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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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Ranked #26 of 66 Sydney B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in one of the family rooms with two separate sleeping areas. The bathroom is dated but they have signs posted stating that renovations are occurring in 2015. The stairs are tight to get up and down however there is a lift in any case. It is close to central station and to a number of Surry Hill restaurants.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Well at beginning we were a bit worried to sleep above a pub with gambling stuff. But check in was very nice with this cute young asian lady, very friendly and helpful. And everyone in this hotel was at the same level of customer service. Otherwise, rooms were good sized with air conditioning and a fridge, bathroom a bit dated... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Since my first review, I have stayed twice more at the Royal Exhibition so as to be close to the trains at Central Station, my latest stay being in January. I have found the staff to be polite and efficient, the rooms spacious and clean and booking in at the bar quick and trouble-free. If I had one complaint with... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I think this was our fourth time stay and most likely the last. Firstly, all the accommodation level stairways and halls were being painted so the smell of paint lingered in your room,. Our room was tired, all lights on walls were not working , the hairdryer had a 'last checked' certificate stuck to it saying 2006, it was falling... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Positioned in Surry Hills just opposite Central Railways Station is a great little hideaway. The room was large and sunny, beautifully presented and very clean. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Only draw back was the 24 hour pub/hotel located directly opposite. I was very tired, so went off to sleep without a problem. My partner however found the... More 

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

Dear Patrice, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Chris Carroll More 

Mount Riverview, New South Wales, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I stayed here overnight for convenience while attending a function in the city. This hotel is across the road from Central Station so is very easy to find. I am very noise sensitive and being a Saturday night the bar was VERY noisy but I couldn't hear any of it in my room. Everything was clean, and those staying in... More 

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Henty, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed twice at this Hotel once at the start and again at the end of our holiday. We found it to be in an excellent position being close to Central Railway Station. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food good and the room comfortable and quiet after 10pm. We will stay again.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The hotel does not match the description on the website. At the first day the check-in was right in the bar because they do not have a lobby. The room was dirty with the horrible smell , there were lots of dust on the floor and other surfaces. Black mold was right on the toilet. The room was noisy because... More 

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

Dear Guzel, As you were shown in person last December when you stayed at the hotel the description on our website is accurate. All hotel rooms are professionally cleaned daily with the appropriate cleaning agents and are sound proof with double glazed windows. The tattered piece of old carpet you describe is a very expensive rug that covers a small... More 

Canberra
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84 reviews 84 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a hotel with great 4 Star Accommodation within walking distance to Central Railway Station. Very Clean en-suite rooms with air conditioning and coffee making facilities. The staff are friendly and make you welcome. No noise from Hotel which is open until early hours of the morning. Great low cost restaurant, which plenty of alternatives near by in walking... More 

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newcastle
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we found this hotel excellent for an overnight stay in sydney before our flight overseas and again on the way home. the staff were friendly, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. It was luxury but the price and location were great, the windows were double glazed so little noise came in from the outside.

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