The Old Clare Hotel

1 Kensington Street, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia
Chippendale

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19.5
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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

We’ve been fans of the Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng since the beginning. And we’ve also followed with great interest the continuing evolution of the Sydney hospitality scene. So when it comes to the Old Clare Hotel, we’re doubly hooked. Not only because Chippendale, just to the south of the central business district, could do with a stylish boutique hotel as a part of its continuing transformation, but because Peng, who’s made a career out of turning derelict historical properties into buzzing, contemporary boutique hotels, is just the man to do it.

He had help, of course. Sydney architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer are well known in Australia, and for good reason, as they’ve got a knack for putting existing, often industrial, spaces to new use. And you could do worse, for a canvas to work on, than the Art Deco Clare Hotel, which has been joined together with the Victorian-era Carlton United Breweries headquarters by enclosing the alleyway that ran between the two. The result is roughly one part lovingly preserved historical patina and one part ultra-modern, ultra-tasteful luxury, an impressive achievement and one that puts the Old Clare at the top of a lot of design junkies’ must-try lists.

They won’t be disappointed. Not only because Peng’s hotels have a history of delivering on their design promise with substantial comforts and a vibrant social life, but because of the work of a few talented local chefs as well. Sydney is undergoing something of a foodie explosion at the moment, and its two restaurants are headed by a superhero pair: Clayton Wells, a Momofuku alum, and Jason Atherton, a Michelin star winner who’s apparently in global-domination mode. It’ll put Chippendale on the map for future visitors to Sydney, and that’s more than you can expect most boutique hotels to do.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 62 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Old Clare.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Connell Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • Triumph & Disaster bath amenities
    • working desk
  • Abercrombie Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • Triumph & Disaster bath amenities
  • Clare Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 473 ft²/44 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • Triumph & Disaster bath amenities
  • Chippendale Loft

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 495 ft²/46 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • private bedroom and sitting area over two levels
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • Triumph & Disaster bath amenities
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Old Clare.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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