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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.

Hotel Facilities

Cafe Vulcan

Start your day with great coffee from our espresso coffee machine and a freshly cooked breakfast in our light and airy café.


Relax after a tiring day in our landscaped courtyard. A great place for serenity and peaceful surroundings to enjoy your favourite book and a glass of wine.

Business Facilities

Wireless Internet access available in all bedrooms. Send and receive emails via Reception.

Our other facilities

  • laundry icon Same day laundry service
  • transfers icon Tours & Airport Transfers
  • free wifi icon 2 High-Speed Internet

Your Stay at Our Sydney Boutique Hotel

Reception Opening Hours

Vulcan Hotel reception is open from 8 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.

Check-in and Checkout Time

Check-in time is from 2 PM and Checkout time is at 10 AM.
Early check-in or late checkout requests are subject to availability and applicable fees. This cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking.

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 over. If you arrive at the hotel and are under 18 years of age you will not be permitted to stay alone.

Vulcan is a 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.

Vulcan has a Zero Noise Policy



Car Parking

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

Visit our Car Parking page for more information. 

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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