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9.3
Exceptional
1.9% this month
/10
(457 reviews)See what guests said
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9.4
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
  • Star Casino130 m
  • Sydney Lyric Theatre170 m
  • Good Living Growers' Market230 m
  • Australian National Maritime Museum370 m
  • James Craig Tall Ship370 m
  • Sydney by Sail Tour460 m
  • Sydney Fish Markets500 m
  • Harbourside Shopping Centre570 m
  • Sydney Showboats640 m
  • Magistic Cruises640 m
  • Free Wi-Fi
    2018

    The Darling at The Star

    80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, 2009 - See map
    "Superior Room appointed just right wonderful bathrooms superior service and great name recognition."
    Pau - April 24, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.5 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Steamroom

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 32 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 6,995 Sydney properties
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    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Location score
    9.4/10
    Service score
    9.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.5/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Value for money8.8
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
    Distance to airport8.1 km

    Rooms available at The Darling at The Star

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Jewel Suite
    Jewel Suite
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    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Darling Room
    Darling 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
    ...
    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Darling Courtyard Room
    Darling Courtyard Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Jewel City Spa Suite
    Jewel City Spa Suite
    ...
    • 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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    Deluxe King Room
    Deluxe King Room
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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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    Executive Jewel Suite
    Executive Jewel Suite
    ...
    • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
    • Shower
    • 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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    What people love about The Darling at The Star

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Location is great for walking to Darling Harbour."

      Jaime

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      December 24, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Had an amazing time at this hotel!"

      Carmen

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      March 12, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Overall excellent."

      Mark

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      August 20, 2018

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    More about The Darling at The Star

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    9.6
    Exceptional

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

    Mark

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    August 20, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were friendly and helpful."

    Patrick

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    August 24, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
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    Biaggio Cafe
    130 m Australian, Cafe, Italian
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    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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    Agoda Reviews (457)Booking.com Reviews (1031)
    9.3
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    10
    Exceptional
    1.9% this month
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities9.4
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.8
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (157)
    8-9 Excellent (32)
    7-8 Very Good (25)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (36)
    Jun - Aug (82)
    Sep - Nov (54)
    Dec - Feb (53)
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Claire from Australia
    Couple
    Jewel City Spa Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Very good”

    I booked harbour view spa suite with welcome drink package, I would expect welcome drink menu place in room and can enjoy in room. even though we were loated on 12 floor, the view was obstructed and only half view. we check in in the afternoon, the front desk staff was nice, friendly and helpful. But when we called reception at night for an extra shower cap, it took ages to receive, and the person talked to someone else and didn't even know we were still wait on the line. overall, the room was nice but with this 5 star price, i felt disappointed as I was expected much more than this

    Reviewed July 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    CHIN from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Darling Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Elegant, luxury experience!”

    Located right next (connected) to The Star casino, the staying experience was luxury with fine dining options within the building itself and good, affordable selection of cafes & eateries around the place!

    Reviewed June 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Agnieszka from Australia
    Couple
    Jewel City Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Loved it! ”

    Staff were amazing! Made us feel like VIPs at every interaction! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐For the staff! Suite was spacious and clean but the "harbour view" wasn't amazing, facing 'the star' and pool, partially blocked off and cranes were ruining our view also.

    Reviewed July 07, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Inkyong from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Jewel Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Great”

    I stayed here for 4 days. It was such a wonderful hotel as I expected. But there was a renovation for the hotel when I arrived and I had to stay in the Astral residence which was a lot nasty. But all the staff at the darling were so experienced that I could visit many places easily. The facilities, amenities, even breakfast were also great.

    Reviewed March 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Douglas from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    The hotel was an unknown before staying there. The staff could not be more welcoming and friendly. ”

    Ten minute walk to Darling Harbour and harbourside restaurants. Twenty minute walk to the shopping centre, 15 minute nite walk to Pyrmont Wharf where you can take a ferry to circular quay then a further ferry to Manly Beach .

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephen from Australia
    Couple
    Darling Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    A wonderful 5 star luxury hotel which is perfectly located on the edge of the harbour. We enjoyed a beautifully appointed room on the 15th floor overlooking the Harbour Bridge and surrounds. Very courteous staff and impeccably clean room. The three choices of mood lighting for different times of the day a great feature. Look forward to regular stays in the future.

