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1 Kensington Street, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales 2008 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#31 of 204 hotels in Sydney
Travellers' Choice
Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings – The Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building – the 69 room boutique hotel has been constructed with obsessive attention to aesthetics and concern for retaining the interesting features of both buildings.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
224Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
28Attractionswithin 0.5 km
560Reviews11Q+A93Room tips
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Paul D wrote a review Apr 2016
Annandale, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
It's funky, edgy and incredibly comfortable. Stayed in a King Clare room which was perfect in all aspects. Beautiful comfy bed, spacious, quiete with top class amenities. The toiletries are all top shelf. The staff were attentive and real whilst not being over the top. The area around the hotel has lots of great restaurants and bars which gives a better feel of what Sydey is about. If your looking for a a place that is typical of one of the "five star" international hotel chains feel, this is not the place and thank god for that! If you stay, take time to look around at all the little details left behind as part of the transformation of this old brewery in to this beautiful hotel. How they managed to design the carpet in the main bar to look like the old stained floor of the
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Date of stay: April 2016
Ritu K wrote a review Apr 2016
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions7 helpful votes
I was put up at the old Clare hotel in March for a couple of days and it was a fabulous experience! I have stayed at all the premier hotels in Sydney in the last couple of years but this little gem was a standout because of so many factors.... The excellent staff, faultless service, stylishly appointed generous sized rooms, the most comfortable bed, spot on location, great bar and restaurant! Will be making it my regular from now on.
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Date of stay: March 2016
Btlrjnn wrote a review Apr 2016
Julia Creek, Australia28 contributions7 helpful votes
If you want a different Sydney experience without the normal touristy pitfalls visit The Old Clare it's in the heart of everything art food and community. Oh if you do want to do everything touristy central station is few min walk down the road. Alice from reception was a treasure and very informative. I normally find poor quality bathroom amenities in hotels but only the best at The Old Clare, triumph & disaster shampoo & conditioner delightful. The bath tub is a dreamland. Very happy customer.
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Date of stay: April 2016
Anthony V wrote a review Apr 2016
2 contributions
This was a great, new, stylish hotel right next to Central Station. The hotel was converted from an old bar and concert space, and has a pretty great bar and restaurant inside, as well as a salon. The rooms were spacious and our bed super comfy. The only thing I didn't really care for were the open bathrooms (FYI the shower is clear glass and the toilet room frosted glass), but that's just me and it didn't affect my attitude about our stay one bit. The biggest positive, however, is the incredibly friendly and helpful staff. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: April 2016
Mahlah G wrote a review Apr 2016
4 contributions
From the moment we checked in we had a wonderful stay here. Our loft room was exquisite, we found the room spotless and inviting. The staff were great and friendly, valet service fast, room service was lovely. The only mistake we made was not spending enough time in our room, I didn't want to leave! Next time I'll book an extra night and just enjoy all the hotel has to offer instead of heading out into the city. My only issue (and I'm normally very fussy about pillows so I should have picked my own) was that my pillow was too huge and voluptuous - I'm sure if I had bothered to ring reception they would have offered another but I was being lazy and it seemed like a ridiculous thing to worry about but for those that like their pillows a little firmer - something to take note of.
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Date of stay: April 2016
Response from Timo B, General Manager at The Old Clare Hotel
Responded 12 Apr 2016
Hello Mahlah G Sounds like you had a great time and there is nothing better than hearing that, we're really happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. On the pillows, I am sorry to hear that the one in your room wasn't right for you and, as you rightly assume we would have been able to send a number of different ones to choose from to the room, if we had known, so let's make sure that we have the right pillow waiting for you in your when you return. Can I ask you kindly to be in touch with me directly to book your next stay and we will make sure that we have the perfect pillow for you; after all, there are few things more important than getting a good night's sleep. Again, thank you so much for your kind words and looking forward to have you back at The Old Clare soon. My best, Timo Bures General Manager
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USD 124 - USD 234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
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