The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale, a Member of Design Hotels™

1 Kensingston Street, Chippendale

Sydney, 2008 Australia

Phone:+61 2 8277 8277

Fax:+61 2 8277 8278

Toll-free:+61 2 8277 8220

Services & Amenities

All public areas non-smoking

Beauty shop

Coffee/tea in-room


Cash machine/ATM

Concierge desk

Foreign exchange

Hot breakfast, fee from: 25 AUD

Housekeeping service daily

Mobility accessible rooms

Newspaper in lobby

Room service

Room service, 24-hour

Safe deposit boxes, front desk

Storage space

Guest Room Information

General Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bottled water: Fee
  • Coffee maker/tea service
  • Crib/Play Yard
  • Electrical adapters
  • Individual climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini fridge
  • Pillows: down/feather
  • Safe

Bathroom Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate tub and shower

Room Entertainment

  • Cable channel: CNN
  • Cable channel: HBO
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Color TV
  • Mini Bar - fee
  • Wet bar

Business Amenities

  • Electrical outlet: desk level
  • Phone feature: cordless
  • Phone feature: voice mail

Kitchen Amenities

  • Table and chairs
Visit the Guest Rooms page for more information


Dining Services

Room service, 24-hour

Room service


Kensington Street Social

Kensington Street Social, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton's first Australian restaurant, serves contemporary shared plates in his world-famous style.

Reservations required

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Dress code: Smart Casual Phone: +61 2 8277 8533



Located in our building, Automata is chef Clayton Wells’ playground set in a 1930’s warehouse-style interior. Whether you’re after lunch or dinner, their set course menus change frequently so there's always something new to try.

Reservations required

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Smart Casual Phone: +61 2 8277 8555


The Rooftop

Fitness & Recreation


Bowling (1.2 miles)

Tennis (0.6 miles)

Bike Rentals


Fitness center on-site


Rooftop Pool

Local Attractions

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Capitol Theatre

13 Campbell St

Visit Local Area page for more information

Airport Information

Sydney Airport (SYD)


Hotel direction: 4.0 miles S

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Private Car Hire; fee: 120 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 AUD (one way)
Visit SYD airport website
Driving directions

Turn out of airport towards Redfern/City, left onto O'Riordan St. Follow until left onto Botany Road. Continue until turn onto Regent St. Left from Regent St onto Kensington St. Continue towards right down Kensington St, one way laneway. Hotel last building on left.

Business Services

Copy service

Fax service



For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas, or special services relating to a specific disability, please call +61 2 8277 8277+61 2 8277 8277.

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

  • Fitness Center
  • Pool accessible
  • Pool pathway
  • Public entrance alternative
  • Registration Desk Pathway
  • Registration desk
  • Restaurant(s)/Lounge(s)

Accessible Hotel Features

  • Service animals are welcome
  • Elevators

Guest Room Accessibility

  • Accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways
  • Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms
  • Bathroom grab bars
  • Deadbolt locks, lowered
  • Doors with lever handles
  • Electrical outlets, lowered
  • No transfer showers available
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower wand, adjustable
  • TV with close-captioning
  • Toilet seat at wheelchair height
  • Vanities, accessible
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