Astral Tower and Residences at The Star5.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed for one night in one of the suites which had not been upgraded. It was very run down and quite dirty. Lots of building work going on so don't expect to lie in. However on a plus side the staff were amazing. We arrived very early and they let us use the leisure club to change Would I return only if a refurbished room was available
We could not get accommodation at the venue of the wedding we attended so we decided to stay at Star City. It was a good choice. Staff are excellent and our free upgrade to a wonderful view of the harbour on a high floor was very much appreciated. Clean, spacious rooms and a large comfy bed. Although our upgrade was to a 'smokers' suite (I'm a non smoker) it did not smell of cigarettes and was clean and airy. Close to everything including transport and the casino is open 24/7. Well worth the stay and we will be back.
Although the location of the Star is not my favourite (I like being on the other side of the harbour closer to chinatown), the hotel itself is beautiful, service friendly and pool is perfect for my kids. It is a bit of a hassle getting to the main entrance if you have minors because you have to walk the long around as opposed to cutting through the casino, but there are plenty of Pokestops around which made it more entertaining (we could collect from 3 stops from inside our room). The food court attached the casino is quite good as well.
Stayed at Astral Tower hotel as it is on Darling Harbour where we went to see concert at ICC Theatre. Light rail is downstairs. A nice walk to the ICC, Chinese Garden, Powerhouse Museum. The room was lovely with exceptionally comfortable really big bed and good sized bathroom. Being in the casino complex there are plenty of restaurants.
Great place for entertainment, good location you can walk within minutes to Darling Harbour & all great restaurants! I have stayed here at least 3-4 times a year for a weekend get away! The apartments are spacious and modern! The pool, spa and sauna are great ( seperate sauna for men & women) great city view!
We stayed for 2 nights in a standard room but it was nowhere near standard! From the reception to the room service the staff have been very kind and helpful. The room that we stayed was just fantastic. Compared to the other 5 star hotels in Sydney this one now is in my top 3. I also didnt expect it to be family friendly as when our kids joined us the next day they had so much fun in the pool. Breakfast was also better than most of the continental buffets you can find. Highly and strongly recommended!!!
I'm going to preface this by saying that I hate the casino and all it stands for. It is a cesspit of human misery and literally makes my skin crawl. And the entire Star Casino complex is geared around getting people into that casino. No thanks. I had what I think was a standard King room and was super impressed. I'm pretty hard to impress when it comes to hotel rooms but this room was awesome. The rooms have been freshly renovated and as such, show almost no sign or wear and tear. The bathroom was quite small but really lovely and obviously very clean. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the giant TV right in front of it was excellent. As for the dining, unfortunately, most of the dining options are geared more towards the casino visitors which isn't ideal. Due to Sydney's nanny-state drinking laws, the casino (which seems to be largely exempt from these laws, funny that) attracts people I generally would prefer not to be around. Does this make me a snob? Probably but I've been called worse. Trying to get some dinner was a pain in the backside. I tried Century and was basically grunted at by the rude guy on the front door so I left there and tried Harvest which had a queue of at least 50 people. Yeah, nah. Then I found Fat Noodle which unfortunately was in the middle of the casino floor and the food wasn't good enough to make up for this and also, the service was terrible. After my b-grade dinner at Fat Noodle I wanted to get a drink. The casino was grossing me out so I googled my options and decided to try my luck at the bar at Sokyo at The Darling (part of The Star but separate enough that my casino heebie jeebies went away). This was a good plan, the drinks at Sokyo were yummy and the service was friendly and impeccable. So in short, my rating of 4/5 is strictly for Astral Tower only, The Star complex as a whole is gross. And the hotel lost a point for the undies (not mine) I had to step over in the hallway outside my room.
Excellent service. The staff is very friendly and service minded. This is our first time in Australia. We had been travelling for 30 hours and were exhausted. We were so lucky to be able to excess our rooms early as we could make a very early check in. Thank you! We very much recommend this lovely hotel.
I stayed in a one bedroom suite at The Star. The room itself was new and the view was great. But when I went into the bedroom I noticed there was no separation of the bathtub and toilet from the bed. This gave a whole new meaning to open plan living. I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels and apartments in my travels but I’ve never seen anything so badly designed. Maybe if you’re staying there by yourself it would be fine but two people may find it a bit too cosy. Also, the rate on this same room varies day-to-day and I was quoted $957 on one booking enquiry and a few days late the room was available for $483.
We stayed in the Star suite and it was magnificant. From the doorbell to the marble bathroom, this room was on another level. Breakfast was served in the morning on time, fresh and delicious with the staff also excellent.
Located in Darling Harbour within 2 miles (3 km) of Circular Quay, Astral Tower and Residences at The Star is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge. This 480-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa, a casino, and 20 restaurants. Located in central Pyrmont, the hotel is also near Sydney Opera House and University of Sydney.
Relish the Japanese cuisine at Sokyo, one of 20 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 480 rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.
Guests of Astral Tower and Residences at The Star have access to a full-service spa, a casino, and a nightclub. Valet parking is offered for AUD 45-55 per day. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1016 reviews