The Darling at The Star

80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, 2009 - See map
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The Darling at The Star

"Staff were excellent knew us by name and did everything to make our stay enjoyable."

Douglas - February 17, 2019

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Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Within 730 m of property
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Popular landmarks
The Star Event Centre 70 m
The Star 70 m
The Star Sydney 90 m
Sydney Lyric Theatre 190 m
Good Living Growers' Market 230 m
Pyrmont Bay 340 m
James Craig Tall Ship 370 m
Pirrama Park 410 m
Giba Park 440 m
Jackson's Landing residents pool and gym 450 m
Nearby landmarks
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 730 m
Darling Harbour 990 m
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) 1.21 km
The Rocks 1.64 km
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 2.07 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk 2.08 km
Sydney Opera House 2.27 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge 2.28 km
Bondi Beach 8.03 km
Manly Beach 11.95 km
9.4

Exceptional

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Inside city center
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Steamroom
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • 30 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Steamroom

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Value for money8.8
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.2 km

Rooms available at The Darling at The Star

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.3
Jewel Suite
Jewel Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Darling King Room
Darling King Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
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Jewel Spa Suite
Jewel Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Jewel City Spa Suite
Jewel City Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Stellar Suite
Stellar Suite
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  • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Stellar Harbor Suite
Stellar Harbor Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Darling Double Room with Courtyard View
Darling Double Room with Courtyard View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Adored Suite
Adored Suite
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  • Room size: 85 m²/915 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Jewel City Suite
Jewel City Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Darling Twin Room
Darling Twin Room
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  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Darling at The Star?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Darling at The Star?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Darling at The Star has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sydney with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at The Darling at The Star?

The Darling at The Star does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about The Darling at The Star

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "We attended a conference at the Star so the location was perfect."

    Kendall

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    November 18, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "I would like to say special thanks to Spa receptionist lady."

    Mami

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    August 24, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Great room and beds, mix up with parking validation."

    Mark

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    August 20, 2018

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Location score
9.4/10
Service score
9.5/10
Cleanliness score
9.6/10
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Overall rating:
9.3
Exceptional
626 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Location
9.4
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More about The Darling at The Star

More about The Darling at The Star

The Darling at The Star is a proud winner of the Gold Award in the Luxury Accommodation category at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards.

With 171 rooms, this property provides all the amenities and services you would expect from a 5-star hotel. Each of the guestrooms is well-appointed with a 46" high definition LED TV, in-room safe, a seating area, and an iPod docking station.

The Darling at The Star is situated within The Star casino complex with over 20 bars and restaurants, a day spa, and an outdoor swimming pool. For guests wanting to explore the area, Cockle Bay Wharf is just two minutes away, which offers access to nightclubs, Sydney Aquarium, museums, and public transport such as the monorail and ferries. A convenient location, a dedicated staff, and first-rate facilities make this property a favorite amongst travelers.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
18 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions
Swimming Pool
7 mentions
Breakfast
6 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Can’t put into words the wonderful stay we had at the Darlun..."

Susan

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April 16, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian
Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Sokyo
Cuisine:Japanese
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

Australian cuisine
Australian cuisine
BLACK by ezard
120 m Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Biaggio Cafe
130 m Australian, Cafe, Italian
Astral
130 m Australian
American cuisine
American cuisine
Harris On Harris
700 m American, Asian, Australian
City Hotel
940 m American, Asian, Australian
Belle's Hot Chicken
1.1 km American, Fast food
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Harvest Buffet
30 m Asian, Australian, Gluten Free
Blue Eye Dragon
50 m Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
Din Tai Fung
130 m Asian, Chinese

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Darling at The Star from real guests

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9.3
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.4
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.5
Value for money8.8
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9.0
Exceptional
Richard from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Modern, Contemporary and Great Location”

Beautiful spa, wonderful shower, easy walk to Darling Harbor

I reviewed many comments before choosing to stay at the Darling. Their website didn't wow me but the hotel itself did. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived from our international flight so the hotel staff kindly allowed us to shower in their spa. What a relaxing treat! We were also upgraded to a suite and it was amazing. As we entered the room the drapes opened and the lights turned on. There were fresh nectarines for us to enjoy. The bathroom was modern and the rain shower refreshing. I've stayed at many a hotel in Sydney over the years with disappointment, not this time. I would highly recommend the Darling. The location is an easy walk to Darling Harbor. Although a little pricey, well worth the money!

Reviewed December 24, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Australia
Couple
Jewel City Suite
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

Fantastic hotel! Highly recommended. ”

Possibly the best hotel I have stayed in. All staff went above and beyond everyday to make sure we had what we needed and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Each staff member from concierge, reception, restaurant and bar staff to housekeeping were so friendly and polite and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself is beautiful and rooms clean and luxurious with fantastic amenities. I can’t fault one thing! Fabulous location in Pyrmont with easy access to Darling Harbour, the cbd and ferries to Circular Quay. Also part of the Star Casino complex with many amazing restaurants at your doorstep. We will definitely be back next time we visit Sydney. Thank you for a fantastic holiday!

