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Sarina, Australia
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Passing by looking for a place to have dinner, tables were all full but the staff found us one. The meal was terrific and we didn't have to wait long. The staff were more than helpful and very obliging. Great place for a drink or a meal.

Thank justa0001
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has character and is in a great location for exploring and as a first time visitor to the area I couldn't believe how close to the bridge and the opera house we were. It was not quite the photos I saw, and I missed the bit on no bathrooms in the room. Markets are right outside which is... More 

Thank Captckstiks
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Mercantile is very good. Rooms are not modern but large. Bathroom is big. Not noisy in your room as you may imagine. I had Room 16. Sorry I missed The Irish Breakfast which I think is part of the tariff in the weekends. The markets are right outside your door & singing in the bar down below your room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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409 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read the outside menu and was intrigued with the sweet potato/lentil burger. It was really good. I say outside and found it totally enjoyable. It it kind of under the bridge. Service was good. I even had a seagull who was I retested in keeping me company. Don't worry, they shoo them away if that bothers you. I found... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this local restaurant while walking to catch our Blue Mountain tour. Came back that night and tried the night special. Good food and great value. Outside dining at an old Sydney landmark. Just a fun place to be. Liked it enough to return the next night. Shorts, jeans or whatever is the perfect attire.

Thank mark7419
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and the proximity to the major Sydney Icons. Very friendly staff and fantastic food. Only able bodied people can access this hotel, no lift. Cold shower in the shared bathrooms ( no hot water at 6am). Apart from that it is overall a very pleasant place to stay in the centre of The Rocks. Free wifi... More 

Thank Amanda S
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is an old-fashioned Australian restaurant which serves great food and beer. Steak, mash, gravy, salad and a beer for $15 and terrific service. The outside is a veranda with Heritage tiling and is a great place to watch people go by.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed 1 night Pros: Very close to Circular Quay train Station easy walk to hotel - even with luggage. So close to the opera house and circular Quay walkway . We stayed here because it was by the cruise terminal so we could board our cruise the next morning - absolutely perfect Absolutely lovely and helpful staff Cons: the air-con... More 

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Watsonville, California
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251 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

it is almost self serve. You go the bar to get a drink. You go to the kitchen to order your dinner. You get your own utensils. But, they bring the food to you. I was first to order but last to get dinner; we all ordered the same dish. It is a pub so it is very noisy. I... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was a little hesitant to book this hotel. I actually booked it, then canceled, then booked it again. I found a great deal and ensured that we had our own bathroom, so I committed completely. Its a direct train ride from international arrivals to Circular Quay ($15), or you can take a bus to the first train stop outside... More 

Thank Ellen E

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Australia's longest running Irish Pub, in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mercantile Hotel

Address: 25 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: RM400 - RM814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mercantile Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Mercantile Hotel Sydney
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“get one not on the side of the street - if there is one.”
 of 5 bubbles Captckstiks, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check where you room is located.”
 of 5 bubbles jOnathOn49_19, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We only ate at the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles mark7419, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great place, great people, great iconic views!”
 of 5 bubbles 404ellene, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Check with staff when you are there to see what's available.”
 of 5 bubbles TerryPaula, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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