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Watsonville, California
Reviewed 1 October 2016

it is almost self serve. You go the bar to get a drink. You go to the kitchen to order your dinner. You get your own utensils. But, they bring the food to you. I was first to order but last to get dinner; we all ordered the same dish. It is a pub so it is very noisy. I...

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was a little hesitant to book this hotel. I actually booked it, then canceled, then booked it again. I found a great deal and ensured that we had our own bathroom, so I committed completely. Its a direct train ride from international arrivals to Circular Quay ($15), or you can take a bus to the first train stop outside...

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Thank Ellen E
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank vivien s
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...

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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...

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Faro, Portugal
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,...

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Thank joapi
Northampton
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!

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Thank Hadrian M
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...

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Sydney, Australia
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.

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Australia
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...

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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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The Mercantile Hotel
The Mercantile Hotel
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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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: €61 - €155 (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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Mercantile Hotel Sydney
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#9 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
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“The top floor has a room facing the main street that has a lot of sunlight. We laos had a refrigerator.”
 of 5 bubbles 843susanm, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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