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The Mercantile Hotel

25 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like good food, service and a friendly welcoming atmosphere then this hotel is worth a visit. Situated nicely in the rocks it was so good we had to go back another night on our trip just to try something else on the menu. Pick the right night and there are some good specials. Staff and patrons always seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the best pubs in Australia. On the weekend it is always lively. Great traditional Irish music and friendly staff. It isn't one of those reproduction Irish pubs. It is set in the Rocks near a Circular Quay and 100 years old. I love the quirkiness and the liveliness of the place. A great place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get a pint here. Authentic & real food. Meat pie is excellent. Easy access to cruise ships & quays. They have rooms upstairs. We stayed here in 2004. It was fine for a last minute, blind weekend night stay. We were lucky to find it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I spent a Wednesday night here. At $65 incl breakfast I was expecting fleas, rats and bedbugs. But they were all staying elsewhere. My room was small, but clean and warm. The shared bathroom was newly refurbished and also very clean. The continental breakfast was excellent. Staff were friendly. It was midweek and quiet at night. Sure it's not The... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wonderful historic Sydney Irish pub at the Rocks. Great value large hotel room with huge Bathroom. Drinks and food in bar downstairs and lots of other venues in easy walking distance to all of Sydney cbd botanic gardens art gallery, museum etc. Trains, buses and ferries 5 minutes walk . Could be a bit noisy for some on Sunday night... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is for the adventurous traveler who would like to stay in cheap, clean motels that are one step above a hostel. We arrived at about 9 on a Saturday night to find that the road was closed off for The Rocks Market so our cab dropped us off at the barricade and we walked the rest of the way.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very clean, I get the communial bathroom as they are spotlessly clean and modern and room cheaper rooms are roomy and clean, stff are friendly and helpful, great location to most attractions in the harbour and circular quay area.only thing need to know is on weekends the Rocks markets set up all through the night very noisy.but everything else is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a very old Irish themed pub and it is a great place to spend a Sunday evening in Sydney. Entertainment is provided by the incomparable Shaylee Wylde and ranges from rock and ballads to Irish music. Entertainment starts about 8.00 pm and finishes after midnight. The clientele is a mixture of locals, overseas visitors and the Sydney Irish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

So so noisy- after noise from pub and pub closed, trucks sound like aeroplanes taking off all night as they make their way up hill. Road works or something outside all night. Windows very thin and cold. Staff rude- clearly unhappy hotel is part of the job.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped in here during a cold night in the middle of the crazy vivid festival. We where in search of a warm place to eat good and delicious food! That's exactly what we found! For a reasonable price we have a quickly served lovely dinner! The place is not the most fancy, was not super busy and the live... More 

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