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The Royal Automobile Club of Australia Accommodation

89 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old club with over 100 years of service is a little tradition hidden in the city. If you know a member get them to take you there to have a taste of times gone by! Inside is heritage listed features and old fashioned service! Before the upgrade to parliament this was the haunt of politicians.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. It's very dated. Rooms are small (to be expected in this location) and aircon is on or off. This meant our room was freezing and we had to be given a fan heater to keep warm. Rooms are tired and not on a par with other reciprocal clubs. Service in the restaurant was poor. Not... More 

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Thank Louise S
Victoria Point, Australia
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50 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a great place to stay, close to everything Sydney has to offer, yet quietly removed. Very olde world, but staff and food are excellent. Accommodation is comfortable, well maintained and quiet. The Restaurant is just fabulous, and the unsung heroes are the chefs working behind the scenes. Their food is wonderful. All wait staff are helpful and really... More 

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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

As other reviewers have commented, this place appears to have barely changed In decades. But I don't think that's a bad thing - the old-fashioned decor is well maintained and the vibe of this place is half-way between the set of a glamourous1950s Hitchock thriller and a musty old church hall, depending in no small part on how you choose... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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219 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We didn't stay here, just had a dinner with old friends. The food was average, service grudging and the evening was very expensive. Two courses, a couple of glasses of wine and one of champagne was $120.00. The bar stayed open afterwards only long enough for one more drink then the rails were noisily put up. Thank God we weren't... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The RACA is a time capsule: wood panels, old timey photos on the walls, old world feel all around. The rooms are small but comfortable: single beds only, but they make for a very good night sleep. Internet is fast and free. The restaurant on the top floor is absolutely top notch. Affordable and effective accomodation for Sydney's CBD.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The club is very conveniently located close to Circular Quay. It has clearly got a lot of history but the rooms and facilities do lack a little something - TLC! It didn't appear to have had much done since the 1920s in terms of décor and furnishings! The room was small with a strange step up to an even smaller... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

What a find. Right in the heart of Sydney Circular Quay buzz. This club is a refuge where you can escape the hustle. But the big bonus is to be found in the dining room. The menu is way up there with the neighbours which really surprised us. We expected club quality and service. The dinner menu was innovative, and... More 

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N. California
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67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As Yanks, we don't often get to experience the old wingback chairs, oak panel, coat for dinner kind of accommodation. The RAAC is all we could have hoped for, it reeks of old money, old customs, and old values of service, tradition and loyalty. If you are looking for the latest glass and granete techno hotel, it is not for... More 

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The only bad thing about this club is that you need to be a member of the club or a reciprocal club to stay here. If you can stay here you should. You can actually go through the garage parking lot and you are on the quay. That close. It is an older building and the rooms have an older... More 

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