It’s easy to lose your way on the second floor of Sydney’s iconic hotel, The Darling. Unlike the other 10 floors that are lined with regimented bedroom doors, the second level is home to the hotel’s day spa – a luxurious, moody space that warrants solitude and tranquility.
Entering the maze of darkened walls and hidden sanctuaries, you’d never guess The Darling Spa houses 13 treatment rooms – 11 singles and two couples – two Moroccan Hamman chambers, a sauna and a jacuzzi. Nevertheless, with space for so many, the staff has an ability to make you feel like the only one there.
Being a part of one of Sydney’s five star hotels, The Darling Spa is an experience unlike any other. The bathrooms are fully equipped with all amenities including personal robes and sandals; the Zen lounge and tea room come prepared with complimentary health snacks as well as ice-cold water and ginger tea on tap; and there is even a food and beverage list, encouraging guests to enjoy a freshly squeezed juice or antipasto platter for two amid pampering.
Perks aside, the treatments are undeniably the highlight (lucky that’s what you came for). The Darling Spa boasts a treatment menu longer than that of a restaurant. Choose between the White Caviar Illuminating facial, the Detox body wrap or the 180-minute Total Body and Soul Escape; or if you’re in a pair, enjoy a glass of champagne with the Luxe Ladies affair or send your man for a 240-mintue High Roller package.
If you’re struggling to choose from the 11 pages of beauty indulgences, rest assured, The Darling Spa employs highly qualified therapists and ensures all services are specific to the individual. Upon entering, guests are asked to fill out a survey in order to tailor the treatment to one’s personal needs and therapists ensure this is taken into account during your session. From the pressure of a massage to the choice of aromatherapy oils, and even the background melodies, staff ensure you are comfortable at every stage of the process.
Open to hotel guests and the general public, The Darling Spa is a calming oasis amid the relentless momentum of Sydney’s metropolis, The Star.