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The Darling

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The Darling is located at The Star Sydney and is a key feature of Sydney’s leading entertainment destination. The hotel was designed as a stand-alone structure, with its own arrival experience, amenities and alluring personality. Housed in a distinctive inverted glass tower resting on a sandstone podium, the hotel features 171 stylish and spacious rooms, suites and penthouses, a 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, world-class cuisine and an indulgent day spa. The Darling is honoured to be the first Sydney hotel to be awarded a prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating. A Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating is the most coveted award in the global luxury travel sector. Properties awarded Five-Stars are considered outstanding and are often iconic with virtually flawless service and facilities.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Room service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Casino and Gambling
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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I only stayed overnight at The Darling as I had a concert at The ICC & it was a convenient location to the venue. From the moment I walked in, the service from staff was impeccable. The lobby is welcoming, check-in was prompt & staff were efficient, friendly & knowledgeable.
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 days ago
Dear MusicLoverLily, Thank you for leaving a lovely review about your recent stay with us, we wish you could have stayed longer too! We are delighted to hear you acknowledging the great service of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, it is feedback such as yours that keep us happy and proud to be a part of The Darling team. Also, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the convenience of where we are located, our spacious rooms and had a delightful experience exploring our vicinity. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Darling again so please feel free to email us at darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you need any assistance planning another stay. Until next time, Dx
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I booked a room at The Darling for convenience as I was staying overnight in Sydney on business. From the time I walked in the service in this place is beyond exceptional. Every single peron I dealt with: reception, valet, in-house dining & door men were exceptional in their
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Aromalinen, Thank you so much for the excellent review! We are thrilled to hear you thought so highly of our service and that you had such an uplifting experience with us. Our team pride ourselves of our attention to detail and hospitality, and as you note in your review, we endeavour to not only create great stays but memorable experiences. We are also delighted to hear that we are your accommodation of choice for your Sydney stays. Please do not hesitate to contact us via darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au if you require any assistance organising another stay with us and we look forward to seeing you soon. Until next time! Dx
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Booked a King Darling room for our Wedding Anniversary. Yasoda was more than helpful and enquired of our reason for choosing The Darling and after telling her our 40th Anniversary. Arranged for our room. Thinking it was a Kng Darling but Yasoda upgraded us to a Stella Harbour
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 4 days ago
Dear spiros2018, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us for your 40th Anniversary and our team are so delighted to hear we were able to make it a most memorable one! Your kind words have been passed on to our team member Yasoda. She is certainly a great asset to The Darling team and she always goes above and beyond for our guests. Our team work hard to make every stay feel like a unique and seamless experience and it is very encouraging to read this kind of feedback about our efforts. It is also great to hear you both had the opportunity to experience our Stellar Harbour Suite – they truly are spacious and offer breathtaking views of our Harbour. Spiros2018, we hope to welcome you back again. Please do not hesitate to contact us via darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you need any assistance arranging your next stay. Until then, Dx
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Exceptional! The moment we arrived at the hotel the team were attentive , the porter taking our bag and escorting us to the check in desk and looking after our bag whilst we checked in. The receptionist explanation during checkin was clear , even offered us an upgrade to a
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rickmatt, Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are very delighted to hear that the entire staff made you feel special from the moment you step foot until you checked out. Our entire team genuinely makes an effort to ensure all guests feel welcome and looked after on each stay. Feedback such as yours continue to inspire us to deliver the best customer service. Rickmatt, thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again. Please do reach out to us at darlingassistantmanager@star.com.au should you have any upcoming plans as we are more than happy to assist you. Until next time! Dx
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Sadly we only stayed here overnight between returning from the Sunshine Coast and heading back to England, next time I would base myself here in Sydney. Great front of house staff, they even gave us an upgrade for the few hours that we were there. I can’t wait to try out the
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Response from The_Star_Management, Manager at The Darling
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Supertedbaker, Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that though you had a very short trip we managed to leave a positive and lasting impression. There is always a next time and our entire team certainly look forward to that next trip. Until we meet again! Dx
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Hello I am not sure. the best bet is to call the hotel and ask. Thanks
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Is it far from the Westfield can you walk there
It's about a 20 minute walk, uphill across the city. If this seems too much I'd suggest getting a taxi. It's certainly walkable but not convenient.
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Is it far from the Westfield can you walk there
Stop at the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel for a beer and watch the locals.
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Hello Della T, Yes they certainly do, we have easy access for taxis to drop off and pick up guests at The Darling Hotel entrance. Thank you for your enquiry Della T and if there is anything further we can assist with please feel free to call us on 02 9657 8074 Kindest Regards The Darling Hotel Management Team
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How far international airport from darling hotel
it is approximately 10km from the airport to the hotel. fastest way to get there would be via airportlink train to central station then tram to the casino.
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"We had a luxurious Jewel Suite with a Pyrmont View. Very quiet and private on 12th floor."
"When booking request a higher floor to access those magical Sydney views!"
"Views over Darlng Harbour are best"
"Pool view, Spa"
"Higher rooms have much nicer views."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 204 - US$ 498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
171
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