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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Where do I start? Hot Saturday avo and in need of a drink and feed so this hotel was just in the right place at the right time Food was excellent fish and chips chicken schnitzel and sea food basket all cooked very well. Drinks nice and cold service outstanding. Big thanks to the lady that took our order extremely...

Thank Graham B
Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at the Mercantile Hotel because it is so close to the Cruise Terminal (about 5 min walk) but found very friendly staff, comfortable rooms, wonderful food and service. Thank You to the Mercantile for a wonderful stay.

Thank Scott F
MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel! We do in fact have a lot of guests that are on their way to a cruise or returning home as we are so close to the terminal! We hope to see you back at The Mercantile next time you're in town or off on a crusie should you...

Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant little place, I only stayed for 1 night & found the place to be clean & well presented and the staff to be very friendly and welcoming, I would definitely recommend this hotel, also it is only a short walk to the opera house, ferry port & other attactions

Thank Gina B
MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gina! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you at The Merc again next time you're in town! Thankyou, Mel

Sarina, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Passing by looking for a place to have dinner, tables were all full but the staff found us one. The meal was terrific and we didn't have to wait long. The staff were more than helpful and very obliging. Great place for a drink or a meal.

Thank justa0001
MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Our staff strive to achieve authentic & friendly Irish Hospitality, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you at The Merc again soon! Thank you, Mel

Reviewed 3 December 2016

This hotel has character and is in a great location for exploring and as a first time visitor to the area I couldn't believe how close to the bridge and the opera house we were. It was not quite the photos I saw, and I missed the bit on no bathrooms in the room. Markets are right outside which is...

Thank Captckstiks
MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Sadly being so close to George street there can be some noise, however we like to think we make up for this with our fun Irish atmosphere and authentic hospitality! We are a heritage listed building so sometimes things do go wrong, however we worked to get the hot water system repaired as soon as possible and it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Mercantile is very good. Rooms are not modern but large. Bathroom is big. Not noisy in your room as you may imagine. I had Room 16. Sorry I missed The Irish Breakfast which I think is part of the tariff in the weekends. The markets are right outside your door & singing in the bar down below your room...

Thank jOnathOn49_19
MercantileHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Mercantile Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your kind review of The Mercantile! We are a heritage listed building so we like to think this is part of our charm! We hope to see you at The Mercantile again next time you're in town! Thank you, Mel

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.

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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
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: $103 - $231 (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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“higher level flood a must unless you don't want to sleep during live music nights!!”
ADoucy1211, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The top floor has a room facing the main street that has a lot of sunlight. We laos had a refrigerator.”
843susanm, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“OK if you are into live music and a pub atmosphere”
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.”
Kevin20124, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for upper floors, less street noise”
garysusanw, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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