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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Luxury hotel with 3 bars/lounges, near International Convention Centre Sydney

  • Free WiFi

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  • Beautiful hotel. The staff were amazing and so helpful during the stressful COVID…

    Mar 15, 2020

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    Jan 23, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 590 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area

What’s around

  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 6 min walk
  • Star Casino - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 12 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 17 min walk
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Harbor View
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Corner
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Corner
  • Club Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Harbor View (Prestige)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds, View
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access, Harbor View
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds, Business Lounge Access, Harbor View
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Harbor View, Corner
  • Club Suite, 1 King Bed, Business Lounge Access (Bellerive)


  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 6 min walk
  • Star Casino - 8 min walk

What’s around


  • In Darling Harbour
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 6 min walk
  • Star Casino - 8 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 12 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 17 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 25 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 28 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 31 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 35 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 29 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 10 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 20 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 27 min walk
  • Convention Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • The Star Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 590 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 35 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5350
  • Conference space size (meters) - 497


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


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

Special features


Atelier by Sofitel - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

Champagne Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this Champagne bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Le Rivage - This bar is located by the pool. Open daily.

Esprit Noir - This lobby lounge serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

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

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Valet parking costs AUD 84 per night

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 100.0 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 45 for adults and AUD 20 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


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

Pool access available from 6 AM to 9 PM.

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

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

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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 sanitizer; 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).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs AUD 84 per night.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6 AM to 9 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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 check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Atelier by Sofitel offers French cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include The Little Snail (3-min walk), Blue Fish (4-min walk), and Waterfront (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (8-min walk) is nearby.
  • Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has 3 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can't recommend highly enough!

    Fabulous luxury hotel, across the road from a light rail station, giving easy access anywhere. Very professional staff and the most AMAZING infinity pool with a view of Darling Harbour and the city - the poolside bar for drinks and snacks was awesome too. Right next door to Hard Rock Cafe and other restaurants and shops. The rooms are large and beds superb. Also very quiet - we didn't hear a sound. We've stayed in many Sydney hotels and this is now our new fave.

    Deborah Kay, 2 night family trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can't fault it! Beautiful hotel and great service. We stayed at a corner room with views over Darling Harbour

    2 night romance trip, Aug 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Stay


    3 night business trip, Aug 14, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Don't be fooled by the Sofitel sign outside

    Don't be fooled by the Sofitel sign outside. Be aware of this place. The place may be luxury but lacking in details or the care of the guests. Some of the smallest details make me feel that this is a very cheap place. Not to sound frivolous towards my lifestyle but I would expect a place like this to give me a new soap everyday but they do not, they do not even refill the instant coffee satchel. Despite its great and grand appearances but this is a place that is cheap to the core. No free wifi which is unheard of for a place like this. Be wary of how they take your deposit, they take full amount deducted from your credit card, you will incur international fee as well as inferior exchange rates, other hotels typically take a formality $1 charge. If this hotel is a person my wholesome disappointment is not the skills or capability but its the attitude.

    4 night romance trip, May 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Hotel was really comfortable. Great pool area. good location. Would stay again

    renata, 2 night family trip, Feb 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay!

    Beautiful location. Friendly and accomodating staff. Top service! Amazing little getaway. Hotel pool and bar are great too. Would definitely stay here again next time! We already can’t wait

    3 night romance trip, Nov 9, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely new hotel right on Darling Harbour

    Business trip for me and only a one night stay. I was aware that this hotel would have been completed since my last trip to Sydney so it was a good opportunity to try something new rather than where I normally stay, which is very comfortable and has everything thrown in eg breakfast, minibar and wifi. The service from all Sofitel staff was terrific, the upper level room provided great views, the room was very clean and extremely comfortable. The one thing that annoyed me somewhat was after having spent a significant amount on a room that there was no included in-room guest wifi, this still required to be purchased on top of the room price.

    David, 1 night business trip, Oct 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sofitel Darling Harbour

    Amazing place to stay, very new and close to family attractions. Lots of great restaurants and cafes nearby. Breakfast at the hotel was excellent as well. We booked the harbour view room, had a great view of the Saturday night fireworks! Only thing to note is Wifi is only free for 2 hours, after which is a charged service.

    4 night family trip, Oct 3, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Always a great stay at Sofitel. We love everything about this hotel.

    Kim, 3 night family trip, Sep 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gorgeous rooms, best location & Champagne Bar!

    Absolutely amazing stay at Sofitel Darling Harbour. Perfect location, fantastic and friendly staff. Beautiful room with great toiletries. We loved the Champagne Bar and the team there were amazing. We will definitely be back next time we visit Sydney!

    Nicola, 2 night trip with friends, Sep 7, 2018

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