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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

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Outdoor pool
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UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 3 bars/lounges, near Circular Quay

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,034 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$399
Price available on 29/1/2023
12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Darling Harbour
  • Circular Quay - 25 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 36 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 37 min walk
  • Star Casino - 4 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 3 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 7 min drive
  • White Bay Cruise Terminal - 12 min drive
  • Luna Park - 10 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 25 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 31 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 10 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 20 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 28 min walk
  • Convention Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • The Star Station - 9 min walk


  • Pancakes on the Rocks - 2 min walk
  • Sorenzo Contemporary Japanese Dining - 3 min walk
  • Mediterranea Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Little Snail - 3 min walk
  • Waterfront Grill - 4 min walk

About this property

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 15-minute drive of Circular Quay. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Atelier by Sofitel, which serves French cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a 24-hour fitness centre. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Convention Light Rail Station is 3 minutes and Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station is 4 minutes.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 590 rooms
  • Arranged over 35 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • 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

Required at check-in

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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (AUD 84 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 8 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (5350 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Designer shops on site


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Children's dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Atelier by Sofitel – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
Champagne Bar – Overlooking the ocean, this Champagne bar only serves light fare. Open selected days.
Le Rivage – This bar is located by the pool. Open selected days.
Esprit Noir – This lobby lounge serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 30 and AUD 45 for adults, and AUD 20 and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 100.0 per night


  • Valet parking costs AUD 84 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6 AM to 9 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour (opening November 2017)
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbou
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Sydney
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel Sydney

Frequently asked questions

Does Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour 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 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour on 29 Jan 2023 start from AU$399, 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 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Are pets allowed at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
Yes. Valet parking costs AUD 84 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. 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 Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (9-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and nearby?
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has 3 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a 24-hour fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour?
Yes, Atelier by Sofitel offers French cuisine, ocean views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Sorenzo Contemporary Japanese Dining (3-min walk), Mediterranea Restaurant (3-min walk) and The Little Snail (3-min walk).
What's the area around Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour like?
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is located on the boardwalk in Darling Harbour, a short 3-minute walk from Convention Light Rail Station and 9 minutes' walk from Star Casino. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely stunning hotel and room! Magical experience! Helpful staff.
Stephanie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect hotel for family!
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice hotel. The mall containing stores and restaurants next door is now permanently closed so it’s a little bit of a walk to get to other eateries and stores.
Mark, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Service horrendous, late check in despite repeated promises that check in would be on time, crowded lobby - it was like an airport.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed our stay.. the only thing I feel the lighting needs addressing in regards to all the light are on or all the lights are on . Would be nice just to have a reading light on.
Maryanne, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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Phillip, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Freedom Adventures, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Diane, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super stay in great location!
Great location, very comfortably furnished, every convenience, staff are always friendly and helpful, highly recommended 😊
Susan, 2-night family trip
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