The Hughenden Boutique Hotel

Description

The Hughenden (circa 1870s) is a gracious Victorian residence and associated with Australia’s first philosopher, Barzillai Quaife. The Hughenden was built by his son, Dr Frederick Harrison Quaife, who brought the first x-ray to the colony. Located on Queen Street, The Hughenden sits at the crossroads of Paddington and Woollahra, a conservation area that is...

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The Hughenden (circa 1870s) is a gracious Victorian residence and associated with Australia’s first philosopher, Barzillai Quaife. The Hughenden was built by his son, Dr Frederick Harrison Quaife, who brought the first x-ray to the colony. Located on Queen Street, The Hughenden sits at the crossroads of Paddington and Woollahra, a conservation area that is the largest expanse of Victorian architecture in Australia.Queen Street began its life in the 1820s as Piper Street, named after Captain John Piper who owned huge tracts of land covering most of what is now known as the Municipality of Woollahra. The name changed to Queen Street in late 1870s in honour of Queen Victoria.From the 1850s grand houses were built such as Waimea, a Regency-style residence, St Kevin’s, Shorewell and The Hughenden, alongside a mixture of hotels, shops, schools and Victorian terraces. In 1881, steam trams commenced operating from Liverpool Street in the city along Queen Street.Bordering Queen Street, in 1811, Governor Lachlan Macquarie proclaimed the Sydney common with its open areas for public use. In 1888 these commons were redesigned as Victorian parklands and named Centennial Park, dedicated to the centenary of European settlement in Australia.In 1901 Centennial Park was the focus of the birthplace of a nation, where Australia’s first Governor General, Lord Hopetown, was sworn in and the Federal Constitution proclaimed on 1st of January.

The Hughenden has a chequered history, from the Quaife’s gracious residence to a Masonic Hall, nurses’ home, dance hall, The Riviere College for young ladies and lodgings until eventually falling into disrepair. Re-discovered in 1992, the Gervay family would restore The Hughenden as a boutique hotel.

The Hughenden melds heritage with modern conveniences to meet individual needs. From cosy rooms to the Manor Suite, family apartments to pet-friendly rooms – with complimentary breakfast, complimentary wi-fi, guest lounge, dining, concierge services and function rooms.

Located at the crossroads of historic Woollahra and Paddington, and surrounded by designer fashion boutiques, restaurants, cafes, The Hughenden is opposite Centennial Parklands and in close proximity to the SCG, Allianz Stadium, the Entertainment Quarter, with easy access to the city and Bondi Beach.

The Hughenden is a welcoming base from which to explore Sydney.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Airport Shuttle .glyphicons-bus
Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
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Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi

Event Rooms

The Hughenden Room

Min 80 people, Max 140 people

The Sun Deck

Min 1 people, Max 40 people

The Victorian Lounge

Min 1 people, Max 50 people

The Superintendents Residence –...

Min 8 people, Max 250 people

The Rangers Residence – Centennial...

Min 6 people, Max 40 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
The Hughenden Room
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80
140
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The Sun Deck
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The Victorian Lounge
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The Superintendents Residence – Centennial Park
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The Rangers Residence – Centennial Park
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
The Hughenden Room
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-
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-
-
80
140
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The Sun Deck
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The Victorian Lounge
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The Superintendents Residence – Centennial Park
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The Rangers Residence – Centennial Park
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Accommodation

Cosy Room

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Standard Plus Room

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Deluxe King Room

100 Rooms
2 Adults

The Manor Suite

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Terrace Apartments And...

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Family Room

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Pet-Friendly Rooms

100 Rooms
2 Adults

Standard Room

100 Rooms
2 Adults