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The Darling

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Pyrmont Street | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at The Darling a number of times since it opened. With beautifully presented rooms and staff that are always more than happy to help, we will not stay anywhere else. We have ordered room service for breakfast and dinner on a number of our stays and I must say that it's the best room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the darling 3 times now and have been amazed every time, and not wanted to leave. From the smell when you enter the lobby to the rooms and the amazing spa, it really is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. We will return every opportunity we get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night and were amazed at the service provided at midnight which is when we checked in. Front desk staff Erin and Echo were great. We had lovely champagne and strawberries delivered to our room which was nice. The hotel is very fancy modern and clean and staff friendly. It was raining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we entered the lobby we knew we were onto something special. My wife, who at first had reservations about staying at the casino had a complete change of heart by the end of our short stay. Everything was was beyond our expectations and no request was too bothersome. Last of all we were always greeted with a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Darling does everything a luxury hotel of this type should - but no more. I've also given it a one star rating as in my opinion, the lack of free WiFi is frankly an act of sharp practice. In this day and age, if a three star hotel can provide free WiFi, then a hotel that has pretentious to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Weekend getaway in Sydney staying in one of their Jewel Suites. Oh my goodness. Exquisite appointments. The separate living space and the standalone bath tub are great relaxers. The bed was so comfortable. Abundance of dining choices from food court with din tai fung for dumplings, rubs and steaks, chargrilled meats and shish kebabs, Adriana Zumbo for sweet tooth. Black... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely cannot fault this hotel. The concierge, Dean, I think, was fab in helping set up the room for a special occasion. Room had best technology, was spotlessly clean and the bed was fantastic. The jacuzzi was also an excellent feature! Didn't manage to test out the pool but had a lol around and again it was spacious and spotless.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to surprise the hubby for our 10th wedding anniversary so decided on this gorgeous hotel. I booked a darling king room with smoking access. I decided to email the guest services department of the darling to see what options they had to include in the room to make it an even more special night away. I ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for my partner's birthday weekend and I could not be any happier. The hotel is the definition of luxury and I WILL be back to stay again. We flew in (from Melbourne) quite early so the room was not yet ready, however, they took our luggage for us and it only took about an hour before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Darling on july 13 and stayed for 2 nights and I was really really impressed by service rendered by Mr Renato Sionillo Assistant Front Office Manager. He was able to fix my problems straight away and helped me check in and was able to welcome me and greet me as a returned guest. He was very... More

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Address: 80 Pyrmont Street | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
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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 DARLINGOur 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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