Welcome to The Hughenden.

The award winning Hughenden (circa 1870) is a gracious historic hotel at the gateway to the antiques and art galleries of Woollahra, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Associated with Australias first philosopher, The Hughenden experienced many changes from grand residence to Masonic Hall to Ladies College.

In 1993, The Hughenden commenced a programme of extensive restoration, redeveloping it into a beautiful boutique hotel. Today, The Hughenden, known as Sydney’s premier Art and Literary Hotel, features marble fireplaces, the original grand staircase, Victorian dining rooms, art exhibitions and literary events. Visitors are welcome to experience the warmth, charm and personal service offered by The Hughenden.

With 36 Heritage Rooms, 8 self contained Terrace Suites, Pet Friendly Accommodation, Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Meeting, Event and Wedding facilities, The Hughenden has unique offerings for all to experience and enjoy.

From grand family residence to historic hotel.

Associated with Australia’s first philosopher and Professor of Divinity, Barzillai Quaife, The Hughenden was built in the 1870s by his son, Dr Frederick Harrison Quaife, who brought the first x-ray machine to the colony. His initials can still be seen etched in Lombardic script above the front door.

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.

Functions At The Hughenden

The Hughenden has a number of function spaces that can be booked for small or large events. From the beautifully refurbished Hughenden Room, which caters for up to 140 people with the latest in AV and tech support, to our private outdoor Sun Deck. There is an event space at The Hughenden that will suit your next function.


Parking Around The Hughenden

Parking is available upon request at booking. Charges apply and availability is limited.

Please note that Queen Street has 2-hour parking limits with some all-day parking on Sunday. Centennial Parklands and Lang Road have free parking during the day.