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The Russell Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #39 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked at the Russell because of all the favorable reviews on Frommers and the Rough Guide. We booked a standard room for AUD 260 for 3 nights. We arrived late and we were given a handicapped-access room. The first problem was that there was no real shower and the water got all over the place in the bathroom so... More

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Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An honest place, period furniture, comfort and location which makes up for the kaxk if view, Still, it is a short walk through The Rocks to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Circular Quay where the train to the airport is located. It can be noisy at times, but this is well regulated. I have stayed here several times both... More

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Cork, Ireland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a fast visit to a great city I reckon this is as good a location as you can get...Not surprising the 4 Seasons is next door! Compact and friendly this little slice of traditional hotel atmosphere was just what the doctor ordered after 30 hours flying from Ireland. Not sure it would be great for family but for the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant location, comfortable beds and free WiFi were really appreciated. Nice sitting room and roof garden. We stayed at The Russell a couple of years ago and loved it but this time was disappointing. We had a superior twin room for ourselves and a standard double with ensuite for the 16 year-old. Superior room was fine but the connecting (locked)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I choose The Russell when in Sydney as I take the train from the airport to Circular Quay and it is a 4 minute walk. It is convenient to access the Opera House for concerts etc I'm then charmed by The Rocks and enjoy the markets nearby. I know I can go for a safe walk. I love the period... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located very closed to famous tourist attraction, very nice coffee shop and store nearby. Just a minute walk to Queen Victoria Building.. Excellent service from Mrs. Maxine the Reception Agent. Classic and cozy room, clean and neat. Ground floor you will find a very classy bar. Tasty food and wine! Love the crickey floor!! It makes this hotel feels more... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, an easy walk to all the Rocks hot spots. The room was comfortable, clean, nice and warm but I missed having a bath. The staff were very friendly. We would stay again. Parking was easy too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent, quiet room with a very comfortable queen-sized bed and lots of pillows. The bathroom was awesome with walk-in shower and black-and-white tiles. I'm not sure there was any air conditioning available but we certianly didn't need it - we opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air all night long, and it was plenty quiet to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people at the Russell were most helpful in every respect, and the room was charmingly vintage, but in no way shabby. It had the feel of a bed and breakfast. The cost was reasonable and the location wonderful. It lived up to all its advertising. Suggestion: Please put an extra shelf in the bathrooms. There is not enough shelf... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location 2 mins walk to the Circular Q. Exellent staff (thanks Gary). Wery cosy. Nice roof top terrace. The bar/restaurant downstairs is nice. Don´t hesitate to try their menu. Fresh ideas, good tastes, friendly staff. Hotel breakfast was terrible. No any greens, no cheese, no cold cuts etc, coffee was like water. Ok, if you are a tea... More

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Address: 143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russell Hotel 3*
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The Russell Hotel with just 29 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. 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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