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The Darling

5.0 of 5 80 Pyrmont Street | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the darling for a relaxing weekend and i did enjoy my time there. I have reserved the SPA Suite which is a beautiful room featuring a jacuzzi bath ans SPA like shower. The room has a nice lounge area with sofa and very comfy lounge chair, espresso machine and a proper bar with glasses. Bed is... More

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sydney
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58 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a beautiful newly renovated hotel. Check in was smooth. Hotel in a great location. The bathroom is open plan which I found a little odd but ok. I loved the control box. This controlled everything including the curtains. The only reason I didn't give this hotel 5 stars because of the cleaning. Upon entering my room after it was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Darling is fantastic. Its a little out of the CBD in Pyrmont, which is great - its not that difficult to get too, and Darling Harbour is right on your doorstep, so its a beautiful area. The hotel is classy, with all the facilities you can expect, and a really large, roomy space. Its a big hotel, but you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this lovely hotel at Sydney casino and were delighted with our experience. Valet parked the car and were greeted at check in by polite well groomed staff. On entering the room we were impressed with the modern decor and presentation. A lovely complimentary bottle of red waiting for us. The bed was massive with an array of different pillows... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best weekends in the city, the room was beautiful and everything was thought about in detail. The toiletries were Molton Brown and smelt wonderful, the robes were nice and heavy and sat comfortably unlike the terry towel esque robes that most hotels were hosting these days. The dual sided television was a great idea and the electric... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best hotel I have ever stayed in. The jewel spa suites are divine. The service impeccable and its location is brilliant! So much to do and see around Darling Harbour and being connected to The Star was a bonus. A little flutter with a night cap was the perfect way to end our night.

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Sydney, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel again - last stay was approximately 12months ago. Unfortunately nothing has changed and we still had the same experience as previously. The only decent thing to come out of our stay was that we did have a good sleep as the bed was extremely comfortable. The downsides are that as per the previous review we commented... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel lobby is beautiful to look at and the restaurant Sokyo, is excellent. The staff were pleasant and welcoming. The rooms were very disappointing however, with our Darling Room having the requested view but it was a view over the swimming pool. Not exactly what I had expected and certainly not what I would have expected for the price... More

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Kellyville, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently stayed at the Darling for our 1st wedding anniversary. Fantastic staff, very attentive, very modern room and complimentary upgrade to Jewel Suite. Brilliant Spa centre (although on the pricey side of things) and good pool area to relax too. The only less than perfect item about the hotel is the view (or lack of, faces the Star /... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I stayed here with two girlfriends for one night. There would only be a few negative things to say about the stay. - while they did have a make up mirror it still would have been nice to have the main bathroom lights strong enough so you could use that area. - the irons weren't great, the first one wouldn't... More

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Address: 80 Pyrmont Street | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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