Welcome to The Darling, Sydney’s only Forbes five star boutique hotel and urban resort. Here, you’ll find all the allure of Australia’s most glamorous city poured into a ravishing cocktail of courtesy, charisma and charm. Our signature blend of thoughtfulness and flair is designed to enchant even seasoned luxury travellers. Every room at The Darling oozes glamorous individuality, while our signature suites epitomise the pinnacle of luxury - all enhanced by your personal panorama of Sydney’s world-famous harbour and landmarks and every bathroom adorned with Balmain Paris Hair Couture amenities. Our impeccable manners and exquisite touches have been recognised with Sydney’s first and only Five Star rating from Forbes, the world-leading arbiter of luxury hotel service.
World's highest rating by Forbes
Forbes Five Star 2017, 2018 & 2019 awards
The Darling at The Star is proud to be Sydney’s FIRST and ONLY luxury hotel to receive the prestigious Forbes five-star rating – the most coveted award in global luxury travel.
Best Luxury Accommodation
The Darling wins best luxury accommodation for the 2016 and 2017 NSW Tourism Awards.
TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice
The Darling at The Star is proud to be a recipient of the 2017 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice for one of the best romance hotels in Australia.
Room and suites
The Darling Rooms
Staying in an Adored Suite at the Darling is an experience on its own. These luxurious, sexy suites personify the atmospheric, contemporary feel of the Darling, putting you in front of the action with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that provide gorgeous, unblemished views of Sydney.
The Stellar Suites (Smoking) at The Darling are perfect for guests that crave a bit of exclusivity. We removed an entire floor to open up ceiling space for a more spacious, relaxing area. The massive floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of some of Sydney’s most unique neighbourhoods, including Balmain and Glebe. The living area is perfect for relaxing on your own, entertaining guests or getting some work done, all in the sunlight or shadows of the Sydney skyline that cascade in.
The ultimate in luxury and privacy, a Penthouse room at the Darling places all of our best features at your fingertips. Wraparound windows provide breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge. This scene can provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining guests, whether they be friends and family or business associates gathered around a large table perfect for meals or meetings. An assortment of contemporary, comfortable chairs and couches let you fit your guests comfortably, and the full kitchen is ready to be put to great use by yourself or a private chef should you choose to request one.
The Darling Pool
Open 8:00am – 8:00pm year round.
Located on Level 5.
Enjoy our custom-designed 25m outdoor pool, heated to a comfortable 26 degrees. A tasty food menu and bar facilities are available during the warmer months of the year.
The Darling Gym
Located on Level 2 in The Darling Spa.
If you’d like a workout during your visit to The Darling, try our fitness centre complete with Kinesis. We provide towels, water, lockers and showers, and personal training is available. Closed shoes and gym attire must be worn.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted.
The Darling Spa
Open 7 days a week, 9:00am – 8:00pm.
Located on Level 2.
The Darling Spa is one of the finest and most luxurious spas in Sydney. We’re proud partners of leading international skincare brand La Prairie and Australian botanical brand Li’tya. The Darling Spa features 11 treatment rooms, two exclusive couples suites, a Moroccan Hammam, steam room and Jacuzzi.
There is a comprehensive range of face and body treatments available to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed from head to toe. You’ll find all the treatment details in The Darling Spa menu.
To make an appointment and to find out about our monthly spa offers, visit The Darling Spa page.
If you enjoy starting your day with an energetic run, take advantage of our running table in the hotel lobby. Every morning between 5:00am and 9:00am, we offer complimentary water, towels and running maps.
Location and contact
The Darling is located at the corner of Pyrmont and Union Streets at The Star in Pyrmont, just ten minutes from anywhere within the CBD.
Address The Darling, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Contact 1800 800 830
Our secure underground car park at is designed with the latest directional parking technology so you can easily find a space. It's all part of our commitment to ensure you have an enjoyable experience at The Star.
Rates for our guests staying at our hotels
- Sunday - Thursday: $45 per night
- Friday, Saturday and public holidays: $55 per night
Rates for our guests not staying at our hotels
- Sunday - Thursday: $70 per day
- Friday, Saturday and public holidays: $80 per day
You can access The Star car park from Pyrmont Street and Pirrama Road. If you prefer a hassle-free experience, we also offer Valet Parking.
As our special guest, our concierge with a wealth of local knowledge is at your service. - from the best championship golf courses to fabulous restaurants, places to relax and rejuvenate to shopping hot spots, latest cultural events to hidden city secrets, or even devising the perfect marriage proposal. Our concierge is your secret consultant.
- Concierge Phone: +61 02 9657 8226
- Concierge Email: Darlingconcierge@star.com.au
Check-in and check-out
Express Check-out is available.
If you arrive early to the hotel, you can still check in at reception and we can hold onto your bags and luggage until your room is ready.
The majority of our rooms are non-smoking. We have a limited amount of smoking rooms which are subject to availability and not guaranteed.
Pets are not allowed at Astral Residences.
Staying at The Star
We want to make your stay an enjoyable one and as a consideration for other guests, we have a no party policy. We appreciate your understanding in not causing any disturbances to other guests during your stay.
Functions and events
The Darling is Sydney’s most lovingly detailed boutique hotel, with 171 rooms, The Darling Spa, fitness centre and 25m outdoor pool. Every detail has been carefully considered to ensure the satisfaction of your guests. Perfect for smaller groups and incentives, the deluxe boutique hotel focuses on every detail. The Darling is within walking distance to Darling Harbour, Sydney International Convention Centre and the Sydney CBD.
The Star Sales Team
Our sales team are here to help for functions and events query or if you need help with planning an event at The Star. +61 2 9657 8568 firstname.lastname@example.org