from $129 per night
The Star Apartments 569 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302
One of Newcastle’s earliest iconic commercial complexes dating back to 1855, The Star Apartments offer superb modern contemporary studio, one and two bedroom styled accommodation.
The apartments are conveniently located across from Wests Newcastle with on premises licensed lounge in King Street, and next to Papa’s Bagel Bar in Hunter Street. Within walking distance from Marketown Shopping Centre and Balance Gym, The Star Apartments are also close to the vibrant Honeysuckle precinct, many local cafes, restaurants, galleries, Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, gorgeous foreshore and beaches.
All accommodation room options feature split system air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen and cosy open plan living with leather lounges.
- Express check-in and check-out available
- Allocated onsite parking for two bedroom accommodation
- Limited onsite parking for studio and one bedroom accommodation
- Access information provided upon booking confirmation
The Star History
Running between Hunter and King Streets, it is said to be about eight separate buildings joined together. Built by Queensland gold miner, Ewan Cameron in 1855, the hotel took advantage of the huge demand for accommodation for travellers and railway, coal and construction workers.
Since its conception the property has been passed on through the Cameron family until its sale in 2013. During this time the Star Hotel had a series of stables with horses and wooden cottages, which are no longer recognisable in the current design.
Over the decades the Star Hotel welcomed many types of guests from Professor Godfrey and his monkey circus to the famous Australian band, Cold Chisel. It has also been described throughout its history as being a rabbit warren of rooms even into the 1930s and 1940s.