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Royal Exhibition Hotel
Ranked #13 of 57 Sydney B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I had visited the pub several times and decided to explore the hotel this year.
The location cannot be topped. I walked from the station - just one road to cross.
I had chosen the slightly more expensive room and was happy from the moment I opened the door.
A spacious room. Vintage furniture. Windown which efficiently kept out the street noise.
A charming little bathroom.
I do not like the modern chain hotels. I can see what they offer, but I much prefer hotels which stay in the mind for their uniqueness.
Here I felt welcome and I did enjoy the friendly pub in the evenings.

The only time I did not enjoy the visit to the pub was on Saturday night - then the din was just too much. But - and this needs to be stressed - the sounds from the pub did NOT reach the hotel area.

The very friendly proprietors and staff need to be thanked for making this stay so good.

Room Tip: choose one of the more expensive rooms with the vintage furniture.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my mate last weekend,twin room,with onsuite..
Massive room,comfy beds,clean bathroom,great shower, good staff,perfect location.
Booked through expedia,so got a great deal,although the rates are pretty fair any way.
Would recommend without hesitation..

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Danny J
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nothing is cheap in Sydney. This place is ok, middle of the range
Pop in for a quick drink
Meals are not bad either and ok prices
Staff are friendly and there is usually plenty of seating
Located opposite Central Station, exit of Chalmers street

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights.
Close to public transport .
Lovely clean rooms....
We found the staff lovely and cheerful.
Make sure you ask for the corner rooms ( eg room 4) they are bigger than the others.
Would certainly come back here again.
Within walking distance to Darling Harbour, lots of eateries close by.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Krisy64
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We picked the hotel as we wanted to be near public transport and fairly central and this did the job. We liked the rooms which were spacious and had a welcoming feel about them - nothing commercial or boxy about this hotel. The bathroom had loads of toiletries and was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed 3 nights and would definitely stay again - the food was fine for a pub and the beer was cheap - what more do you need!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 86-88 Chalmers St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: RM427 - RM638 (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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