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A pristine harbour in the heart of Sydney, NSW, Darling Harbour is an iconic part of the city. With attractions like the Chinese Garden of Friendship, the Australian National Maritime Museum, and SEA Life Sydney Aquarium—as well as plenty of fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafés nearby—it's clear why so many people opt for Darling Harbour hotels when staying in Sydney on holiday or for work.
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Hotels in Darling Harbour, Sydney

Feel welcome at one of our Darling Harbour hotels. Discover our selection of luxury to budget hotels in Darling Harbour for your next family holiday, getaway with friends, or business trip in Darling Harbour.

Luxury Darling Harbour Hotels

Visit the 5-star Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and indulge in a luxurious escape—enjoy a dip in the infinity outdoor pool that looks out over the pristine harbour waters. Similarly, the 5-star Sofitel Sydney Wentworth delivers luxury accommodation with floor to ceiling windows and a great location to explore Sydney.

Darling Harbour Hotels for Families

If you're heading into Darling Harbour, Sydney with the family, you'll want family-friendly accommodation that's close to major attractions and public transportation. For that, book your stay at the Novotel Sydney Darling Square, with a central location that means you're only a short walk from major city attractions like the Powerhouse Museum, Chinatown, and Capitol Theatre. For views of the harbour itself, you can't go past the iconic Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour. A resort within a city, the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour delivers playful styling, versatile spaces, and easy access to public transport—light rail, ferry, and train are all just a short walk away.

Budget Hotels in Darling Harbour

If you're on a budget for your trip into Sydney, you might opt for a more minimalist style without sacrificing comfort and convenience. In that case, book a stay at the ibis Sydney Darling Harbour for great views of the harbour without breaking a budget. You'll be nearby the must-visit attractions of Darling Harbour, like the Sydney Lyric Theatre or SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, as well as public transportation when you want to explore further. Or you can book a stay at the ibis Sydney Barangaroo. Nestled in one of Sydney's most desirably locations, the ibis Sydney Barangaroo has a vibrant atmosphere, featuring 91 compact rooms all just moments from the hustle and bustle Barangaroo, Darling Harbour and Sydney CBD.

Darling Harbour, Sydney Attractions

For those planning a holiday in Sydney, NSW and looking for Darling Harbour hotels, you'll want to know what the must-visit attractions of Darling Harbour are. In the heart of the city centre, right by Sydney's central business district, Darling Harbour has plenty to explore. Enjoy a stroll to the harbour itself and walk along by the water—you might even wander to the infamous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge only 2.5km from Darling Harbour.
For Darling Harbour's most-loved attractions, you can't go past SEA Life Sydney Aquarium. The aquarium invites you to explore an underwater world—walk through tunnels as fish, sharks, and stingrays swim around you. Watch as penguins waddle about together and get hands-on at the Discovery Rockpool (a favourite with the kids).
If the aquarium isn't enough marine learning for you, be sure to hop over to the Australian National Maritime Museum. Step aboard naval ships like the Destroyer: HMAS Vampire or walk the decks of old sailing ships for an insight into the life of sailors from the past. Discover maritime archaeology, aquatic arts and culture, and ocean science as you wander through the museum.
If you're ready to head back to land, be sure to visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship. A tranquil retreat in the middle of the city, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is a collaboration between Sister States of NSW and Guangdong of China. The garden is modelled after private gardens of 5th century China, and it blends traditional Chinese culture with Australian characteristics as well as native Australian flora. Walk through the garden with a loved one or alone for a moment of serenity and calm within nature, all moments away from the excitement of Sydney city.
Another favourite location, only a short walk from Darling Harbour is Barangaroo. You'll enjoy diverse dining options, scenic waterfront, cultural experiences, green spaces, unique shopping, and sustainable design.
Of course, you may be visiting Darling Harbour to attend an event at the world-renowned International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. Here, events of all kinds set up shop in Sydney, from innovative summits to comedy shows to live music to wellness festivals. If you're travelling for business to attend an event at the ICC, a Darling Harbour hotel makes a perfect home base for convenience and comfort.

Dining in Darling Harbour

When it comes to delicious cuisine and beverages, you'll be spoilt for choice. Ocean-fresh seafood restaurants decorate Darling Harbour, boasting great-tasting dishes to delight your palate. Alongside seafood dining, you can treat yourself to a range of cuisines from all over the world. Then finish your evening with a glass of wine or a cocktail at a unique Darling Harbour bar to enjoy a delicious drop as you watch the sun set over the water. While you can easily wander Darling Harbour until your nose directs you towards something that smells delicious, you'll also enjoy great dining right at your hotel.
The Ternary at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is Darling Harbour's premier dining and event space—rated as one of Sydney's top 10 restaurants by Trip Advisor, and you'll quickly see why upon entry. Dazzling views of the Sydney skyline are just the beginning, and you'll quickly shift your attention to the delicious smells coming from the kitchen, where a team led by Culinary Director Anthony Flowers combine Asian cooking and grilled foods for an innovative menu you'll be sure to remember.
At the Novotel Sydney Darling Square, you can enjoy a modern, industrial dining experience at the Pumphouse Sydney. The seasonally-inspired menus draw from local ingredients, so you're sure to find something new to enjoy, even if you've been before. Grab yourself a burger and a cheese pizza for the little ones off the kids' menu, and the whole family is satisfied. You might even pair your meal with one of the bespoke wines or house cocktails to celebrate the evening.
For chic, French-inspired dining, head to Atelier by Sofitel at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. A restaurant where creativity is celebrated in every dish, Atelier delivers modern twists on French classics. Named for the French word for an artist's workshop or studio, Atelier (at-ell-yay) promises to deliver a unique experience that delights and surprises your taste buds. If you're still craving more, head to Champagne Bar—also within the Sofitel. Enjoy a glass of bubbly champagne as you take in the magnificent Sydney skyline. Sydney's destination for champagne and sabrage (the art of opening a champagne bottle with a sabre), Champagne Bar invites you into a space of pleasure and elegance, just like the drink it was named for. Enjoy a flute or two or try one of their signature cocktails for an evening of celebration and decadence.

Getting around Darling Harbour

From your Darling Harbour hotel, you'll be able to enjoy stroll to some of Sydney's best-known attractions. Walk through the city or enjoy a short stroll and then hop on a train to discover the rest of Sydney. The city circle train line connects Central Station, Town Hall & the Queen Victoria Building, Museum Station, Circular Quay Station, Wynyard Station, and St. James Station. Town Hall is the most convenient and closest train station to Darling Harbour. Or you can hop on another line to explore beyond the central business district of Sydney—to Newtown, Bondi, and more.
You'll also be moments from various bus routes and the light rail. The light rail includes a line that passes directly through Darling Harbour, making it ultra-convenient when you stay at a Darling Harbour hotel. You can always check the Transport NSW website for more details on train timetables, light rail schedules, and bus routes.

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