4.8 out of 5


By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Pyrmont awaits you at The Darling at the Star. You'll be 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Circular Quay and 3.3 km (2 mi) from Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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. Egyptian cotton sheets welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Additionally, free newspapers, safes, and hairdryers are 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 centre, and Turkish bath/hammam. Other amenities include 3 coffee shops/cafés and a casino. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

This 5-star Darling Harbour hotel is 3.3 km (2 mi) from Sydney Opera House and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from University of Sydney.

Darling Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$295 per night

Darling King Only

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Stellar Harbour Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Stellar Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Jewel Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Adored Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Darling at the Star ratings based on 481 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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

Everyone (221) Business (1) Couples (240) Family (19)
5 out of 5
I absolutely love staying at the darling, the customer service is like nothing you will get at any other hotel! We told the staff at check in it was our wedding anniversary only to come back from lunch to a bottle of wine, strawberries and a beautiful card! By far my favourite place to stay in Sydney.

Posted by , from Seaham on 27 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Perfectly located to the ICC, staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 25 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5
I stayed at the hotel for a recent event at the Casino. I was running late due to a delayed flight and quite stressed upon arrival. The hotel staff were efficient and the room was immaculate. I love that the hotel is super quiet and I didn't hear a peep at night. The next morning I had to check out early (5:15am) and the staff were just as courteous despite the early hour and arranged a taxi quick smart to take me to the airport. I love that they will do the smallest thing - even though it is not necessary, it is totally appreciated.

Posted by , from Ballarat, Victoria on 22 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Everything was amazing can’t wait to come back again thank you

Posted by , from Canberra on 14 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Lovely place to stay near everything ferry. To circular quay

Posted by , from Australia on 14 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Amazing. The service is the best in Sydney. Early check in after a long haul flight made my experience so so good

Posted by on 12 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Great amenities with fantastic bars/restaurants. Loved drinks at Sokyo

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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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 centre. There are 9 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 7 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 20971 square feet (1949 square metres) and includes conference rooms. 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 Pyrmont 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
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • 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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Pyrmont hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. 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
  • Films for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

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

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

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

Fat Noodle – This restaurant specialises 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 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 not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


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 35 per night
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 55 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 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
  • Darling Star Pyrmont
  • Darling Star

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.