Very Good 443 Reviews
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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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A stay at The Old Clare Hotel places you in the heart of Chippendale, steps from University of Technology Sydney and close to Darling Harbour. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House.


Make yourself at home in one of the 62 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.

How to Get There

The Old Clare Hotel
1 Kensington Street
Chippendale, 2008 Australia


4.5 Very Good 443 Reviews
I love this hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect location...had a quiet getaway for our anniversary.
The stay topped off our weekend.
Good staff which offered great service especially the reception.
We don't normally getaway so to have a special stay.and time was great.
Thank you for looking after us.

Absolutely amazing!
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here for the second time in a year. Just amazing as the rooms were large & spacious! Amenities were more than sufficient and they have brilliant restaurants around the area.

Service was also impeccable. Could not recommend it even more!

Hens night
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were amazing, room was exceptional . The front desk really looked after us giving us the best service and the room was just really unique, rustic and modern. The CUB suite was amazing and the staff really looked after us despite our little demands.

Great stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall was a great experience.
The location is the best in Sydney.
Beds are super comfortable.
Gym is clean and spacious.
Staff are always friendly and nothing is a problem for them.
Kudos to Iris at reception for booking us a great restaurant which is the Automata.

Room 301 small and claustrophobic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps I was just really unlucky with the room I was given. I found it very small and it didn't have high ceilings! It had a narrow strip of window with an internal view overlooking the top of the lobby atrium.

Bathroom shower was large. Towels were thick and fluffy. Double basins.

Check in at night was cool and polite, not unfriendly but I wouldn't say it was welcoming either.

During the day I found reception staff always said hello and were very friendly.

Even though you needed a swipe card to get to your floor in the elevator, the open and public staircase accessible to all from the lobby means anyone can climb it to any level at any time!

Room service was speedy and delicious (flatbread and broccoli)

Street noise inevitable. Not the place to go if you want a super quiet room.

Close to Spice Alley. Shopping complex next door including a cinema.

I probably wouldn't stay here again. For a more comfortable stay I would return to QT Sydney.