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4.8 out of 5

"Dinner at Sokyo was terrible! Very bad disco music blaring at you while your trying to eat your dinner. It was so loud we had to leave! Impossible to ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Jun 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Sydney awaits you at The Darling at the Star. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Star Casino and Sydney Lyric Theatre. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 9 restaurants, 7 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 171 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and espresso makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Safes, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

A relaxing visit to The Spa at The Darling can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with detox wraps, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The restaurant, Sokyo, serves Japanese cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, nightclub, fitness center, and Turkish bath/hammam. Other amenities include a casino, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 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 International Convention Centre Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Darling Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$253* Per night/room 6 Jul. - 7 Jul.

Jewel Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Stellar Harbour Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Darling King Only

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Jewel Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Darling King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Darling at the Star ratings based on 549 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Darling at the Star

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4 out of 5
Dinner at Sokyo was terrible! Very bad disco music blaring at you while your trying to eat your dinner. It was so loud we had to leave! Impossible to hold a conversation. When we complained, they suggested we were just old!

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2020

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22 Jun. 2020 by Hotel Management

Greetings from The Darling! We apologize to hear your experience at Sokyo. This has been addressed with their team and we thank you for your feedback. We hope however you had an enjoyable stay with us and hope to welcome you back again! Warm regards, Dx

5 out of 5
the service was the best every member was so friendly

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Mar. 2020

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24 Mar. 2020 by Hotel Management

Greetings from The Darling Alex, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our team's service. We hope to warmly welcoming you back again. Warm regards, Dx

4 out of 5
It was a luxurious apartment. Great view of Darling harbour. The staff are welcoming and always helpful.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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17 Mar. 2020 by Hotel Management

Greetings from The Darling! Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay in our rooms and complimenting our staff on our service. Hope to welcome you back again. Warm regards, Dx

5 out of 5
Excellent facilities, staff and attention to all our needs. Friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2020

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14 Mar. 2020 by Hotel Management

Greetings from The Darling, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay complimenting our team and facilities. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Dx

5 out of 5
Very central to restaurants and darling harbour. Casino downstairs .

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Greetings from The Darling! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the facilities The Star has to offer! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Dx

5 out of 5
The customer service was great, The young lady that checked us in made it a quick and easy .. her customer service was quite pleasant

Posted by , from Sydney on 16 Feb. 2020

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22 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Dear Soph, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you appreciated the efforts of our dedicated team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Dx

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Greetings from The Darling, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Dx

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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22 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Greetings from The Darling, Thank you for your wonderful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Dx

4 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2020

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21 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Greetings from The Darling, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are glad had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Dx

4 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Feb. 2020 by TheDarlingStar

Greetings from The Darling, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback following your recent stay with us. We are glad had an enjoyable stay and hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Dx

About the The Darling at the Star

Location 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Property Features

The Darling at the Star offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 9 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 7 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 20971 square feet (1949 square meters) and includes conference space. A casino, a nightclub, and a rooftop terrace are also featured at the luxury The Darling at the Star. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Sydney hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 171 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 9 dining venues
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • 3 coffee shops
  • 20971 sq ft of conference space
  • 1949 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2011
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (18.1 km / 11.3 mi)
  • Train station: Exhibition Centre Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Star City Light Rail Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Darling at the Star offers 171 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sokyo - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Balla - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Black - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fat Noodle - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Harvest Buffet - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 80.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 22.5 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 40 per night
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 60 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 80.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Darling Star Hotel Pyrmont
  • Darling Star Hotel
  • Star Darling
  • Darling Star Pyrmont
  • The Darling at the Star Hotel
  • The Darling at the Star Pyrmont
  • The Darling at the Star Hotel Pyrmont

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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