartments. The fresh food and wonderful flavours that were a real treat. We found it very hard to leave!

Room Tip: The jewel spa suite was expensive but so luxurious - great for an anniversary!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rebecca_DellaCioppa, Front Office Manager at The Darling, responded to this review, 4 November 2012
Dear pmblossom,

We wish you could have stayed longer too!
The team wants to congratulate you once again on your Anniversary and many more to come. What a great reason to indulge in a little Jewel Spa treatment and some amazing room service breakfast; I would have to agree our breakfast menu is a delightful treat and another great excuse to stay in your suite for that little bit longer.

Thanks for posting and hopefully we will meet again soon!

Regards,

The Darling team x
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Property: The Darling
Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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