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The Russell

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #51 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sydney is filled with expensive hotels and it was nice to find The Russell Hotel. It is located in The Rocks area, which is a great central location. While this is more of a bed and breakfast than a hotel, I can deal with the bathroom being just down the hall when the room was about half what other hotels... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here on our last night in sydney before heading home. The location was perfect being able to step out of the hotel and be in the middle of the rocks area and walking distance to circular quay transport. Thought we would be staying in a "dive" as the price was quite cheap for the area. A pleasant surprise... More

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Washington, DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Russell Hotel is perfectly situated, located less than two blocks from the Circular Quay ferry terminal / subway station and the famed Sydney Harbor. It is also an affordable, comfortable option nestled right in The Rocks historic area. Our deluxe, en suite room was very spacious and nicely appointed with antiques. Though fronting on a main street, it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very CUTE. The building is old, the rooms are quite small, but each room has a special atmosphere. I stayed in the room with ensuite. Bathroom was very big and clean. My room was like a room of a little princess. Location can't get any better. It's an unusual place to stay, but I enjoyed it. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok it's noisy. But if you are staying in Sydney and doing it right, you will be so tired from enjoying all the fabulous nightlife, restaurants, cafés, theatres, walks, shopping etc that you won't notice. And not all the rooms are noisy. Just ask for a room at the rear and you will be fine. We loved it and now... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cute, boutique-y hotel in the heart of Sydney's The Rocks district, right next to Sydney Harbour. Super friendly staff, super cute rooms. Bring earplugs though.. it's right above a bar and can get loud at night.

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managerrussell, Manager at The Russell, responded to this review

Dear Laura J, Thank you for taking the time to review the Russell Hotel. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful location and the team looked after you. Warm Regards, Russell Hotel More

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hotel in the rocks was fantastic. 200m to circular quay, the habour bridge at the of the street and the opera house about 1km away. Lots of pubs, cafe's and eating establishments around this area, so you will be spolit for choice. The hotel is up above the "Push" bar and I did find it quite... More

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managerrussell, Manager at The Russell, responded to this review

Dear mark j, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we truly appreciate our guest’s feedback. Not all our rooms have shared bathrooms, we would suggest next time trying one of our larger rooms with an en suite bathroom. Only 9 out of our 30 rooms are with shared bathrooms. I hope we can welcome you back... More

York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at The Russell in February this year for my birthday with high expectations and in no way did it disappoint... Such a cute hotel in the most perfect location - less than five minutes walk and you can find yourself at Sydney's famous Circular Quay. The rooms are really pretty, decorated with a distinct vintage theme... I spent... More

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managerrussell, Manager at The Russell, responded to this review

Dear tallulahbunny, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you found our share bathroom and en suite rooms to be perfect for your stay. We have to agree Molton Brown toiletries are a treat for guests staying in our... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone raves about the location for good reason; you don't have to spend time getting to the circular quay, which (for us) was the heartbeat of Sydney; the departure point for ferries, location of the opera and Botanical Gardens are close-by. The Rocks is also a very cool area with great restaurants; take the free late afternoon Rocks tour upon... More

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managerrussell, Manager at The Russell, responded to this review

Dear 887Peggy, Thank you for taking the time to review the Russell Hotel. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our perfect location with Circular Quay being just across the road and to hear the team looked after you during your stay. Thank you for the feedback regarding air-conditioning, about half of our rooms have air-conditioning. We have... More

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a wonderful location, in the Rocks. 1 minute from the Museum of Contemporary Arts & 3 minutes from the ferries at Circular Quay. Very close to all the other classic Sydney attractions. We encountered many friendly & helpful hotel staff. We loved our room #11 overlooking the street & Galleria shops, it was very pretty with an antique... More

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managerrussell, Manager at The Russell, responded to this review

Dear VivienneSydney, Thank you for giving us a 5 star rating! We appreciate your kind words regarding our guest areas and our staff during your brief visit. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Russell Hotel More

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Additional Information about The Russell

Also Known As:
The Russell Hotel Sydney
The Russell Hotel
Russell Hotel Sydney
Russell Sydney
Address: 143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russell 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Russell Hotel with just 30 delightfully different rooms is perfectly located for the Sydney visitor seeking a convenient and characterful base from which to explore this exciting city.Sydney is literally on your doorstep at the Russell with Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour and the Museum of Contemporary Art just across the road.The Russell Hotel is a gorgeous bed and breakfast hotel known for its superb location and charm.No two guest rooms are identical at The Russell , yet all have antique furniture and soft furnishings appropriate to the hotel's historic status.The Russell offers a variety of ensuite rooms and very affordable rooms with shared bathroom. The largest rooms overlook George Street whilst guests in search of tranquillity might prefer one of the courtyard rooms or one above Nurses Walk. ... more   less 
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