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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We picked the hotel as we wanted to be near public transport and fairly central and this did the job. We liked the rooms which were spacious and had a welcoming feel about them - nothing commercial or boxy about this hotel. The bathroom had loads of toiletries and was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed...

1Thank CWAJW15
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 9.30pm on a Sunday. Traveled straight from airport, having been ripped off by taxi driver claiming not to know where hotel was kept driving round, was greeted with as we walked through the door "we close at 10pm good job you made it" we we then told we could have a quick drink if we took it to...

1Thank SUNSEA1
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot right across the road from Om Central station! Friendly staff Rooms clean and 3 star quality Bistro has good pub food but their are cheaper eats around the area but nevertheless it's a good value feed Definitely recommend

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Only stay one night. It was perfect only a short walk to the train station we come from Newcastle and had a early international flight the next day. Right price right location. Need to book early to get the cheap rates

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This pub is fantastic. Its across the road from Central Station, has a bistro with cheap and tasty meals, and he rooms are spotless with lovely dark wood old furniture. I will definately be making another stay there soon.

1Thank bronte000
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 29 July 2016 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...

Thank Debashis M
Reviewed 30 June 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
Reviewed 23 June 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...

Thank toriper
Dapto, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 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...

Thank timothy_clarke9
Blackheath, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 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...

Thank Tootone56

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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 

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Address: 86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $132 - $200 (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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“choose one of the more expensive rooms with the vintage furniture.”
  • very comfortable shower!
  • quiet in spite of the street side
  • lovely furniture
 of 5 bubbles blauemadeleine, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Second floor is good.”
  • Bathroom is thru that door in corner and is newly refurbished, very modern.
 of 5 bubbles Tootone56, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-3 seem good”
 of 5 bubbles Jo9T, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Check the room and bed before you pay. And don't expect the management to care about you. It's a pub with a few rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 720libbys, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Three floors , all reasonably quite.”
 of 5 bubbles bettys676, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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