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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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#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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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
1293Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Popular mentions
Elizabeth A wrote a review Yesterday
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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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 3 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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jessica_wilsonsh wrote a review Jun 16
2 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment you arrive the service is fantastic… We had booked a starcation package, and received a complimentary upgrade to a Stellar Suite. This room was stunning, we ordered the table for 2 in room dining experience which was just perfect. Everything about this hotel is 5 star, from the customer service, the hotel amenities and the location for going to a show at the Lyric Theatre. Thanks again Bonnie for the complimentary upgrade it really made our stay !!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 5 days ago
Dear jessica_wilsonh Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you have found it positive and memorable overall. Truly, our team members are a great credit to the establishment we will certainly pass this on especially to Bonnie. We look forward to seeing you again, Until then Dx
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Kaz wrote a review Jun 15
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We cannot thank The Darling Hotel staff enough for their friendliness, welcome and care during our stay. They helped make my husband’s 60th birthday celebrations special and memorable. The hotel itself is really lovely and so convenient to restaurants, cafes, shopping and great walks. Everything was beautifully clean and the ongoing service was excellent. One of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from The Star Management, General Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 days ago
Dear KazEDe, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are absolutely delighted we were able to exceed your expectations and deliver special care to make your stay memorable and positive overall! The team were made aware of your warmth commendations, truly, they are a great asset to the business. From us all, we are looking forward to be of service to you again and create more memorable experiences. 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.