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Sloinge, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Okey just stayed at the mercantile for one night. The room smells like piss . The AC is so loud so you can't have that on if you want to sleep. But the location is really good just under the Sydney harbour bridge . On the opera side.

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Brisbane, Queensland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not long ago I had the greatest luck on finding the Mercantile Hotel in The Rocks, Sydney when searching for a place to stay for the first weekend in April. The website looked great, the reviews really positive and it is situated right beside The Rocks weekend market. It is the longest running Irish pub in Australia and we looked...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The allure of this hotel is location location location! situated only blocks from the main cruiseport and circular quay train station- it's right in the Rocks and is bustling during the weekends for the market! Also one of the oldest pubs in Sydney, a lovely irish pub with great food. Be wary of the room and hotel set up as...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a stroll in Sydney and came across this little Irish gem. It was lunch time so we had fish and chips and a pint. Really good food and friendly service. Defiantly go back. It wasn't busy when we came but I don't think it would matter. We really felt welcome.

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Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were boarding a cruise ship in Circular Quay we found that this hotel was an ideal spot to stay the night before as it is only a couple of minutes walk through the Rocks area downhill to the terminal. Very basic rooms with shared bathrooms across the hallway which by the way were nice and clean. We believe...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay prior to going on cruise. Terminal easy walking distance with cases. Hotel rooms clean. Meals specials good value- breakfast included . Staff very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again

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Logan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great menu and good food. The mercantile hotel is the best at the Rocks. The attached menu gives you an idea of what I sm talking about. Not mentioning the $6 Guiness pints during happy hour!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a 2.5 star hotel I think you really cant expect much but what we did get was some friendly and warming staff, a clean and tidy bedroom and shared bathroom. Which isnt actually that bad after all, you still have the privacy of your own toilet, shower and basin with plenty of room to move and it was clean....

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a place to eat on the rocks that did not cost an arm and a leg. Stopped by this "Irish" themed bar and checked out the menu. The hotel has inside bar area and a large outside eating/drinking area. It was getting late and the place was emptying. I had the sausages with mashed potatoes and my...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came just for one night as we were boarding a cruise the next day. It's in ideal spot for this as it's a street away from the dock! The rooms are simple, the pub is your typical Irish pub and the bathrooms are shared. You get what you pay for but it's definitely not the worst! The staff are...

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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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The Mercantile Hotel
The Mercantile Hotel
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: RM326 - RM722 (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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“higher level flood a must unless you don't want to sleep during live music nights!!”
ADoucy1211, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The top floor has a room facing the main street that has a lot of sunlight. We laos had a refrigerator.”
843susanm, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“OK if you are into live music and a pub atmosphere”
826kevinn, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a higher floor away from the bar... and pack light the luggage goes up the stairs with you.”
Kevin20124, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for upper floors, less street noise”
garysusanw, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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