Sydney’s Most Chic Pub Stays
Whether you’re visiting town or just keen to escape reality with a blissed-out staycation, look no further than the chic accommodation our leading hoteliers have to offer.
Staying true to their naval heritage, Alexander & Co oversaw the new fit-out with a crisp nautical palette that carries through to the six rooms available to book. Be sure to explore the Hotel’s restaurant for comforting pub classics, while their cocktail list boasts concoctions by the jug, as well as a handful of in-house creations. Our pick is the ‘Sailor’s Mistress’ – perfect to ease into the afternoon.
46 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo
The ‘new’ Old Clare Hotel’s refurbished 62 rooms pays ‘obsessive attention to aesthetics’ and are a stunning melange of contemporary design and heritage features. The Clare is the venue’s public bar downstairs, but for a more intimate drink, head upstairs to the Hotel’s heated rooftop pool with lounging deck and a tempting cocktail list. What’s more, the Old Clare Hotel has impressive dining options – Automata and Kensington Street Social.
1 Kensington Street, Chippendale
This is just the place to visit if an old-world escape is just what the doctor ordered. You will be able to take in the best of the venue’s charm, from its comprehensive hospitality to exposed sandstone and functioning in-house brewery, every corner of this heritage hotel is well loved. With a slew of industry nods for their wine list, its best you take full advantage of their wide-reaching offering of tipple.
19 Kent Street, The Rocks
The darling of Millers Point, Hotel Palisade has won the hearts of Sydneysiders with its glam décor, charming public bar and the Henry Deane rooftop bar. Offering eight rooms across the middle floors of the hotel, Hotel Palisade’s accommodation has been restored and reinvigorated with a modern, luxe edge. And with views from every room, you’ll be hard pressed to find a reason to leave your little oasis.
35 Bettington Street, Millers Point
Offering an authentic B&B experience, The Australian Heritage Hotel holds true to The Rocks hospitality. Built in Edwardian/Federation style, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time as you settle in to bed for the evening – post dinner and beers of course. With over 120 Australian craft beers available (20 of which are on tap) you’ll welcome the complimentary continental breakfast lavished on you come morning.
100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Two floors of boutique accommodation, beachside bar, wraparound terraces, upmarket dining space and (of course) a perpetually heaving nightclub ensures this Eastern Suburbs haunt ticks every box. Bringing plush and coastal style together, you’ll be pampered from the moment you arrive – from in-room massages, beach towel hire to surfboard storage, this beachfront establishment removes all the hassle of beach holidays so you can focus on relaxing.
118 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Considered to be the last country-style pubs within the city, you’ll find a charming (almost B&B) atmosphere with original finishes, traditional décor, excellent food and a gorgeous front bar. The real draw card with this venue is the long running policy of no pokies and no plasmas so that you can enjoy the company and surrounds sans distraction.
Corner of Crown and Cathedral Streets, Woolloomooloo
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