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The Russell Hotel

#38 of 177 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible location! Great building with lots of character ad winding stairs. Nice enough room. Good bedding. I liked the opening window and ceiling fan. No tv in room did't bother us, free wifi was great. Shared bathrooms were clean and accessible. Continental breakfast was surprisingly good - great bread and pastries. The only thing I would skip next time was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted a place in the Rocks so could walk to the theatre. Just overnight so took a twin room with shared bathroom. Perfect - reminded me of old hotels I used to stay in England as a kid! Room was large overlooking Circular Quay and beds very comfortable. Bathroom just next door and in the morning no sooner had you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Literally 5 mins to Circular Quey, 10 mins to Opera House. Very tidy, staff are very friendly as well. However it's quite noisy, you can hear the bands performing in the bar downstairs, and because our room was right next to the shared bathroom, everytime someone went into the bathroom i got woken up by the door shuting and opening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Hotel was lay back in the downtown of Sydney Harbor, would recommend this Hotel to anyone who is visiting Australia. This was my wife and I first visit to Australia and are looking forward to coming back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russel is a great, unique place to stay in Sydney. Right near The Rocks, Circular Quey, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Opera House, you couldn't ask for a better location. I stayed in two different rooms, a double and a single during my stay (due to price on website, double worked out cheaper one night), each room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is more 3.5 for us. Great location to Opera house and Sydney Theatre Company was the reason for our choice. Certainly quaint and no problems or complaints. Rooms small for what you can get elsewhere for same price. Could not see any air con so this could be a problem in heat of summer but perhaps I missed it.

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Pittsford, NY, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russel was in a perfect location. We enjoyed walking to the Symphony Hall and the harbour ferries. The Hotel is designed to feel like an old mansion from the 1900,s narrow corridors though.The steps and corners and design give it a warm welcoming environment. Room 21 was spacious and looked out onto the street, park and harbour. Continental Breakfast... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent Family Boutique Hotel that is a fantastic value for the cost. Try to get room 21 at the front of the hotel. We booked this hotel for our family vacation at the Sydney Harbor in Australia. It was in walking distance to the Sydney Opera House and the Ferries, and the Harbor Bridge, as well as easy access... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russell is a lovely charming older style hotel overlooking the Sydney ferries as the arrive at Circular Quay. Our room was smallish, others are much larger, but it suited my 9yo son and me perfectly. A great hotel atmosphere below (not too noisy) where you can take in some live music, great good and a glass of wine into... More 

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