The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
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The Hughenden Boutique Hotel

14 Queen St, Sydney, New South Wales 2025 Australia
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#3 of 5 hotels in Woollahra
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The award winning Hughenden (circa 1870) is a gracious historic hotel at the heart of Woollahra, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Associated with Australia's first philosopher, The Hughenden experienced many changes from grand residence to Masonic Hall to Ladies College. In 1993, The Hughenden commenced a programme of extensive restoration, redeveloping it into a beautiful boutique hotel. The last refurbishment in 2017 refreshed the hotel whilst preserving its old-world grandeur and character. The historic features such as the marble fireplaces, the original grand staircase, and servant bells are still prevalent today. Visitors are welcome to experience the warmth, charm and personal service offered by our hotel. With 32 Heritage Rooms, Pet Friendly Accommodation, Cafe, Lounge Bar and Event spaces, The Hughenden has unique offerings for all to experience and enjoy.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Nepali and 1 more

Location

14 Queen St, Sydney, New South Wales 2025 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 78 out of 100
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Sydney Airport
Edgecliff
14 minSydney Trains
Bondi Junction
18 minSydney Trains
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Martin wrote a review July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely old modernised 1870s hotel that oozes charm. Staff were very friendly and accommodating (pardon the pun). Our particular room was small but quiet - perfectly good enough for a night or two stay & included a firm mattress, TV, free wifi, bar fridge, phone, tea & coffee making facilities, ironing board, extra blankets & reverse cycle aircon/heater. The shower in the modern ensuite provided instant hot water with good pressure. There are even pet-friendly rooms available! The continental buffet breakfast included in the room price featured cereals, regular & skim milk, breads, croissants, various condiments, fresh fruit, yoghurts, fruit juices and hot water for tea or coffee. Off-street car parking is available at the hotel for an extra nightly charge. Location is fantastic: a stone’s throw from the Queen Street/Oxford Street/Moore Park Road crossroad in Woollahra with Centennial Park just a 5 minute walk away. Public transport & cafes, pubs & eateries are all just around the corner on Oxford Street. Would certainly stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ana_London_79 wrote a review Mar 2020
London
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there on the recommendation of a friend who lives nearby and we cannot be happier with the location. It is very convenient for the buses into the city and / or to the beaches and the local area has plenty of choice for food (all we tried was delicious) and close to Centennial park so is hard to beat.
The only downside was the breakfast, a bit lacking if you don't want to pay extra money.
The room was large and clean, bathroom small but with everything you need. Staff was great at all times. A great spot.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Marianne wrote a review Dec 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is perfect for me when travelling to Sydney from the mountains. My family is close by and all the essential shopping is in walking distance. The hotel itself has character and best of all, pet friendly. It has changed hands over the years and recently provided a change in front of house staff which has made all the difference. A delight to be the recipient of thoughtful, considerate and helpful staff. Rooms are well appointed with all the essentials and careful thought is given to the authenticity of the period it is reflecting. The restaurant is separate to the hotel and caters to a strict cuisine with their menu changing from time to time. The service was good and meal served promptly but unfortunately was not hot. I'll definitely give it another chance. Being given a breakfast voucher and wifi/entrance code on check-in is a little archaic. Great coffee must be given a mention. A suggestion for the wifi and entrance code sharing would be to send to your mobile phone rather than being printed on a small piece of paper. It took me 20 minutes to find the piece of paper when I returned back one night which means without night staff there is no entry if you don't have the code.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Sid D wrote a review Feb 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited for one Saturday night with friends, choosing the hotel for its convenient location, value for money and proximity to an event we were attending. The staff were friendly and helpful, though a little Fawlty Towers. The rooms are on the small side but recently renovated with modest sized bathrooms. Our friends had an upstairs room with a lovely patio area. Some cleanliness issues - hair on bathroom floor. Included breakfast was good, and barista coffee at extra cost was excellent. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from TheHughendenHotel, General Manager at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear Sid, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience, that you enjoyed the charm of the building, the friendly service and the very convenient location. Your feedback is much appreciated and we will ensure that the mentioned issue does not happen again. Looking forward to welcoming you to The Hughenden again.
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Lawrie M wrote a review Apr 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Handy location and they allow pets. Breakfast voucher was good. We were in Room 6 which had virtually no natural light and the size of the room was quite small. Bathroom was small and we had to keep the door closed when taking a shower to avoid tripping the smoke alarm. There is a fee for parking and various security codes to get in and out of the place Check in girl and another one making coffee looked like they'd been sucking lemons. A smile would have been easy but we didn't get one.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms might have more natural light.
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Nelly wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this cute boutique hotel a few times. Room was nice with a cute balcony, bed very comfy, air con & ceiling fans worked well. Staff were extremely helpful! I am only give it a 3 dots (average) because the free breakfast was so poor & if you want to have a real breakfast you need to pay for it on top of the expensive rate they charge for the room. They used to serve lunch in the past but that stopped happening. In the evening we ordered "antipasto" which it included prosciuto as per the menu but when they brought it to the room they said that they have no prosciuto anymore & added some extra cheese, for a 4 stars hotel this is not right! It is the only decent hotel within the area so I might need to come back as my mother lives close by & that is the reason I stay there sometimes.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Suite 18 is delightful
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David wrote a review Jan 2022
Lennox Head, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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denise0082019 wrote a review May 2021
The Entrance, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed this lovely old mansion accommodation which is situated in Queen Street across from Centennial Park and close to the SCG where we were seeing an AFL match.

