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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I read the outside menu and was intrigued with the sweet potato/lentil burger. It was really good. I say outside and found it totally enjoyable. It it kind of under the bridge. Service was good. I even had a seagull who was I retested in keeping me company. Don't worry, they shoo them away if that bothers you. I found...

Thank Dinah Y
Nacogdoches, Texas
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stumbled on this local restaurant while walking to catch our Blue Mountain tour. Came back that night and tried the night special. Good food and great value. Outside dining at an old Sydney landmark. Just a fun place to be. Liked it enough to return the next night. Shorts, jeans or whatever is the perfect attire.

Thank mark7419
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and the proximity to the major Sydney Icons. Very friendly staff and fantastic food. Only able bodied people can access this hotel, no lift. Cold shower in the shared bathrooms ( no hot water at 6am). Apart from that it is overall a very pleasant place to stay in the centre of The Rocks. Free wifi...

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is an old-fashioned Australian restaurant which serves great food and beer. Steak, mash, gravy, salad and a beer for $15 and terrific service. The outside is a veranda with Heritage tiling and is a great place to watch people go by.

1Thank ARCGlasgow
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed 1 night Pros: Very close to Circular Quay train Station easy walk to hotel - even with luggage. So close to the opera house and circular Quay walkway . We stayed here because it was by the cruise terminal so we could board our cruise the next morning - absolutely perfect Absolutely lovely and helpful staff Cons: the air-con...

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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...

Thank 427BeatleBob
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...

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...

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...

Thank Nicole C
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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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 4,011 - ₹ 11,900 (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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“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
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