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The Royal Automobile Club of Australia Accommodation

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do need to understand what you are in for here. We stayed on a reciprocal deal from the excellent RAC in Victoria of which we are members; a great modern place bustling with activity and fabulous facilities. That's not what we got at the RACA. The good points: Location, location, location with an added old-world charm. Lots of wood... More 

Thank David M
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been a member since 2003 and now an interstate member. Have enjoyed the accommodation a few times and love the location, food and accommodation. Would recommend it as a member and low key comfortable place to stay without the hype and with the family feel.

Thank BuderimDiner
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

First Sunday back in Sydney of our holiday home and we were wandering around Circular Quay with family. A bit peckish, Dad is a long term member of the club, so decided to grab some lunch. It is a step back in time, beautiful old bar and dining space, and the sun steaming through the windows. Had a really simple... More 

Thank mezza20
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189 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stayed here for a few nights following a tour in Melbourne and Wellington NZ. The hotel is really conveniently located on Circular Quays, we had a botanic garden view for 2 nights and then a harbour bridge view for 2 nights, both rooms were excellent, modern, clean, light and airy. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too... More 

1 Thank LittleSweetpea
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This old club with over 100 years of service is a little tradition hidden in the city. If you know a member get them to take you there to have a taste of times gone by! Inside is heritage listed features and old fashioned service! Before the upgrade to parliament this was the haunt of politicians.

Thank Zambuck2037
Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. It's very dated. Rooms are small (to be expected in this location) and aircon is on or off. This meant our room was freezing and we had to be given a fan heater to keep warm. Rooms are tired and not on a par with other reciprocal clubs. Service in the restaurant was poor. Not... More 

Thank Louise S
Victoria Point, Australia
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73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is a great place to stay, close to everything Sydney has to offer, yet quietly removed. Very olde world, but staff and food are excellent. Accommodation is comfortable, well maintained and quiet. The Restaurant is just fabulous, and the unsung heroes are the chefs working behind the scenes. Their food is wonderful. All wait staff are helpful and really... More 

1 Thank Aileen H
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55 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

As other reviewers have commented, this place appears to have barely changed In decades. But I don't think that's a bad thing - the old-fashioned decor is well maintained and the vibe of this place is half-way between the set of a glamourous1950s Hitchock thriller and a musty old church hall, depending in no small part on how you choose... More 

Thank Ruth S
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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255 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We didn't stay here, just had a dinner with old friends. The food was average, service grudging and the evening was very expensive. Two courses, a couple of glasses of wine and one of champagne was $120.00. The bar stayed open afterwards only long enough for one more drink then the rails were noisily put up. Thank God we weren't... More 

1 Thank Diedre_11
Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The RACA is a time capsule: wood panels, old timey photos on the walls, old world feel all around. The rooms are small but comfortable: single beds only, but they make for a very good night sleep. Internet is fast and free. The restaurant on the top floor is absolutely top notch. Affordable and effective accomodation for Sydney's CBD.

Thank amir z

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Additional Information about The Royal Automobile Club of Australia Accommodation

Address: 89 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Number of rooms: 29
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“Make sure you are above the Cahill Expressway”
 of 5 bubbles davidmW3716FZ, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Become a member if seeking Sydney Circular Quay convenient accommodation often.”
 of 5 bubbles BuderimDiner, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Macquarie Street rooms are big, look over the gardens and are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 344aileenh, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Old building with all rooms altered for 20th Century - not 21st. Each one will be different.”
 of 5 bubbles rodonisle, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles LoriM287, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
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