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The Hughenden Boutique Hotel

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14 Queen St, Sydney, New South Wales 2025 Australia
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#3 of 6 hotels in Woollahra
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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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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 cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Nepali and 1 more
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Marianne wrote a review Dec. 2020
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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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Kiribatitraveller wrote a review Dec. 2020
Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati12 contributions5 helpful votes
The room housekeeping not at all thorough, the overhead fan filthy, bed barely made. Overall the hotel, including the entrance areas and front cafe area, needs a good clean, and the carpets int he passages need throwing out.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Dec. 2020
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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
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Peter M wrote a review Dec. 2020
Leura, Australia2 contributions
Its run down and shabby, the rooms are very small (Queen room), relatively airless and pokey. The hallway very noisy at night. After a broken night's sleep we had a couple having a noisy ongoing row in the hallway at 5am over a dog or something, clearly substances were involved and there was absolutely zero consideration given to other guests. That's not hotel's fault (except that they allow dogs) it just had us departing in a pretty ugly frame of mind, but a night manager would have sorted it out. When someone shuts a door it goes off like a rifle shot. Pretty ordinary place.........
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Julie L wrote a review Dec. 2020
Greater Melbourne, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
The room was small but the welcome was huge. Delightful breakfasts included. Lovely peaceful downstairs lounge. Easy access to bus. Great pubs nearby. Close to Emanuel Synagogue and it’s kosher!! Local shops are interesting as are the houses in the back streets.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 89 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), The Grand National Hotel (0.3 km), and Oxford Street (0.06 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.
Which room amenities are available at The Hughenden Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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, Cipri Italian, and Saint Peter.
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 Chinese Garden of Friendship (3.1 km), State Theatre (3.1 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (2.7 km).