We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Mercantile Hotel

1.4 km from Sydney centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
25 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 176: English reviews
Start your review of The Mercantile Hotel
 Click to rate
Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had wanted to do the official guided pub tour but they don't run on the weekends so I found a few places on my own. It was a hot day and the outside patio was packed so I went inside. It was pretty dark (typical pub) but on such a sunny day you would rather be outside. Had a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank redblueyes
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Here for two nights. Five minute walk to Circular Quay with Sydney Opera House and Ferry, train and bus services. Literally hotel is under Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hotel is basic. We shared bathrooms but plenty of them. Pub grub really tasty. Rooms cleaned daily with fresh linen and towels. Would recommend hotel for short break early in week (belive it's...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emmajames65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Irish pub with friendly staff however the amenities let this place down. The check in process is not good when there is loud music playing and you have to go to the bar to check in. The room was stuffy and hot with a portable air conditioner turned on as we arrived. Loud live music until 11:30pm on a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kevin N
Darwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Mercantile a few times whilst staying again in Sydney. The food is now better than ever with a very good choice at reasonable prices and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere at weekends is great with live music and this is definitely the pub to visit whilst in Sydney - you won't be disappointed.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank James U
Clifton, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location can't be beat! We were there for two nights prior to a cruise which left from a port about 500 meters from the hotel... located I. "The Rocks" there are plenty of great restaurants, pubs, attractions, circular quay, etc. the restaurant in the hotel was one of the best we tried.. very friendly and hard working staff.. all...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kevin20124
MercantileHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kevin! We do love our little historic suburb, The Rocks and we pride ourselves on our customer service, so we appreciate you noticing! Our building is over 100 years old and heritage listed, so this does mean no elevator for now! Our staff are more than happy to carry cases up to the hotel floor however. In terms of...

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sydney CBD is my preferred long weekend escape: Must do's intrical to the escape include Sydney Ferries and the Mercantile. Sitting right in the heart of The Rocks, the Mercantile Pub is a authentic experience, none of the manufactured contemporary entertainment venue about this establishment! One of Sydney's oldest pubs in what seems original condition, beautifully maintained. Just no fuss...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lizpeterv11
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered breakfast at approx. 9.50 on Sunday morning. The orange juice arrived and then 30 mins later we checked to see where our breakfast was. We were told our order hadn't reached the kitchen from the bar but we decided to wait as we were really looking forward to our big Irish breakfast. We were talking to a lovely...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank gerryjanetkelly
MercantileHotel, Public Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gerry! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. This is not what we like to hear as we pride ourselves on our customer service! Please send us through an email at info@themercantilehotel.com.au so we can find out more about your experience. Thank you gerry!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not consider going to this pub for a drink or to stay. The door staff man handle clients because they feel they have the authority to do so instead of having a conversation. I am absolutely disgusted in the way I have been treated this evening.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jemfreer1
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed one night before leaving on our cruise. I loved it, very touristy, just what we wanted before the start to our holiday. It was noisy, but we were aware of that. The music in the bar till late and the construction of the market stalls at some ungodly hour of the morning. ( The Rocks Market is outside...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gary-Susan W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I was strolling through The Rocks around lunch time and found the cozy Irish pub. The lunch special of the day was $15 for rump steak and chips. They were accommodating and subbed me a salad instead with no charge, and I ordered the steak medium...but it was served very, very well done. I know it was $15 but I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shortbytes

71 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (70)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
The Rocks
The Australian Heritage Hotel
The Rocks
The Russell Hotel
The Russell Hotel
#35 of 179 in Sydney
855 reviews
The Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
#45 of 179 in Sydney
2,198 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Rocks
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
The Rocks
Quay West Suites Sydney
Quay West Suites Sydney
#23 of 179 in Sydney
1,214 reviews
Central Business District
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel Sydney
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in The Rocks

Neighbourhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Mercantile Hotel
The Mercantile Hotel
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Australia's longest running Irish Pub, in the heart of Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mercantile Hotel

Address: 25 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: €57 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mercantile Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your The Mercantile Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Mercantile Hotel Sydney
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Mercantile Hotel staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from The Mercantile Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“OK if you are into live music and a pub atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles 826kevinn, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a higher floor away from the bar... and pack light the luggage goes up the stairs with you.”
 of 5 bubbles Kevin20124, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for upper floors, less street noise”
 of 5 bubbles garysusanw, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book a room with an ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles 792scottf, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get one not on the side of the street - if there is one.”
 of 5 bubbles Captckstiks, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5