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University of Sydney is within 2 miles (3 km) of Royal Exhibition Hotel while other popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House are within 3 miles (5 km). This 13-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Surry Hills and also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


This hotel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


All of Royal Exhibition Hotel's 13 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

At Royal Exhibition Hotel, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has an ATM.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 2 bars/lounges. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Surry Hills hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.

Royal Exhibition Hotel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Year Built 1870 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Total number of rooms - 13 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Royal Exhibition Hotel offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in August 2012.

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Onsite venue - bistro.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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