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Overview of The Old Clare Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, down duvet, pillow top beds, minibar
Premium bedding, down duvet, pillow top beds, minibar

The Old Clare Hotel

5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKensington Street1 min walk
    Popular LocationRailway Square2 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Technology Sydney3 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Showroom Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 53 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Connell Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Double Beds
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  • C.U.B. Suite

    Room amenities

    • 106 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Clare Suite

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 47 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Kent Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Chippendale Loft

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Abercrombie Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 37 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Mary O Suite

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Sydney

Located in Sydney, The Old Clare Hotel is in the city centre and near the airport. Railway Square and Sydney Opera House are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Kensington Street and Paddy's Market. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spas, or seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kensington Street - 1 min walk
  • Railway Square - 2 min walk
  • University of Technology Sydney - 3 min walk
  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • White Rabbit - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Central Station - 8 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 8 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • Clare Bar — 1 min walk
  • Automata — 1 min walk
  • Coffee Trails - 3 min walk
  • Ippudo - 4 min walk
  • Project 8 Cafe - 4 min walk
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About this property

The Old Clare Hotel

Luxury Sydney hotel in Chippendale, walk to Paddy's Market
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness centre, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 69 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
The Old Clare Hotel offers 69 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a safe and a hairdryer. Microwaves, in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Secured covered valet parking on site (AUD 70.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:30 AM: AUD 10-35 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 3 meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Renovated entire property – September 2015
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 75.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 10 and AUD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 70.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 75.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

Old Clare Hotel Chippendale
Old Clare Hotel
Old Clare Chippendale
Old Clare

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Old Clare Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Old Clare Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Old Clare Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Old Clare Hotel?
As of 2 Mar. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Old Clare Hotel on 28 Mar. 2021 start from AU$203, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Old Clare Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Is The Old Clare Hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Old Clare Hotel?
Valet parking is available for AUD 70.00 per night.
What time is check-in at The Old Clare Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at The Old Clare Hotel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Old Clare Hotel located?
Located in Chippendale, this luxury hotel is steps away from Kensington Street, Railway Square and University of Technology Sydney. Central Park and Broadway Shopping Center are also within 10 minutes. Central Light Rail Station is 8 minutes by foot and Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 9 minutes.
4.6
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 238 out of 341 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 75 out of 341 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 341 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 341 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 341 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A trendy place to stay in the heart of the city.
A very cool hotel in a great part of the city with a terrific pool and excellent staff.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We had a nice stay at the Old Clare but I was a bit disappointed in the overall experience. Upon arrival we were told that there would be no room service available except for toast as the kitchen was closed (and would reopen next week.) It would have been nice to have known this sooner. We were highly recommended the rooftop bar, closing at 10pm too by staff.. however, when we tried to go up at 8:45 after rushing back from dinner out, it was also closed. For the amount of money you pay for a designy hotel, the finishings were disappointing in the room as well.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The Old Clare was a beautiful, unique hotel. Great location and the staff were very friendly. Defiantly will stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

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