The Star complex is amazing - very busy and bustling with activity. There is a large food court complex on the ground level with many choices for a quick meal. Of course the casino is also there for those who like a flutter. We didn't go to the casino as we are not gambling.
Our two bedroom apartment was on the 10th floor (room 1059) and had amazing city and Darling Harbour views. It was a comfortable size with two bathrooms and a small kitchen. The balcony was a good size, but had no furniture. It would have been nice to sit out there with a wine and enjoy the view. We stayed in the middle of summer (January 2013) and enjoyed lovely breezes on the balcony while watching all the activity in the harbour and around Darling Harbour.
The apartment was clean and the decor pleasant. The lcoation is great, handy to the Piermont ferry stop (pleasant 25 minute ferry ride to Circular Quay from there), the Sydney monorail (which is shutting down in July 2013, but was fun to go for a quick trip around the city on), and the Harbour Side shopping centre which has many shops and restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe. It's also a 10 minute walk into the CBD and all the shopping in Pitt St and Queen Victoria Building There is a small Coles supermarket around the corner from Star - use that to get your supplies instead of the many convenience stores around the place. We paid $7 for a 1.5 litre bottle of water at one of these stores, they are an absolute ripoff. We noticed that none of them display any prices, for anything in the store, so you just get the nasty surprise at the till. Use the Coles instead, its much cheaper :)
We are very pleased we chose the Astral Towers apartments for our four night stay in Sydney, would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.
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- Casino Hotel Complex situated 1 km across Darling Harbour from the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astral Tower And Residences Hotel Sydney
- Star City Sydney
- Star City Hotel Sydney
- City Star Sydney