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The Old Clare Hotel

5-star Hotel with Outdoor pool

1 Kensington Street, Sydney, NSW 2008

+61 282 778 277
Very good

based on 713 reviews

Fri 9/22
Sat 9/23

About The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

Value for money
Offering a plunge pool and a swimming pool, The Old Clare Hotel is close to nearby attractions, such as Capitol Theatre, Chinatown and Powerhouse Museum. It is five minutes' walk from Central Railway Station and Sydney. There are a range of facilities on offer to those staying at the hotel, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and valet parking. It also provides babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24 hours a day. The Old Clare Hotel has 62 rooms that are fitted with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. On-site dining options include Automata and A1 Canteen, which both serve dinner. After a full day of exploring the local area, guests can sip on beverages at the hotel's in-house bars, The Clare and The Rooftop. There is also the added convenience of an on-site restaurant. The Old Clare Hotel is within walking distance of World Tower. Regent Street Railway Station is also within a five-minute walk.

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Property safety measures

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Carpeted


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool towels
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage
  • Pool bar

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Streaming service
  • Library
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Casino
  • Cycling

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Long-term parking (surcharge)
  • Private parking
  • Valet parking

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Children's high chair


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace/Patio


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near The Old Clare Hotel

Attractions in Sydney, Australia curated by momondo

The Old Clare Hotel location: 1 Kensington Street, Sydney, NSW 2008

Top landmarks

Darling Harbour0.7 mi
Queen Victoria Building0.9 mi
Hyde Park1.0 mi
Pitt Street Mall1.0 mi
Sydney Tower1.0 mi
St Mary's Cathedral1.1 mi
Art Gallery of New South Wales1.4 mi
Royal Botanic Gardens1.7 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art1.7 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Kensington St Social0.0 mi
Jung Sung Contemporary Korean0.0 mi
Blossom Bar0.0 mi
Gin Lane0.0 mi
KYO-TO0.0 mi
Paripé0.0 mi
Cartel0.0 mi
Spice House0.0 mi
Clare Bar0.0 mi

The Old Clare Hotel Reviews

Very goodBased on 713 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Beautiful rooms and very unique. (in 139 reviews)
  • Staff were great very helpful (in 135 reviews)
  • "Great location, comfortable, lively staff" (in 135 reviews)
Cons -
  • "And thirdly, the pool looks nothing like the images on the website." (in 1 review)

The Old Clare Hotel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does The Old Clare Hotel compare to other 5 star hotels in Sydney?

    On average, The Old Clare Hotel is less than the Sydney average rate for 5 star hotels. The nightly rate at The Old Clare Hotel is typically $175, whereas the nightly rate in Sydney is $153 more.

  • How far is The Old Clare Hotel from Sydney Kingsford Smith?

    The drive from Sydney Kingsford Smith to The Old Clare Hotel will take you about 12min depending on traffic, with a distance of 4.1 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • What is the best way to get to The Old Clare Hotel from Sydney Kingsford Smith?

    If you intend on renting a car to travel from Sydney Kingsford Smith to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that The Old Clare Hotel offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $21/day for a base model rental. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to The Old Clare Hotel. The nearest airport to the hotel is Sydney Kingsford Smith.

  • Are there food options at The Old Clare Hotel?

    Yes, The Old Clare Hotel does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Sydney for those looking for something different. Guests staying at The Old Clare Hotel are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Does The Old Clare Hotel have a pool?

    Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Sydney specifically look for hotels with a pool. The Old Clare Hotel may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • How close is The Old Clare Hotel to Sydney city center?

    The Old Clare Hotel is just 0.6 mi away from Sydney city center. The closest landmark to the center of Sydney is Sydney Town Hall, which is very accessible to The Old Clare Hotel guests.

  • What is the phone number for The Old Clare Hotel?

    For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at The Old Clare Hotel, call +61 282 778 277.

  • Does The Old Clare Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Old Clare Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Is there a gym or fitness center available to guests at The Old Clare Hotel?

    The Old Clare Hotel has a fitness center available for guests who would like to use it throughout their stay.

  • What time is check-out for The Old Clare Hotel?

    The Old Clare Hotel check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out may be available upon request at the reception desk.

  • How much is a room at The Old Clare Hotel?

    Depending on the room type you prefer and your travel dates, the cost will differ. Average price per night at The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney is $247, but you may find great deals as low as $149. You can find rates for your trip in the form above.

  • Is there laundry service in The Old Clare Hotel?

    Yes, you can do your laundry at The Old Clare Hotel. An iron and an ironing board will also be provided. You can ask for them at the front desk if they are not available in the room.

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