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The Russell Hotel

3.0 of 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed staying at The Russell again after many years! The rooms are comfortable and shared bathrooms always clean. We really love the location and character of the hotel. Staff are pleasant and unobtrusive. Only suggestion--would like some softer pillows!

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for New Year's Eve last year so it was incredibly expensive but to be honest was worth it for the location alone and the rooftop. The room feels a bit dated and is supposedly haunted but still feels quaint and the service is great.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the old world style in a great location close to so many of Sydney's attractions. Staff most helpful and friendly. Old style bedroom had a nice country "B & B" feel to it while the modern bath room was quite functional and comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great central location, near cruise ship and ferry center. Lots to do after hours with restaurants near the cruise terminal and the hotel. You will find a very friendly and helpful staff. Public transportation and tour center just steps away.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights before boarding a cruise ship at the Passenger Terminal on the waterfront two streets away. It was a perfect location for this short introduction to Sydney. This is - proudly and rightly so - an historical local property. Experienced travelers know that "historical" can translate to "hysterical" in a heartbeat if you don't arrive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in Hotels with character and this really fits the bill. It is great setting in The Rocks, across the road from Circular Quay and walking to the Opera House, the Botanic gardens etc. Step out side the front door and look along George Street for a stunning view of the Bridge. The rooms are pretty basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff at the Russell are so so friendly! They made sure that I didn’t have to carry around my heavy bags after checking out. I could just spend the rest of my afternoon strolling along the harbour. The hotel is in the best location for tourists. Near all the city sights – harbour bridge, Opera House, galleries, The Rocks, shopping... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Russell is an small historic hotel located right in The Rocks, opposite Museum of Contemporary Arts and Circular Quay. I first stayed there decades ago. Each room is different- and decorated in style. Rooms vary a lot, in size & so price. This time I booked the last available- a small single room with share bathroom - not my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Russell is in poor hotel in a great location. It is an old building and not particularly cheap.Our room was of reasonable size, but some of the rooms in the hotel are really small. Sydney is a hot and humid place in the summer. Our room had a strange internal air conditioning system that was noisy, and that did... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location. A couple of minutes walk to the famous Rocks markets.The contemporary art museum is across the road and a short walk via Circular Quay takes you to the magnificent Sydney Opera House. Great boutique hotel with lots of personality. Excellent service. Would definitely stay here again.

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Address: 143A George St. | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Russell Hotel Sydney
Russell Sydney
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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney

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