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The Darling
Ranked #8 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

When in Sydney I usually stay in the CBD hotels. On this occasion my usual hotels were booked out. I found The Darling and stayed 2 nights. Beautiful rooms, excellent service and a great nights sleep. Enjoyed the walk to and from work each day also. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent service
Superb in-room dining
Awesome spa treatments
Amazing views
Fresh cooked breakfasts
Relaxing pool with service
Palatable hotel restaurant - Sokyo
Perfectly and tastefully decorated hotel

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here and I loved the decor of the room and the beds were amazing so comfortable, the pool was wonderful, however it's downfall was the food. The quality from room service was really poor not 5 star quality like the hotel and having to pay an additional $6 to have the food in room I thought was not necessary. Loved the hotel but would never touch the food again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel last weekend and loved it the rooms have beautiful decor the beds are heavenly loved it the only downfall is lack of privacy in bathroom when your sharing with a friend, but if you work around it loved the room. I will say i was however disappointed with the food it was horrible I am sorry to say we order room services and was really appalling you need to have better quality food for a stunning 5 star hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and Loved EVERYTHING at this hotel the room is ultra modern the bathroom gorgeous !
Its has a nespresso machine in the room
The price is excellent for a 5 star hotel
We paid 210 for the room we over looked the pool
We loved that you could do everything from turning off the lights to adjusting the air con & closing the curtains
All from the Tv remote control

  • Stayed October 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This place was highly recommended and over rated. Yes, it can boast of celebrities staying there but I found it to be unfriendly. The pool is for exclusive adult use, even in the daytime. The inroom bar is not to be touched. You can not place your own bottle of water in it. If you move anything, even to see it, you are charged for it. Bar prices are over expensive as well. It costs too much for inroom dining but there are many restaurants all around the place, even on site where you can eat. The location is super as you can walk to Darling Harbour. If you are there, I would recommend Astral Tower at the Star instead or any hotels at Darling Harbour.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed for two nights at The Darling Hotel in September. The standard room we booked was without doubt the best 'standard' room we have stayed in. The smart TV even opened and closed the curtains and put the lights on and off. The shower was impressive. Staff and service excellent.
The breakfast was also excellent. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Darling

Property: The Darling
Address: Star City Casino Entertainment 80 Pyrmont St | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Darling 5*
Number of rooms: 171
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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