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Review of Astral Tower and Residences at The Star

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Astral Tower and Residences at The Star
Ranked #53 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A good base for business trips”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

As a part of a conference i was booked into a Delux Pyrmont room, however I wasn’t overly impressed for what I expected to be a more “superior” room, however was clean and well appointed.

Breakfast in the garden buffet was more like a canteen or cafeteria at the local shopping centre that said the food served its purpose and there was plenty of it.

If you want to get out for a nite to eat there’s plenty of great places to eat just down the road at Darling Harbour, although I preferred Bartino restaurant and bar just up the road from Star City, a nice quiet place, good food and just a gentle stroll back to the hotel.

At the end of the day when your purpose is a business trip this is a central place that easily accesses most of the city and is good for using as a base on a business trip.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2010

The hotel is sadly lacking romms with blocked plumbing and dont dare complian..


stayed the asked for a newspaper. not received so the second night after complaining after eventually getting after lunch for the morning paper. Yep next day no paper..


next time i stayed there the shower drain was blocked and water ran all over the bedroom carpet. Told the front desk...Did they care....no did they thank me for reporting no..........

ooh ok sir did you use anything from the mini bar..???

haahhahaah

I received a promotion for stay at the casin through the mail.....the afternoon i received rang up to book and yes .........all booked out two days ago...mmmm before it was even posted to us............


Sta city..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm The hotel is becomming a joke.......

and they want to charge more 300.00 a night you have to be kidding......i pay 100 and stay at the pub.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2010

We stayed in a 3 bedroom serviced apartment on the top (16th) floor. The rooms were in excellent condition and the service was great. Quite expensive, but the view alone was worth it. There was no road noise and the location is fantastic.

It was disappointing that the restaurants/drinks/services were all so expensive. With all the money going through the tables/machines in the casino downstairs, you would think that it would help subsidise these things.

The sports bar is second to none. It is essentially a movie theatre with stadium seating. It is pretty much the ultimate venue for watching sporting events other than the venue itself.

The buffet has good food but is VERY busy and noisy. We were not prepared for it. Children run wild and be prepared to queue.

Valet parking is $25 a night so that’s less than ideal… we weren’t made aware of any other options so just took that on the chin.

It is an excellent hotel, definitely a case of ‘you get what you pay for’. If you have the money and can ignore the effects of gambling on society, then it is well worth a stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank madniggaish
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Adelaide, South Australia
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2010

I have stayed at Star City several times but was extremely disappointed with the no knowledge of the construction work happening when making this booking we paid nearly $300 a night and over $400 for the Saturday on Sunday there was no work being done but on the other days we were annoyed with the sound of jack hammers a and other construction work. If I had known this I would of have booked another property. I understand that there is work to be done but not and that rate and they should make it aware that there is construction work happening when booking. Other that that the rooms are lovely we did stay in a 2 bedroom apartment which was clean and well maintained. I do enjoy staying at Star City but will no do so until the construction work is completed.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ciao68
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Australia
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36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2010

I booked a 2 bedroom Prymont View apartment on a Friday night as had a function to attend in Darling Harbour.

Beautiful room, nice view. Kitchen was equipped well.

My only issue is the bathroom wasn't as big as expected.

There is a decent walk between reception and the apartments elevator.

Plently of taxis available to take people wherever, we stayed while there was construction going on so there wasnt as many food options as last time I was there but there were still many.

Overall, I would stay again but I would be keen to see what the hotel rooms are like - especially the Star Suite.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

We had a 2 bedroom apartment. 2 bathrooms and lots of space perfect for our family.. A short walk to restaurants in Darling Harbour. Pool and Spa was great but had to access them from outside with a cross wind most times. Would have been better if you didn't have to freeze when exiting the pool area.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DEJA1
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Annapolis, MD
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

Stayed in 2-bdrm/2-bath apartment spending $300/night. Gorgeous room with W/D and full kitchen! Helpful staff & great casino. Anna in spa gives a great facial! Sean's Kitchen and Tapas have great food (try the risotto!)... Only downfall --> Bit of a trek if you are trying to get to Opera House/Harbour Bridge area and beyond.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MDBird
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Additional Information about Astral Tower and Residences at The Star

Property: Astral Tower and Residences at The Star
Address: Star City Casino Entertainment 80 Pyrmont St | Pyrmont, 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:
#15 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#35 Family Hotel in Sydney
#49 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Astral Tower and Residences at The Star 5*
Number of rooms: 476
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casino Hotel Complex situated 1 km across Darling Harbour from the city. ... more   less 
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Star City Sydney
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