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Royal Exhibition Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Ranked #27 of 65 Sydney B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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NSW Central Coast
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

First off, we arrived after bar hours - we hadn't been told that there was a restriciton on hours and we arrived off the standard international flight. We managed to knock up the staff, who had recently closed the premises and were going home. We were led behind the bar into a dingy corridor with peeling lino on the floor... More 

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

Hi Pat, I'm sorry to hear you had such a dreadful experience and would like to confirm you have reviewed the correct hotel. Firstly, every website that we are affiliated with clearly state the hours that reception is open, if guests are arriving outside of these advertised hours all we ask is that they contact us beforehand and we arrange... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The good: location is fabulous, as is the price considering how central it truly is. Check in was swift and easy, and the staff are incredibly friendly and accomodating. Initially we (two couples in a room that sleeps four) were pleased with our choice. The bad: the realisation that the fridge was not plugged in, the TV was not plugged... More 

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Address: 86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exhibition Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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