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With its appearance on Wynyard Square dating back to 1850, it’s no surprise to learn that the Occidental Hotel is the oldest building in the area. Its heritage-listed foundations house two bars, a bistro, a restaurant, and a private function venue, as well as a slew of budget accommodation. So the old girl’s still working pretty hard. The public bar of the Occidental immediately makes it clear that the hotel has eschewed the temptation to renovate in a modern, shiny way. Instead, the charm of the “Occi” comes from the vintage furnishings, the old-world charm and its lack of pretension. Aside from the main bar, the Occidental boasts a bistro, as well as a second, more New York lounge-style bar on its first floor. Heading upstairs one finds the acclaimed and popular Fairmont Restaurant. Up one more level still is the private function room. Any of the spaces can be hired as a private function venue, for anything from conferences to engagements, Christmas parties to large dinners. Conveniently located in the Central Business District, the Occidental Hotel is found on the corner of York and Erskine Streets, Sydney. Looking over Wynyard Square, the historic hotel is in close proximity to all of the usual tourist locations, as well as a heap of public transport options.

The Occidental Hotel Function Rooms

Glenmore Room

Glenmore Room

The second floor Glenmore Room is a highly versatile function space, sporting a traditional dark-toned decor. This space comes complete with private bar and dance floor, whilst seating is provided across a range of high and low tables. AV ...

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The Fairmont Room

The Fairmont Room

An elegant and relaxed room, furnished in pale blues and warm woods, the Fairmont adheres to the traditional Occidental aesthetic. This room functions as the venue’s first floor restaurant and is therefore well-suited to lunch or evening d...

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Regency Styled Bar Venue - Exclusive Hire

Regency Styled Bar Venue - Exclusive Hire

As a whole, The Hotel offers two bars, a bistro, the popular Fairmont Restaurant, and a private function room; all within the setting of a rare Regency-style Victorian hotel. As one of the oldest operating hotels in the city (apartments ar...

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Allison Theiss

March 20, 2024

Being close to everything is nice, tho there is the city noise no fault of the hotel tho. With the hotel being a bar/dance floor/ major gathering point it does get pretty loud on the lower levels. The wifi absolutely doesn’t work. You can connect to it but good luck getting anything done or to work. There is only a microwave, a bathroom sink, and a mini refrigerator. The bathrooms and showers are public to everyone on the floor. Our door knob doesn’t work. And with the outlets being on the floor trim the microwave cord didn’t even reach the outlet, that was a major pain. The bar staff was also the check in point, they were lovely tho.

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Alex Mccallum

May 8, 2024

the bar is a fantastic post work spot. couple of great selections on tap, and good fast service. The menu deals are good value, especially their parmi and pint for $29, would highly recommend trying it. Big shoutout to Max who’s service was exceptional and made the night perfect for unwinding after work. He genuinely cares for the wellbeing of his patrons

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Zena Mason

April 23, 2024

They run lots of events in their function rooms and have some great food choices for zero carb or carnivore diets, such as chicken wings and a meat and cheese platter. Of course, they have all of the typical pub fare, and it is an older pub that has poker machines. The location near Wynyard is so convenient. I have not stayed at the hotel.

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Patrick D

March 13, 2024

Sooo happy with our experience at the Occidental. We had a function there on a Saturday night, the food was excellent, the staff were awesome, the space was perfect. Booked a room for the night and that was also great, so affordable and clean. The staff had my keys ready at 7pm soon as we arrived for the function. I forgot to return the keys and they were very relaxed when I returned them. Staff were excellent helping me book the function also. Highly recommend the Occidental for a party/function, for a place to stay, or even a quick drink or meal right across the road from Wynyard. Thank you Occidental. Cheers Pat Daley

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Karl Heinz Troege

April 4, 2024

2 stars for location and friendly people. But : the room was not clean, dirty carpet, toilet seat was not fixed. Warm water takes 10 minutes. Very noisy caused by the street. After 1 night (from 3) we decided to change the hotel.

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