Excellent 8.2
Based on 127 reviews

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About The Russell Hotel


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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
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 capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

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
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Recent customer comments

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based on 127 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 7.8
  • Location 9.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 7.1
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Ivy from Philippines
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015
1st Time to stay in a Shared Bathroom Accommodation
So I am a bit adamant to book hotel rooms where I don't have my own Bath & Toilet Facilities but Accommodation prices in Sydney pushed me to do it! Compared to other hotels around Circular Quay, The Russell's Double room with Shared Baths was the cheapest. We got a room on the 2nd floor, above the bar but we barely hear any noise from downstairs. We had to share a bath and a toilet with 2 other rooms, plus the Hotel lobby staff but we never had to wait for our turn. We actually never saw the people in the other 2 rooms but we know they are there. The included breakfast was fabulous. there was bread, cereals, yoghurt & fruits. staff were nice and we always find chocolates on our pillows when we get back to our rooms. PS: our room did not have airconditioning and only had a ceiling fan. We stayed in late Spring where the days were quite hot. Luckily, it was comfortable at night.
Reviewed July 12, 2016
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Vaughan from Australia
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Our stay was enjoyable would love to come back again
Reviewed May 16, 2016
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Reimar from Philippines
Solo travelers
Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Fantastic Hotel
Great hotel to book if you are looking at exploring Sydney. Hotel amenities are superb(Molton Brown) products. Friendly receptionist as well. Only negative would be there is no airconditoner and noise at the bar last maybe until 10pm which is too late already if your tour the following day leaves at 7am and you came from a long flight
Reviewed May 13, 2016
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Alexander from Slovakia
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
Great location but poor hotel
Reviewed March 20, 2016
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Adrian from United Kingdom
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016
great place
Wonderful location,nice bar,friendly staff
Reviewed March 14, 2016
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TONG from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Overall value for money
Location, spacious rooms and nice old bulding
Rooms need more lights but overall pleasant
Reviewed March 03, 2016
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Hilton from Australia
Stayed one night in January 2016
The Russell steps back in time
Its character, its location - the Rocks, it's where we spent our wedding night 25 years ago
The lady at reception, Maxine, was positively delightful, so helpful and accommodating. The room was spacious and comfortable. There were no serious issues to speak of and the complimentary chocolates were a nice touch. All round, well done, we'll be back for our 50th!
Reviewed January 23, 2016
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Craig from United Kingdom
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed one night in December 2015
Nice stay at russell
Location , the bars are great, nice bathrooms
it was great really liked it lovely little place.
Reviewed December 21, 2015
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Frank from Australia
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Weekend at the Russell
Location, location, location
Fine but noisy at night till 11pm.
Reviewed December 07, 2015
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Jonas from Sweden
Business travelers
Standard Shared Bathroom
Stayed one night in September 2015
Russel Hotel
Friendly staff, location, spacious rooms
Very good location ++++
Reviewed December 03, 2015
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