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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
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 204 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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Full view
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Casino and Gambling
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
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
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


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
173Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
23Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1294Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Gabrielle H wrote a review Yesterday
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Everything is so perfect. Best hotel I have ever stayed at in Sydney hands down. Staffs are all so friendly and caring, housekeeping was very thorough and clean. In room dining was delicious. I love it and we will be back. Thank you The Darling
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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 yesterday
Dear GabrielleH, 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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cherrysaurus wrote a review Jun 22
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
I stayed at the darling star in April this year to celebrate an anniversary. My experience from start to finish was incredible! I rock up early and from before even walking into the hotel I get amazing customer service. I called ahead to ask if I can store my bags but when I got there they said my room is ready. I paid $250 for a standard room but when I hit to the desk they upgraded me to a $1400 room for free! It was absolutely incredible! Room 888. It had amazing views an incredible spa bath and in general the room blew us away it was so nice! Later that night we went to the casino. It was a weekday so it was fairly quiet but they had alot of games available. A huge shout out to the dealers: Rodel, Meko, Deui and Grace. We were there for about 8 hours and these dealers made our night so fun and entertaining! These dealers are 100% the reason we will be returning (as well as the customer service from the hotel) When we went back to the room we noticed they had left us a bottle of wine and chocolate for our anniversary which was such a nice touch to our night! We ordered breakfast the next day which was a little expensive but expected from room service. We also tried food at the casino the night before that was okay but I'd suggest going to a restaurant out side of the main gaming floor. Overall our experience was far more then what we imagined. The customer service blew me away. All the staff from the moment I arrived to the moment I left were outstanding. I would reccomend this hotel and the casino to everyone!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 2 days ago
Dear cherrysaurus, 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 had a great time on the casino floor with the variety of games available for you to choose from. 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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Elizabeth A wrote a review Jun 21
Pagewood, Australia89 contributions45 helpful votes
Spent our wedding anniversary in one of the luxurious spa suites. Perfect stay in every way. We were checked in by the very attentive Helena, who went seriously out of her way to think of every detail she could add in to give us a stay to remember. Room, bed & spa - fantastic. Genuine spa (not a bath tub with jets) - spacious & heated. Mini bar & movies on the house. What more could you want. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Elizabeth A, First and foremost, congratulations once again! We are glad we were able to deliver an experience to remember, from the warm and personable service to the comfortable and valuable rooms. We will be passing on your lovely feedback to the team especially to Helena who will be more motivated to create distinct and thrilling experience on your future visit/s. Until then, Dx
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Ben T wrote a review Jun 20
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I recently stayed at the Darling with my partner and had one of the best staycations we have ever had. Helena on the front desk was amazing and we will definitely both be staying here again in future and recommend to everyone else that they do the same.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 3 days ago
Dear D1706ICbent, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you have found it memorable and best of one kind! Your lovely commendations about the service received from the team and especially Helena has been brought forward to their attention. We look forward to seeing you again and hopefully we could create more thrilling experience for you. Until then, Dx
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JM wrote a review Jun 18
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful hotel in a great location and the service good overall. The room was very spacious and very clean. We loved the location and the easy access to the city. If it wasn't for breakfast, we would have given a 5* review. The breakfast was small and mean. We really missed the buffet style breakfast and now as I understand hotels can do buffet. The portion was small and not very well presented. If they fix breakfast, they would do very well.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 5 days ago
Dear G9921XSjm, 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 and walk you through the various and delectable breakfast options available at the time within the establishment, rest assured, your feedback has been circulated to the relevant persons. On the other hand, we are delighted you have enjoyed the comfort and value of the room. Please don't hesitate to contact darlingassitantmanager@star.com.au directly for further assistance. Until then, Dx
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$168 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Australian National Maritime Museum (0.2 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, Social Brew Cafe, 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 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.