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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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Bateau Bay, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not look very inviting from the outside, but was much better inside. It did feel Irish and the Guiness was excellent. We sat in the bistro which was small and cosy. My wife had Irish Stew which she rated highly and my meal was quite good. I can usually clear the plate but not on this occasion. Service came... More 

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New South Wales Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After taking in all the lovely attractions of the rocks decided to stop for a little rest. Nice historic pub. Sat outside and watched the world go bye. Had a couple of drinks, pleasant music in the background. Friendly service. Good one. Great spot to catch your breath even have lunch.

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NSW
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stayed here before leaving for a cruise. Location for that reason is great. Rooms are just basic, nothing flash. Ours was reasonably clean. Room was at the back, so at least quiet. Had to carry luggage up flights of stairs, no lift, so for anyone who would struggle with this go elsewhere. Though staff member did help. The staff were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
35 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed on a Sat and Sun night in one of the en-suite rooms. Rooms are VERY basic with outdated, cheap furniture. And generally, it was pretty dirty. Bathroom had a lot of mold and it didn't smell good. Also, wifi didn't work in our room, so if you wanted to check email or weather or plan activities, you had... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've seen better place, but to sleep for one night this place enough. well located, good access. If you need comfort, do not use this hotel. when you sleep alone, its goodd choice. Staff was ok, however could be better.

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Newcastle, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This Pub was built in 1915 and is a landmark for tourists, particularly Irish ones. It has a great vibe to it with live Irish and rock music most nights. It is at the top of George Street right under the iconic Harbour Bridge and in the heart of the historic Rocks precinct where Australia was first settled. The rooms... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

budget hotel in the heart of the city. Room was clean and tidy, with a shared bathroom and toilet. Staff were friendly and very helpful. walking distance to Circular quay and all the attractions in the Rocks. free continental breakfast was included but we decided to eat with friends in the city. This Hotel is not a place to get... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Didn't stay here (and wouldn't...too noisy and shabby) but did stop for drinks and bar snacks. We both chose the Tempura prawns at $9.5 for six. We both only got 5. That's an extra $1.58 profit per serving which adds up to a tidy sum over a day's trading. Needless to say that being ripped off guarantees loss of custom... More 

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Bega, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A great place to stay on a budget in the heart of the Rocks. Rooms are tidy and clean, there's even spa suites, and the free continental breakfast is served in a room that overlooks the street. Staff were warm and friendly and the vibe is easy going. A good choice for that part of the city. Look into parking... More 

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Sydney
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband & I have stayed here quite a number of times over the years. The staff are really helpful & friendly. breakfast on weekends are great. It is a bit dated but it is a pub so we love it. Rates are reasonable as well. Highly recommend it.

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