Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.5|
|Distance to city center||5. Km|
|Nearest airport||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|Distance to airport||8.1 km|
"Good location and breakfast, friendly and helpful staff"
April 12, 2016
"The cafe is lovely and the staff were very friendly."
May 23, 2018
"We stayed in a cosy room which was perfect for two."
May 14, 2018
"This boutique hotel is friendly and relaxed in a fantastic p..."
October 1, 2018
This award-winning hotel is one of Sydney’s gracefully restored heritage buildings. Built in 1872 by Dr. Fredrick Harrison Quaife as a family home, it was later converted to a hotel and lovingly restored to it’s former glory in 1992. The 36 rooms are decorated in Victorian grandeur, with arts and literature being the focal point of this boutique hotel. Situated in Sydney’s historical district between Woollahra and Paddington, Hughenden Boutique Hotel is one of the many beautifully restored Victorian homes, more recently converted to art galleries, restaurants, bars, and cafes in this vibrant and unique part of Sydney. A short three kilometers from the hotel lies the city center of Sydney, and within a walking distance are recommended attractions like the Centennial Parklands, Fox Studios, and numerous shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. Hughenden Boutique Hotel is also a pet friendly hotel with dedicated rooms, pet washing facilities and easy access to Centennial Park.
"Bathroom was nice with a shower and a bath and both were cle..."
December 4, 2017
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Hughenden Boutique Hotel”
This was the third time we had used this hotel. It is very convenient for us for visiting family in Woollahra. It is very handy to bus stops and comes with a satisfying Continental breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The only downside is that it is a bit expensive. I will continue to use it in the future because of its convenience for our family
Hello John We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience, that the staff made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed the convenient location of our hotel. We much appreciate that you took the time to write us this lovely review. When staying it is best to discuss the options and your preferences with our always friendly and helpful staff so they can offer you the best rates. Looking forward to welcoming you to The Hughenden again.
Boutique hotel in wonderful location”
This boutique hotel is friendly and relaxed in a fantastic part of town. It’s located on a wonderful street with chic boutique shops and eateries. A large park is across the road for exercise and walks. Staff are helpful and engaging. Highly recommend!
Hello Serena We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience at our hotel and We much appreciate that you took the time to write us this lovely review. Looking forward to welcome you to The Hughenden again.
Love the feel of this place! ”
(Not a group as I was just with my mum but no other optiones were available) - A really beautiful place that I've always wanted to try! I loved hanging out in the common bar area at night doing my work and they pretty much let you stay until whenever you wanted to. The cafe is lovely and the staff were very friendly. The only downside was that the carpet might need to get redone as it was old and quite damp. The bathroom fans were also super loud and it came on when you turned the lights on, which wasn't ideal for when you needed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night as I didn't want to wake my mum up!
Hello Miki We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our hotel. Your feedback is well appreciated and we did run a full clean of our carpets recently to prevent any damp smell. However, our carpets in the common areas were just installed during our latest renovation in 2017, sorry to hear that you found it to be old. We much appreciate that you took the time to write us this review. Looking forward to welcoming you to The Hughenden again.
Great staff, very cosy room but too far for wifi!”
For the location and the attractiveness of the the hotel, this was a real bargain. The room was definately 'cosy' but just enough space for the two of us and two large bags. It was clean and functional but cold! Although the aircon unit worked as heating. We did book this room on the basis of the wifi but our room was quite far out of the main building and picked up no signal at all, which was a bit annoying. We could use it in the lounge and main hotel areas though. Breakfast was nice and simple but all we needed. Good value that it was Included. The food and wine were fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Would stay again!
Lovely boutique hotel”
The Hughenden has a lovely charm. Decorated well and a great spot near Centenary Park and a short walk to shops, restaurants and cafes. Service was good. My only complaints were that the window cover was too light and with the light outside the room it was hard to sleep as the room was not dark enough. Also no iron in the room.
Hello Yvette, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad you had a great experience and enjoyed the charm of the building. We do appreciate your feedback and we have added new blackout blinds to all our rooms now. Looking forward to welcome you to The Hughenden again.
Beautiful Heritage Hotel close to Centennial Park and Moore Park Stadiums”
A delightful hotel. A step back in time, packed with original features tastefully restored. We stayed in a cosy room which was perfect for two. Despite being so close to the busy intersection the room was super quiet. An easy walk into Paddington and Centennial Park.
Hello Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience, enjoyed the charm of the building and the souronding areas. Looking forward to welcome you to The Hughenden again.
Marvellous Hotel and Friendly Staff”
I stayed in a standard room for 10 nights (room 21) and had a great time. The room (and hotel) is a bit faded but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was small but everything worked well. The bathroom was more modern than the room. The breakfast was a good and fresh continental with more options available for a supplement. The staff was very friendly. The hotel was ideally placed between Bondi and the city by bus and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Ok for convenience when going to the footy”
frankly the room was so small 20 sqrs that you could barely swing a rat in it. the tv didn't work nor the cable tv and the bed wasnt high quality. on the positive side it was convenient. breakfast was excellent, internet was ok but limited to 750MB. water pressure was good and water was hot. overall ok only for the price tag.