    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Patrick from Australia
    Family with young children
    Jewel Spa Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Pure 5 star luxury”

    Stayed here for a mini staycation with my wife and 1yo daughter. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was fantastic- stayed in a suite. Great amenities. The day spa was one of the best ive been to. Will definately return

    Reviewed August 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mal from Australia
    Couple
    Jewel Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Post wedding stay”

    We stayed here before and after our wedding close by. Hands down the best service we have ever received from a hotel. Gave us complimentary champagne and decorated the room with flower metals without charge. When we needed things done frantically before our wedding events , they would sort it out without issue. We had many requests and they fulfilled all of them. They personally chaperoned us to wherever we needed to go. We felt like VIP. Amazing experience. And our jewel suite room was beautiful

    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    JIN from Philippines
    Couple
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Perfect location and nice staffs”

    Perfect location and nice staffs

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    michael-hilton from Australia
    Couple
    Jewel Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Exceptional”

    Stay here a lot 4 times this month however we heard someone through the night pass gas, was to embarrassed to call the front desk at the time about it. Other then that it’s the best hotel in Sydney with the best service.

    Reviewed July 29, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Carmen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Jewel Spa Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Excellent”

    Had an amazing time at this hotel! Staff was very nice, and very quick at solving any problems! Room was clean and spacious, the bed was amazingly comfortable! Definitely will recommend, great to spoil yourself!

    Reviewed March 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Edouard from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Darling 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
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kenneth from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Darling Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Top hotel in Sydney”

    The Darling is a wonderful place to stay whilst in Sydney. Part of The Star complex / Lyric Theatre. Quick ride on the Light Rail or an easy walk, via Pyrmont Bridge to/from the city. Try the HARVEST Buffet (breakfast). One of the best buffets anywhere in the world, that I have had the pleasure to dine at. It was that good! A credit to Management & Staff. Many thanks for a most enjoyable visit.

    Reviewed November 26, 2017
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Alfred from Australia
    Couple
    Jewel Suite
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    Amazing service in an amazing hotel”

    Customer service, comfort, extras

    Our stay was amazing. The receptionist remembered my name after I had already checked in hours ago. I definitely did not expect that. And when we asked for late check out there were no issues with that at all, it was arranged straight away. We stayed at the Darling for the night of our wedding and it definitely helped make it a night to remember!

    Reviewed October 06, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ian from Australia
    Business traveler
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    Nice design but felt like I was sleeping at Ikea”

    Nicely design use of space, quality toiletries, friendly staff

    I stayed in a Darling room, which was quite compact but made good use of the space to fit in a King bed, work desk nook and double sinks. The rain shower was very welcome (no bath). A small thing that put me off was the prominent sign on top of the minibar, stating that anything moved from it for more than 10 seconds would be automatically charged to the room. Consequently, I felt like I was sleeping at Ikea for my two night stay.

    Reviewed July 22, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Taniora from New Zealand
    Couple
    Jewel Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    An Amazing experience ”

    The moment you arrive to the moment you leave..... You just can't fault anything at all! 💯/💯

    Reviewed July 11, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Cassie from Australia
    Couple
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    We did have a little wait as our room was not ready until 4pm, other than that the room was amazing! staff were great, so was the room service :)

    Reviewed July 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    TONG from China
    Couple
    Darling Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    One of the best hotel in Sydney ”

    The best location in Sydney CBD. Good breakfast could give you enough energy to travel around Sydney. Patient staff work there, would give you a unforgettable service. Alright, I suppose this hotel is one of the best hotel in Sydney.

    Reviewed January 25, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Helena
    Business traveler
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    HM - Fussy Traveler ”

    I consider myself to be extremely fussy, frequent traveler. Staff are fantastic, extremely helpful, not invasive. I needed directions a number of times and it was normal for them to walk me outside to assist in correct directions. Checking in & checking out was a breeze & professional. Rooms Clean!!! I will be comming back & have recommended this to my friends, some have already stayed and feel the same. Thank you to all the staff here, I am looking forward to my next visit.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    James from Australia
    Couple
    Darling Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Outstanding”

    From the moment we walked in the lobby till we ended our stay, absolutely everything was perfect. We were provided a complementary room upgrade and and the most outstanding service by every staff. Best value for money accommodation I have come across. Highly recommend to anyone travelling within Sydney.

    Reviewed November 01, 2018
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