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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 #24 of 62 Sydney B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015
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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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Hong Kong Region, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the reception of this hotel is inside the bar (I think its pretty cool) . What I love most about this hotel is the awesome location! it is just across the road from central station. Easy to get anywhere and everywhere. Just take the train. It's walking distance to paddy market and hay market. Despite the fact that the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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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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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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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