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4.0 / 5Very Good
496 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


Explore the area

Popular LocationCapitol Theatre11 min walk
Popular LocationSydney Town Hall20 min walk
Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney20 min walk
AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)21 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin/Triple/Quad

    Room amenities

    • 10 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Surry Hills

Located in Surry Hills, Royal Exhibition Hotel is in the city centre and near the airport. Capitol Theatre and Sydney Opera House are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Crown Street and World Square Shopping Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or Qudos Bank Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golf lessons, whale watching and golfing. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transport: Central Light Rail Station is 6 minutes by foot and Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 11 minutes.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Capitol Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 20 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 20 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 20 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 21 min drive

About this property

Royal Exhibition Hotel

3-star hotel, walk to Crown Street
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a rooftop terrace. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Guests will also find LCD TVs, fridges and coffee/tea makers.
Royal Exhibition Hotel offers 13 forms of 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 hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

1 restaurant
2 bars/lounges

Family friendly

Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Rooftop terrace


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)




32-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Individually decorated
Laptop-compatible safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night

Payment types

Diners Club
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.

Property is also known as

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

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Pros: Clean, friendly staff. Cons: Unable to store my luggage at the accomodation when I checked out at around 8am. There was a bell to ring for assistance between 7:30-10:30 but no one answered. To my surprise I saw someone behind the bar cleaning when I was already outside the hotel, I guess my call was ignored.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

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.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019