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The Clarendon Hotel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Clarendon is a nice Pub to stay at. But it is a Pub and if that's what you want its all good. The room was very clean, modern and comfortable with the usual conveniences. The hot water can be slow to start when weather is cold but that's not a big deal. It is Hot eventually. It was a little rowdy outside my window on Sat night but I kind of expected that -as it's a Pub. The car park was a bit of a trek away with a heavy bag- on my own- but I felt safe (various swipe cards separate guests) and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. In terms of value for money- its not expensive, but you could get a nice- ish hotel down the road for only $20 a night more when you factor in the car park fee. And if you're a woman travelling alone that might be more appropriate in terms of not having to deal with the Pub crowd when returning home in the evening. On the second night the (town hall ?) clock chimed loudly so I was woken at midnight, 4am and then again at 6am- so not so good for light sleepers. Didn't notice it on the first night.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to review us – we really appreciate it. We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay.
It is true that we are indeed a pub. We would like readers to know that we are an upmarket bar venue with 4-star boutique accommodation. On weekdays we deal mostly with a corporate clientele and generally cease trading around 10pm. On weekends we cater to the 25+ market and close the bar at midnight. There is live entertainment in either the front bar or the beer garden until 11.30pm. Generally the noise from the bar downstairs does not affect guests in their rooms upstairs. For guests that wish to have an early night (in bed before 12) on weekends we recommend requesting a Hunter St room where the noise from the beer garden won’t affect them.
It’s good to hear that you felt safe during your stay however if at any time a solo traveller feels unsafe our staff are more than happy to accompany them to the car park. Guests are also more than welcome to temporarily park in our loading bay to unload bags etc before parking in the secure car park. With regards to the town hall bell, we are investigating if the volume has increased of late because we’ve had a couple of people comment on this recently.
Thanks again for your review we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our experience was good. The exterior of the hotel belies the quality of the rooms. We stayed in a Deluxe room which was large & comfortable. Bed was very comfortable indeed. Pleasantly decorated, it is a good place to stay that I would recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hello,
Thanks for your review and recommendation. Sounds like you had a great stay! We agree that the exterior of the hotel is not a great indication of the interior at all! The good news is that our façade will soon be receiving a facelift.
Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Spacious room, good facilities and a handy kitchenette. The restaurant food is fabulous and very convenient for a weary traveller. An old pub that is carrying it's age well with renovations that enhance it's character

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hi,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. It sounds like you were able to make the most of your Suite accommodation that includes the kitchenette. We’ve passed on your compliments to the chef’s in the hotel restaurant ‘Made by Lesley Taylor’ who have been creating some very delicious food lately. We are in the process of redecorating the hotel to enhance some of the original Art Deco features – it is a work in progress with some exciting things in the planning.
Thanks again, we hope to see you again next time you visit Newcastle.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Having booked this hotel on the Internet and then seeing the outside, I was quite worried. However, the rooms are clean and modernly decorated. Beds and bedding are comfortable. Coffee and tea available in the rooms. The rooms have a patio overlooking the courtyard. Would stay again.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hello,
Thank you for your positive review. We are aware that the exterior of our hotel does not do our pleasant and comfortable interior any justice. You may be happy to know that we are having a façade upgrade thanks to an initiative of the Newcastle City Council. We are looking forward to the facelift that will hopefully reflect our hotel more accurately!
Thanks again for the lovely words, we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our room which was clean and decorated in a cosy, modern theme, the staff were friendly and the location excellent, recommend to anyone wanting a city break. We would defineately stay again and try the restaurant.
Norma and Dave

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hi Norma & Dave,
We love hearing that you had a great stay with us. Thank you for recommending us so highly we hope to welcome you here again when you next decide to take a ‘city break’!

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great restaurant and food was delicious. Something for everyone. The rooms were so tidy and simple and the pub is full of character. Great restaurant and food was delicious. Something for everyone. The rooms were so tidy and simple and the pub is full of character. Great restaurant and food was delicious. Something for everyone. The rooms were so tidy and simple and the pub is full of character.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hello,
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We’ve passed on your lovely compliments to the restaurant ‘Made by Lesley Taylor’. We hope to see you in the future to enjoy the ‘character’ of our hotel again!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Me and my partner chose this hotel because we were attending a function at Town Hall, which was a one minute walk away. Everything that is not within walking distance is just a short drive away.The staff were lovely and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clarendon H, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarendon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love hearing that you found our central location so convenient during your visit.
We look forward to welcoming you here at the Clarendon again soon!

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Address: 347 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Newcastle
#6 Luxury Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range: £70 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarendon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique to Newcastle, The Clarendon Hotel combines boutique hotel rooms upstairs with modern dining and art deco bar downstairs. For business or for pleasure, the relaxed atmosphere of The Clarendon is the perfect venue for all your accommodation and entertainment needs.Centred in the heart of the Newcastle CBD, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from fashionable Darby Street, the waterfront Honeysuckle development and the city’s iconic beaches. For visitors to Newcastle, the Clarendon provides a great home base for exploring the city and further beyond to all that the Hunter Region has to offer.For locals, the central location makes the The Clarendon the ideal meeting place for casual get-togethers and special occasions. Anyone catching a show at the historic Civic Theatre next door will find the Clarendon is the perfect place to grab a pre-show meal and intermission drink. Great value, great quality and friendly, professional service will make your experience at the The Clarendon a memorable one. ... more   less 
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