Orient Hotel

87-89 George St
The Rocks, NSW 2000

The Orient Hotel is significant as one of the oldest surviving working licensed hotels in the city that continues to trade. The hotel commenced operations in 1851 as the Marine Hotel (later the Orient Hotel). The building demonstrates the conversion of a residence into licensed premises during the first half of the 19th century, a relatively common practice.

The Orient Hotel has an historic association with the former docklands and is part of the context of development demonstrating early residential and commercial infrastructure patterns related to the port.The Orient Hotel provides evidence of the changing function of hotels from the mid 19th century to the present day. The alterations to the fabric of the building that have removed parlours, accommodation facilities, amongst other changes, demonstrate changing patterns of licensing laws and social attitudes.

Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 1970
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 1970
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 1980
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 1980
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2001
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2001
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2010
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2010
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2020
Orient Hotel, 87-89 George st, 2020

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