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Set in the heart of Sydney, directly opposite Central Railway Station, the Royal Exhibition Hotel features a cocktail bar, a bistro and a 2-level beer garden. It offers renovated rooms with double-glazed windows and a flat-screen TV.

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s bar and gaming facilities which boast several plasma-screen TVs showing a variety of sporting events. The large wrap-around veranda offers lovely park and street views.

Each of the air conditioned rooms are serviced daily and offer a refrigerator, safety deposit box and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms include a private private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Located next to Prince Alfred Park, the hotel is within 15 minutes’ walk of Darling Harbor and the Capitol Theater. ICC Sydney (International Convention Center Sydney) is 28 minutes' walk away. There are several bars and dining options within 5 minutes’ walk.

Royal Exhibition Hotel is an 8-minute train ride from Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. It is a 10-minute bus ride from Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Royal Exhibition Hotel has been welcoming guests since Oct 13, 2009

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Belvoir Street Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • Belmore Park
    0.4 miles
  • Central Park
    0.4 miles
  • The White Rabbit Gallery
    0.4 miles
  • Shannon Reserve
    0.4 miles
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    0.4 miles
  • Capitol Theatre
    0.4 miles
  • Taylor Square
    0.5 miles
  • Paddy's Markets
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Devon Cafe
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Bread and Brew
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
    1.2 miles
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    1.3 miles
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
    1.6 miles
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
    1.6 miles
  • Circular Quay
    1.8 miles
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.1 miles
  • Harbour Bridge
    2.4 miles
  • Strathfield Private Hospital
    6.3 miles
  • Bicentennial Park
    7.8 miles
  • Sydney Showground
    8.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Lady Martins Beach
    3 miles
  • Athol Beach
    3.4 miles
  • Rose Bay Beach
    3.6 miles
  • Sirius Cove
    3.7 miles
  • Gordons Bay Beach
    3.7 miles
Public transit
  • Train Sydney Central Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    3.9 miles
  • Illawarra Regional Airport
    52.4 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Royal Exhibition Hotel Bistro

    Food: Australian

Amenities of Royal Exhibition Hotel
  • Garden
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Casino
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Royal Exhibition Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos JCB American Express Royal Exhibition Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the hotel may contact your credit card company to confirm that the card you are using is valid and hasn’t been reported lost or stolen. They may also pre-authorize the card for the full amount of the reservation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Royal Exhibition Hotel

  • Royal Exhibition Hotel is 1.1 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • Room options at Royal Exhibition Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Royal Exhibition Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Royal Exhibition Hotel Bistro

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Royal Exhibition Hotel by:

    • Train 15min

  • Check-in at Royal Exhibition Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM.

  • Royal Exhibition Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Casino
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Happy hour
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • The prices at Royal Exhibition Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.