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About Us

The Vulcan Hotel is a family-owned boutique hotel located in the heart of Sydney. The unique heritage-listed building with a contemporary twist is the perfect base to go out and explore the city. The hotel is conveniently located in Ultimo, with easy access to all types of transport. Enjoy features such as a serene courtyard, business facilities and in-house dining at Cafe Vulcan.

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The History of The Vulcan Hotel

The Vulcan is named after the Roman god of fire. It is usually associated with the melting of iron to make both weapons and agricultural implements.

Built in 1894, The Vulcan Hotel provided high-class boutique accommodation and drinks for travellers in the Sydney city district. Specifically, those who were involved with the storage of wool, shipping and the ironworks that were all in the vicinity of the hotel.

Formerly famous as a venue for jazz bands, it was also known as a great ‘watering hole’ for locals and students. The Vulcan is fondly remembered for both its bands and great atmosphere throughout the many years it traded as a pub/hotel.

At the end of 2002, the brand new ‘Vulcan’ was born. Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment to the inside of this heritage-listed building, it now provides boutique accommodation in the city of Sydney.

All rooms are ensuited and equipped with their own facilities to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

In mid-2006, a new wing was built adding an extra 16 rooms, a brand new cafe, reception and courtyard. A lift was built into the new wing for convenient access to the upper floors.

In 2008, we won the City of Sydney Business Award for Best Boutique Hotel in Sydney.

Our hotel is family-owned, by the owners Carole and Harvey Ord, who welcome you to the Vulcan Hotel Sydney.

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TripAdvisor Accommodation Award Winner – Vulcan Hotel

The Vulcan Hotel in Ultimo, Sydney is highly rated by guests on TripAdvisor and we are proud to announce the unique hotel consistently won TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence from 2016 - 2019 and the new Travellers Choice for 2020. Review what our previous guests have said and come find out for yourself why Vulcan Hotel is one of the best hotels in Sydney.

We scored an 8.6 on the 2022 Traveller Review Awards

The guests of the Vulcan Hotel appreciate its location, cleanliness and staff. The boutique Sydney hotel has been awarded an 8.6 rating with for the Traveller Review Awards 2022 based on feedback from travellers who expressed their experience while staying at Vulcan!

Your Stay at Vulcan

Reception Opening Hours

Vulcan Hotel reception is open from 7 AM – 10 PM.

Guests arriving outside of reception opening hours are kindly requested to advise the hotel to arrange for a late check-in.

There will be a number by the hotel’s front door to call and our Night Staff on-site will let you in.

On Arrival 

The booking credit card must be presented at check-in, with a valid form of photo identification.

A $50 pre-authorisation on a debit or credit card for incidentals is required.

You can only make a booking if you are 18 years old or older. If you arrive at the hotel and are under 18 years of age you will not be permitted to stay alone.

Non-smoking Property

A room cleaning fee of $200 will be imposed on Guests smoking in rooms, as well as the $1,650 fine imposed by the Fire Brigade for False activation of the Fire Alarm.

Zero Noise Policy

Vulcan Hotel has a strict no party policy. Only the registered number of guests will have access to the room.

Car Parking

Secure car parking is available in the nearby UTS Car park in Thomas Street.

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