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Royal Exhibition Hotel

3.5 of 5
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86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Chris S
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 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.... More 

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Thank Betty S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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... More 

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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Really lovely hotel. Rooms are quite large, nicely furnished, very clean. Modern bathroom. Only problem....stayed on a Saturday night. Fair bit of street noise from patrons, even with double windows. I'm sure it would be quieter during the week. I would definitely recommend it though.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

An older style hotel with large rooms very close to the city and across the road from the railway entrance. Friendly staff, good amenities and reasonably priced. With the pub and restaurant downstairs and restaurants close by meal options are many.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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