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4.2 out of 5

"Affordable price. Very convenient for interstate travel. Courteous and friendly staff. Definitely commendable to others. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 17 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Royal Exhibition Hotel places you in the centre of Surry Hills, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace.

You can enjoy free WiFi, LCD TVs, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 13 individually decorated rooms. Fridges, safes and hairdryers are also available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers in the lobby and tour/ticket assistance. Plus you'll find luggage storage, a front desk safe and a lift.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Surry Hills hotel include World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100 per night

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Exhibition Hotel ratings based on 219 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 (60) Business (4) Family (11) Other (1)
5 out of 5
All good and very handy to train station. Pity about the noise with the tram line but not the hotel's fault

Posted by on 22 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Location near Central station. Not fancy but clean and comfortabe. Moderate price.

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good view from room, friendly staff and exactly what you pay for! :)

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay. Would stat again if needed accomodatin in this area

Posted by on 3 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Close to Central Station i needed to catch a early morning train

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great room space and convenient location. Staff were very friendly!

Posted by , from Sydney on 14 Nov. 2018

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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. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Royal Exhibition Hotel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Surry Hills 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
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.6 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Central Light Rail Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Royal Exhibition Hotel offers 13 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • HD television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

On-site venue – bistro.

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after 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 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


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 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30 per night

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

Hotel Names

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