Terrace Room level 1”
Lovely! Delicious buffet breakfast and great service. We were very excited to see how beautiful our bedroom was for the weekend! Very tidy apartment. Beautiful area of town. Public transport super easy to get into the CBD. Only downside to staying in Terrace Room 1 is you can hear everything on the floor above. It didn't sound like there was any sound barriers, even for bathroom use above! Perhaps street parking passes would be a good idea for guests? Otherwise you have to move your car every 2 hours to avoid a parking ticket as there aren't enough Hotel Parking spaces available for all guests.
Cute boutique pleasent space. I stayed at the cheapest smallest room, and it was defenetly tiny. However, if you are just happy sleeping over and exploring the city it is good. The room and bathroom was clean, and breakfast was very nice, a nice selection of breads, savories, fruit, and the rest, and a lovely space to dine. The staff was very polite and helpfull. Lovely location, not fair from the airport by Taxi. I would definetly stay again.
Lovely calm in busy city”
Great, the hotel was really a lovely little slice of old charm and privacy in the heart of a fantastic area in Sydney. A few steps in one direction you have vibrant Paddington with great shopping and art, a few steps in the other direction you have a the quiet village atmosphere in Woollahra. Hotel was very clean and well presented. Modern bathroom inside a heritage bedroom with a lovely sundeck to eat and read outside and enjoy Syd's perfect weather.
Great stay, friendly professional staff. Room was small, as advertised, but had everything we needed for a one night stay. Great value for money. Only complaint is that the water pressue in the shower wasn't good
We are regular guests of the Hotel and cannot find much fault with any of our stays. It is well priced, located in a central and beautiful part if Sydney, with great breakfast and friendly service. We will keep coming back.
Lovely Cottage getaway”
it was lovely, will definitely return, breakfast was included which was nice, rooms airconditioned and close to Paddington Markets (walking distance) buses very convenient and close by. We walked all along oxford street and through hyde park before reaching opera house and meses maguires park (45 min walk)
Convenient City Hotel”
It was convenient for what we wanted to do in Sydney. The breakfast was great and the staff very friendly. The room was small and the bathroom not very practical, considering it wasn't possible to get your head over the sink to wash your face.
Home away from home.”
Quirky private hotel, old-fashioned building and furnishings with grace and charm. Great lounge and bar areas, comfy library and very accommodating staff. This is not a hotel for bright young things looking for noise and it is not close to night life, not that I found anyway. But if you are after respite from a noisy city, this is a haven.
this is a lovely hotel in a great location. short walk to paddington area and there are nice cafes and shops on the same street as the hotel. breakfast was delicious and fresh. staff were friendly and really helpful!
good location with off street parking”
We booked a Queen Victoria room and were upgraded to King Deluxe Suite with King size bed and renovated bathroom which was away from traffic noise of Queen Street and spacious. Traffic noise can be a problem with the rooms overlooking Queen Street which can be noisy at weekends. Breakfast which is included in the tariff is very adequate with good choices The breakfast room is adjacent to the lounge area. On the morning we went down for breakfast a family with a large dog were eating breakfast in the lounge area with the dog sprawled out in the middle of the loungeroom floor. Whilst the Hughenden is dog friendly and we have never encounted a problem previously we thought this was inappropriate. We have seen small dogs here over the years we have been staying, which are never a problem. We recently had dinner in the Hughenden restaurant and would highly recommend it to guests.
This is lovely characterful place to stay, an ideal antidote to chain hotels. I felt very much at home in the pleasantly rambling Victorian character of the building and the interesting things on the walls. Also liked the garden courtyard, a peaceful place to sit. It's in a great location - lots of buses into the city and also to Bondi and Bronte beaches. Queen St is a delightful neighbourhood with one-off shops and cafes,and there are also takeaways and a decent Thai restaurant in Oxford St. Breakfast was good, different each day, and always included something hot as well as standard continental items. In the first room it was accompanied by ghastly musak though..... not so audible from the conservatory, fortunately. And on this same subject, the live 'music' on Thursday evening was so awful that we couldn't even face having a drink in the bar. That's a pity, as everything else was good, and I would certainly stay there again. Recommended.
Boutique hotel with convenient location”
have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions, the staff are friendly and helpful and the reception is manned 24 hours which is great if you are arriving late. the cosy rooms are small and not much hanging space, so we pay extra and book the queen victoria rooms which are larger with better hanging space with a queen size bed as opposed to a double bed in the cosy rooms. there are pet friendly rooms which are tiled generally with a courtyard or balcony.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!