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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Exhibition Hotel is a budget hotel located bang opposite the Southern Concourse of Sydney Central Station. So travelling from / to airport or anywhere else in Sydney is very easy. Rooms are spacious and reasonably well furnished. Bathroom looked newly renovated and modern. Free WiFi worked well in our second floor room. Lift is available. The pub on the... More 

Thank Debashis M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Great old school Sydney Pub - fantastic location for transport with Central station directly across the road. Good size clean rooms -Great value for money. Good variety of restaurants and other pubs nearby.

Thank snozzau
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night and found the place to be quite convenient. It is a few meters away from the train station and has has pretty good food and drinks at the bar below. You check in at the bar, since there is really no reception area. The room was spacious and comfortable and we were allowed to... More 

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Dapto, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Across the road from Central Station ,on Chalmers St off Elizabeth St, Lovely Staff ,Sandy& Robert, great food & great price, Deluxe room was beautiful ,classic furniture ,marble bathroom, comfy bed & large room .lovely Memorabilia on the walls throughout the Hotel, which the lovely Sandy shared the stories with us .Walking distance to Darling Harbour .We stayed one night... More 

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Blackheath, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Good central location for a weekend in the city. Excellent bistro/beer garden with very nice food. Accommodation is very comfortable with spacious and clean rooms. Only issue we had was with street lighting outside the window. Not noisy at all considering it is a popular meeting place near Central Railway station. No need to bring the car, public transport on... More 

Thank Tootone56
Orange, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We have stayed here before as the price is good and the location is great. Out the door, across a crossing and straight into Central Station. Each room is different in size but bother the rooms we have used were nicely decorated and pretty quiet. A bonus for my travelling partner was the pub and bistro downstairs. After a big... More 

Thank Jo9T
Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here several times before; our room had an upgraded bathroom which was good, prices have gone up in last 2 years but we thought the area had deteriorated and my wife didn't feel as safe. A higher wardrobe would have been good as it was too short to hang my Suit coat! Curtains didn't keep out all the... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The hotel is located in front of a gate of Central Station of Sydney (just 1 min walk and absolutely save a lot of commuting time). I booked a double room (2 windows, Surry Hills view) for 6 nights stay and was totally satisfied with the provided facilities because most of the time in Sydney I spent for travelling and... More 

Thank landoan1991
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The room was clean and spacious but hot and uncomfortable as the air conditioner was not working . The helpful and friendly staff were unable to repair the air con and they ended up given me a very noisy cooling machine which did cool the room but made it difficult impossible to have a good night sleep No attempt was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The main reason for booking this hotel was the location close to the Central Station and the comparably good room rate. Initially I wasn't sure if it was a good choice to book a hotel so close to a railway station. But it turned out that this hotel is the perfect choice for a first-time visitor to Sydney! The location... More 

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Staying in Surry Hills

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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Conveniently located directly opposite Central Station, with direct link from Airport. Only 10minutes from heart of the city, with Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and city shopping at our door. We have 10 refurbished Standard Double rooms rated 3 star by the Australian Accommodation Association and 4 Deluxe Boutique rooms all serviced by a modern elevator. All our rooms are tastefully decorated, and have queen beds and feature their own ensuites, air conditioning, flat screen television, coffee and tea making facilities, refrigerator, safe and are all serviced daily.Facilities with the hotel, Public Bar, Gaming facilities including TAB, Restaurant serving lunch and dinner 7 days, Beer Garden and Terrace Cocktail Bar and Functions area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Exhibition Hotel

Address: 86-88 Chalmers St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $92 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Exhibition Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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