The Darling

The Darling

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80 Pyrmont Street | at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Everything about this place screams modern five star. It’s part of the huge Star complex with the casino, entertainment centre, arena and shops. There is not too much around that is traditional to Sydney, though some rooms to have the view of the ANZAC Bridge. The rooms are really big, which is great, and the bathrooms are the best I have seen in a hotel in a very long time. This hotel is ultra modern though and clearly aimed at young people that have some money, don’t expect traditional luxury!

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An ultra-modern boutique property, everything about this place is chic and trendy. The staff are young and hip (if sometimes a little fake-eager), and all facets of the decor are custom-made, right down to the "rope room", a lounge area in the luxe house Japanese restaurant decorated in jet-black twists of hanging rope. The Darling gets huge numbers of Asian high-rollers who come to gamble at the casino next door, and is rumored to be popular with international celebs as well (though I didn't see any). Rooms here are beautiful and space-age: recessed flat-screens, shower heads, and desks in tidy alcoves. Everything from the lights to the blinds to your wake up call can be programmed into the TV via remote control, and the mini-bar? It's automatically computer-controlled and billed too. I love the design sensibility at this place, and the outdoor lap pool and lounge on the 5th floor are smashing places to chill out with a cocktail in-season. As a downside, the Darling's Pyrmont neighborhood is a bit distant from many of Sydney's top attractions, unless you're looking to gamble.

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If cards, dice and flashing neon lights are the way you like to roll then roll on up to the Darling hotel. The Star Casino next door is no Las Vegas but when you’ve got Sydney on your doorstep you don’t need it to be. I admit that I couldn’t help feeling like a child in a theme park in this place, as you are filled with adrenalin as soon as you walk inside. (Maybe they spray pheromones around the place, which lure your senses…and your credit card to overindulge.) Each guest room is not only oozing with style and sophistication, but everything from the carpets, to the wallpaper to the bathroom tiling to the in-room technology is bespoke. With impeccable luxury comes high prices of course but if you really think you are worthy of being pampered and metaphorically drooled over – and aren’t we all every now and again – then the Darling hotel should be on your bucket list. One other thing I should mention is that with all the bling, this hotel surprisingly boasts ‘sustainability’ and energy efficiency to its credentials.

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Was a little apprehensive about this place before arriving as it's part of the Star Casino complex in the rather sterile, corporate development that is Darling Harbour. If you can accept that there's nothing which speaks to the city's heritage within a one-mile radius then you'll be happy enough. For a city where many of the hotels just don't try hard enough, the rooms are both modern and stylish - with lots of gadgetry to keep you entertained. We took a suite called Jewel, which enjoyed good views towards the harbour, albeit over Pyrmont. A good find.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Shopping on site
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
Parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Espresso maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 171
  • Number of floors - 16
  • Year Built 2011
  • Express check-out
The Darling

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