The Old Clare Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Connell Room	 | Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar
Clare Suite | Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar

Overview of The Old Clare Hotel

The Old Clare Hotel

5.0 star property

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 sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
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1 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW, 2008

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBroadway Shopping Center9 min walk
  • Popular LocationWorld Square Shopping Centre11 min walk
  • Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney17 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)22 min drive

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About this area

Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel is located in Chippendale, a neighborhood in Sydney, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Railway Square and Sydney Opera House are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Kensington Street and Paddy's Market. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground, or consider a night out at Hordern Pavilion. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spa, or seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Kensington Street - 1 min walk
  • Railway Square - 2 min walk
  • Broadway Shopping Center - 9 min walk
  • World Square Shopping Centre - 11 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Central Station - 8 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 8 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Loft UTS - 3 min walk
  • KOI Dessert Bar - 3 min walk
  • Coffee Trails - 4 min walk
  • Ippudo - 4 min walk
  • Essen - 4 min walk

About this property

The Old Clare Hotel

Luxury Sydney hotel in Chippendale, near Kensington Street
This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.
The Old Clare Hotel offers 69 air-conditioned accommodations 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 the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and hair dryers. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

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

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer 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 transportation

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

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
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Clare Bar
  • Automata
  • The Rooftop at The Clare

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Baby bath
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • 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

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 3

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

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

More

  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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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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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 17 2022 to August 17 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 75.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 10 and AUD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Covered 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 percent

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 a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 264 out of 377 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 83 out of 377 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 377 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 377 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 377 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.6/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and beautiful hotel!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and unique deco
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall It was fine. But I don’t think it’s worth the price. They charge $30 if you want to have 12pm late check out.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome vibe and great staff. Room service was great and so close to some nice restaurants and bars.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
World class, already planning my next stay.
Worth it. Everything is perfect at the Old Clare. Best customer service I’ve ever come across. Pool is heaven, beds are ultra comfy, location is convenient.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
One of the best properties in the city!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022