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The Old Clare Hotel

This is one of the few luxury hotels in Sydney that will let your pooch stay in your room.
By Andrew Zuccala
September 21, 2022
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By Andrew Zuccala
September 21, 2022
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Since its highly anticipated re-opening back in 2015, Chippendale's Old Clare Hotel has held a firm place as one of the city's best boutique hotels.

Reborn from the (metaphorical) ashes of the historic and dearly beloved Clare Hotel, and adjoining Carlton United Brewery Administrative Building, the hotel boasts heritage timber panelling and exposed brick walls, furnished with pendant lighting and vintage furniture.

Plus, you can bring your pup along thanks to several dog-friendly suites. On request, they come decked out with extras like handmade pet bowls crafted by Motion Ceramics, Fuzz-Yard plush toys and a miniature retro-style lounge for your pet's sleeping and relaxing.

For guests on the go, there's a pet directory listing animal-friendly bars and eateries, and handy dog-walking and dog-sitting services available through the hotel. And your furry mate can even get in on the all-important room service action, with a complimentary menu of in-room pet dining options. They'll find treats like Yummi roo bites for cats and Savourlife beef-flavoured dog biscuits, and dry and wet food, all available 24/7.

Other hotel amenities include a rooftop pool and bar, private gym and free bike hire, as well as in-room massage services. Guests can also take advantage of custom-made bicycles to explore the surrounding neighbourhood. At night, simply relax at The Clare Bar — or at the hotel restaurant, Automata (before the beloved Hatted restaurant shuts its doors in December 2022), which gives all guests a cool 20% off.

Alternatively, you've got the wealth of delicious dining options just a hop, skip and jump down the road at Sydney's Chinatown. And the best of Redfern and Surry Hills is an easy stroll from your digs. Location, location, location.

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