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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 #23 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Pune, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hi all...we travelled to Sydney in Nov'13 for one week....and booking a budget hotel was quite challenging....after surveying many websites, we finalized Royal Exhibition hotel.. and let me tell u guys...it was really a pleasant surprise...best part is location...right outside Central station...metro connectivity to airport, circular quay and almost everywhere...though it has a pub on ground floor but there was... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gee this review will be all over the place, firstly the rooms, clean in every way but my shower head was broken and just flopped around, no soap holder, shower doors were frightening it felt like they were ready to fall off and water was just about impossible to adjust. $5.00 for Wi-Fi which rarely worked. Close to Central station... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed here for one night at the end of Jan 2014 as a stopover on our way home to England. We had booked a twin room and found that we had two lovely sized double bedrooms and a good sized shower room so plenty of space to spread about. Staff were really helpful. Good location and... More

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Durban, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great location for trains. We arrived 06am and could not get into the hotel. Very frustrating after a long overnight flight. Managed to slip in when a early departure guest exited Then only to find that our PREPAID room had been let . This despite the fact that we had emailed the hotel to advise that we would be late... More

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I stayed at the Royal Exhibition because I wanted to be close to Central Station, with luggage, before travelling on the Indian Pacific. The location is excellent and access from the station via ramps and lifts very easy, even with suitcases. I arrived at the hotel just after 2.00 pm and was checked in at the bar in no time... More

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Booked this hotel for an overnight stay prior to an early morning international flight and because of it's proximity to Central Railway station. We have previously stayed (for the same reason) in hotels on the other side of the railway station but, in future, this will be our choice. Location is so close to the station - if arriving by... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed here for a total of 6 nights in 2 visits so 2 different rooms 13 & 8. It is excellently placed immediately opposite Exit 6 Chalmers Street Central Station. Both rooms were clean and well appointed, double glazing meant we were not disturbed by any outside noise but the air con was a little noisy at night.

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Montpellier, France
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We booked one night in this hotel and it was a pleasure! The service was great, staff was freindly and really helpfull, the room was nice and clean. Quite, well located ... It was the best hotel experience in this Sydney trip.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I read a bad review about this hotel before going there, and thought "surely they were overreacting"! Unfortunately, that person was right. I found this hotel very unclean, stuffy and old. On arrival the toilet was filthy, even though it had its "Hygienically cleaned" label on it. The lady at the bar kindly went and cleaned the toilet for me,... More

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Melbourne
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is above a pub which can be a concern in regards to noise, but I couldn't hear any of the noise from the downstairs bar or the road from my room on the first floor. What I could hear, however, was the footsteps of the person in the room above me - thank goodness they went to bed... More

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Additional Information about Royal Exhibition Hotel

Address: 86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Exhibition Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located directly opposite Central Station, with direct link from Airport. Only 10minutes from heart of the city, with Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and city shopping at our door. We have 10 refurbished Standard Double rooms rated 3 star by the Australian Accommodation Association and 4 Deluxe Boutique rooms all serviced by a modern elevator. All our rooms are tastefully decorated, and have queen beds and feature their own ensuites, air conditioning, flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities, refrigerator, safe and are all serviced daily.Facilities with the hotel, Public Bar, Gaming facilities including TAB, Restaurant serving lunch and dinner 7 days, Beer Garden and Terrace Cocktail Bar and Functions area. ... more   less 
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