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The Darling

80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#12 of 203 hotels in Sydney
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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Sydney Airport5 miSee all flights
WynyardSydney Trains13 min
Town HallSydney Trains16 min
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Rose berry 1988 wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions
Best hôte ever and cat wait to come back. Staff are friendly and rooms are spotless. The breakfast et Sokyo was ok but I can’t wait to see the buffet again. There is no balcony at the darling however the lovely receptionist who checked me in has allocated me in a smoking floor and upgraded my stay. We will definitely come back after the lockdown.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
P898971 wrote a review Jul 2021
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The positives: Great location and very good offerings for drinks and dinners. They even have a theatre inside playing a show. The service is also excellent. The not so positives: pricey and the rooms need some refresh, they looked like they have lived a little. Main complaint was the lack of lighting in the bathroom. Very hard to apply make-up.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded Jul 4, 2021
Good Morning P898971, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are saddened to read about the shortfalls and your disappointment relating to your experience with us. The team at The Darling continually strive to improve the service standards and offerings for our guests, we profusely apologise we were not able to exceed your needs, rest assured, your feedback has been circulated to the relevant persons. On the other hand, we are delighted you enjoyed Hamilton and enjoyed food options available. Kind regards Dx
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Rachel R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Booked the hotel for a staycation with a friend. And what a stay is was!! It started on arrival with the fantastic staff. Tremendous service and no question was too much to answer. The room was immaculate and the views of the harbour amazing!! The overall experience was fantastic. Will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded Jul 3, 2021
Dear RachelrV8542SF, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Darling and for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear that we succeeded in making you feel comfortable and relaxed. We will pass on your thoughtful recognition about our service to The Darling Team and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Until then, Dx
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Where is my next destination? wrote a review Jul 2021
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I had booked a weekend with my partner to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect from the start, at arrival the gentleman that greet us at the door and took care of our luggage and car was very friendly and welcoming. At walking in you already feel the difference from other hotels in sydney, every time you cross paths with a staff you are greeted with a warm smile, the lobby have this unique scent and the checkin was easy and fast. When walking into the room there was a lovely card congratulating us for our anniversary and also one bottle of champagne on ice waiting for us. Breakfast in sokyo was unbelievable, luckily we managed to get a table for dinner also, which was even better than the breakfast. The beds are very comfortable and the room were spotless clean! I will definitely come back when We want to have another getaway and spoil ourselves
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded Jul 2, 2021
Greetings WIMND, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at The Darling, we are glad you were blown away by the wonderful service received during your stay! We are glad you enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Sokyo We will certainly pass on your thoughtful recognition about the service to the team. We look forward to seeing you again and creating memorable experience on your future stays. Until than Dx
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Tracie S wrote a review Jun 2021
Brisbane3 contributions
This is a luxury hotel. As always it's all in the details. Effortless arrival process from the concierge to the front desk, any request - no problems. If you're looking for tasteful decadence with good old fashioned service, then look no further. I booked a stay for my best friend as a gift for her birthday and from the initial booking right through until our check out the experience was nothing short of exceptional - the team at The Darling Hotel Sydney truly went out of their way to create a memorable experience for us both. Our stay was perfect in every way we could possibly imagine. Our beautiful over-sized room was stylishly decorated and completely equipped for a sumptuous stay, a bathroom the size of the bedroom complete with exquisite amenities and with sweeping Pyrmont views to top it all off. Customer service however, was the highlight for us. From warm greetings, great recommendations and directions by the ever helpful concierge Brad and the whole team of smiling faces waiting to open those big glass doors to welcome us home from our daily adventures to Selsa and the lovely front office reception team for an exceptional and seamless check in/out experience - always happy and willing to assist with any request or question, to the housekeeping ladies who kept our room looking and feeling like an oasis to return to each evening. We were overjoyed with our dining experience for both breakfast and dinner at Sokyo restaurant, chef Daniel is to be celebrated for his imaginative and mouthwatering menu, everything presented so beautifully! The sommelier (sorry not to have taken down his name) a fine young gentleman who really knew his wines, unusual and impressive for someone so young! Breakfast was a highlight each day with our waiter Ameer, who was so kind and quietly attentive and clearly loved his job in hospitality. I would like to commend Jean Barba, the Assistant Front Office Manager for her discreet and attentive service for the duration of our stay, and her outstanding team - all of whom are a credit to your brand. Overall an utterly brilliant experience and worthy of the highest recommendation a completely delighted customer can bestow upon an establishment!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded Jul 1, 2021
Good Morning 287tracies, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely thoughts. It is truly rewarding to know that we have succeeded in creating a special and memorable experience for you and your friend to celebrate her birthday. Your feedback will be shared with the entire Darling Team, especially Brad, Selsa and Jean, who are very talented and passionate in providing true five-star service. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Sokyo as well. There is a lot of great dishes and the chefs are truly outstanding in creating special moments. We will pass on your lovely feed back to Chef Daniel, Ameer and the Sokyo team. Once again, thank you for your kind words and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful stays at The Darling. Until then, Dx
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Darling
Which popular attractions are close to The Darling?
Nearby attractions include Flight Experience (0.2 miles), James Craig Tall Ship (0.2 miles), and Sydney Lyric Theatre (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Darling?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Darling?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Darling?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Darling?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Darling?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina Porto, Sokyo, and Social Brew Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Darling?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does The Darling have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Darling offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Darling located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Sydney.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Darling?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Darling offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.