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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 208 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
24-hour security
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
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
223Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
29Attractionswithin 0.5 km
566Reviews11Q+A94Room tips
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Semele H wrote a review Apr 2016
4 contributions
Love this new hotel. Very comfortable bed and great bath. An excellent array of restaurants around Kensington st and we enjoyed Kensington st social. The gym is basic and the pool bar was closed for the colder months and I want to return when it is open. But you could still use the pool and the water was quite warm.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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
USD 178 - USD 252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
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