Classic Pub Accommodation in Darlinghurst

The Royal Sovereign Hotel, or Darlo Bar as it’s more affectionately known, offers unique, retro, pub room accommodation in the heart of Darlinghurst, one of Sydney’s most lively locations.

With 7 newly renovated double rooms, they boast a quirky, comfortable, clean and colourful experience - just like Darlo Bar. The rooms span over two floors above the pub, with a separate entrance from the street if you’d prefer to retreat directly to your room. 

Each room features a comfortable Double Bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning, television, mini fridge, wardrobe, and electronic key entry. Fresh towels, linen, and toiletries are supplied as well as tea, coffee, and biscuits.  Enjoy the convenience of Free WiFi available throughout the property.

The bathroom facilities are well maintained and cleaned daily, please note that they are shared


From the moment, you step inside the Darlo Bar you’ll feel at home in the eclectic downstairs bar inhabited by local musicians, artists and creatives. Immerse yourself in decades gone by and enjoy the ride.  There’s a pool table, arcade games and plenty of comfortable couches. 

Our bottle shop is opened daily and we welcome you to stop by the bar and grab some food, ordered in from one of our partner restaurants.

It's an extremely convenient location, with Kings Cross train station a 6 minute walk and various bus stops within metres from the front door. You can visit some of the best spots in Sydney within 30 mins without a hassle. 

  • 6 km to Bondi Beach (catch the 380)
  • 3.5 km to Bondi Junction (5 minutes on the train) 
  • 2.5 km to Opera House & Harbour Bridge (walk, bus or train) 
  • 1.5 km to Town Hall (5 minutes on the train) 

If you’re looking for advice on things to do, places to eat, or have any other questions during your stay our friendly staff will happily assist you. 


Important Things to Know Before Booking ...

  • Shared Bathroom:  As a classic pub accommodation, all rooms access private external bathrooms centrally located on each floor (no ensuites available).
  • There are stairs only and no lift access to the rooms
  • Street Parking Only
  • As a Pub Room offering you must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to stay with us.
  • Check-In Times: 2pm-11pm
  • Check-Out Time: 10am

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We look forward to welcoming you to our place

Directions to the darlo ...


By Car:

From Sydney AirPort- Darlo Bar is 10.6km from Sydney Airport. Get on M1 in Eastlakes from Robey St, Wentworth Ave and Exit Southern Cross Drive. Continue on M1 to Darlinghurst. Take the exit towards Kings Cross from M1. Follow Crown St to Liverpool St. Darlo Bar will be on your left at 306 Liverpool Street.

Via Public Transit:

From Kings Cross Train Station- Darlo Bar is located 450m from Kings Cross Station. From the Station walk south on Victoria St towards Brougham Ln. Turn right onto Darlinghurst Rd. Slight right to stay on Darlinghurst Rd. Turn left onto Liverpool St and Darlo Bar will be on your left at 306 Liverpool Street.



"Quick central accommodation at the last minute- great place!  Alyssa M (TripAdvisor)

I needed to stay overnight in Sydney on short notice, and booked the Darlo Bar tentatively two days out- it was cheaper than everything else around it, and to be honest, I didn't like the name. But what a great place it is to stay! The quieter end of Liverpool street, it has a genuinely laidback, old school Sydney vibe, the staff are actually cool, having completely escaped the grating, hard-edged hipster vibe most inner-city hangouts are stocked with- come to that, the whole place seems to have escaped the worst of the surrounding gentrification. Great room too (shared bathrooms, no problem).”


Great location, friendly staff and service! Shaila (Expedia)

Pros: Everything! The staff And service was awesome, location is great. I was very comfortable staying there.       

Cons: If anything it would be awesome if the price of accomodation was a bit lower. $99 a night is a bit excessive I think.    

Location: Kings cross station is very close so you basically can do anything if you get an opal card, yummy gelato bar just around the corner too.          

I stayed at Darlo bar for 9 days. I had an absolute ball of a time, the drinks are nice and you can order food from local restaurants which I think is a great idea, the staff are so easy to get along with and were very helpful. The shared bathroom was fine there was never a wait and they were clean. Surprisingly you couldn't hear any of the noise from the pub down stairs, which I thought was awesome. The room was perfect because we didn't spend a lot of time there but it was air conditioned, bed was comfy and had a bar fridge. The atmosphere was awesome and it is located just about 5-10 minute walk to kings cross station so it was very easy to get around the city.”


Convenient and surprisingly cozy Anonymous (

This place is just perfect for someone accompanying a patient to the nearby hospital. Rooms are clean, fresh and unpretentious. Great towels! As everywhere in Australia, window makers have a great deal to learn on insulation and you have to put your shoes on when visiting the (newly renovated, shared) bathrooms. But the service is efficient, discreet and friendly. I will be back.”


Delightful darlo Catherine (

Pros: Superb staff so obliging kind and helpful. Extremely clean with adequate air conditioning which was sooo fabulous. Central for visiting. Super!
Cons: Lift but old building so not possible. “