Reviewed September 13, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Don from Singapore
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Unforgetable Stay”

Great Location, Great Service & Very Comfortable Room

Granted a free upgrade to the suite room with view of the Sydney Bridge. The hotel is connected to the "Star" Casino as well as "Marque" the top dance club in Sydney. The location is superb as you can walk to the Darling Harbour or the Fish Market, all within 10 mins. Breakfast is great with lots of variety selection. The Chinese restaurant in the Casino also serve very wide selection of Chinese Asian food. The lamb shank in the Casino food court is a must try.

Reviewed September 15, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Jeslin from Australia
Couple
Jewel Spa Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Feel like a star! ”

beautiful, trendy, excellent location, celebrity spottings

WOW. That sums up my stay at The Darling. The name says it all, the hotel truly is darling. From the amazing in room luxuries, molton brown toiletries, L'occatine lip balm to the super duper comfy bed... It was amazing! Perfect location, trendy vibe.. both my partner and I, truly enjoyed our stay. Definitely our new favourite hotel in Sydney. Will be back for sure! We also saw Joel Madden twice and Seal once, which was a thrill for me. The concierge managed to get us on the guestlist for happening new club Marquee. Thank you The Darling! We appreciated all you did to make our stay so fantastic.

Reviewed June 13, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Heidi from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Spoilt Romantic Luxury ”

We booked a Darling Room and were surprised with an upgrade to a Jewel Suite. From the moment we arrived every single member of staff treated us as though we were special. Our room was huge and spotlessly clean. A large mini bar area with dining table and a large sitting area greeted us as we walked in. A huge TV was hidden as part of an art wall which divided the bedroom from the living area. On the other side of the wall was another TV. The bathroom was large with twin basins, freestanding bath and a separate shower room with rain shower. Breakfast in Harvest Buffet is a must. Everything from an omelette station to chocolate fountains to Icecream/sorbet machines. Yum. We dined twice in Black Grill as it too was delicious and the service outstanding. The location is great. A Coles outside the door, Darling Harbour and its attractions a stone throw away. Light rail station next door and ferries a short walk. We can't wait to return. Thank you to all staff for a beautiful stay.

Reviewed January 20, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Amanda from Australia
Family with young children
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

13th Birthday Treat”

We chose to stay at the Star as my daughter was attending the Opening Night of SHREK the Musical at the Lyric Theatre. (Do yourself a favour, brilliant show) As it was her 13th Birthday, I thought let's have a girls night and go shopping in town the next day. Checked in early just after 12 noon. Received an upgrade to a Harbour view room. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was spotless and beautifully appointed. Unfortunately time didn't allow us to partake in the pool facilities. However they looked good from our 12th floor window. I would absolutely recommend The Darling to anyone visiting the Lyric Theatre.

Reviewed January 08, 2020
9.3
Exceptional
gavin from United Kingdom
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

A beatiful and classy hotel”

location, decor, links to transport

A beatiful and modern hotel in walking distance of sydney's CBD. Housed in the Star Casino Complex there was never a shortage of new places to eat and drink within all price ranges. Thye room was very nice with a boutique hotel feel with all the amenities of a large resort. The hotel was close to the ferry port at darling harbour with links to all the main tourist attractions.

Reviewed August 14, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Desmond from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Birthday Visit”

Service, Hotel conditions, Location

This was an excellent stay: 1. At arrival the attitude of staff was first class (the person we dealt with whose name was Travis is to be commended for his professionalism and efficiency). 2. The room upgrade, although totally unexpected, was nevertheless excellent. 3. During our stay the attention of staff to ant queries etc. was always very pleasant and customer focussed. 4. The suite we were allocated was very comfortable with all necessary requirements and this made our stay trouble free. 5. Housekeeping was efficient and timely. 6. Adjacent facilities such as restaurants and retail outlets were more than adequate. This was our first experience with "The Darling Hotel" and whilst we are not frequent travellers to Sydney for any future trips we will certainly seek to utilise the hotel for our accommodation.

Reviewed November 23, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Ben from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Great hotel - one of my favourites!”

Location, Service, Class, Style

The Darling at the Star is one of my favourite hotels in Sydney. I'm a regular returner, staying at least twice a month. The Hotel is all that you could ask for. A great location, stunning décor, awesome service, and has by far and away the comfiest beds in Australia! I'm a regular here and doubt that there would be anything under expectations.

Reviewed October 22, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Lee from United Kingdom
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2012

Luxury modern hotel close to all you'll need”

All the mod-cons, an extremely comfortable room, super-friendly staff

Our stay was for 5 nights and was a super-star experience. The hotel is beautiful, still feeling new and very stylish. The staff are incredibly helpful and very friendly. Having the cleaning staff happy enough to greet you with a smile when you happen to see them is rare where I've been in the past! The rooms are kept immaculate and are full of the mod-cons, blinds operated from your TV, automatic lights/tv/blinds operation set as a "wake up call", and an amazing shower. Internet access is, from a UK perspective, extremely expensive...and confusing. Rates we saw were about $10 for a 24 hour period, or $13 for an hour. Getting anything reasonable in terms of data allowance required you to really break the bank. You stay right next to "The Star" so everything you'll need is right there: Cafe's, a casino, a (pricey) train in to the center of the city, and lots of shopping and restaurants only a short walk away. I would, in particular, recommend going to the patisserie that is opposite the entrance to the Darling (towards the bay) rather than trying breakfast from the cafe's in the Star though!

