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El Segundo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shakespeare Hotel is not for everyone (what is?) but it perfectly fitted what I wanted. I was traveling alone and wanted to get to know old Sydney, and get in touch with Aussie life, and was planning this as an economy trip. The SH is a charming historical Victorian era building in an historic Victorian era part of Sydney...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Sydney for the Mardi Gras and chose this hotel for its proximity to the parade route. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk or less to Central Station, but located on relatively quiet suburban street, away from the hustle of central Sydney. We had noted a couple of issues which might make or break your decision to...

Thank paula-from-nz
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of those pubs that is exactly like pubs used to be. Or maybe I just go to the wrong pubs! Small windows opened wide onto the street letting the buzz of conversation drift in and out. The background smell of beery carpet. A crowded and narrow front bar with a mix of bar flies and professionals from...

Thank MrOyvind
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have stayed here many times and everytime I have a good stay. Air conditioning in every room, tv in every room, comfortable beds and bar directly underneath means that food and alcohol is easily accessible. Noise from the bar doesn't travel which is also good. My only wish is that there weren't shared bathrooms but for the price this...

Thank Owen N
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Old school pub (you check in at the bar, we interrupted the girl that was having some pasta to check us in...) And you could smell the food being cooked downstairs. The shared bathrooms weren´t very clean, I think the room wasn´t too clean either, (I get the classic style point but the wall paper was ripped and falling off).

Thank Dimas21
Reviewed 16 January 2017

THE ACCOMMODATION. There's 6 or 7 rooms. There is only 1 bathroom, and 2 toilets. Room 1 is right next to the Bathroom. Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are nearest the toilets. There is a tea/coffee station, also close to Rooms 1 and 2. I stayed in Room 3. The air-conditioning worked really well. The TV did not. The free...

1Thank Robert J
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Character hotel with old world feel. Ok price. One night enough. Bed old style not very good. Shared bathroom but with one room access at a time. So it was ok. We had trouble locking our door. Faulty lock. They ran out of coffee and milk which was out side the room. Or I couldn't find it.

1Thank Justin M
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The 5 hotel rooms are located on the second (top) floor of this old characterful building in Surry Hills, approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from Central Station. Although the fittings and furnishings are dated, the bed was comfortable and there was little if any noise disturbance from the pub/diner downstairs. The two shared toilets and bathroom were just about...

1Thank NottinghamJourneyman
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Ok, it's not a 'steak restaurant' but my steak was the toughest boot leather I've EVER eaten. Every mouthful - gristle. The beer jugs were were great. Some intimate rooms to choose from. Service is smiling and very friendly. Just don't order the steak!

Thank peter r
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The pub downstairs looked nice, but the room was underwhelming. The bed was terrible, no support at all. My partner and I would constantly roll into the middle and have to wiggle our way out. The room was small and dark and we shared a bathroom with the rest of our floor. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Samantha V

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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Additional Information about Shakespeare Hotel

Address: 200 Devonshire St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: ₹ 5,040 - ₹ 6,414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shakespeare Hotel 4*
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“Room 4 has no wifi, but its quiet and at the opposite end from the bathroom so you won't get other guests walking past.”
 of 5 bubbles paula-from-nz, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“See my comments above.”
 of 5 bubbles 23robertj, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“go first floor”
 of 5 bubbles 683peterr, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi in common areas, ask bar staff for password. Room 3 is still in range of this free wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles missdee1184, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are simple, dingy but bursting with Wes Anderson charm.”
 of 5 bubbles jasmine_travels_solo, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
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