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The Russell Hotel

#35 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gem of a place is in a historical building which still emanates an old world charm and rustic beauty. The rooms may be small, but they are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. You cannot ask for a better location - You will just fall in love with the area which is called the Rocks area of Sydney ( a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always stayed at The Russell since 2000 because of its old world charm in the central and traditional Rocks area of Sydney. It's staff are always friendly and helpful, it's well located to transport and provides a family atmosphere and with an included breakfast. Some rooms share a bathroom which can add to the sense of family style living.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great, quaint and old style hotel in a fantastic location! We really enjoyed our stay here, the solid older style bed and the wonderful location so close to the Rocks with its old buildings and tonnes of history, Circular Quay with its trains and ferries, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Very close to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Sydney, and the hotel is very accessible via the airport train and easy to locate. I instantly fell in love with the neighbourhood, which is full of historical charm! Russell hotel itself is also very quiant, much like its neighbourhood. I stayed in a single room with shared bath and toilets, and they were well-maintained. I've never... More 

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Three Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is at the Rocks,I stayed here for 2 nights, its antiquated but clean and got a comfy dbl bed, room sml but good enough for a solo traveller, didn't mind sharing bathroom, not for fancy travellers, its a walking distance to Sydney harbour bridge, opera house, botanical gardens, train station, circular quay where ferries and cruise liners come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I I absolutely love the Russell hotel at the Rocks. The location is perfect, closes to everything. The staff at the hotel are great, professional and friendly.We love how quaint it is. We stay every August and cannot imagine staying anywhere else. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Can't wait to go back. Adrienne and Rick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights it's antiquated clean comfy dbl bed shared bathroom wasn't a big deal close to circular quay there's always something happening at the harbor walking distance to Sydney harbor bridge opera house botanical garden shops and cafes staff friendly and helpful would stay here again

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the plus side the location is excellent, right next to the quay and just a few minutes walk to the opera house . Down sides , Breakfast is just about OK , very limited choice , can be noisy , our room was at the back so we avoided most of the pub and main road noise but we... More 

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Russell Hotel for five nights, booked through Expedia. The location is perfect, close to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is a few minutes walk from the Circular Quay ferry terminal and train station and close to buses. It is an easy walk to downtown Sydney. We did not need a car during our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was clean and comfortable. The rooftop terrace was a lovely spot for an evening drink. The location of the hotel is fantastic, right opposite Circular Quay. Walking distance to all the landmarks like the harbour bridge and opera house.

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