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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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Updated 19/05/20

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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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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
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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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HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Nepali and 1 more
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Perfect wrote a review July 2022
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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. 💕
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Skeleton Traveller wrote a review July 2022
Sydney158 contributions86 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking is not expensive on-site but you need to book ahead. You won’t be able to easily find...
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Garry M wrote a review July 2022
London, United Kingdom42 contributions13 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: I liked the rooms off the car park - private entry.
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Philippa S wrote a review June 2022
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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 .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet but dark.
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Lligla wrote a review May 2022
Walcha, Australia76 contributions56 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don’t get room 5! Parking is very tight squeeze if biggish car.
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Isabella M wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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juliet D wrote a review Feb 2022
Sydney, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
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 .
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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visitrequisites wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia184 contributions182 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Choose a room upstairs away from the carpark - and probably away from the deck too
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David wrote a review Jan 2022
Lennox Head, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Oona O'Shea wrote a review Jan 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia10 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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USD 105 - USD 161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 The Grand National Hotel (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.
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, 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 Chinese Garden of Friendship (3.1 km), State Theatre (3.1 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (2.7 km).