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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one night before leaving on our cruise. I loved it, very touristy, just what we wanted before the start to our holiday. It was noisy, but we were aware of that. The music in the bar till late and the construction of the market stalls at some ungodly hour of the morning. ( The Rocks Market is outside...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was strolling through The Rocks around lunch time and found the cozy Irish pub. The lunch special of the day was $15 for rump steak and chips. They were accommodating and subbed me a salad instead with no charge, and I ordered the steak medium...but it was served very, very well done. I know it was $15 but I...

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Tumbarumba, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here before boarding cruise-thought we would be refreshed instead of driving 5 hours from the country. well band played till easrly hours,rooms up 3 flights of stairs with suitcases you are kidding,rooms old dirty taps leaked,air con didnt work,bathroom had mould,well lets say not fit for human stay

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Looked for somewhere to have lunch on a weekday, close to Circular Quay and decided on The Rocks. We were not disappointed with the great service, reasonably priced drinks and the food. The specials were amazing. I had a 250g rump steak and mash all cooked medium to perfection and so tender and tasty, served steaming hot all for $15....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start? Hot Saturday avo and in need of a drink and feed so this hotel was just in the right place at the right time Food was excellent fish and chips chicken schnitzel and sea food basket all cooked very well. Drinks nice and cold service outstanding. Big thanks to the lady that took our order extremely...

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Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mercantile Hotel because it is so close to the Cruise Terminal (about 5 min walk) but found very friendly staff, comfortable rooms, wonderful food and service. Thank You to the Mercantile for a wonderful stay.

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MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel! We do in fact have a lot of guests that are on their way to a cruise or returning home as we are so close to the terminal! We hope to see you back at The Mercantile next time you're in town or off on a crusie should you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant little place, I only stayed for 1 night & found the place to be clean & well presented and the staff to be very friendly and welcoming, I would definitely recommend this hotel, also it is only a short walk to the opera house, ferry port & other attactions

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MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gina! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you at The Merc again next time you're in town! Thankyou, Mel

Sarina, Australia
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Passing by looking for a place to have dinner, tables were all full but the staff found us one. The meal was terrific and we didn't have to wait long. The staff were more than helpful and very obliging. Great place for a drink or a meal.

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MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Our staff strive to achieve authentic & friendly Irish Hospitality, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you at The Merc again soon! Thank you, Mel

Reviewed December 2, 2016

This hotel has character and is in a great location for exploring and as a first time visitor to the area I couldn't believe how close to the bridge and the opera house we were. It was not quite the photos I saw, and I missed the bit on no bathrooms in the room. Markets are right outside which is...

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MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Sadly being so close to George street there can be some noise, however we like to think we make up for this with our fun Irish atmosphere and authentic hospitality! We are a heritage listed building so sometimes things do go wrong, however we worked to get the hot water system repaired as soon as possible and it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed November 28, 2016

The Mercantile is very good. Rooms are not modern but large. Bathroom is big. Not noisy in your room as you may imagine. I had Room 16. Sorry I missed The Irish Breakfast which I think is part of the tariff in the weekends. The markets are right outside your door & singing in the bar down below your room...

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MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your kind review of The Mercantile! We are a heritage listed building so we like to think this is part of our charm! We hope to see you at The Mercantile again next time you're in town! Thank you, Mel

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Australia's longest running Irish Pub, in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mercantile Hotel

Address: 25 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $85 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mercantile Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for upper floors, less street noise”
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“get one not on the side of the street - if there is one.”
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“We only ate at the restaurant.”
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