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Royal Exhibition Hotel
Ranked #12 of 57 Sydney B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Good central location for a weekend in the city. Excellent bistro/beer garden with very nice food. Accommodation is very comfortable with spacious and clean rooms. Only issue we had was with street lighting outside the window. Not noisy at all considering it is a popular meeting place near Central Railway station. No need to bring the car, public transport on the doorstep. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Second floor is good.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have stayed here before as the price is good and the location is great.
Out the door, across a crossing and straight into Central Station.
Each room is different in size but bother the rooms we have used were nicely decorated and pretty quiet.
A bonus for my travelling partner was the pub and bistro downstairs.
After a big day of travel, it was nice to go get a drink and bring it back to the room. We could have done that with our meals as well.
It was a lovely evening and we had a meal in the garden bar with a thunder storm for entertainment.
The only thing that spoilt it on the night was the desperate smokers having a puff in the now banned area's. We observed several people shift away from them.
The guy on duty was very helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms 1-3 seem good
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here several times before; our room had an upgraded bathroom which was good, prices have gone up in last 2 years but we thought the area had deteriorated and my wife didn't feel as safe.
A higher wardrobe would have been good as it was too short to hang my Suit coat! Curtains didn't keep out all the light. Garlic bread in Bistro was good though...wine prices still ok...

Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The hotel is located in front of a gate of Central Station of Sydney (just 1 min walk and absolutely save a lot of commuting time).
I booked a double room (2 windows, Surry Hills view) for 6 nights stay and was totally satisfied with the provided facilities because most of the time in Sydney I spent for travelling and the hotel gave us nice and comfortable place to rest after tired days.
Just got a little trouble with the air conditioner but everything else is ok. There are many places to eat around there: pubs, bars, restaurants.
I will recommended this hotel for anyone who love to travel in Sydney with limited budget.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The room was clean and spacious but hot and uncomfortable as the air conditioner was not working . The helpful and friendly staff were unable to repair the air con and they ended up given me a very noisy cooling machine which did cool the room but made it difficult impossible to have a good night sleep
No attempt was made to give me an apology for my discomfort

Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Royal Exhibition Hotel

Address: 86-88 Chalmers St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: RM427 - RM630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Exhibition Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located directly opposite Central Station, with direct link from Airport. Only 10minutes from heart of the city, with Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and city shopping at our door. We have 10 refurbished Standard Double rooms rated 3 star and 4 Deluxe Boutique rooms all serviced by a modern elevator. All our rooms are tastefully decorated, and have queen beds and feature their own ensuites, air conditioning, flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities, refrigerator, safe and are all serviced daily.Facilities with the hotel, Public Bar, Gaming facilities including TAB, Restaurant serving lunch and dinner 7 days, Beer Garden and Terrace Cocktail Bar and Functions area. ... more   less 
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