Reviewed November 26, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Don from Singapore
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Romantic Stay & Lots of Entertainment”

Casino, Best Dance Club & Good Bars & Restaurants

Darling Hotel is superb with lots of entertainment round the clock. You can enjoy lots of nice restaurants with very delicious food and good bars with cheap drinks. Walking distance to Darling Harbour another best spots in that around with good F&B outlets. The Fish market is also within walking distance from this hotel. Overall we enjoyed our stay in this hotel with very big nice and comfortable room as well as the good service from the staff. We will definitely come back to this hotel on our next visit.

Reviewed September 15, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Ben from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Best hotel in Sydney. Back after two days!”

Comfortability - Service

Being at the Star, this hotel is in a fantastic location to do all that the night life asks. The rooms... perfect. I've always been impressed at the comfortability of the hotels - in fact, the Darling has the most comfortable beds on the planet! Service, excellent. This is a hotel without compare in Sydney. I love it.

Reviewed November 21, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Ben from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Best hotel in Sydney”

Luxury plus, attentive staff, best bed!

Without doubt my favourite hotel in Sydney. If you scroll down you will see my name posted throughout the Darling reviews. This place is simply the best there is in the price range that is offered. Great, spacious rooms. Highly attentive staff who take care of all the little things. Would highly recommend the Darling for a seasoned business traveller, to couples weekend, or weekday get away's.

Reviewed March 28, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Ben from Australia
Couple
Jewel Spa Suite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Favourite hotel in Sydney”

Best Beds! The Spa suite is a must!

A second stay here at the Darling and I left more impressed than ever. The service starts at the front desk with a smile and a feeling that the team will serve your every needs. The rooms are fantastic - from the lounge area, to the bedroom and the bathroom/spa. Make sure that you take time out to try the spa - its relaxing to the uttermost and has handy room for two. The bed is by far the most comfy that you will experience in Sydney. The warning therefore is this: If you like to sleep on hard beds, this is not the place for you. I would definitely make the time to come back again.

Reviewed August 20, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Jason from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

5 star from arrival to checkout”

I was met with a cold bottle of water and happy concierge staff. The front desk staff were just as friendly. We were staying at the hotel for my husband's 60th. We were surprised to find out we were given an upgrade to a beautiful suite. Great location if you are seeing a show at the Lyric Theatre or if you want to have a flutter at the Star Casino. The room definitely warrants a 5 star rating. Nothing was any trouble for the staff of The darling Hotel. We will definitely visit again!

Reviewed February 18, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Judy from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Very Nice staff but a rather soulless”

Delightful staff, and the room fine although not keen on bathroom layout but towels were replenished and were large. Beds were very comfy and iron and board great to have. But Can't make tea in the room. Total lack of view except sight of a crane. No nice lounges just a big echoing, passing through reception space. It is all designed really around probably the casino which I hadn't realised. Bar shuts before 11pm and nowhere then to sit. Breakfast is very good and it is a short walk to Darling Harbour. Disappointing for our last night in Sydney as it's just rather soulless. The pool and gym you see on the room tv is in a different tower and spa was booked. Breakfast was included but then added on to our bill, it was rectified by reception but as we had said it was when entering the breakfast check in, this is disappointing. The Shanghai la was so much better as was The Maq in Hobart, both upgraded our two rooms too! Sorry but wouldn't stay again except for the location.

Reviewed February 15, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
linh from Australia
Couple
Darling King Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

fantastic hotel ”

loved the hotel, we were lucky to be upgraded to the stella suite.. it was so LUX!! thank you to the darling for this. the suite was spacious and the beds were so nice you could just melt in. location was not bad close walk to darling harbour and Barangaroo. staff were very friendly!

Reviewed August 08, 2019
8.7
Excellent
Enid from Australia
Business traveler
Darling King Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

Fantastic rooms in exciting location”

Rooms, casino and friendly staff

I had a 3 night stay which was extremely comfortable at this hotel. Rooms are amazing. I was attending a conference near-by at the Sydney Convention Centre (10 mins walk via Darling Harbour) so unfortunately I did not get much chance to try out all the facilities and restaurants. The concierge and reception staff were very friendly. Casino was fun!

Reviewed August 24, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Edouard from Australia
Solo traveler
Darling King Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Fantastic location however cleaning needs improvement”

I had two fantastic nights at the Darling, enjoying walking to Darling harbour and fabulous restaurants around. However cleaning was subpar for a hotel of this quality, with dirty towels and the room not properly vacuumed (some old biscuits under the end of bed bench

Reviewed March 04, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
JIAQI from China
Business traveler
Darling King Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

excellent service ”

good facilities with good service

The hotel is located in Darling Harbour, where is very convenient for me to attend an exhibition in Sydney Exhibition Center. The facilities in the hotel in very good. There are also restaurant, bar, casino and swiming pool for guests to relax themselves.

Reviewed August 01, 2012
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