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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 #15 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here overnight, as had a night at the casino right nearby. Found the hotel all that would be expected for a 5 star hotel, good layout, full TV channels, very comfortable beds, shower has both overhead, and hand held. The one negative, have to pay for wifi, would expect at the prices charged it should be a FREE service.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here with my two children. It was a nice place to stay, staff are friendly and security is tight. The pool was lovely and even nicer to look at night, it has a beautiful light feature. The view from the lobby face the Harbour bridge and so most mornings when I had to go to a meeting it... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought it was about time that I reviewed a hotel in my home town. Recently spent a night at The Darling at The Star. We had been told by friends that the staff of the Darling are really accommodating, so if you tell them you have a special occasion, you never know what might happen. We took this advice and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the darling 2013 and have left my necklace behind when I checked out, flew back home and realised that I have left my necklace behind, rang up the hotel manager, they put me through to the housekeeping, they said they didn't see anything that was left behind. Thought I might be clumsy and left it somewhere else,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over at The Darling for a quick getaway during midweek for one nigt (sale on hotel website) in June and indulged at the Jewel Spa Suite. And oh my...it really ticked all the boxes of being luxurious. Location of Hotel entrance was slightly confusing to reach to, so we made our way through Star City and followed signs to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked out the Adore Suite for a 21st event. The room was luxurious and spacious. The staff were friendly and eager to help at every opportunity moving bags, delivering stuff to the room etc; The only minor drawbacks were: • Ice was $8/bag • The mini fridge had no room for anything other than what it had already been stocked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called to book. She made fun of me because I asked to make a reservation and didn't specify if I wanted accomadation or dining. The voice message clearly said press one for accomadation and press two for dining. So when I pressed one I thought I would go to accomadation. Booked at park Hyatt instead. Much better service and didn't... More

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Joseph A, From the outset, please accept our most sincere apologies. We are most concerned to read of your experience when trying to make a reservation at The Darling. We would be grateful if given the opportunity to obtain some additional information which will assist us with following up on this. When it is convenient, please do contact us... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay at The Darling again for two nights in a Jewel Spa Suite with views of the city skyline and the harbour. The service overall is impeccable and the location is terrific. We highly recommend the HUGE Darling Spa Suite with separate bedroom, massive ensuite with huge spa and a bed so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With Sydney fast becoming our second home, we want somewhere that we can relax after a days work and feel like we are still at home. The Darling is this place for us. From the beautiful fragrance that surrounds you when you enter the hotel to their fantastic facilities, great food outlets, retail shops and luxurious spa, the designers of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, I'm a Sydney local and my boyfriend and I always get rooms in the city at least once a fortnight. So we know our syd hotel standards. The darling is definitely my favourite hotel. We stayed in a jewel spa suite it's both our third time here but I hadn't stated in a spa room for a while. On... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Spa Hotel in Sydney #9 Romantic Hotel in Sydney #15 Luxury Hotel in Sydney #18 Business Hotel in Sydney #32 Family Hotel in Sydney
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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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