Very Good 514 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 514 Reviews
A gem!!! So central and stylish

We booked this after being recommended by a friend, and BOY am I glad we listened to her! This place was amazing, the rooftop was so lovely on a sunny day with a rose in hand and our room was so lovely and comfortable. Random note, but the bath products they used were heavenly, my hair is missing the shampoo & conditioner! Staff were always super lovely and approachable, we will be back next time in Sydney for sure :)

Industrial Chic in Chippendale

Old Clare is located just 15mins walk away from the central station but perhaps not quite an easy walk with luggage. There are many good restaurants and cafes around the area. The hotel is new, modern with a touch of industrial shabby chic. The old funky furniture is seen everywhere in the hotel. The rooms are spacious by Sydney standard, with good WiFi connection and an open bathroom concept. Even the drainage system of the shower is “exposed” and this is why the rating for this hotel has gone down - each morning, tiny roaches are seen coming out of the water drainage area. While I’ve reported the incident, the next thing, the same thing happened. While they don’t seem harmful, sharing a room with them is not my kind of hotel stay.

After dinner

So a wonderful dinner at St George Where to go for a nightcap
The rooftop poolside at the Old Clare what a location heaters blankets and big comfy Sofa s so heading back as soon as we can
Lovely time and great atmosphere