4.6 out of 5

"The employees at the restaurant and the room employees are really helpful and friendly. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 10 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Sydney awaits you at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. Within steps you'll find International Convention Centre Sydney and Australian National Maritime Museum within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

LED TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 590 rooms, and you can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Safes, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Atelier, serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Champagne Bar is the hotel's own Champagne bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and a business centre. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star Darling Harbour hotel, attractions include SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Town Hall.

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$253 per night

Superior Room (Club Millesime, Darling Harbour View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, View (Darling Harbour View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Room, Corner (Club Millesime)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (Club Millesime, Darling Harbour View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room (Club Millesime, Darling Harbour View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour ratings based on 152 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything was perfect expect for the toilet roll holder was too low

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Right next door to the Sydney Convention Centre and all the bars and restaurants. Food was high quality and the breakfast was amazing. Our room was spotless and the service was amazing. Well with the money and we will definitely be back.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great bed and pillows and sheets. Only one chair which was poor and no spa or sauna which they should have

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
The Sofitel was in a perfect location for either dining or theatre experiences with plenty of choices on offer. We found the staff to be totally professional, courteous and speedy whilst maintaining a friendly and pleasant demeanour. The car valet system was fast and efficient and the view from our room was fabulous. Our Sunday morning breakfast was first class and very relaxed. This hotel was definitely top of the list and we will returning again in four weeks for more of the same!

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
The room was sensational and the views were fantastic. Service was great too.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
The pool was great when we got to use it. Our room wasn’t ready when we arrived ... that’s ok we were early(12 noon) but what we didn’t like was the fact that we weren’t offered to use the facilities at the hotel even though we were guests .

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2019 by Greg Brady

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm sorry that we were unable to accommodate you at the pool prior to your check in time. Due to the popularity of this venue we do need to restrict access when it is at capacity. I am pleased that you were able to enjoy this area once you had checked in. I hope you enjoyed your time in Darling Harbour and we have an opportunity to welcome you back for another stay one day soon. Kind Regards Greg Brady

About the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Location 12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. There are 9 meeting rooms available. A rooftop terrace, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 590 guestrooms or units
  • 35 levels
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 497 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2017
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (18 km / 11.2 mi)
  • Train station: Exhibition Centre Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offers 590 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Atelier – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Champagne Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this Champagne bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Le Rivage – This bar is located by the pool. Open daily.

Esprit Noir – This lobby lounge serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 100.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 24 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 79 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 100.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 9 PM.