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The Russell Hotel

#40 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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Melbourne, Australia
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is ideally for budget saving. Although, music from the pub was noisy but It was fine with young people like me. Perfect location, good service and nice staff. Besides, breakfast included is a highlight. I think I will stay here again.

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Tootgarook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful heritage building in the heart of Sydney's Rocks district, perfect place to stay prior to a cruise leaving from the Overseas Passenger Terminal across the road. Buffet Continental breakfast is beautiful and the service provided at check-in and on leaving a sheer delight.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally situated in The Rocks, spacious and clean rooms and bathrooms and friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed The Push downstairs - food great and a piano player which we sang along to very badly. The only improvement which could be made is on the included continental breakfast which was a bit uninspiring.

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Helena, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Russell Hotel based on it's location. It turned out to be a perfect choice. It is not the "fanciest" hotel I've visited, but it has tons of character. Our room was decent sized and very comfortable. I was concerned about the hotel being located above a pub, but we were never bothered by any... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the Russell Hotel. The rooms were compact and period - appropriate for The Rocks. Breakfast was adequate, nothing brilliant, but equally, nothing to complain about. The best thing about this hotel is its location. It is a stones throw from circular quay, harbour bridge, opera house and right in the middle of the rocks. We'll... More 

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Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Russell hotel in Sydney because of its location and comments on TripAdvisor. Our room was small,,clean and furnished in very dated furniture. On the other hand the ensuite was huge but the shower didn't,t have any enclosure and the room was flooded when showering. The continental breakfast was good with a lovely area to eat... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Russell before boarding a cruise ship from Circular Quay. The location was perfect for us - easy access from airport by train and close to so many parks, shops, sites, restaurants and easy walk to the pier for our ship. The Russell is old and quirky, but our room was quiet, comfortable, clean and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor was beautiful and the furnishings , staff were friendly and very helpful and the location was just perfect , loved the roof top garden with tables and chairs , lovely . Everywhere was spotless . The only let downs : the bed whilst looking beautiful and in line with the decor was really uncomfortable , we just rolled... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why did I book a 2 night stay at The Russell? Because of the photos on the website. We had an ensuite room which was plenty big enough. The bed was comfortable. My only negative is the stairs with the amount of luggage we had. It was like taking a step back to yesteryear. In all honesty I could give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a night at The Russell Hotel. It's excellently placed for the Circular Quay area,The Rocks and the Opera House. We stayed in a Superior Double Room {No 25} and it was spacious with a good bathroom, comfortable bed and plenty of windows which we like. A bit of noise comes from the Nurse's Walk below but not enough... More 

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