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The Russell Hotel

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

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"good location good view and nice people..."

  • Dong, South Korea
  • May 27, 2015
  • Area: The Rocks
  • Rooms : 29
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Standard En-Suite
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Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom - min 2 nights
Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom - min 3 nights
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Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
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Features of The Russell Hotel
Facilities

ATM/cash machine on site

bar

car park

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

  
Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

  
Languages Spoken

English

  

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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. A boutique-styled historical building built in 1887, The Russell Hotel is located near most of the things ... see more
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
1:00PM

Check-Out Until
11:00AM

Distance from City Center
1.Km

Distance to Airport
15.Km

Internet Usage Fee
5AUD

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Floors
3

Number of Rooms
29

Reception Open Until
10:00PM

Time to Airport (Minutes)
30

Year Hotel Built
1870

The Russell Hotel Sydney - Food, drink and entertainment Push Bar
Push Bar
The Russell Hotel Sydney - Food, drink and entertainment The Fortune of War
The Fortune of War is Sydneys oldest licensed establishment. The First licencee was Samuel Terry who was transported to Australia in 1801 for seven years for theft. At the expiration of his sentence, he made the most of his misfortune to establish his business. You may also want to read about the colorful past of the Oldest pub in Sydney.

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Fantastic

8.2

from 104 reviews

Value for Money
7.6
Location
9.7
Staff Performance
7.9
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.4
Room Comfort/Standard
8.3
Food/Dining
7.1
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Dong H. Couples South Korea, May 27, 2015
Good location

good location good view and nice people
7.7
Codie-Lee G. Families with young children Australia, May 8, 2015
great location and staff

location staff price
10
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 22, 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.
9
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 8, 2015
Great Hotel we have been before & will stay again

The room the staff & accommodation
9
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.
Tove A. Couples Denmark, January 31, 2015
fine hotel

optimal location, old style, nice and clean
9
Very good. However, begot a room directly above the bar which was VERY noisy. The problem was sold, since we were moved to another room (upgrade however costed 60 dollars extra/night) Apart from this everything fine.
Glenn R. Couples Australia, January 27, 2015
air conditioning would be nice for summer weather

location
5.7
Beth I. Solo travelers Australia, December 30, 2014
Great location and terrific staff

Location, staff and views.
9.3
Terri B. Couples Australia, December 10, 2014
Give the Russell a wide berth

The location to Circular Quay
4.7
Very ordinary. I was expecting the room (or something similar) that I had seen on the Internet. The room we were allocated was too small and cramped for an adult couple. Most disappointing was that we were led to believe that our bed was queen size - there was a queen size mattress on a double bed frame with no under support which resulted in my husband rolling out of bed on a number of occasions. In the end he went and slept in an armchair in the lounge. As he is 186 cms this was not an ideal situation. The lounge itself was filthy and grimy as were the shared bathrooms. I am very disappointed with the Russell and will never stay there again. Furthermore. although its location to the Quay is fantastic, I won't be recommending it to anyone I know who is travelling to Sydney. It's a real shame as its location, the originality and history of the building and its quirkiness could be such a drawcard. Please ensure that you show potential customers what they are actually getting for their money - not some poky room with inadequate bedding.
Tayler J. Solo travelers United States of America, December 6, 2014
LOUD!

Staff was friendly.
6.3
The hotel over all was decent. My issues were that the room was extremely small. With this said the size isn't that big of a deal, however, with such a small room and being a few stories up, it gets warm and stuffy. So to remedy this problem you would generally turn on the AC. However this hotel only had AC in the reception area and not for guests in their rooms. So opening a window and turning on the ceiling fan is the next logical step. This is why I wount give this hotel a good review. The amount of noise was outrageous! There is a pub connected to the hotel and We must have had the worst luck with the room we were assigned, because The noise from the pub and the alleyway below us, kept us up all night! Also the ceiling must be thin as well for the people who had the room above us made the equivalent racket of an elephant trying to stomp on a dozen mice! All this at 1:00am. The hotel can't help its location or its old building, but adding some modern things like an AC would have kept us cool without having to open the window and letting in more of the street noise. Listening to drunken fools yelling at each other and hearing bottles break is not what I had in mind for my Holliday. If I were staying there on business I would have demanded my mony back because there was no way to get a reasonable amount of sleep with that much noise. At least on vacation I wasn't too worried about the lack of sleep. A good point, is that the breakfast was good and the staff was friendly. When we complained about the noise the receptionist was understanding but unable to do anything about it. Hotel is located in the rocks and is Walking distance to the bridge and to plenty of night life and pubs. No T. V. In our room but they did offer a sitting room elsewhere. The shared bathroom was very small but seemed clean.
Toni P. Couples Australia, September 4, 2014
satisfactory

location ,clean, comfortable
8
good no real issues
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Circular Quay Railway Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (9.0 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (20.8 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Beautifully decorated" , "Fantastic location" , "Nice staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • George Street (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Rocks Markets (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Harbour Cruise (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
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