Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Woollahra, The Hughenden is a picturesque boutique hotel.
Now a stylish Sydney hotel, this grand building has undergone an exciting refurbishment which still pays homage to the history and old-world charm of the building, it was once a Victorian residence designed by Frederick Quaife in 1878.
From its it’s grand staircase, hidden hallways and charming fireplaces throughout, this boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a mid-week local getaway, a meet up with friends for an after-work drink, or a weekly stay for an international tourist; due to its well positioned location to many shops, restaurants and public transport.
The general atmosphere of The Hughenden is warming, from their friendly staff who are always there to assist you with any query, to the comfy sofa strategically placed in front of the warm fireplace; the perfect spot for a hot totty with friends or family.
The hotel has a bar, lounge area, an intimate dining area for breakfast inside and a modern alfresco restaurant setting for lunch outside.
The bar; which is open from 11am to 11pm serves up a delicious platter of antipasto, which perfectly complements the wide range of wines and beers on offer. The alfresco style restaurant; open from 6.30am to 2.30pm offers a beautiful menu of fresh foods for lunch, with competitive prices for such a boutique location. We recommend their Pumpkin and Maple Bacon Tart – it’s delicious.
The hotel also has a café which is open from 6.30am to 1pm. Here you can choose a lovely selection of yummy tarts and cakes; and some savoury snacks, with well-brewed coffee being served from breakfast straight through to dinner.
For special occasions; or just because you feel like it, the Hughenden also offer a stunning High Tea, for those moments when you want to chill with the girls, whilst enjoying a good cuppa and some tasty treats.
With a variety of styled rooms on offer, from the opulent Manor to their cosy budget rooms, the hotel caters for any type of traveller; whether looking to be spoilt or wanting a luxury, yet budget stay.
Prices range from approximately $140 to $330 a night (prices differ, depending on what night and what room you chose to stay in).
We were given the amazing opportunity to spend a night in The Manor room of the hotel; which was a grand one-bedroom suite of luxury and comfort.
Although located on a busy intersection of Queen Street and Street, the sounds from the outside world were dimmed down by well thought out double planed glass windows, allowing for a comfortable and very restful sleep. The perfect pillows provided by the hotel also helped.
For anyone staying at the hotel, there is parking. However, this comes at a cost of $33 a night. Otherwise, if you plan your stay well enough, you can find local off-street parking; where no fees for parking are required.
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