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 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from International Convention Centre Sydney and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. 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.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 5-star Darling Harbour hotel include Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower.

Darling Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$279 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 490 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

Everyone (228) Business (1) Couples (240) Family (20)
5 out of 5
Excellent service and excellent rooms with access to great facilities

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
I have stayed at many hotels over the years and have to say this is one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was my sons 11th birthday and everyone went out of their way to make his birthday so special even to arranging a birthday cake to the room with a personalised note. A special thanks to “Janet” who had an involvement in this.

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Spacious and clean rooms, close to city. Great offerings within the hotel

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great stay nice dinner and staff great room and bed

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great staff, rooms fantastic, close to casino and shops. Fantastic restaurants

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Great, the bed a little bit loose, i prefer firm bed, and the pillow fabric too noisy. the staff are excellent! very welcoming! the view not too good since there's a building blocking. the spa tap is a bit leaking, but all in all is great!

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Fantastic great service beautiful room Great pool

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Room very clean and well appoonted. Doors not soundproof, a bit of noiise from other guests in the hallway. Very impressed that restaurant called me back to refund an overcharge on my bill, i would never have picked ot up.my only complaint was on arrivall, the regular entrance was closed for maintenance, and the only way in by car was thru a small driveway with very prominent signs saying 'no vehicle entry' . A small handwritten sign identifying this as a 'temporary vehicle entry' would have saved a lot of stress

Posted by , from Central queensland on 13 Dec. 2018

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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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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. 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


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)
  • 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


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.