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The Darling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights on business. Well appointed rooms. Comfy king size bed. Great location, room was fresh and new. Will definitely stay here in future for business. Perhaps one comment the staff need to be taught how to be friendly without seeming so false.....almost seemed they were trying too hard so much so that it seemed to lack realism!!

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Thank Alan S
Sydney
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow ! What a beautiful hotel ! Room was wonderful ! As it was our first stay there we were upgraded to a spa suite room and it was just lovely the bed was so comfy and the room was amazing - had its own lounge room and a dressing room - everything was automated, even the blinds lol. The... More 

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Thank chrispar3
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The darling day spa is up with the best day spas I've been too. All facilities are amazing and well thought out - from the complimentary apples and water to the headphones in the gym for those who have forgotten theirs. The Jacuzzi is amazing, and staff are friendly, accomodating and helpful. The treatment was slightly disappointing and also ran... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Darling Harbour for a wedding. We stayed just one night. The suite decor was very nice & modern. Check in was efficient & the staff were nice. Room was spacious & comfortable. The room service was tasty, especially the salt & pepper squid. Very close to Darling Harbour attractions. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfection in every way from the moment we got out of the car from the valet service to the welcome at reception . We were unexpectedly offered an upgraded to an amazing suite ,reception staff were so helpful as it was our daughters birthday ,we had a cake and they set up the cake in the suite with complimentary champagne,strawberries... More 

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. We love to read you consider us to be "perfection in every way" and that your daughter had a memorable experience for her birthday. We love that we were able to share in such a special... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great hotel. Service is impeccable with staff remembering your name Lobby is very impressive and rooms nicely appointed. Central and easy access to the casino complex. Food and resturant facilities are very good and access to casino restaurants easy. Only major downside is as a business hotel it is a little out of the CBD in pymont... More 

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Rma123, It was a pleasure having you recently at The Darling. We are thrilled to get great review form a level 4 contributor. We can't be delighted enough to know that we are now your favorite hotel in Sydney. Rma123, we cannot wait to see you again and give you a warm welcome back. When you have decided on... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently had the pleasure of having a staycation at The Darling for 4 nights with my hubby and my young son. What a beautiful hotel....service was absolutely impeccable. The room was just gorgeous with all the amenities you want in a luxury hotel. Bed was so comfortable and super soft, there's a pillow menu and the Molten Brown toiletries were... More 

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Tzu 1974, It was a pleasure having your family at The Darling recently. Thank you for taking time in giving a detailed feedback from your staycation. We are delighted to hear that you had made the most out of your stay and had the chance to explore the hotel and The Star complex. Thank you very much for mentioning... More 

Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay did not have a good start but all issues were promptly, professionally & efficiently handled by Daniel and his front office staff. That made a difference and that is what differentiate Darling from the rest. We have stayed in many Casino hotels round the world and can attest that Darling is right on top on our list. The... More 

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear bobby269, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review on your last stay with us at The Darling. We are delighted to read your comments that an issue you encountered at the beginning of your stay was handled promptly, professionally and efficiently. Thank you for making special mention of Daniel who showed genuine care to positively enhance your experience,... More 

Chaska, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this amazing hotel and fantastic staff. Modern, spacious rooms, comfortable bed (which is super important to me 😀). Great location for walking all over the city. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again!!

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear aaorca, Thank you for leaving such a lovely five-star review on your recent stay with us at The Darling. It's delightful to read that you describe the hotel as amazing with fantastic staff and your mention that you would highly recommend us. We can't wait to see you again. Please do not hesitate to let us know when you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is definitely one of the best hotel in Sydney CBD. Impressive lobby and bar. Clean, modern and comfy bed. A good walking distance to Chinatown or you can take the tram right from The Star casino.

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The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling, responded to this review

Dear Tammy P, Thank you for a fantastic five-star review on your recent stay with at The Darling. It is such a delight to read that you would consider The Darling as one of the best hotels in Sydney, especially coming from a Level 3 Contributor of Trip Advisor. Please do not hesitate to contact us on darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Darling

Address: Star City Casino Entertainment 80 Pyrmont St | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $244 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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#3 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#8 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#19 Business Hotel in Sydney
#33 Family Hotel in Sydney
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