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  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in Pyrmont (Darling Harbour), The Darling at the Star is minutes from Sydney Lyric Theatre and Sydney Fish Market. This 5-star hotel is close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.


Make yourself at home in one of the 171 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After enjoying recreational amenities such as a nightclub and an outdoor pool, a lucky night at the casino is the perfect end to the day. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 9 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 7 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Pyrmont? This hotel has facilities measuring 20971 square feet (1949 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Darling at the Star
80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, 2009 Australia


4.5 Very Good 1080 Reviews
Sydney’s best hotel
Reviewed 11 hours ago

Stayed here with my wife on a recent visit to Sydney. Although we have stayed at all the top end hotels previously, The Darling is our clear favourite.

The service is just outstanding and starts with the recognition when you drive your car into valet. The front desk staff are always attentive and nothing is ever a problem. With the number of dining and entertainment options in the complex, this is just the best short stay option in SYDNEY.....

Upgraded to a room with a view
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed for the first night of our honeymoon. We were blown away from the front desk staff who upgraded us to a spa suite room. Yes the room was a little dated, however the bed was amazing. Staff were very friendly and went above and beyond. Would stay there again!

Nice stay, out dated room
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely stay at The Darling, however our room had a number of issues. Firstly there was damage to the walls ect and there was a missing bathroom sliding door - gone all together. Stains were also located on our sheets.

We stayed here for our “baby moon”. The staff were extremely nice and check in and check out, pool staff were nice too. The turn down service was good.

They did give us a little surprise for our baby moon too which was lovely.

Over all the room did make the overall experience slightly disappointing. I was really looking forward to staying here and experiencing the 5 star standards.

I wouldn’t say that the room we stayed in was worth 5 stars.

Not worthy of Forbes 5*
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s a good hotel but it is not a complete luxury hotel either. The Forbes standards have fallen. It is just a casino hotel that now needs some renovation to keep up with its standard. Overall, it’s a 3.5* for me.
Flying fish was good

Perfect Stay I will never forget!!! With an unexpected proposal...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a Jewel Harbour suite for 1 night for 20/01/19 a few months in advance as this was initially for a birthday celebration for my partner. I also requested to have some strawberries/champagne waiting in the room and rose petals on the bed to make the stay that bit more special.

We arrived just before lunchtime and we were greeted by an a very friendly young man who welcomed us and organised our bags and escorted us to the check in area. Upon check in we were advised the room was not ready which was no problem as we knew we had arrived early. The lady who checked us in however was extremely friendly and advised she would message us when our room was ready. About two hours later we got a text to advise us our room was ready in which we proceeded back to check in. We were greeted by gentleman who proceeded to get our room keys. I noticed when he went to get the room keys he paused and come back to advise us we had been upgraded to one of their Adored Suites. I have stayed at the Darling before but only in a Darling room and was beyond excited and grateful for the upgrade. The gentleman offered to escort us personally up to our suite in which we happily agreed to. Walking into the room was simply breathtaking!! The room was so perfectly presented and beautiful we were both so excited as we continued to explore the suite. Upon arriving at the bedroom door, the gentleman advised us that he would leave us from here to finish exploring the suite ourselves. As we walked into the bedroom we were left speechless, the bed was covered in roses with a plate of strawberries and Champagne on the bedside table and to top it off a magnificent view of the city skyline and harbour bridge. I was so happy this has been done as when we checked in the lady played poker face so well whilst checking us in I had started to think my requests had been forgotten. I was clearly mistaken, and this also didn't ruin the surprise for my partner as well. There are not many words I can find to describe the room other than breathtakingly beautiful. Every aspect of the room was perfect and of a luxury standard with an en suite that I wish I could come home to everyday.

It was in that moment that everything was just so perfect that I decided this would be when I would propose to my partner before our holiday started. Thankfully I was also able to make this a perfect surprise and I couldn't have asked for a more special moment to do it. Unfortunately, I'm not the best photographer and was not able to get a picture of this special moment however I contacted reception in which Czarina the duty manager come up to the room. All I can say is a MASSIVE thank you to Czarina who was able to get some photos for us so we could share this special moment for the rest of our lives.

I will be forever grateful to the Darling and their incredible staff who were able to give us such an unforgettable stay. I unfortunately cannot recall the names of the other staff who attended to us but once again a big thanks to Czarina for your perfect service.