Oh Darling!

Do you chill easily? Would you like conversation during your treatment? These are not your run-of-the-mill tick box questions, but then nothing about The Spa at The Darling is.

With no shortage of choice, make sure you’ve been doing your tricep curls to cope with the weighty 31-page menu of experiences. A global range of wellbeing treatments encompassing exclusives from La Prairie and journeys of ancient Ayurvedic rituals and Aboriginal traditions, there’s massage, facials, body wraps, mani/pedis, special treatments for men and couples, plus all the basics like waxing, tinting and bronzing.

There is much to love about the sumptuous sexy chocolate, copper and wood interior designs. With no natural light; just candles, dim corridors and a maze of rooms to get lost in (thankfully the therapist handovers are streamlined) – this may just be the first time you lose hours of your life (without the aid of alcohol).

You’ll love the cosy, thick delicious robes – be-gone you scratchy waffle imposter bathrobes – Molton Brown accessories aplenty, and the Relaxation Lounge with curved beds and Zen Room are total indulgence. Don’t miss the Turkish inspired marble clad Hamam chamber to get your temperature racing.

The opulent surrounds and mind-blowing treatments (Passage to India, anyone?) will impress the bathrobe off you. Thoughtful touches like fresh fruit and access to the swanky Darling pool will have you coming back for more.

Oh Darling do indulge me.

The Spa at The Darling
The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont 2009
T: 1800 800 830

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Karen’s corporate job includes an enviable task of entertaining clients in some of the best restaurants. This ultimately sparked a curiosity 'Just how do they do that?' (she confesses she was brought up on meat and vegetables, so this was all very exciting). Currently a Mr & Mrs Smith 'Tastemaker', she’s flashpacked around the world, learning about wine, experiencing different cultures and cuisines and had a two- year love affair with it all. Originally from England, she finally settled in Australia and continues to be besotted by food, wine and travel preferring to focus on the luxury end of town (hot running water in bathrooms please).

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