207 Darlinghurst Road , Darlinghurst , NSW 2010 , Australia View hotel location on the map
This centrally located, very unique boutique hotel, managed by 8Hotels Australia, is just minutes from Oxford Street and the city, and with easy access to the harbour, beaches and airport.
Modelled on the first Government House the original building was built in 1830 and was one of a handful of private mansions constructed at that time on the Darlinghurst Ridge looking back toward the newly established town of Sydney.
Formally renovated by award-winning architect Furio Valich the original Colonial Georgian mansion has been preserved where possible, while giving the whole building a post modernist edge. No boring hotel corridors here. Rooms open onto an undulating communal street featuring a curved concrete wall with original artworks.
Staff are friendly and efficient, all rooms are non-smoking and comfortably furnished with ensuites, individual air conditioning, cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, king and queen size beds. The Loft Room also has a DVD player.
The hotel features an extensive roof garden with city skyline views, a large gazebo style guest lounge. Some of the hotel rooms open on to a tiny sheltered courtyard area; an ideal place for that first coffee of the morning. Guests can access the roof garden via the central stairway.
In the late 1970s the famous Cauldron Nightclub was established in the basement of the building and operated there for nearly 30 years before finally closing its doors.
The Loft Suite of the hotel was once the VIP Room for the nightclub and was accessed by a hidden stairway that descended from the ceiling into the club to allow access and then retracted again ensuring the complete privacy of the many well-known and some times notorious persons who frequented the club.
We request guests provide photo identification and an electronic credit card imprint on arrival.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 12:00 noon
By car from the airport via the Eastern Distributor (Kings Cross exit) then right onto William Street, then right into Victoria (across the top of the Kings Cross tunnel) along Victoria and then right again into Liverpool Street then another right into Darlinghurst Road.
By train to Kings Cross Station (a five minute walk south to hotel), if coming from the airport change at Central from the airport line to the Eastern Suburbs Line.
From the city 324, 325 and 311 bus routes all pass nearby and we are within five minutes' walk of Taylor Square (Oxford Street).
Secure, undercover parking can be arranged, in advance(subject to availability) @ $25/day. There are also three other secure 24 hour parking stations are within five minutes' walk.