4.5
Very Good 511 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Reviews

Expected more the price!
TroyB634

We were 2 couples staying overnight for a birthday celebration. Hotel is in a good location next to Spice Alley - a great foodie area. Was surprised by room layout with large king size bed with a glass see-through shower next to it plus with the toilet behind frosted glass the over side of the vanity.
The toilet provided for a not so pleasant experience for your partner when the other was using it.
The bed was way too plush and soft to allow for a comfortable sleep and the pillows were atrocious. I had to put a blanket under the pillow to get some kind of support.
The old windows of the building had been covered with another piece of glass to try and shut out some noise but they were very ineffective. From cars burning up and down Broadway to drunken idiots carrying on in the street late at night - there was not much sleep had that night.
It was a most uncomfortable stay for a $350 price tag!

Great hotel, great location, great room
Payne-NL

We loved our 5 nights stay at the Old Clare Hotel. Great location; station around the corner, Spice Alley across the road. Nicely decorated, very roomy Chippendale loft with great bathroom. Excellent breakfast at the A1 Canteen across the road. Good lively bar in the Old Clare in the evening. Very friendly staff.

What you book, may not be what you get
Sarah S

I had such grand expectations for The Old Clare. Unfortunately, it appears I didn’t have the same experience as others. I booked the Clare Suite... from the pictures it is a light-filled room with brick walls and wood floors. My weird and sparse loft with green carpeting has none of the warmth or charm I paid for.

To the manager’s credit, he told me people hate this room, but it was the only one left in that category. (They are recategorizing the room to a lower class next month. I’m not sure why that intel was supposed to make me feel better.) He showed me another suite, but that was simply a larger loft with the same green carpeting. I opted for less astroturf, than more.

As a very frequent traveler and a Marriott Ambassador Elite, the experience is disappointing. I’m here for three nights, so at least I won’t be compelled to stay in my room... rather I’ll explore Sydney instead.