The ideal Hotel to stay in Sydney. Warm, cosy, clean and welcoming. Set in beautiful surroundings and close to all amenities Friendly & helpful staff add up to making it a thoroughly enjoyable visit. 💕
As a place to sleep for a short visit I really liked this hotel. In a what looked like a converted old mansion I liked the many corridors and cosy feel. The common lounge was especially cool with its fireplace. I did not have a dog myself but I enjoyed the presence of others in this pet friendly place. The staff were all very easy going and responsive to emails and were well organised. There is a cafe on site. Also lots of nice places to eat and shop very close by. On site parking was a big plus and not expensive. Heating in the room was my only quibble because using small plug in heaters did not really do the job.
The Hughenden is not your standard shiny Sydney hotel, but its old world charm and character (and its location) stand out. It feels more like a guest house than a hotel - for me is a major plus. The personal approach (and personalities) of the staff add to a distinctively friendly ambiance. If you're after 24 hour room service, cable television and bathrooms silvered and mirrored ... the Hughenden may not be for you. If you're happy with comfort over luxury and unique style over 5 star sameness ... then give it a go!
I had always wanted to stay at this hotel and finally got a chance! Unfortunately I was disappointed as the grand old lady is very tired and is in desperate need of an upgrade. The hallway carpets are revolting and that is the first thing you notice. Rooms were clean, ours was a superior room out the back with one tiny window and tiny bathroom. Bed was good though. For the money it is not great value. However it is in a great area .
I had cosy room which is a double bed and small room best for one person in the room. I’ve stayed in past years and had nice rooms in the category, but I got a dingey horrible room with no outside view at all and it smelt of sewer type smell. No where to put your case or anything, or a chair to sit on. Wasn’t even cheap! It is in great need of a renovation, dogs were yapping and are allowed in the sitting room etc. which is rather invasive. It’s gone right off but used to be rather quaint and sedate… not now!
A beautiful hotel! The staff are super friendly, rooms comfortable and well situated and best of all DOG FRIENDLy. Highly recommend and will book again :) Also breakfast is included and extremely yummy.
Stayed 3 nights . Disappointing to have to request room service on the 3rd day. Room was dingey with no outlook. Room was clean . Bed was old and uncomfortable. Breakfast that is included in the price is a coffee and muffin/toast or coffee and yoghurt Hotel is old with worn out carpets and very much in need of refurbishment. No reception after 3pm , no bar or cafe facilities after 3pm .
I stayed here for 3 nights in December, using it as a base to catch up with friends. The positives: This is no cookie-cutter hotel, being an historic home so it feels fun and unusual staying here. My queen room had a small sitting area with chaise lounge and desk (neither of which I used) but handy to have. The location, on the beautiful Queen Street Woollahra shopping strip, Oxford St literally around the corner and stunning Centennial Park across the road, not to mention a quick drive to Westfield Bondi Junction, the city and the airport, makes it a winner every time. The car parking with the electronic security gate at $33/day is a bargain compared to getting a ticket so all good there although I was never convinced reception had actually worked out how many customers were using it each day, so I tended to park by 6pm each night to make sure I got a spot. The negatives: You get a voucher for breakfast. It would be kinder and more accurate to call it a breakfast snack, choosing from a muffin, or toast, or a ham & cheese croissant etc plus a coffee or tea. My croissant was barely toasted the first day although I did ask for and get a much hotter croissant the second day but nothing out of the ordinary. There is a huge sign on the bathroom that you MUST KEEP YOUR DOOR SHUT as steam will trigger the fire alarm and a false alarm calling out the firies will cost you a $1,700 callout fee. Well, nothing like making you feel relaxed, hey? The first morning I had a shower and discovered the shower curtain is too short, and thus floods the floor. Paranoid about setting off the alarm, I threw open the window and thought I'd rather be seen naked than wear a $1,700 fine WHICH I WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY IF THEY HAD INSTALLED A CEILING FAN TO TAKE THE STEAM OUT... As others have mentioned, reception hours are 7am-3pm so you've got to make sure your flight arrives before 3pm so you can get into your room. Despite all this, I would probably stay here again.…
During the last four years, I’ve stayed at ‘The Hughie’ on 6 occasions, twice with my wife and with a cricketing mate for the SCG test in January on four occasions. The SCG and SFS are an easy 10 minute stroll away, and buses run into the city and Bondi along Oxford Street every few minutes. The building is full of charm and history, and the rooms have been tastefully renovated and are maintained in spotless condition. The staff are courteous, polite and accomodating.
Coming into Sydney during the pandemic doesn’t feed the senses as she, as a whole, is well below ‘par’. However the Hughendon, looks like it has been tracking south since the last pandemic! Staff are pleasant but the facility itself is over priced - trading as it is on its location. A good clean is in order.