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25 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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The Mercantile Hotel
Ranked #100 of 182 Hotels in Sydney
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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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melbourne
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this place, being so cheap, but I'm really disappointed. Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but in the two days I stayed at the Mercantile I managed less than 7 hours sleep in total. The place is clean and comfortable enough, but the noise is ridiculous! You pay more to be here on the weekend,... More

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MercSydney, General Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

HI Stacey, Sorry to hear your comments, unfortunately your stay was in the middle of the very popular vivid light festival and just before a long weekend so activity in the area was a lot more, combined with current works on the Harbour Bridge this is a flaw for being in The heart of The Rocks. We are pub accommodation... More

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164 reviews 164 reviews
37 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Really nice Irish restaurant and bar. The food there was lovely and not too expensive for Sydney. Great band on the Sunday I was there, great craic and good Guinness. Its in a lovely location, is very clean and staff are friendly.

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Ormea, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed in a single room for a night for less than $80. It was a little room with a bed flat screen and fan. I have paid 6 times that in Rome for almost similar. Shared spotless bathrooms always clean and they are refurbished. I ordered grilled chicken with chorizo sausage salad which was good. My room was above... More

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Chorley
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you want good old fashioned food, great beer and a place to watch to world go by then look no further than the Mercantile. After a walk round Circular Quay, some where that needs no explanation, we went to the Rocks and found this Oasis, we sat outside had several beers, an exceptional lunch with some good friends. The... More

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice and relaxing atmosphere, great for a cold beer to chill out with, might be a little pricey but then again it is Sydney after all. Location is just perfect, but experience it for yourself and be your own judge.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My partner and I booked a One night stay here before going to new zealand. I knew we were getting a budget room so my expectations were low. However we were horrified on how we were first greeted by a man handing us room keys with no welcome or even talking to us. When we got into our room the... More

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MercSydney, General Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jess, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at The Mercantile, but i'm a little surprised by your comments also. Our hotel is known for its friendly staff so i apologise if you did not have a good experience on check in. Our bed linen is changed daily for new check in's and our linen is from an outsourced... More

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Address: 25 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Mercantile Hotel Sydney

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