4.8 out of 5

"CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, SHOPS, CASINO, LOTS OF EATERIES..... " More

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. Within steps you'll find Sydney Lyric Theatre and Australian National Maritime Museum within a 10-minute stroll. 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 15-minute walk of this 5-star Darling Harbour hotel include International Convention Centre Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Darling Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$239 per night

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

Stellar Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Darling at the Star ratings based on 507 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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1 out of 5
Staff were friendly however if anyone is thinking of booking the harbour view spa room at the darling, don’t waste your money. The view is basic . The spa is very basic and our spa was faulty. No pressure. When we explained and showed evidence at checkout, the response came back as ‘ did you call us’ at 11 pm at night I don’t think so . No discount just sorry. Better views from the star . Very disappointed as the room rate is around $800 a night.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun. 2019 by The Darling Management

Greetings from The Darling! Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back to The Darling again soon Until we meet again...

3 out of 5

Posted by on 29 May 2019

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4 Jun. 2019 by The Darling Management

Greetings from The Darling! Thank you so much for your review on your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to The Darling again soon. Until we meet again...

5 out of 5
Great place, just wanted to let you know that I have left a message for you

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun. 2019 by The Darling Management

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Darling again soon! Until we meet again...

4 out of 5
Very nice rooms, friendly staff. Great cafes and restaurants nearby.

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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21 May 2019 by The Darling Management

Hello, Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your stay at The Darling! We love to hear about our friendly staff and they surely do make all of our guests feel welcomed. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again at The Darling soon Until we meet again...

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 May 2019

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21 May 2019 by The Darling Managerment

Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your stay at The Darling! We appreciate you taking the time and we hope to see you again at The Darling soon Until we meet again...

5 out of 5
We loved our three night stay at The Darling. It was easy to access transport and surrounding areas. The eateries were aplenty and delicious. Staff service was amazing. Overall we could not fault anything and we look forward to staying here again in the not to distant future.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2019

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23 May 2019 by The Darling Management

Greetings from The Darling! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Darling last month. It is wonderful to read you received amazing service from the staff and we can't wait to welcome you back again! We are in a delightful spot, close to plenty of Sydney's most delectable restaurants and eatery's, we are so glad you could experience this while you were here. Until we meet again...

5 out of 5
Reception staff were excellent. Michael on reception was extremely pleasant and welcoming.

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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21 May 2019 by The Darling Management

Thank you so much for your amazing review on your stay at the Darling! It's so lovely to hear Michael was pleasant and welcoming for your stay We hope we can welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the near future Until we meet again...

3 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2019

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21 May 2019 by The Darling Management

Thank you so much for your review on your stay at The Darling in March We hope to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the near future. Until we meet again...

5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Apr. 2019 by Front Office Manager, The Darling

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Darling We truly appreciate your time in sharing your experience and hope to welcome you to The Darling again soon! Kindest Regards The Darling Management Team

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (11.3 km / 7 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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • 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 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

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 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.