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4.7 out of 5

"This place is just gorgeous. We only got to stay for one night but we have plans of staying there again very soon for a longer period of time to not o ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 17 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Chippendale awaits you at The Old Clare Hotel. Within steps you'll find Kensington Street and University of Technology Sydney. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 62 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and espresso makers. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Down comforters, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

The restaurant, Automata, is open for lunch and dinner. Clare Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Places within a short walk of this 5-star Chippendale hotel include Railway Square and Central Park.

Kent Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$209* Per night/room 31 May - 1 Jun.

Mary O Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Connell Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Chippendale Loft

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Abercrombie Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Clare Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Old Clare Hotel ratings based on 77 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Old Clare Hotel

Everyone (59) Couples (14) Business (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
This place is just gorgeous. We only got to stay for one night but we have plans of staying there again very soon for a longer period of time to not only take in what the hotel has to offer but also the food, culture and atmosphere around the hotel. Our room was delicious! Very modern, very boutique. Cant wait to get back there, I give it 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!

Posted by , from Newcastle on 17 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
The staff were fantastic! Always smiling and willing to help. Our room was perfect and we wished we could stay longer. Fantastic position in the city.

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
I stayed in one of the Abercrombie rooms which was spacious and cosy at the same time. The bed was super comfy if you like a plush soft mattress. There’s a great little nespresso coffee machine and the bath is lush with great products from Triumph & Disaster. A1 Canteen is great for breakfast and if you’re heading out for dinner, make sure you visit Ester just around the corner. One of my favourite Sydney restaurants. My only negative is that the noise from the Kensington Street restaurants and bars is quite noisy. I had to get reception to send me up some earplugs, which they did so promptly. If you can, request a room on the Carlton St side or the back of the hotel.

Posted by , from Sydney on 8 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Decor was interesting, room very comfortable and location was great

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
Beautifully furnished rooms. Wonderful ambiance. Close proximity to delicious restaurants and cafes.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
We loved this hotel with its great location, facilities, decor, and staff

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2020

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great relaxing place, close to shops, restaurants, bars, etc

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Nov. 2019 by Lana

Hello, thank you for the exceptional review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again. Best,

5 out of 5
Real homely vibe, felt welcomed by staff - were easy with early check in and late check out. Rooms beautiful and surrounding area bustling

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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Property Features

The Old Clare Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 3 meeting rooms available. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Old Clare Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of The Old Clare Hotel was completed in September 2015. This Art Deco Chippendale hotel is smoke free.

  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1911
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Redfern Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Central Light Rail Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Old Clare Hotel offers 62 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and hair dryers. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave available
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Clare Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Automata - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

A1 - This café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

The Rooftop at The Clare - This poolside rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 75.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 10 and AUD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: AUD 60 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 75.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Old Clare Hotel Chippendale
  • Old Clare Hotel
  • Old Clare Chippendale
  • Old Clare

You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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