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25 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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The Mercantile Hotel
Ranked #98 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was dirty, the bathroom mouldy with a rusted bathtub and dirty sheets. In the morning when we went downstairs for our included breakfast it was in a small cramped room and there was no food left. The staff were helpful but did try to overcharge us for our booking.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get an instant 'Irish Bar' feel to the place (obviously), but it's the geniune feeling of stepping back in time when you get to 'The Merc'. It feels like the l;ate 1800's, and you're just off the boat, ready to start a new life...after a few pints, of course!

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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Popped by on a Sunday afternoon having walked through the weekend market on George Street. The Guinness sign was the main reason, Sydney seems bereft of other bars selling Guinness. Initially took a table outside on the road, which is a great place to sit watching the world walk by. The service at the bar was fast and very friendly,... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Mercantile Hotel in the Rocks for 3 days prior to our cruise and then 2 days after the cruise. From the first point of contact, the staff were incredibly helpful and they made our stay very enjoyable. The rooms (spa suite) were large and comfortable. The sound from the bar did not travel... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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71 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've lurked here and even stayed here on previous visits to Sydney. What a treat to see it again. Green glazed exterior tiles give way to thick yellowed cream paint inside, old wood, and a casual feel ($20 minimum on credit cards, by the way). I've been here on live music nights when craikh was in the air - that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went to The Rocks Markets on Sunday afternoon. After a hour or so walking around we decided to stop and have some lunch and a few beers. We sat outside on the footpath at a table and were kept entertained by watching the passers by (thousands of them) and listening to the band (the pub has a band on... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are looking for a DJ that replicates the noise of what a mosquito would sound like in a glass bottle, you are looking in the wrong place. This pub offers the old fashioned live band type of entertainment, typically speaking the bands are quite entertaining, the bar service is quick and the food is decent. Anyone that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The room was basic, clean & comfortable. Had shared bathroom as en-suite rooms where booked. It also was clean and comfortable. There are stairs, staff offered to carry bags. The breakfast (included in price on weekends) was very good. The Irish band playing in the afternoon on Saturday when we were there was fantastic. Came back from days sightseeing and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

When in Sydney we always try to stay at the Mercantile. Its a great location and for the price its second to none. If you book an ensuite room, you will get the biggest bathroom I've ever seen in a hotel including a spa bath. Its a basic hotel room but great value and also very clean.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here over the long weekend & Vivid Festival. We had a basic, but comfortable & clean room. The shared bathrooms were well & often cleaned. The staff were friendly and helpful, and also gave us a simple but very good breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast in the morning. (I think this is served weekends... More 

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Additional Information about The Mercantile Hotel

Address: 25 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mercantile Hotel Sydney
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sydney

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