Very Good 496 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 496 Reviews
Friendly service
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here for 7 days from Christmas to new year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room is always clean and fresh everyday. The breakfast restaurant is always busy but the food is delicious and nutritious. Special mention to Renalto at the front desk. The perfect gentleman. Opening the the cab door for us melts my heart.

New Year’s Eve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chosen to stay here while the rest of my family were in intercontinental. The service here is exquisitely genuine and very one on one. Rustic decor for Christmas and clean wide space room. Special mention to renalto for booking us in at ivy though last minute . We’ll be back this February for the Mardi Gras.

Excellent service
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for Christmas with my partner as part of our Sydney holiday. Many changes including the pool bar. New faces reception. Renato is the only one I remember vividly. Friendly service is still there and of course the clean room. Glad to be back.

Loved It
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I enjoyed our stay at Old Clair. Great location....walked from central station. Heaps of great restuarants near by, shopping if u want. We spent hours by the rooftop pool.... very relaxing. Staff were lovely... hotel clean...comfy bed...huge bath...retro feel. We will come back.

Beautiful rooms & great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to stay somewhere a bit ‘different’ and the renovated Old Clare is really lovely! Our room was very spacious with a super comfy bed and bathtub in the room. Bar downstairs also did great cocktails! Can be a little bit tricky to find, took us a couple of drives around the street until we figured it out but not an issue. Only small thing was the room service ... called down in the morning to order some breakfast for the two of us. Asked for scrambled eggs with avocado & bacon, and poached eggs with bacon. We received literally 1 scrambled egg and 1 poached egg, 1 slice of toast, avo but no bacon at all. Obviously something got confused along the way and they missed the whole second order AND the bacon but we got over it and had a laugh about it later! Would definitely stay here again in the future though!