4.2 out of 5

"Reasonable cost for a great location and all the amenities you need; bed, shower, loo and a pub downstairs! No aircon on a hot night but ceiling fans ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Australian Heritage Hotel places you in the centre of The Rocks, steps from Museum of Contemporary Art and within a short 5-minute stroll of Circular Quay. Highlights at this Edwardian B&B include free continental breakfast, a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, TVs and free bottled water, featured in all 8 rooms. Ceiling fans, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Australian Hotel, serves local cuisine and is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, luggage storage and a television in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District B&B include Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$130 per night

Queen Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Australian Heritage Hotel ratings based on 165 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Australian Heritage Hotel

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff and location are fantastic. Can be a bit noisy at night during pub open hours but it's quiet as soon as it closes.

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great atmospheric location in the Rocks.

Pros: Loads of character and charm. Location.
Cons: Floor coverings were very tired, but it added to the charm.
Reasonable cost for a great location and all the amenities you need; bed, shower, loo and a pub downstairs! No aircon on a hot night but ceiling fans did the job!

Posted by , from Newcastle, NSW on 30 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Fun pub stay in central Sydney,

Pros: quaint hotel
Cons: nothing
Location: Fun pub stay in central Sydney,
The price indicated what we were going to get and delivered without disappointment. Fun pub stay in central Sydney, Good food, wine and many beers on tap.

Posted by on 16 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful old hotel

We arrived, staff couldnt help us enough to carry our bags upstairs. The amenities where perfect, met lots of people from all over the world. Great open lounge area with coffee. Juice. Breaky was provided.. cant fault the place! Close to everything. So yes we will be back! I was travelling with my mum, she loved the place too!

Posted by , from Hervey bay Australia on 8 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to everything

Staff were great and very friendly. Room was clean as were bathrooms. New beds might make a difference but overall we had a nice stay

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location with friendly staff

Pros: Very convenient location, within walking distance to Sydney Harbour, various other sights and restaurants. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Pub downstairs is popular so bring earplugs if you want an early night!
First time to Sydney and was looking for something conveniently located and affordable that wasn't a dorm. Found this old heritage hotel in the Rocks and it fit the bill. Super friendly staff, great location and pub with good food downstairs. Rooms are basic but comfy with bathrooms down the hall. Breakfast with toast, cereal, yoghurt and fruit provided in the morning in the parlour, great way to socialize with other guests!

Posted by , from Whistler, BC, Canada on 22 Nov. 2016

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3 out of 5

Fantastic location in the heart of the Rocks!

Pros: Location and the pub itself.
Cons: Breakfast could do with a bit of freshening up. A lot of work needs to be done to bring this old beauty back to life!
Location: Great pubs such as the hotel itself and The Mercantile Irish Pub. Awesome locations for exploring the Rocks and Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge.
Well the bed was comfortable and the shared ensuite bathroom and bedroom were generally quite clean but very basic. I realise this hotel is extremely old and therefore probably heritage listed but it needs a lot of work doing to it to justify the price. The staff were really lovely and the pub food and beer is great! Breakfast is provided but very basic. Would stay here again but wouldn't pay the same rates!

Posted by , from Perth, WA on 7 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Comfortable, location, can't wait to stay again!

Pros: The service was brilliant. Rooms were clean & comfortable.
Cons: Rooms were a little run down, but we adored the quaint/rustic charm.
Location: Amazing spot in the Rocks. Across the road from Harbour Bridge.

Posted by , from Syd on 3 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Top value for money

Pros: Great location, great food nice & clean. Will be back again.
Cons: Aircon would be nice but the fans do the job & a option of a cooked breakfast
Location: Prime location, pubs restaurants entertainment plus more.

Posted by , from nsw on 31 Oct. 2016

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About the Australian Heritage Hotel

Location 100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Australian Heritage Hotel also features ATM/banking services and a television in common area. This Edwardian The Rocks bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1913
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (13.2 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Australian Heritage Hotel offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Australian Hotel – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

  • Australian Heritage Hotel The Rocks
  • Australian Heritage Hotel
  • Australian Heritage The Rocks