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The Darling
Ranked #5 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay”
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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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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Melbourne
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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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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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21 reviews
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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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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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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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Property: The Darling
Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 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):
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. ... more   less 
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