The Star City is a huge hotel, comprising shops, restaurants, a casino and a theatre. It is very well located in Darling Harbour, which it itself handy for everywhere and great for bars/ restaurants etc. We stayed in an apartment which was large and comfortable. This place came very close to a 4 star review and I should note my husband thinks it should get one. I have however marked it down for the following reasons:
1. We paid extra for a view over the harbour. This is really not worth it, its just a view of high rises and in our case, a construction site directly outside our room.
2. There was a lot of construction work, which caused noise often quite early in the morning
3. The only way to get to the pool due to the construction work was to get a lift down 9 floors, walk across the hotel lobby to another lift and go up 5 floors
4. Most of the gym was shut for construction
5. On the first day of our stay, we attempted to to to the 2 bars recommended by the guide book ( 38o and the one on the top floor) to be told neither opened on Mondays.
6. The mini bar was laughably expensive, more so than I have seen anywhere else
Should the hotel not have been undergoing construction, it would have got a 4 start review as it was otherwise good.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Astral Tower And Residences Hotel Sydney
- Star City Sydney
- Star City Hotel Sydney
- City Star Sydney