The Darling experience just wasn't 5 star for me compared to other 5 star hotels I have stayed in. Staff at the front desk were spiritless and unhelpful. Upon checking into our room there was a wedding dress on the bed that was not ours! If I was the Bride looking for my dress I wouldn't have been happy...
There is no privacy with the shower or toilet. Really don't know what facilities were on offer other than the spa...? Pillow menu was good, room service breakfast was also pretty good. Location was good, we were able to walk to Westfield easily. Bar was good too, expensive but good.
A nice 4 star hotel, but think it is a stretch calling it a 5...
- 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 DARLING Our 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
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