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Orange, Australia
Reviewed 19 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...

Thank Jo9T
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 9 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...

Thank therealbells
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
Reviewed 29 February 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...

Thank Lan D
Reviewed 15 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...

Thank CorineJamin
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The main reason for booking this hotel was the location close to the Central Station and the comparably good room rate. Initially I wasn't sure if it was a good choice to book a hotel so close to a railway station. But it turned out that this hotel is the perfect choice for a first-time visitor to Sydney! The location...

Thank Chris S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2015

How disgusting are the management at Royal Exhibition hotel; my partner booked a hotel through #laterooms.com, where the request would have come through to them on 9am Saturday morning. But due to a fault in the Laterooms system, the website had this as booked for Friday night 11pm UK time (the website allows you to book a hotel room in...

Thank Natalya M
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We wanted some accommodation near to Sydney Train Station, as that was our route in to Sydney. The hotel was easy to find, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the accommodation of a very high standard. We were worried that we may have heard some noise from the pub below, but we did not during the two nights we...

Thank Darren W
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The image on their website looked way better than the room. The street noise and light was disturbing and the bed was so hard I didn't sleep well and was in pain. I emailed manager to tell him but he seemed unconcerned; I said I would need to find another hotel and that because I had paid for 5 nights...

Thank Libby S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stayed one night ,Tuesday 2nd Oct. The interior was unexpected. Quite charming. Convenient Function areas. The Restaurant offered a good menu. There is a small poker room. The bedrooms are comfy with clean updated bathroom facilities. Bedding was very cosy and bed comfortable. The location of this hotel was great, right across the road from the entrance to the Railway....

Thank Betty S
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Incredibily overzealous with customer service. Absolutely empty pub that turns away customers who have had only a few drinks at local venues. Refuse to provide water, and security staff are only interested in their mates being patrons. An absolute terrible venue any time of the day and night. Do yourself a favour and avoid at all costs.

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Christopher C, Manager at Royal Exhibition Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Toby, I thought i'd take this opportunity to refresh your memory of your experience with The Royal Exhibition Hotel. As you approached the front of the hotel, I inquired how your night had been, from your obscenity riddled response I came to the conclusion that you were at a point of intoxication where I would be breaking the law...

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Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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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 by the Australian Accommodation Association 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 

Additional Information about Royal Exhibition Hotel

Address: 86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $136 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Exhibition Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“choose one of the more expensive rooms with the vintage furniture.”
  • very comfortable shower!
  • quiet in spite of the street side
  • lovely furniture
 of 5 bubbles blauemadeleine, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Second floor is good.”
  • Bathroom is thru that door in corner and is newly refurbished, very modern.
 of 5 bubbles Tootone56, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-3 seem good”
 of 5 bubbles Jo9T, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Check the room and bed before you pay. And don't expect the management to care about you. It's a pub with a few rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 720libbys, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Three floors , all reasonably quite.”
 of 5 bubbles bettys676, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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