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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Circular Quay Railway Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (9.0 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (20.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Beautifully decorated", "Fantastic location", "Nice staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • George Street (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Circular Quay Ferry Wharf (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Rocks Markets (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Russell Hotel

143a George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia (Show on map)

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December 02, 2015 - December 04, 2015 | 2 nights
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Features of The Russell Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • bar
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Description
A boutique-styled historical building built in 1887, The Russell Hotel is located near most of the things...see more A boutique-styled historical building built in 1887, The Russell Hotel is located near most of the things people come to Sydney to see. The Royal Botanical Gardens, the famous Circular Quay, the historic Rocks district, and the Sydney Harbor Bridge are all easily accessible from the front entrance of this quaint building. For an interesting day out that will certainly result in a story or two, be sure to check out BridgeClimb, where visitors actually climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge and are rewarded with stunning 360-degree views of the harbor and city. A world of restaurant and dining opportunities await just steps from the lobby. An out-of-the-ordinary accommodation, The Russell Hotel is a great find in a prime location.
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Kefyn J. Couples
New Zealand, September 16, 2015

Kate D. Couples
United States of America, August 30, 2015
charming Sydney hotel

Location decor staff
Joan E. Couples
Australia, August 22, 2015
Second Time Disappointment

Location to station & opera House
First time - a great room, large comfortable queen bed well appointed' This visit a small room with double bed - looking out on a brick wall with people walking by in a corridor - no privacy. Fridge with glass door shone and hummed all night till we turned it off! Breakfast however was great!
elena B. Business travelers
Russia, August 24, 2015
Fantastic location but a bit overpriced

Location and people at the reception!
It was a short one. So, I can only say that I liked the place because it's not like the others and in a very nice area. The only 2 things is that it's not quite clean, especially under the bed (though it can be dealt easily) and the price. I'm not an expert but i believe that it should be less expensive. And it's a bit noisy...otherwise, a great place to stay!
David B. Business travelers
New Zealand, August 08, 2015
Russell Hotel's Charms

Location close to CBD. Rooftop garden was fabulous. Room was charmingly furnished.
Memorably charming
Ricardo G. Families with young children
United States of America, July 12, 2015
Not your standard hotel, bu that's a good thing.

Quaint, friendly staff, great location.
Dong S. Couples
South Korea, May 29, 2015
Good location

good location good view and nice people
codie-lee G. Families with young children
Australia, May 19, 2015
great location and staff

location staff price
Very nice. Just where we needed to be to get on our cruise ship. It was just a small bedroom. It was just a place to come back to after going out. Just to sleep. If i wAs going to spend any more time other than sleep id need a tv in room. Great staff let us leave bags there why we explored sydney and even when we came back from cruise they let us drop bags there for few hrs as we had to wait for plane. Staff were kind n helpful. Breakfast included was great. Pretty good price to for location can ask for anything better.
Linda R. Solo travelers
United States of America, March 23, 2015
A boutique hotel with lots of charm

The best things about the hotel The location being next to the wharf is easy to access any type of transportation. I enjoyed the unique layout of the hotel. The staff were so helpful.
I would recommend The Russell Hotel for anyone going to Sydney. Even though it is right next to the wharf, train, and main street, it was extremely quiet. The entrance is on the side street and possible to miss if you aren't paying attention. There is an elevator that takes you to the reception and room levels. Be aware if you have physical disabilities and stairs are a challenge, this may not work well for you. The staff is very helpful. The room I stayed in had a window that looked onto a courtyard and the hallway to other rooms. There wasn't a hair dryer but there was an iron with ironing board and small fridge.
Stephen J. Couples
Australia, February 09, 2015
Great Hotel we have been before & will stay again

The room the staff & accommodation
We have stayed at The Russell Hotel before & would have no hesitation in staying again. The staff are so friendly & professional. They were also very knowledgeable any questions about the area & services we needed we provided & very helpful. Would highly recommend The Russell Hotel for all your accommodation needs.

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