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Shakespeare Hotel

200 Devonshire Street,, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia (Show on map)

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"there is a bar in the grand floor,convinient..."

  • Humiski, Canada
  • February 26, 2015
  • Area: Surry Hills
  • Rooms : 6

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shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area

smoking area

vending machine


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Built in 1879, this charming budget hotel stays true to its era with its quirky 1800s-style decoration. Situated in the heart of Surry Hills, Shakespeare Hotel occupies a great spot for nightlife, dining and trendy shopping, and is near such culturally-rich attractions as Belvoir St Theatre, Ray Hughes Gallery, and Brett Whiteley Studio. The city centre is just a mere kilometer away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. Shakespeare Hotel is famous for its good ol’ pub, a true Sydney classic often packed with locals coming to down its cold beer and pub meals. Patrons can sup in the main dining room, where its leather armchairs, oversized timber tables, and Victorian lamps give it character. Also with great character are the guestrooms themselves, adorned with vintage wardrobes, lamps, chairs, lush bedspreads, rich wallpaper, and classical-style paintings. The hotel does of course offer conveniences like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Internet access. Built in 1879, this charming budget hotel stays true to its era with its quirky 1800s-style ... see more
Reception is located at the Shakespeare Pub downstairs. The pub is open between 10:00AM-11:30PM. Check-in outside these hours is not available.

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Check-In From
01:00 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1.0 Km

Number of Restaurants

Number of Rooms

Reception Open Until
11:30 PM

Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Built

Year Hotel Last Renovated

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Stephen H. Solo travelers United Kingdom, June 21, 2015
Disgustingly dirty

The food is good quality
I could talk about the surliness of the staff, being woken up by the so-called cleaners at 6am everyday, the peeling wallpaper, the cobwebs, dirty bathroom tiles, broken taps, or blown lightbulbs but it's the following that makes this place the most abysmal place I've stayed in: On the floor by the bed was a $10 note and a used sanitary towel. The towel was disgusting enough but the $10 is a true testament to the lackadaisical performance of the cleaners.
Eugene D. Solo travelers Australia, March 3, 2015
Good location

location, service and staff
Fair to mild
Humiski J. Solo travelers Canada, February 26, 2015
not that good

there is a bar in the grand floor,convinient
couldn't find reception,take me long time to figure out,they just bar tender.need share the toilet and bathroom. after midnight no one work at hotel.
Eugene D. Solo travelers Australia, February 3, 2015
Extremely well situated plus efficient staff

Location, efficient staff and
Deane F. Solo travelers New Zealand, January 17, 2015
Best atmosphere

The decor, the burgers. Surry Hills
So good, will definitely be back,
Dennis C. Solo travelers New Zealand, January 2, 2015
odd question?

food and staff location
maintenance was very poor, taps leaking or falling off, light bulbs blowing constantly, milk was off by the self service coffee area. draws were dirty lights in room didn't work only one shower area.
Wallace M. Couples Canada, October 28, 2014
Canadian retirees first Aussie visit

Pleasant staff, goos food, convenient location
Location near Central and buses suited us, and the friendly staff were very helpful. However,if a facility is a hostel, don't call it a hotel. Our four day stay saw no bed-making, garbage service, nor any cleaning. Not quite what we expected, but because of convenience, we have booked another stay prior to departure.
Jeanie R. Business travelers Australia, September 28, 2014
never again

shower - disgusting room smelly bedding smelled of past customers cigarettes floor in toilet was sticky
Marilyn J. Solo travelers Australia, September 9, 2014
Central and easy to get around Sydney CBD

Comfortable bed. Central to city and Surry hills. Meals other than breakfast available at reasonable price.
Comfortable stay at my own pace. I stayed 5 days, room not serviced, think most are short stays. Close to other restaurants, shops, Central station and walking( it does take a bit of time) to CBD. The rooms are on the 2nd floor and above the hotel and restaurant so be prepared to hear some noise till it closes about 11pm and people outside smoking as non-smoking inside. No lift so be easy on the luggage weight as you are the one that is going to carry it up 2 flights of stairs. Over all a good experience back in time as the rooms are themed.
Daniel H. Business travelers Australia, June 17, 2014
Perfect. Warm. Fun. Loads of personality.

Between, the great room, the excellent bar downstairs, the amazing pub food on offer, the price and it's location: close to everything you need in Sydney. It can't be beat.
Perfect. Loved every second. Would come back in a heartbeat.
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Central Railway Station (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (6.5 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (20.4 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Centrally located " , "Friendly staff" , "Good food"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Chinatown Night Market (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Paddy’s Markets (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Market City (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Qantas Credit Union Arena (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
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