The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

1 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia (show on map)

Expert reviews

New York Times review:

“The recently refurbished Old Clare Hotel is a stylish, 62-room boutique hotel with a sleek rooftop pool and bar located in the heart of Chippendale, a hip neighborhood with an emerging arts and dining scene.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Sydney, Australia.

Lonely Planet review:

“A sensitive brewery-office conversion is now a 62-room hotel in a primo Chippendale location. Rooms are well back from noisy Broadway, and high-ceilinged and easy-on-the-eye, with artful bespoke details such as the lamps made of salvaged toolshed paraphernalia.”

Telegraph review:

“The Old Clare weaves Dada-esque interiors through the bones of two heritage buildings, creating a visual feast for the design-savvy traveller. With three top restaurants within the compound, and a rooftop pool and bar, The Old Clare may be named after an old bird but she’s certainly ruffling some new feathers.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 6th in Sydney


What guests liked

All you need to know

Not your conventional hotel, the Old Clare Hotel located in central Sydney, Australia is a rich mix of history, architecture and fine, modern accommodations. Specifically situated in the up-and-coming precinct of Chippendale, guests can enjoy the artsy local scene, several shopping options and excellent eating and drinking options.

Guests do not have to leave the hotel to have a fantastic time or a memorable experience. They can enjoy fine dining at the top-rated restaurant, watch a captivating movie at the art film screenings, have a great drink at the bar, enjoy a wonderful view from the sun terrace and even get a few personal training and yoga classes at the fitness center. Just the atmosphere is a treat to the senses as the exposed walls and high ceilings of the hotel reveal its history as a former brewer headquarters.

With seven suite styles to choose from, no two rooms at this boutique are the same. You can rest in accommodations that fit your style, from cozy to opulent. Each room is air-conditioned and outfitted with a flat-screen television, electric kettle and private bathroom. For even more comfort and convenience, bathrobes and free toiletries are available.

Hotel Details
— 62 rooms
— Built in late 1800s, opened in 2015
— Historic industrial style

Hotel Features
— Free WiFi
— Outdoor swimming pool
— Rooftop swimming pool
— Restaurant
— Bar and lounge
— Sun Terrace
— Fitness center
— 24-hour front desk
— Family rooms available
— Child care services available
— Private parking available
— Laundry service available
— Concierge service
— Luggage storage available
— Bicycle rentals on site
— Business facilities available
— Gift shop

Additional Info
— Check in begins at 3:00 PM
— Check out ends at 11:00 AM


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