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Royal Exhibition Hotel

3-star3 stars
86-88 Chalmers Street, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia

3-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Crown Street
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

New South Wales may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Incredibly convenient and close to central station. The downside is that you can hear and…Dec 7, 2020
  • Pros: Clean, friendly staff. Cons: Unable to store my luggage at the accomodation when I…Feb 11, 2020

Royal Exhibition Hotel

from NZ$116
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Royal Exhibition Hotel


  • In Surry Hills
  • Hyde Park - 20 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 20 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 23 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 28 min walk
  • Star Casino - 31 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 32 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 19 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 14 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 18 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 11 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New South Wales may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1870
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Khmer

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Onsite venue - bistro.

Royal Exhibition Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • 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


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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Royal Exhibition Hotel

  • Does Royal Exhibition Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Royal Exhibition Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Royal Exhibition Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Aurora Hotel (3-min walk), Jazushi (4-min walk), and MoVida (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Royal Exhibition Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (10-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Royal Exhibition Hotel and nearby?
    Royal Exhibition Hotel has 2 bars and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 113 reviews

Very good 8.0
Was a bit noisy with the light rail right outside the window and bright from the external building light, but bed was comfortable and accessability to the train was excellent. It only took me 40 mins from leaving the hotel to having cleared security at T3.
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great value & a convenient place to stay
The hotel is very convenient, right the opposite of Central Station. Staff was very friendly, quick check-in & express check out. Great value. It was great to have access to a separate entrance to the accommodation from the tavern once I picked up the key.
au1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Fantastic location, 20 mins to SCG and right opppsite Central Station. Great meals at the Bistro. The room, whilst well sized and appointed, smelled like a sewer. The pipes must be old.
au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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.
au2 night trip
Fair 4.0
I want my shirt back
I am usually very happy with my stay here but not this time. I left quickly to catch my train and left a quality shirt behind and when I called to ask about retrieving it I was meet with nothing but sorry the cleaner didn’t hand anything in.
Paul, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
I was surprised how quiet it was, i thought it would be noisy but it wasn't.
au1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
All good very central to sydney cbd and central station
au1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Extremely good location for our night, down fall was not the hotel but the road construction crew that turned up at midnight
au1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Hotel stay was ok, it is a busy part of town so it's noisy due to traffic etc. Wish they'd switch off spotlights illuminating the hotel room at night. Service staff omitted to leave any toilet paper or facial tissues in my room. Lucky I had small packets of tissues in my handbag, I was too tired to go down to the bar and ask for some.
Gerhild, au1 night trip
Good 6.0
Hotel located in a very convenient spot, right next to Central Station. Room was adequate, though fairly dated. Had all the essentials in it, but again we’re a bit dated. Had trouble getting any pressure or hot water from the shower which was a real downer. Adequate overall and in an easy spot for public transport.
Sharon, au2 night business trip

Royal Exhibition Hotel