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Astral Tower and Residences
Ranked #49 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2008

If you are looking for a good quality,clean and modern apartment stay here.Close walk to Darling Harbour for good restaurants and Aquarium.
Also ferry stop here gives easy and cheap access to Circular Harbour.
The city centre is an enjoyable and short walk from Star City.

Stayed: December 2007
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Reviewed December 16, 2007

It is what it is i.e. a Casino Hotel! That said we stayed in a three bedroom apartment on the ninth floor (952) that had fantastic views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge - all which looked spectular - especially at night.

Darling Harbour with its bars and restaurants is only minutes away. Yoy can walk to Circular Quay via Market Street and George Street in about 30 minutes or alternatively you can catch a ferry (with five stops) from Darling Quay.

Our room had all the facilities to support our stay. The convenience store open 247 is good but a little pricey. The food mall ranges from a Subway to an Italian style bistro and there is also fast food and more in the casino.

We are not casino types but it is well worth going if only people watch and enter the free daily draw ... you need to register for a casino card (which is free). My wife won a $10 voucher which she converted to $100 with a lucky win on the roulette table. Our one and only gamble!

Also it is worth going to Chinatown via Darling Harbour Gardens. It takes about 20 mins to walk there and the food is cheap compared to the harbourside restaurants.

  • Stayed: December 2007
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2  Thank janislynn
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Reviewed October 28, 2007

Booked for 2 adults and one child. The beds were big and comfortable, with tea / coffee facilities. The bathroom was a decent size with large towels.

The pool was rather unique. Part of it was undercover and the other half open air. It was supposedly heated but felt relatively cool. There was a children's pool that was really warm and steaming. Towels were supplied at the pool.

The buffet breakfast (included in the package) was quite substantial and delicious. We could have upgraded and had it at the Astral for a few dollars more but was happy with the selection. They had a hot and cold selection and simple Chinese treats (dumplings, egg tarts, rice porridge). The staff at the breakfast place was extremely polite and friendly.

The front desk was a bit inconsistent. My husband and child checked in around noon and was told to wait as the room was not ready. Fair enough as check in was 2:00 pm which is standard They were told they would be called as soon as possible. When I arrived at 3:30, I was surprised to see them waiting in the lobby with no information whatsoever. I approached the front desk and was given a key immediately - so the room must have been ready. There were no apologies.

However at other times the front desk service was excellent.

On the whole, the experience was rather nice. Although we live in the city, it was still pleasant t discover the Pyrmont side of town.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with family
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5  Thank Love_Life_Sydney
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Reviewed October 14, 2007

excellent hotel, lovely rooms, great service, loved that things were opened 24 hours, even if you dont like the casino, a great place to visit, just to look at. Great location, walk easily to Darling Harbour and georgous views of the city from balconies. We stayed in a superior pyrmont view room.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank kazlac
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Reviewed October 12, 2007

We had stayed at Star City during our 4 day stay at Sydney.

It was a wonderful stay in a huge property comprising of casino, and other entertainment media.

The following were certain highlights of the property :

1. It is almost a 5 minutes walk from the Darling Habour if you take an inner route through the Museam. You might not require a taxi service incase you take a ferry from circular quay to darling harbour.

2. It has bus and a train terminal located at the basement which makes an easier access just a minutes away.

3. The property is really big and the gilmpses show that you are in a 5 star deluxe hotel even if you are not being charged for the same.

4. The hotel has a full facility huge sized spa with major facilities. overlooking the harbur.

5. Upon arrival we were offered a harbour view room which gave wonderful and harbour and city view rooms. Especially in the evening it offered major glimpses f the ligths failling over the harbour.

6. The bufffet offerings were extensive.

7. The coienserge staff was extraordinary helpful in getting the information in the best possible way when being asked for.

8. The room was fully equipped and the bathroom was also full of all the aminities.

9. The room service was also great.

Inspite of all of the above, there were certain points which brought a little dent t this 5 Star looking hotel :

1. The property is connected to a Food court and a mall including casino around which gives an access to the general public in the area. This reduces the privacy when you are sitting at the lobby with the general people walking in.

2. The reception staff needs some better lessons on being a little soft to their guests requests as in case of other 5 star hotels. We were refused a late check-out inspite of our repeated requests. Their attitude most of the time was highly impersonal.

3. The staff at the SPA was also not very friendly and was serving as if they were doing a favour.

4. There is a constructon of a new tower happening at the side of the hotel so pl check the room which should not e facing the construction site

5. 20AUD were deposited while chcking into the room.

Inspite of the above weak points looking at the 5 starish looks and the relatively lower rates i would recommend the stay here moreso considering the closer view to the darling harbour.

Check this out !!!

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank Vikkyonline
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Reviewed October 9, 2007

At first we were put on the 5th floor (smoking) with two double beds, which was a very nice room but with 2 adults and a child it didn't leave much room for the cot etc. so we called reception and they had us moved straight away. We were moved to the 8th floor, huge king sized bed and the views are indescribable, breathtaking, amazing!!! Fabulous bathroom except had trouble keeping the water in the shower (could have been because we had a toddler trying to splash everything in sight) great pool area, didn't see the gym, we had the buffet the first night but enless you are a HUGE eater I think it is poor value for money. Had buffet breakfast included and that was lovely. Also won a bit of money at the casino, so all up I think it was a fantastic stay!!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank espgirl
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Reviewed September 1, 2007

Star City Hotel is GREAT!! Excellent location, great bars and pubs and resurants. Close walk to Darling Harbour. Great experience. Oh and dont forget the CASINO..When you stay in Sydney, you gotta check it out.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with friends
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3  Thank satcgal
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Additional Information about Astral Tower and Residences

Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#16 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#27 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $168 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Astral Tower and Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 435
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're looking for a weekend escape, a short stay or a place to call home for a Sydney holiday, Astral Tower provides contemporary five-star accommodation like no other with stunning views. If you're looking for something a little more spacious, Astral Residences offer everything you need if you're looking for apartment style living for business or leisure. We have one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments at our residences, each with their own private balcony and in-room media centre. ... more   less 
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Astral Tower And Residences Hotel Sydney
Star City Sydney
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