We loved the easy walk to the ground and when we came back went to the local Woollahra Hotel for dinner. A fabulous hotel with a great menu and only a short walk from the Hughenden accommodation.

The room we had was the Manor Suite and it was spacious and comfortable for an overnight stay. Off street parking is handy and costs $33.

We liked the leafy street with a nice safe feel and the hotel has good security systems so night access is via a coded gate.

You also get a $10 voucher each to have a coffee and breakfast snack in the morning. The coffee was excellent along with friendly and efficient service.

If you enjoy a cosy, comfortable hotel with lovely history and keeping in the old charm style then you will enjoy this place.

Definitely recommend if you like a nice area close to the SCG for watching sport.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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poshw5 wrote a review Sept 2020
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel building itself is very pretty and you can enjoy a glass of wine with your dogs in front of the fire near reception. The waiter on Saturday night was great with the dogs.

We had room 36 and boy was it tiny and claustrophobic. Tiny bed, no window to the outside and door basically opened onto the bed. Definitely the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in worldwide. Perhaps we were unlucky with our room allocation but we changed our stay from 3 nights to 1 as we couldn’t cope being in such a tiny space. Perhaps more suited to a single person than a couple.

I would suggest since they advertise as such a dog friendly hotel that they include a water bowl at the very least with the room. We actually chose it as it was marketed as a dog hotel and we wanted to treat our furbabies with a staycation so it was a bit disappointing!

Parking also a pain - move every 2 hours or you have to pay them $33 per 24 hours.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Dec 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really sweet hotel, in a good location, and the rooms are well-appointed and clean. The breakfast arrangement is a little unusual in that you get a $10 voucher to use in the cafe downstairs; it will buy you one of 4 breakfast specials costing exactly that much, and they are quite good value eg egg bagel and a drink. But watch out if you want soy milk with your coffee as they will actually make you pay $0.40 more. This just seemed mean to me. Also the tables don't get cleared promptly when people leave so you might end up with few choices of where to sit. Reception has limited hours but they have quite a good system for after-hours arrivals so don't be put off by that. The hotel is pet friendly which is obviously great if you have a pet - but we had a dog barking outside for quite some time, very early in the morning. Not sure if that's a regular thing.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get a room towards the back Get a room towards the back
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Woollahra, Australia
Yes, we can organize a late checkout for you. Please contact our friendly front desk team via reservations email with your booking details so they can assist you. rgs
Katie N wrote a tip Nov 2023
Australia28 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive early for best car space"
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Dr David LO wrote a tip Nov 2023
Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France71 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe some of the rooms in the hotel were larger & brighter than ours...?"
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Deb W wrote a tip July 2023
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fabulously friendly for dog lovers. "
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Deb W wrote a tip Mar 2023
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you know how to work out the key safe if you arrive late."
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katejim1 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Boonah, Australia473 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book parking if you have a car. "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$185 - AU$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel hughenden boutique, hughenden boutique sydney
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyWoollahra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Paddington Markets (0.4 km), Oxford Street (0.06 km), and Tasty Trivia Woollahra (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fred's, Saint Peter, and Cipri Italian.
Is The Hughenden Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Woollahra.
Are pets allowed at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (3.1 km), Anzac Memorial (2.5 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (2.7 km).
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