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The Darling at the Star

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Lobby sitting area
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Adored Suite | Living area | 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV, iPod docking station

Overview of The Darling at the Star

The Darling at the Star

5-star property
Luxury hotel with spa, near Circular Quay

9.4/10 Exceptional

1,016 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Casino
The price is AU$289
Price available on 1/2/2023
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Pyrmont
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 39 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 40 min walk
  • Star Casino - 1 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 6 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 8 min drive
  • White Bay Cruise Terminal - 12 min drive
  • Luna Park - 11 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 25 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 32 min drive
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 4 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 28 min walk
  • Star City Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • John Street Square Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station - 5 min walk


  • Blue Eye Dragon - 2 min walk
  • Harlequin Inn - 3 min walk
  • Gallon - 3 min walk
  • Tappo Osteria - 3 min walk
  • Bar Zini - 4 min walk

About this property

The Darling at the Star

The Darling at the Star puts you within a 15-minute drive of Circular Quay and features a casino and a nightclub. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials, and Sokyo, one of 9 restaurants, serves Japanese cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 7 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Star City Light Rail Station is 3 minutes and John Street Square Light Rail Station is 5 minutes.


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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser 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 until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • 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


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Bike 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 centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • 312 casino gaming tables
  • 1500 casino slot machines
  • 3 casino VIP rooms


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • 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
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 specialises in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Black – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Fat Noodle – This restaurant specialises 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 checkout can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 0.8 per cent

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 sanitiser.

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 that 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 that you 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 31 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Darling at the Star on 1 Feb 2023 start from AU$289, including 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 sanitiser, 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 social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site 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 such as 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 on-site restaurants, featuring Japanese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Gallon (3-min walk), Tappo Osteria (3-min walk) and Bar Zini (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Darling at the Star like?
The Darling at the Star is a short 3-minute walk from Star City Light Rail Station and 14 minutes' walk from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful staff
The staff are excellent and professional and welcoming . Nothing was a bother and they did everything to assist us .
Lauren, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Just needs a door or 2.
The room we had was not family friendly. There is no door separating bathroom area from living/bed area. This would be ok for couples I guess but not for a family which we were.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rod, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay and very convenient. Public transport available with light rail & trains.
Leanne, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Gave upgrade, but charged extra later!
If there was rating greater than excellent, I would give to this place. It was an amazing experience. When they came to know it was our honeymoon, they upgraded us to Adored suite. Initially they mentioned it's a free upgrade, but they did charge a bit extra 47$+ on checkout than our price) Room had amazing views, jacuzzi tub, bath and living room. Vanilla from the reception was very sweet and friendly and even gave us a tour of the room. We booked via and our booking had breakfast, food credit and late check out included. Breakfast is in sokyo restaurant and that did not have any vegan vegetarian options, but they converted some existing menu to vegan for us which was ok. The location is very convenient, few minutes from darling harbour, ferry terminal, light rail station and has great food options at the star. They even kept a box of chocolates in our room as a welcome surprise. Loved the whole experience. Wish they let us know if the extra charge beforehand though.
Ekta, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great customer service, went above and beyond for my anniversary
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brad, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall very good. Easy to get around to restaurants and other facilities
Soon Tuan, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

IAN, 4-night business trip
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