I've just returned from my first trip to Sydney. We stayed at the Hughenden. What an absolute pleasure.
The Hughenden is truly a gem amongst hotels. A rambling old house, busting with character. The minute you walk in the door you start to relax. Such refreshing change from the faceless corporate hotels that seem to be taking over the world's holiday destinations.
The staff were relaxed and unobtrusive, but professional and, without exception, incredibly warm and genuinely friendly.
If you are looking for a hotel with charm and character, look no further. It's not modern, it's not huge. It's cosy, relaxing & endearingly eccentric - stacks of books, armchairs occupied by well loved teddy bears, glass fronted cabinets with stacks of old china, traditional wooden rocking horse, piano.
The Hughenden is located on a charming tree-lined street filled with art galleries, antique shops, and quaint little specialist shops. Smartly dressed elderly ladies drift up & down with their pedigree dogs. The beautiful "Centennial Park" is just across the road (largest park in Australia) and you are equi-distant from Bondi beach & Sydney harbour. Perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Hughenden (circa 1870) is a gracious historic hotel at the gateway to the antiques and art galleries of Woollahra, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Associated with Australia's first philosopher, The Hughenden experienced many changes from grand residence to Masonic Hall to Ladies College. In 1993, The Hughenden commenced a programme of extensive restoration, redeveloping it into a beautiful boutique hotel.Today, The Hughenden, known as Sydney's premier Art and Literary Hotel, features marble fireplaces, the original grand staircase, Victorian dining rooms, art exhibitions and literary events.Visitors are welcome to experience the warmth, charm and personal service offered by The Hughenden. With 32 Heritage Rooms, Pet Friendly Accommodation, Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Meeting, Event and Wedding facilities, The Hughenden has unique offerings for all to experience and enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hughenden Boutique
- Hughenden Boutique Sydney