Hughenden Boutique Hotel

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Guests staying in a deluxe room receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Heritage residence brimming with charm in leafy Sydney suburb

Leafy Queen Street in the affluent Sydney suburb of Woollahra is the setting for this balconied heritage hotel. The Hughenden is a gracious Victorian villa with vibrant literary connections.

From Our Guestbook

"After three weeks backpacking in Queensland, checking into the Hughenden in Sydney was bliss! This is the place to come…"
Polly R, Ipswich. Stayed January 2010

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Hit the spot
In leafy Woollahra, ten minutes by cab from downtown Sydney.

Come here for...
● Colonial charm in leafy Woollahra. ● A heritage hotel with a rich literary history. ● Plenty of home-from-home charm.

There's a shady deck for enjoying a cocktail or morning cappuccino, and walls hung with artworks.

Good to know
Not one for minimalists – there's plenty of vintage Victoriana here.


35 rooms, two suites.

Special features
Rooms are comfortable, if not huge. Expect a cosy, homely feel with Victorian furniture and trimmings. Some rooms have a balcony or patio.

Pillow Talk
Try the Victorian suite: a big bed, roll top bath, huge shower and lots of Victoriana.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Visiting Brits will feel right at home in Quaife’s restaurant and piano bar. The decor has a touch of olde-worlde colonial, while the menu is more Victorian English meets modern Australian. Dine on dishes such as grilled baby spatchcock and (a Hughenden favourite), slow-cooked lamb shank pie. Desserts range from über-traditional apple crumble to more modish passionfruit souffle. And did we mention breakfast? It's so good the locals come here to start the day – and it's served all day at weekends. You can also demolish piles of scones and jam at the hotel's colonial high tea on Sundays.

Breakfast is served until 9:30am – or all day at weekends.

Room service

Available morning and evening.


See & Do
Don't miss the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge (everyone does the bridge climb these days), browse around the quayside attractions of Darling Harbour, take a ferry to Manly or check out some of the native wildlife in Taronga Zoo. Go jogging in nearby Centennial Park or hit the surf on world famous Bondi Beach. Interesting museums in town include Elizabeth Bay House – a great insight into lives of the early colonial settlers.

Diary Dates
Soak up a feast of music, dance, theatre and outdoorevents at the annual Sydney Festival.

Rivalling the fun of New Orleans, Sydney's decidedly pink Mardi Gras is a riot of sights and sounds.

Known as the Great Australian Muster, the two-week Sydney Royal Easter Show gets underway at the city's Showground.


Guests staying in a deluxe room receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

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Rates Guide

AU$ 168 - 488

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Open all year

Air Conditioning

Yes – all rooms




Welcome – ask for one of the designated pet-friendly rooms with a patio for your furry friend.

Wedding License?

Yes – The Hughenden can hold civil weddings for up to 60 guests.



Queen Street, Woollhara, NSW 2025


There is free guest parking


Edgecliff station – a 15 minute walk.


Around AUD 25 from Sydney Airport


Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International

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Call us on 01225 428888

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