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The Russell Hotel

#37 of 175 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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magic of days gone by. We had a cheap room with shared bathroom which just added to the atmosphere of the beautiful hotel. Rooms were small but that is to be expected in the older hotels. Very clean and lovely staff. The Bar down stairs is beautiful. you feel like you are going back in time. Across the road is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 2 nights while in town for the Sydney Writers Festival. I know the hotel is popular for it's history, individuality and location, which really can't be faulted. Because of the age of the hotel, it is a bit of a rabbit warren, but the staff are warm and helpful, the room clean and the bed comfortable.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some rooms are smallish but still nicely decorated in an old fashioned way but lovely. lots of small flights of stairs but rails make it navigable for disabled. Roof garden and sitting room are a bonus. In the heart of Sydney and just a few minutes to the harbour and all transport options. very good value for money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked The Russell, we were told by the person on the phone that yes from the rooftop you could watch the ships come in at the overseas passenger terminal - not at all true, view is blocked by the museum over the road. This was the only reason we booked here, prior to boarding a cruise. Room was... More 

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My most favourite accommodation in this beautiful city is The Russell. This charming hotel is situated in the perfect location, as it sits on George Street opposite Circular Quay. Excellent service, excellent breakfast for a very reasonable price. Visiting the Russell is a highlight of our yearly visits to old Sydney town.

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Long Island, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights before our cruise leaving from Sydney. Excellent location that was only one walking block to cruise port. Breakfast was substantial and filling. Great coffee. Staff was very informative. Location great for the activities such as Opera House and Quay to get to Taronga Zoo. We had a room in the back so we didn't... More 

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Trafalgar, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to everything, very clean and didn't smell like a hotel or motel room. I hate that same smell that many have. Lots of fresh air too. The king sized bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. Breakfast was lovely, good variety and well presented. Choices of standard cereals, muesli, lovely yoghurt and fresh fruit on... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are great but when I asked for the fridge to be changed because of the noise the maintenance guy suggested I turn it off ?? There were little cockroaches crawling on the walls and the noise from something out the back was like an wind tunnel.or as I thought an old steam train. Fortunately my 8 y.o. was... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recently in Sydney for a family wedding. We required accommodation close to transport, but not at huge expense. The Russell was a great choice! It couldn't be closer to all public transport, the price was right and everyone so helpful. The hotel itself is quirky with stairs running all over, but decorated in keeping with the period of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in a superior room with a view to Circular Quay.It was very clean and the service was great.I particularly loved the old world charm of this hotel and location was excellent.I would definately stay again.

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