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Shakespeare Hotel

200 Devonshire Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Ranked #29 of 65 Sydney B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ahh, The Shakespeare, in the middle of Slurry Hills, right next to the dero park in Devonshire St, what an institution. It was our local for two years and one of the best pubs I have ever frequented. Yes it is old, yes the furniture is shonky and shabby, yes the floors are sticky with a century of gods knows... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I felt like a was living in an old castle here! The pub is gorgeous and the room was prefect vintage. The service and location was amazing too! I highly recommended this place if you don't have a problem with a shared bathroom facility (only between five rooms!)...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Our family is travelling, from Wales UK, around Australia and NZ and saw in the New Year in Sydney (cos I wanted to see the fireworks!). We stayed at The Shakespeare and loved it! The management and staff made us feel so welcome, the ale went down a treat and the food was absolutely superb! The icing on the cake... More 

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John O'Groats, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First and foremost a pub, the rooms are above and are best described as quirky. Reasonably priced, but with some rough edges. There's some noise from downstairs till closing time, but, after all, you are staying in a pub;

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great pub to get a cheap meal (nightly specials) and grab a few beers with friends. Our experience staying there overnight was disappointing however. The Room smelt really bad, like mold/dust. We changed rooms (staff were really nice about it though, agreeing that it smelt strong). The place wasn't well maintained generally, the toilets didn't have soap,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was well aware that I was getting an average room as this was a budget hotel and for only $100 I was not expecting The Ritz but I at least expected to receive what was advertised. I did have a flat screen TV but no reception so couldn't watch anything. The 9 light chandelier only had 2 working globes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in August. Staff were all very welcoming and friendly, going the extra mile when a relative visited us and left gifts that the staff kindly placed in our room. The room was awesome, clean and we absolutely loved the quirky decor. Bed was comfy, warm and the room had a TV and Wifi. Location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I stayed here with my partner, we arrived late on a Friday night and the pub downstairs was packed. Our room was nice, clean and the deco was really quirky and cool. The pub was a fun atmosphere and they did really good,cheap dinner specials. Location was great, just a couple minutes walk to the main street of Surry Hills.... More 

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Blue Haven, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed one night with my girlfriend during August. We chose the Shakespeare instead of others for the age & design of the building with unique styled rooms that offered more character than other priced accommodation, cosy & welcoming upstairs dining area, the short walk from Central Station (Western exit - Devonshire St/Chalmers St exit) less than 5 mins walk, &... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was only in Sydney for a night and need a reasonably priced accommodation for the night. This looked the part but didn’t hold up to expectations. The place was clean but it’s showing its age. The room was non-smoking but someone had. You could smell the smoke as you entered the room. Being a non-smoker it was not pleasant.... More 

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