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The Darling

80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 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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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
175Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
23Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1353Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Rose berry 1988 wrote a review Jan 18
7 contributions
Always love staying at the darling and you never get disappointed. Room was spacious and the pool was immaculate. The staff were super helpful and can’t thank them enough as they always look after us and let us feel that we are at home. Thank you Darling team and keep up the good work!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded yesterday
Dear W6461MNrobertaa, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at The Darling Sydney and have since passed on your feedback to the relevant team members. They truly are our biggest asset! We look forward to welcoming you back again, soon. Until then, Dx
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Adony G wrote a review Jan 18
Chiyoda, Japan59 contributions44 helpful votes
Spent my 24th wedding anniversary at the darling and it was absolutely perfect. Staff amazing, room amazing, ammenities amazing, pool amazing, breakfast amazing. Seriously the attitude of the place is fantastic and the staff culture of we are here to help goes throughout the entire venue. You are slightly disconnected from star but have access to all the benefits and facilities of star. Well done Darling you were amazing
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 2 days ago
Dear ad0nyg, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Darling , We are glad you had a lovely stay for your anniversary, we are beyond excited that you were blown away by the wonderful service provided by our team. They are all truly an asset in creating distinct & memorable experience. We are glad you also enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again and creating memorable experience on your future stays. Until then, Dx
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Lubica D wrote a review Jan 17
1 contribution
We celebrate our 30 years wedding anniversary at Darling Pyrmont and experience excellent service from Helena. She suggested that we should see Hamilton and make our stay there very special. We make the good decision to choose The Darling and because of service there surely we will be back again in future.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 2 days ago
Dear lubicad2022, We are delighted that you had such an outstanding time celebrating such a special occasion here at The Darling. Helena is thrilled that she could create such a special and memorable experience for you. Thank you again for your feedback and we are all looking forward to welcoming you again at The Darling From us all, Congratulations once again on your 30th Wedding Anniversary! Warm Regards, Dx
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kaled35 wrote a review Jan 16
Merrylands, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed at plenty of hotels and I have to say Jennifer and James went above and beyond to make us happy and comfortable I can not recommend this place enough it was honestly one of the nicest places we ever stayed at I would definitely recommend and stay there again hopefully soon once again thank you so much Jennifer and James for looking after me and my wife ❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Kaled35, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience, we are glad you found it memorable and positive overall. The entire team is truly delighted about your recognition. We very much look forward to seeing you for future visits. Until Then, Dx
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Smithw wrote a review Jan 12
1 contribution
Had tickets to see Hamilton and last minute decided to make a night of it by staying at the hotel. What a great decision it was. As soon as i walked in the doors to the hotel I felt like I was royalty. The way the gentlemen by the name of Joe greeted me at the door to assisting me with my luggage was unbelievable. Than when checking in i was greeted by Peter who was lovely gentleman, we engaged in a small conversation before he handed me my keys. The rooms was absolutely amazing. Bed was so comfy i didn't want to get up in the morning to the lovely spa bath which I enjoyed after Hamilton. Staff there are the best. Best decision to stay at The Darling. Cant wait to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear smilysmith1, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Darling and were given the royal treatment by our team. I will be sure to share your lovely comments with Joe and Peter who I am certain will be thrilled to know they have left a memorable impression on your experience. We sincerely appreciate your lovely recognition of our service and facilities and will be glad to welcome you back for another luxurious stay at The Darling in the not too distant future. 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 The Ternary.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, The Darling offers airport transportation 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.