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Seasons Darling Harbour

4.0 out of 5.0

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Arrived under a friends booking and they refused me entry without a phone call from my my friend who booked. This is despite having room prepaid and my personal credit card and drivers licence for security. The rooms are terribly worn and unclean. Much better options available in Sydney for same or less cost.

We arrived late evening and checked in with a promise that we had a great room that had been recently refurbished... really? The approach to the room from the hall way was accompanied by a strong strange odour that we eventually put down to cooking smells coming through the vents. The hallway wasn't that clean although walls looked fairly newly painted, bright white paint didn't give it a welcome feel though. The room wasn't overly clean and the carpets didn't look to have been vacuumed for a while. The room itself was ok, furniture was dated, white stark walls didn't give a great feel to it. The beds and linen were both clean and comfortable. We constantly had to request for the room to be cleaned, but the carpet was only hoovered once during the stay. Tea and coffee was provided, occasionally... we asked regularly at reception, who in fairness were happy to hand over a few Tea bags but they were rarely filled in the room. In the end we gave up and bought our own. The location was great though, on the border of the Asian quarter and Darling Harbour, another great feature, although unloved like the rest of the hotel was the shared roof top pool. There were a few missing and broken tiles and not many beds but what a view!!! What a shame, it could be so good but needs a good revamp to take it to what it could be

This hotel with apartments was across the road from Darling Harbour area on one side and and China town on the other with many restaurants and bars close by and a short walk to shopping are and Circular Quay approx 30mins walk. . The entrance was run down,walls were scuffed, and doorway dirty with simple furnishings not very attractive however the rooms were a good size with small dining and siiting area and kitchenette , with adequate amenities. Nice to have tea and coffee and toiletries replaced every day also clean linen .Clean but simply decorated and furnished. There was a swimming pool and gym although it was in another part of the hotel on 18th floor so we didn't use it.

I paid $300+ for one night. The filthiest, dustiest and neglected hotel room I have EVER stayed in. Thready towel, extremely mouldy bathroom, soap scum, graffiti tile, broken bed. MAINTENANCE!! Management needs to do a thorough inspection. Pull furniture out and clean it. Lay on the broken bed. Filthy neglected room that needs maintenance or charge backpacker fees, not $300+ for the one night. Business travellers beware. Never will return.

Lovely studio room had tons of space and was lovely and quiet, which is what we wanted. Clean and crisp. Close to everything made it an ideal location - next door to China Town, Paddi's market light rial stop and Darling Harbour.

Friendly reception. Spacious unit for one guest, however the unit is a bit tired & very expensive, but it was in Chinese New Year week with outdoor food places below billowing their exhaust stacks into ones unit if doors or windows left open.

My wife and I stayed at the Seasons Darling Harbour for a three day conference at Sydney's International Conference Centre. We booked through Air New Zealand who use Expedia. The hotel is about a 12 minute walk from the conference centre, on the Chinatown side of Darling Harbour. It's at a busy intersection, but road noise did not seem too intrusive except for partygoers at outdoor restaurants on Friday night. What seemed to be a hen party in the next door suite on another night was also annoying, though; the walls are not so well soundproofed. Check-in was quick and friendly but marred by a fault in the computer system so that we could get only one room key-card straight away. We were able to collect a second card later in the evening, but had we intended to go separate ways immediately after check-in, this would have been a problem. Our suite was a one bedroom apartment with a small bedroom holding a queen bed and not much else, an ensuite bath, a small lounge and dining area and a kitchenette. The suite was clean save for one dead cockroach on the dining area floor. We've encountered those six-legged friends in upmarket facilities in Sydney previously, so I wouldn't make an issue of the first one. Full marks to the housekeeping staff who continued making up the bed with the blanket that we substituted for the duvet the first night (we're just not duvet people). The air conditioning worked tolerably well. There was plenty of room at the dining table for two adults to breakfast comfortably. The Wi-Fi worked. The dishwasher did not work. We checked its mains switch and everything else we could imagine. We reported the issue to the front desk, who sent up a non-English-speaking housekeeping person (after the suite had already been serviced for the day) who could not understand the issue. The kitchenette was a rather dimly lit corner and would not have been easy to cook in, beyond heating something in the microwave or making a cup of coffee or tea. The cooktop was an old solid element type. There was no proper coffee making gear at all, and we had to find a funnel and some coffee filters (and coffee) at the supermarket. At one point the suite's door handle seemed to disengage, and even though the key-card was unlocking the lock, the handle was not opening the door. This was fixed within a few hours. (One of us was inside the suite at the time. Had that not been the case, the inconvenience might have been rather severe.) The ensuite bathroom comprised a functional toilet and vanity and a peculiarly awkward shower-over-bathtub. The shower wall featured a large grab rail; luckily so, as the tub was challenging to stand in and very difficult to turn around in. The bathroom walls showed the effects of the removal of multiple generations of fittings and plugging of holes, but the large holes around the halogen downlights were left gaping. There was no laundry facility in the suite; the first time I've encountered this situation in a multitude of apartment-style hotels in Australia and New Zealand. There was a guest laundromat on another floor - $3/wash, $3/dry. I realise that central Sydney is an expensive destination but I do not believe this stay was good value.

We stayed for the night over the Chinese New Years celebrations. A short walk to darling harbour and Opwra House. Very clean and the kitchen was convenient for making a quick cheap meal. I would recommend this hotel.

I stayed here for a business trip. Good location, but the first room I had was very noisy and not clean. The large brown mark on the sheet was troubling... I arrived late, but changed room the next day. The second room was better, but this wouldn’t be were I would choose to stay. Stay here if the location suits and the price works for’s not horrid, just uninspiring.

Seasons Darling Harbour is just a step from Darling Harbour and very well located to all central Sydney. Rooms are nice, actually they are small apartments with kitchen for self catering. The staff at the front office really make the difference: welcoming, helpful and kind...beyond expectations. Excellent free wifi

38 Harbour St Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Seasons Darling Harbour places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Sydney Opera House and University of Sydney. The 46 rooms at this 4-star apartment include kitchenettes, dining areas, and sitting areas. Located centrally in Chinatown, it's also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


All 46 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Minibars, coffee makers, and phones are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Seasons Darling Harbour enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for AUD 45.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 522 reviews