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Why you'll love The Grand Hotel

  • A 4-minute walk from the Wynyard transit station
  • Bright and airy rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges
  • Equipped with a nautical-themed restaurant offering pub food

Sitting smack bang in the middle of Sydney is the revered, much-loved and oft-recommended institution that is The Grand Hotel. Sprawling over three floors, it boasts a pub, a bottle shop, and a bar, as well as the requisite old-school pub accommodation that one would expect from such a venerable old building.

The ground floor of the Grand is mostly taken up with an oak-panelled pub, and partly with a bottle shop. Within the second floor of the Grand Hotel resides 30 Knots, a modern pub with a maritime feel serving stylish modern pub food, along with a selection of impressive craft beers.

One level higher still is the Pool Room, a sun-filled room boasting old-world charm that entertains 60 guests comfortably. Both 30 Knots and the Pool Room are available for exclusive hire. While the ground floor is well-loved, it is unavailable for hire. The two upper levels, however, are endlessly popular function venues, for everything from bucks parties and birthdays, business functions and cocktail parties.

The Grand Hotel Function Rooms

Casual Pool Room Exclusive Use

Casual Pool Room Exclusive Use

Located on the second floor of the hotel, our pool room is perfect for a casual pint and game with friends. With space for up to 60, you can enjoy exclusive use of the bar, pool table, balconies, and your choice of beer on tap.

From $2,200
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Maritime Bar Exclusive Use

Maritime Bar Exclusive Use

Our maritime-themed bar is hugely popular for its huge range of craft beer on tap and gourmet pub menu to match. With space for up to 100 this space is ideal for anyone looking to get swept up in some open-sea charm for everything from casu...

Price on Request
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Maritime Bar

Maritime Bar

Our first-floor maritime-themed bar is hugely popular for its huge range of craft beer on tap and gourmet pub menu to match.

From $5,500
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Alyssa Jade

March 21, 2024

Staff kind and friendly, although I only saw them in the bar area. Conditions of the building are poor, darkened spaces, ripped carpets, lots of mould in the bathroom (toward ceiling and on shower curtain). It's so dark in the room that you can't have a shave or apply makeup. You can do this in the shared bathroom though ( see image attached of the basin in the room). Linen was nice and clean, I didn't notice any bad smells that were mentioned in other reviews. Nice and quiet room with comfy beds. I don't have any issue with the above, as it's a cheaper accommodation option, for which I am grateful. Shower cubical is small. Anyone XL and over will struggle. Centrally located to the city, everything I wanted to do and see were a short walk away. There was a pedestal fan in the room, but no aircon. I stayed in March, which was comfortable but I wouldn't want to stay in warmer weather. There is a small TV on the wall, approx 22 inch (the size of a pc monitor) profile photo

February 27, 2024

Stupidly stayed here a couple of weeks ago. Disgusting place. The carpets are ripped apart. Bags of rubbish lying around down hallways. Chipped paint on walls and furniture. It honestly feels like a prank. For those that are still questioning their stay, I’ll just let you know a few things to make sure you don’t actually book it. No air conditioning, manual lift feels very unsafe. Foul smells throughout levels four and five. Dust galore. Smells like smoke inside room. Other people’s belongings under bed. Curtains don’t block out any light. When they say flat screen tv, they mean computer monitor, hanging in awkward spot on wall. Walls are dirty. Shared bathroom and shower for each floor means you will use with other guests and don’t have your own in your room. But that’s if you can fit in the tiny shower. Rude staff. The only good thing is the location. The saddest thing was seeing and hearing literally every guest complaining about the state of the place to each other while walking around the building. Do some research and you can find way better places that are around the same price online. I was in a rush and booked this, don’t make my mistake.

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Satay Satay

April 1, 2024

This hotel is far from grand. At this price point, I don't expect to be pampered with 5-star luxuries—I just want decent, clean and well-maintained accommodation as a minimum, and this place seriously falls short of that. After being amazed by the majestic and historical façade of the building, I was totally dismayed upon seeing that the interior is poorly-maintained, not just old. The carpets on the corridor are crumbling and full of dust. The room that my wife and I stayed in was dusty, stuffy and had paint peeling everywhere. An electrical socket was just hanging out of the wall with live parts exposed. The bathroom's hairdryer wasn't even working. The lift has a manually-operated door that can only be opened by a weightlifter. We were staying for only one night, so I really feel sorry for those staying longer. The only advantage of this hotel is its location.

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Jasmine Hughes

March 1, 2024

Staff were rude. Rooms are small and stink like mould and drugs. Sheets are stained. Floors are dirty and damaged. Furniture looks like it was pulled out of a house fire. The only good thing about this place was the bar. The room looks like it hasn't been deep cleaned in months let alone aired out. Literally disgusting and not worth the price.

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Jimmith Thyroid

March 20, 2024

Great little pub here, service was outstanding when i was here. Had a couple of pints downstairs, fairly small in the area, but that made it nice and unique. Good location, will be back!

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