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4.6/5 Wonderful
331 reviews
Great location, Definitely stay, Walking distance


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kensington Street
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Railway Square
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University of Technology Sydney
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)
    11 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Located in Chippendale, The Old Clare Hotel is in the city centre and near the airport. Paddy's Market and World Square Shopping Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hyde Park and Royal Botanic Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or Qudos Bank Arena. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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    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, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 22 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Clare Bar – Serves light fare daily, happy hour available.
    • Automata – Restaurant with a bar. Serves lunch and dinner on selected days. Reservations required.
    • A1 – Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare daily.
    • The Rooftop at The Clare – Poolside rooftop bar. Serves light fare on selected days.

    About this property

    The Old Clare Hotel

    Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 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 62 individually decorated 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.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and public transport

    Valet parking: AUD 50.00 per night
    Extended parking: AUD 60 per night

    Food and drink

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

    Things to do

    Bike hire
    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


    Front-desk safe

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    3 meeting rooms


    Outdoor furniture
    Rooftop terrace


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Romance packages available
    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


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


    Designer toiletries
    Toilet paper


    40-inch flat-screen TV
    TV channels

    Food and drink

    Electric kettle
    Espresso maker
    Microwave (on request)


    Connecting rooms available
    Free local calls
    Free newspapers
    In-room massage
    Individually decorated
    Individually furnished
    Iron/ironing board
    Laptop-friendly workspace


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This place is just gorgeous. We only got to stay for one night but we have plans of staying there again very soon for a longer period of time to not only take in what the hotel has to offer but also the food, culture and atmosphere around the hotel. Our room was delicious! Very modern, very boutique. Cant wait to get back there, I give it 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The staff were fantastic! Always smiling and willing to help. Our room was perfect and we wished we could stay longer. Fantastic position in the city.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    I stayed in one of the Abercrombie rooms which was spacious and cosy at the same time. The bed was super comfy if you like a plush soft mattress. There’s a great little nespresso coffee machine and the bath is lush with great products from Triumph & Disaster. A1 Canteen is great for breakfast and if you’re heading out for dinner, make sure you visit Ester just around the corner. One of my favourite Sydney restaurants. My only negative is that the noise from the Kensington Street restaurants and bars is quite noisy. I had to get reception to send me up some earplugs, which they did so promptly. If you can, request a room on the Carlton St side or the back of the hotel.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    bathroom reveal

    Hotel is centrally located and well serviced, but I do have 2 gripes - the bathroom walls are made of glass, and although there is some frosting, basically the bathroom, toilet and shower are see-through, which can be confronting if staying with your adult children. We had a room with 2 double beds which was a convenient option, however the room wasn't really big enough for 2 double beds

    Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

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