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Royal Exhibition Hotel

3.0 of 5
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86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel steeped in history with a really friendly feel. The hotel is full of history and the most amazing staircase and an elevator for those less adventurous. Michael and his wonderful staff could not make you more welcome and being above a public bar and it's own bistro you don't need to venture far. The meals... More 

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Colmar, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked Royal Exhibition Hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews and found it matched closely with what I had read. The Deluxe room was clean, spacious, basically quiet (some street noise that reduced/stopped by late evening), with good amenities. Had fridge/tea & coffee, so could make breakfast in room. Loved the bathroom and good quality towels.The management were pleasant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Certainly immediate access to Sydney's Central Station, the railway hub for Sydney and New South Wales, has to be a prime statement about this hotel. I was uncertain what to expect having read other reviews prior to booking and thus my expectations were not overly high. But this review is very positive indeed. NOTE: my stay was for one night... More 

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Temora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have stayed here on numerous occasions as it is in close proximity to Central Railway, Broadway and the CBD. They have a little bistro that serves great food at reasonable prices and have a great gaming area which includes pokies and a TAB. The Staff are also very friendly and welcoming.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The accommodation itself is acceptable. However, my bill was double charged. I booked this hotel online and my visa card details were collected to reserve the booking, I was told to pay when I went to check in. However, my visa was still charged even after I have paid in cash during check in. I have phoned the hotel and... More 

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

As explained in previous Emails, over the phone and to your booking agent you were not double charged for your stay. It is hotel policy that all bookings are to be made with a valid credit card. Upon receipt of your booking the credit card provided is pre-authorized in the amount of the first nights’ accommodation. This information is under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Hadn't been to town much but wanted a good old fashion pub to hang out in... Great experience very accommodating, friendly & really well priced. Location was spot on for transport. Meet owners very down to earth & with a clear vision of where they would like to take pub in. Highly recommended!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Royal Exhibition Hotel is an old pub, and what a gem. Originally constructed in 1870, it has been renovated numerous times over the past 145 years yet it is easy to imagine generations of travellers stopping by for a cold ale and for some, a nights sleep. Located directly opposite the Central Railway Station, it offers comfortable rooms that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The accommodation was good value with pleasant clean room and very convenient location We stayed in a delux room on the first floor on a Wednesday night and although there were street noises they were muffled. Managent was considerate and helpful when I confused the booking

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in February 2015. We had no air conditioning in the room and the window didnt open so peak summer the room was roasting! the manager was nice enough and bought a fan but fans only make the room more stuffy! The receptionist had no clue and manners. Told us it was chargeable... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is our second time at the Royal Exhibition Hotel. We stayed in room 4 on the first floor. The room is large, clean and quiet. The staff are all friendly, helpful and professional. The bistro food is good quality and variety, serving sizes are good. A good variety of cold beers on tap and fine wines. Located close to... More 

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