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The Darling

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Certificate of Excellence


#13 of 193 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Casino and Gambling
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Beautiful hotel - wonderful staff - sensational breakfast. However, I like to exercise - the gym is an afterthought and you need to be accompanied by a staff member in order to get in before 8:00am - and the pool isn't open until 8:00am... which beggars belief in 2019. That
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We recently stayed at The Darling to celebrate my birthday and wow we were not disappointed! The staff were incredible, not only were they friendly, they were all so genuine which made the stay even better. We had room service very late, around 2am, and still the staff were
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Csavim, Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are delighted to hear that you experienced a wonderful birthday stay at The Darling! Our entire team, and especially our in room dining team, are ecstatic to hear that our friendly and cheerful service was such a big part in making your special day perfect. We would be delighted to welcome you back to stay again, please contact darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you require any assistance. Also, might we recommend on your next stay to take a look at our pillow menu so we can help you find the best pillow to suit you! Kindest regards, Dx
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An excellent hotel on the Darling harbour. Perfectly situated by the Pyrmont foot bridge for easy access to the centre of Sydney. Excellent and helpful service arranging an airport transfer. A perfect little cafe serving the best breakfast positioned just around the corner from
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MrButterfly2014, Thank you for taking the time to provide some lovely feedback after your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear our hotel is of perfect convenience to you and cannot wait to welcome you back. Should you require any assistance in organizing your next stay, feel free to contact us on darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au. Thank you once again. Dx
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From the moment we arrived to even after check out, we received the most warm, helpful attention from all staff. The hotel has a fantastic location and hotel interior, rooms and service well worth its rating! The hotel is beautiful! We do need to publicly thank Patrick who is
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Soo17, We are absolutely thrilled hearing about your fabulous stay. It truly humbles us to know that aside from our beautiful rooms, facilities and fantastic location the service of our staff stands out the most. We sincerely want all our guests to experience a memorable stay each time and glad that we didn't disappoint. Patrick is definitely one of our brightest stars and he is delighted to have made a positive impression. Soo17, we will definitely expect your next visit. Patrick and the entire team will look forward to having you back again. Do reach out to us at darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you need assistance booking that next stay. Until then! Dx
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Stayed here with my wife on a recent visit to Sydney. Although we have stayed at all the top end hotels previously, The Darling is our clear favourite. The service is just outstanding and starts with the recognition when you drive your car into valet. The front desk staff are
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear hughtravel77, Thank you for leaving a lovely review about your recent stay with us! We are delighted to be your hotel of choice whenever in Sydney. The entire team is thrilled to be acknowledged of their attentive and friendly service, it is feedback such as yours that make us proud to be a part of The Darling team. We pride ourselves in creating special and memorable stays with our attention to detail and high level of service. hughtravel77, we sincerely hope to welcome you back to The Darling again so please feel free to email us at darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you need any assistance when returning to Sydney! Until then, Dx
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$192 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
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