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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 502 Reviews
Lovely boutique in great location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great stay at The Old Clare.

Amazing transformation from an old rock n roll pub (that I used to frequently!) and attached building to a modern boutique hotel.

Loved the rooftop pool and snacks (see amazing oyster photo!!) and ability to order room service from the nearby awesome cafe/restaurant A1 Canteen.

Ours was an accessible room (husband uses a wheelchair) and it suited our needs perfectly. Loved the small touches - a card and complimentary drinks to celebrate our anniversary and the friendly and helpful staff.

Highly recommended!!

A really nice hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Had a really positive experience at the old Clare hotel, the beds were so comfortable and the decor was beautiful. The rooftop bar and pool was the perfect escape from Sydney's busy CBD. The receptionist Alicia was really helpful and warm. She advised me of the best running tracks in Sydney and recommended some good places to eat.

Will definitely rebook here.

Wonderful Hotel, Amazing Staff
Reviewed 2 months ago

The attention to detail and artfulness of this hotel - from the gorgeous collected chairs throughout and industrial art lamps to the plush beds and and rooftop bar and pool, wow, just a wonderful boutique hotel. And even better if you can imagine are the people who run it. They are genuinely nice and beyond helpful. And the breakfast at A1, in partnership with the hotel, made me feel like a very special person during a very special trip. I wish I could call out all the staff by name as everyone was so great but a big thank Luigi for assisting me with a special request on buying one of their bathrobes - the best robe ever ! and for his impeccable restaurant recommendations for Melbourne, where we were traveling to next. And for Billy for accommodating some other requests as well as two other staff I didn't get their names but all equally lovely.
Thank you The Old Clare Hotel. I will never forget you and will recommend you to everyone.

Favorite Sydney Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel is unique, comfortable and in one of the coolest areas of Sydney. The rooms are large, the beds are very comfortable and the layout is amazing. Attached to it is a fashionable bar as well as a hip restaurant. To my wife and myself, this is one of our favorite boutique hotels in the world.

Awesome staff
Reviewed 2 months ago

When you fly into Australia after an 16 hour flight from LA, what is my body craving for?.. smiling faces to greet me at valet drop off, welcoming and friendly faces at the front desk and very helpful reception people (shout out to Ana and Renalto from Reception) and a beautiful clean room.