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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 #38 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Russell Hotel is a great place to stay to explore Sydney. it is well suited to the tourist who is looking for reasonably priced accommodation with some character. The rooms are individually decorated in an English country house style, tastefully so without being too twee or prissy. Bathrooms have been modernised and work well. Parking is available right next door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. Easy walking distance from the train from the airport (we were so happy to not have to take a taxi or to try to navigate Sydney with a car), a street away from the Harbor, and a pleasant walk to the Opera House--fantastic! The rooms are all different and full of character. In fact, my mother-in-law... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed our stay at The Russell because of the great location, convenient for trains, ferrys, restaurants. Also so great to explore this wonderfully historic area of Sydney. The quaintness of the hotel also makes it a welcome change from the many new and characterless hotels around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky old hotel with the best staff (especially Maxine) Creaky floor boards and a ghost but very clean and very comfy. loved the little "sleep" quotes on the pillow ever night plus a chocolate. Had to change rooms as the shower/ toilet and issues but so quick and effortless to change. Parts of it were a bit more shabby then... 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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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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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