The Darling at the Star

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Adored Suite | Living area | 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV, iPod dock

Overview of The Darling at the Star

The Darling at the Star

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Circular Quay

9.4/10 Exceptional

999 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Casino
The price is $212
Price available on 10/4/2022
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Casino
  • 9 restaurants and 7 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Espresso maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Darling Harbour
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 39 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 39 min walk
  • Star Casino - 1 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 3 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 7 min drive
  • Luna Park - 9 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 25 min drive
  • Coogee Beach - 30 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 30 min drive
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 4 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 28 min walk
  • Star City Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • John Street Square Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • The Star Station - 5 min walk

About this property

The Darling at the Star

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Darling Harbour
The Darling at the Star is located close to Circular Quay, and provides a casino, a nightclub, and a poolside bar. For those looking to try their luck, this hotel boasts 3 casino VIP rooms, 1500 slot machines, and 312 casino gaming tables. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, a massage, or a body scrub at The Spa at The Darling, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 9 onsite restaurants, which feature Japanese cuisine and more. In addition to a rooftop terrace and shopping on site, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and a porter/bellhop
  • Free newspapers, a front desk safe, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services, a gift shop, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 171 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping and phones


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Vietnamese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 171 rooms
  • Arranged over 16 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Cash is not accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (AUD 40 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 9 restaurants
  • 7 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • 312 casino gaming tables
  • 1500 casino slot machines
  • 3 casino VIP rooms


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Vietnamese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, The Spa at The Darling. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Sokyo - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Black - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Fat Noodle - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Harvest Buffet - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night

Optional extras

  • Japanese breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 45 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 0.8 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 80.0 per night


  • Self parking costs AUD 40 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Darling Star Hotel Pyrmont
Darling Star Hotel
Star Darling
Darling Star Pyrmont
The Darling at the Star Hotel
The Darling at the Star Pyrmont
The Darling at the Star Hotel Pyrmont

Frequently asked questions

Does The Darling at the Star offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Darling at the Star does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Darling at the Star?
As of Sep 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Darling at the Star on Oct 4, 2022 start from $212, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Darling at the Star?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Darling at the Star?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Darling at the Star?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Darling at the Star?
Yes. Self parking costs AUD 40 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Darling at the Star?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Darling at the Star?
Yes, the 39558 square-foot casino features 1500 slot machines and 312 gaming tables.
What is there to do at The Darling at the Star and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and boat tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Darling at the Star also has 7 bars, a casino, and a nightclub, as well as a Turkish bath and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near The Darling at the Star?
Yes, there are 9 onsite restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Bar Zini (3-min walk), Gallon (3-min walk), and Yuzu (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Darling at the Star like?
The Darling at the Star is a short 2-minute walk from Star City Light Rail Station and 15 minutes' walk from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Amazing. No complaints here
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emma, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Must Stay
The Staff as a whole were Excellant.
Randal, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was amazing, staff at front deck was so helpful
sargon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We love The Darling and have stayed multiple times. The rooms are always clean and the beds are comfortable. Room service is quick and so is express check out.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This property is always great to stay at. We received a complimentary room upgrade - the suite we were in was amazing. I would like to send a special shout out to Yann at reception as well as Renato and Mehmet for being awesome and helping us in every way they could - you guys made the trip memorable! We'll definitely be back.
Toni, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gorgeous staff, didn’t get to use the amenities but the service and rooms were lovely
Josephine, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Sharne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Personalised service, spacious and clean rooms
Clarence, 3-night family trip
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