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The Darling at the Star

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Darling King Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
9 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Japanese cuisine
Stellar Suite | Bathroom | Shower, rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of The Darling at the Star

The Darling at the Star

5.0 star property
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStar Casino1 min walk
  • Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium14 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)29 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Darling at the Star is located in Pyrmont, a neighborhood in Sydney, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, while SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Taronga Zoo are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at The Domain or Sydney Cricket Ground. Looking to get your feet wet? Sailing and boat tours adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Star Casino - 1 min walk
  • Sydney Lyric Theatre - 6 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 13 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 14 min walk
  • King Street Wharf - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Star City Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 28 min drive


  • Marquee - the Star, Sydney - 1 min walk
  • Quick Brown Fox Eatery - 2 min walk
  • Din Tai Fung - 1 min walk
  • BLACK by ezard - 1 min walk
  • Vantage - 1 min walk

About this property

The Darling at the Star

5-star luxury hotel near Circular Quay
Close to Star Casino and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, The Darling at the Star provides a casino, a nightclub, and a poolside bar. For those looking to try their luck, this hotel boasts 312 casino gaming tables, 1500 slot machines, and 3 casino VIP rooms. Treat yourself to a body treatment, a facial, or aromatherapy 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 express check-out
  • ATM/banking services, a 24-hour front desk, and a gift shop
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and multilingual staff
  • 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Daily Japanese breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM for a fee: AUD 48 per person
  • 3 coffee shops/cafes
  • 7 bars/lounges
  • 9 restaurants
  • A poolside bar

Restaurants on site

  • Black
  • Fat Noodle
  • Harvest Buffet
  • Sokyo

Things to do

  • 1,500 slot machines
  • 24-hour gym
  • 312 gaming tables
  • Casino (39,558 square feet of space)
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace

Full-service spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Turkish bath


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


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


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Espresso maker
  • Minibar


  • Air conditioning
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 80.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: approximately AUD 48 per person
  • Self parking fee: AUD 40 per night
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 80.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 0.8 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Darling at the Star?

As of Jun 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Darling at the Star on Jun 8, 2023 start from $176.67, 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.

Is The Darling at the Star pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Darling at the Star?

Self parking is available for AUD 40 per night.

What time is check-in at The Darling at the Star?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Darling at the Star?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee.

Where is The Darling at the Star located?

Located in Pyrmont, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Star Casino and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Circular Quay and International Convention Centre Sydney are also within 2 mi (3 km). Star City Light Rail Station and John Street Square Light Rail Station are within a 5-minute walk.




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not only was the room absolutely stunning, the staff was excellent. Every staff encounter we had was amazing. Friendly but so helpful and knowledgable of the area and what to do. Exceptional customer service! Great location. I would definitely stay at The Darling again.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I have now stayed at both star properties, If I had to choose between the star grand and the darling, I would choose the star grand The gym is better, the pool is better, the room service menu is better and the rooms are better.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Travis, Kennewick

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Our stay at the darling was wonderful. There is access to the tram at the hotel which was very convenient. Very close walk to the harbor to catch the ferry around the city. Rooms were awesome. Front desk staff were very helpful and informative. The little coffee shop downstairs was delicious and convenient. We look forward to our next stay.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This was the best hotel room I have stayed so far. I booked it for my husbands birthday. The Ali one if the staff upgraded our room which was really nice of him. The room was amazing , clean , spacious and thr view was awesome. The service we got from their staff was great especially Ali. I hope the hotel reads this comment and pass our appreciation. Will come back again for sure. Worth the price.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a great, four-day stay at The Darling at the Star! All staff were always accessible, responsive and friendly, our room was extremely clean, as-new carpet, bedsheets, towels, and was thoroughly cleaned and tidied each day by housekeeping. The location was fantastic for the kids, so convenient to cross the Pyrmont Bridge and access all the tourist attractions and ferry services around Sydney. We couldn't have expected a better experience, would highly recommend.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a lovely stay at the Darling. We were only in town for one night for a Show at The Star. We had booked a suite but on arrival were upgraded to a stunning penthouse. This was truly a memorable stay and the service was definitely 5 star.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023