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4.2 out of 5

"The room was noisy all night, quietest through the day. The cleaners had not cleaned thoroughly as advertised. There was years worth of dust under the ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 26 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

Royal Exhibition Hotel places you in the center of Sydney, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Crown Street and Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and a rooftop terrace.

All 13 rooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and free newspapers in the lobby. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a front-desk safe.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Surry Hills hotel include Paddy's Market and Powerhouse Museum.

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$95* Per night/room 23 May - 24 May

Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Exhibition Hotel ratings based on 220 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Exhibition Hotel

Everyone (142) Couples (58) Business (4) Family (12) Other (1)
3 out of 5
The room was noisy all night, quietest through the day. The cleaners had not cleaned thoroughly as advertised. There was years worth of dust under the wardrobe which stood out in stark contrast to the rest of the room. The linen was stained. The bathroom fixtures weren’t very clean and being timber this also stood out. Staff were very pleasant though. The bistro had nice food. The beer was good. The atmosphere in the bar was great. The location is ideal for a visitor to the city. Just disappointing that cleanliness was an issue.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5
At the price it was the best you can get. Nothing more to say. All good.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5
Pros: Clean, friendly staff. Cons: Unable to store my luggage at the accomodation when I checked out at around 8am. There was a bell to ring for assistance between 7:30-10:30 but no one answered. To my surprise I saw someone behind the bar cleaning when I was already outside the hotel, I guess my call was ignored.

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
The location is excellent - across Central station, plus very close to light rail options. Although it is above a pub, no noise could be heard - my room was on the second floor. The room was clean and comfortable. Wifi was very good, I was able to watch shows on my tablet. One issue was that the door of my room rattled whenever another door on the floor was closed. Also, the room key for another room on the floor was able to open the door of my room.

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

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4 out of 5

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5 out of 5

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at Royal Exhibition Hotel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Sydney hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1870
  • Dining venue
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney Airport (SYD) (9.3 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Central Light Rail Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)

Room Amenities

Royal Exhibition Hotel offers 13 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Sydney hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • HD television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Onsite venue - bistro.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This hotel will charge the full amount of the stay on the check-in date for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Royal Exhibition Hotel
  • Royal Exhibition Hotel Surry Hills
  • Royal Exhibition Surry Hills
  • Royal Exhibition Hotel Hotel
  • Royal Exhibition Hotel Surry Hills
  • Royal Exhibition Hotel Hotel Surry Hills
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