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The Mercantile Hotel

25 George St The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Australia's longest running Irish Pub, in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct.
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25 George St The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
The Mercantile Hotel
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Aandm K wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Older style basic pub accommodation. My husband and I have stayed here a few times and really enjoyed it. Close to all the city attractions & cruise port at circular quay. This has been quite basic pub accommodation. Rooms have been clean and spacious. We have always booked a room that included an ensuite, which is adequate, clean, but dated. Music bands play in the bar downstairs some nights, which can be heard in the rooms. However, this has never bothered us. It is usually finished by around 11pm. On mornings of The Rocks market, the shelters for the stalls get erected very early in the morning and can be clearly heard in the front rooms. The times we stayed there were no lifts, so you had to carry luggage up 1-2 flights of stairs (however, renovations are going to include a lift). We have always found it quite adequate for a night prior to a cruise, but might not suit all.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Maureen456 wrote a review June 2023
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I was the the Mercantile numerous times while on holidays from Ireland,in April 2023 .The staff were so friendly and polite especially Lorraine who recognised us on each of our visits and was so polite and helpful . The food was top class . Will def visit again in late August this year .
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Date of stay: April 2023
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LAWRENCE H wrote a review June 2023
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Miss Curshel Smith Has The best customer service, That I ever experience. She is the best ever. So I'm telling every one,If you have any questions please ask for Miss Smith . One more thing the hotel room itself is awesome!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Just having room service, other than that it's perfect
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Debary Guy wrote a review Feb 2023
DeBary, Florida163 contributions179 helpful votes
Flew 10 hours from HNL, exhausted, got here on a Saturday night and, oh my, forget about getting any reasonable sleep until after midnight due to the bar downstairs. It’s booming… I was reasonably certain my wife was going to file for divorce when we finally got our luggage up the steps (no elevator). Great location, absolute fail otherwise.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go someplace else if you have any desire to sleep at a decent time, at least on the weekends. I...
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ITRT wrote a review Jan 2023
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First, the hotel review. The place is old and dated and could use some updating. We booked an ensuite room that faced the street. There are quite a few stairs to climb up to reception especially when lugging suitcases. The bathtub needs to be replaced as there were several rust stains. The rooms are small and spartan but clean and the bed was relatively comfortable. You might not want to stay here over the weekend as the band in the pub plays until after midnight. The street was closed when we were leaving the hotel because of the Saturday markets resulting us having to lug our luggage up the street to catch a taxi to the cruise terminal. Breakfast is not included. Now the pub. We enjoyed eating lunch and dinner in the pub. Be sure to ask what their specials of the day are if you did not see them on the chalkboard when entering the outside seating area. We enjoyed the schnitzel, fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. Pints of cold Guinness were good too. There is live music inside the pub that was enjoyable. No complaints with any of the meals. The outside tables as well as inside were filled with locals and tourists alike. Location, location, location. The Mercantile is located within walking distance of many of Sydney’s attractions such as the Harbor Bridge and Sydney Harbor. It’s located on George Street. Recommend. The room price is affordable, and the pub food is good.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Sinead O Connell wrote a review Dec 2022
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I just wanted to write a message to say that the staff in the Mercantile went above and beyond to accommodate my friends and I after we were scammed tickets by a third party for their NYE bash. They listened to us and couldn’t have done more to help us. We are forever grateful to Charlene and Mick. Happy New Year everyone ❤️
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JACtheTRIPPER wrote a review June 2022
Australia20 contributions33 helpful votes
Booked an ensuite room for one night as we wanted a budget stay ($110) in Sydney and like the Rocks area. Room was much smaller than expected based on photos but cosy and comfortable as first sight. Bathroom was daggy as they are very old but it was the dirty spa bath that disappointed me. Definitely had hairs in it and just looked grotty. Unfortunately the person in the room above us did use their spa so we couldn't sleep thanks to the loudness of the pump until they turned it off about and hour later. Bulky stand alone airconditioner was so loud even on the low fan setting we didn't use it and since there was no screen on the window we couldn't leave that open that either (since when we did open for a few seconds a mozzie fly straight in and had a good old time through the night feasting on our blood). The bed was comfy enough but the room felt stuffy all night. Luckily the pub was closed the night we stayed so it was quiet. Definitely wouldn't stay there on a band night. I understand it is tricky with fittings on old buildings, especially those of heritage value but quieter aircon and a screen would have made a difference. All in all, a generally tidy room in a good location but some improvements to comfort factors should be considered by management.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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tracie555au wrote a review Aug 2020
Port Macquarie, Australia62 contributions22 helpful votes
Great place to stay for a city trip away Great spot right in the heart of the rocks Great staff music and food Good rooms for families or a group of girls So close to circular quay and transport anywhere in Sydney with Buses trains light rail and ferries just down the road
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Date of stay: October 2019
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3sim0nh wrote a review Apr 2020
Niagara Falls, Canada6 contributions4 helpful votes
We walked to the ship from the hotel. Front rooms over the bar noisy from entertainment but good price for the location. Some rooms don't have bathrooms so be sure to book one with if that's what your looking for.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Susanner_11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom396 contributions218 helpful votes
This is in a really good spot but wouldn't go back. There are quite a few stairs to climb up to reception. The rooms are quite shabby but you are given clean towels and linen is changed daily. Unfortunately the rooms are not ensuite and people can easily walk in on you when you are in the bathroom. We had our first night's stay on a Sunday and would not recommend it as we were above the area were they have bands and this particular night it was a rock band - not the best when you are trying to sleep! You also feel quite isolated if you need assistance of any kind as the reception is only open for short periods and sometimes it was difficult to get hold of anyone. The breakfast was very basic - two choices of cereal and two choices of bread and some fruit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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AU$157 - AU$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Which popular attractions are close to The Mercantile Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Harbour (0.4 km), ATTY Gallery (0.1 km), and Sydney Pub Tours (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mercantile Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Mercantile Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Mercantile Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish At The Rocks, The Gantry Restaurant, and The Tea Cosy.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mercantile Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (1.5 km), Anzac Memorial (2.1 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.6 km).