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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stayed for 8 nights in this old Irish pub/ hotel. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, great bands on at weekends. Very reasonably priced and great location right in the heart of The rocks area so round the corner from Opera House, Harbour Bridge, great transport links. There's lots of nice places to eat and drink all around this area, as well... More 

Thank vivien s
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We are Irish and decided to stay here as a little taste of home before we returned to Dublin! The room price was very affordable considering the brilliant location, only a 5 minute walk to circular quay! The hotel decor was very quaint and really felt like the small inns and B&Bs back home. Our ensuite room was a good... More 

Thank Nicole C
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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360 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Mercantile Hotel in The Rocks Sydney is claimed to be the oldest running Irish Pub in Australia. It is located in an amazing location almost underneath the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The buildings features inside and out give an indication that this establishment is certainly part of Sydney’s colourful past. The two bars have a good... More 

Thank JANDK2265
Faro, Portugal
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85 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Mercantile Hotel is a good option for a few nights stay in Sydney if you don't mind about the sound of the music coming from the pub that exists in the ground floor. If you need to fall asleep before midnight, then run away from Mercantile because there are any kind of sound-proofing system in the rooms. The location,... More 

Thank joapi
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A great hotel pub with a nice ambiance and an Irish barmaid!Local beers on tap and the Victoria Bitter was very nice. The food was excellent with good portion sizes. A few minutes walk from the Bridge Climb Centre if you need a drink after the climb!

Thank Hadrian M
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great pub to relax and chill out after The City2Surf. Great music on a Sunday afternoon, relaxed surroundings. The drink prices were cheap compared to other pubs around The Rocks. Great choice of food on the menu and large meals to satisfy everyone. Well Worth the walk to find this pub. It's not our first time and it won't be... More 

Thank Fiona R
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We wanted stay in a Pub in The Rocks, walking distance to the The Basement. We picked The Mercantile. Good pick...good price, friendly staff, comfortable bed & an okay breakfast. Went for a wander to get a coffee, but that's part of the waking up process.

Thank TerryPaula
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Had a weekend lunch with friends. They ordered first as they wanted to share a starter, before mains. We then ordered our mains later. Irish chicken curry caught my eye. Sounds interesting right? Hahaha it was just Thai green curried chicken with rice AND chips! You can't put potatoes with Thai food and called it Irish can you? Hahahaha. Anyway... More 

Thank mckenry
Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We looked at the lunch menu and decided to give it a try, and ordered the value steak. The meat was good, cooked as we asked for (rare), and the fries were very tasty. Service was efficient and nice. Definitely recommended.

Thank lcfilipe
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is highly recommended for tourists, as the hotel is located at the best Street of Sydney... All famous pubs a few steps away,and other popular places like opera house a few more steps away. Friendly staff clean hotel and pocket friendly. Bathrooms are on sharing basis. Rooms are well equipped, and cozy.

Thank Rashi V

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Staying in The Rocks

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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.
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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: €85 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mercantile Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“get one not on the side of the street - if there is one.”
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