I was happy with this hotel. We stayed for two nights in a standard room and had great service. The property is reasonably new and tastefully decorated in a modern but not painfully cool style.
The drawbacks are that our room did not have a bath tub and that everything, apart from the bed, is just a little small. The armchair was attractive but small and uncomfortable. The desk and it's chair were too small to be able to do work. For that reason, I recommend this as a hotel for leisure rather than for business.
Unfortunately, like in many hotels, the Wi-Fi charge was absurd but being Australians were able to use our 4G Devices. If the Wi-Fi charge was more reasonable we might have used it.
The hotel is part of the Star casino complex. Unlike the Hotel, the Casino has not aged very well and travellers expecting a high end Casino would be disappointed. The city is maybe a 10 minute walk away if you are on business, but you are not far from the middle of the action at Darling Harbour if you are on holidays.
- 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 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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