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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival greated at reception with welcoming staff . Room was clean bed very comfortable The meal was the best pub meal i have ever had at any pub in Australia . Have the salmon it is sensational . The waitress from Scotland was a delight . Absolute pleasure 5star everything .

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived to friendly reception , taken up to our room , lovely little room with lots of character , we went down stairs had a few drinks staff friendly , ordered dinner absolutely beautiful salmon cooked perfect very tasty thanks to the chef . Met a funny Irish fellow who sat down for a chat with us , overall... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very charming house located in an historical area. Some rooms are noisy, this is the only problem. The staff, very helpful and friendly did their best to give us a quiest room. The hotel was fully booked: it is because it is very famous!

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

Love this hotel as it feels very homey with cute & comfortable rooms. The staff are friendly & accommodating. I live 2 hours out of Sydney & I can definitively say that I will stay here again if I need to stay in town. The location is excellent!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Russell Hotel has got to be one of the best locations in Sydney at a very reasonable price. The The staff couldn't have been more helpful after a 20 hour flight. Our room was made available for our early arrival. Initially the allocated room was at the front of the hotel, overlooking George Street and proved to be quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a place with the perfect location to stay in Sydney. This is the place. It is in the heart of the Rocks area and is within short walking distance to the Circular Cuay, the Opera House, and the Sydney Bridge. Museums, shops, and cafes are right out the door. The hotel is in a series... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed just the one night in this hotel - however I had stayed there once before about 10 years ago. Historic hotel in The Rocks area, and has got the old world charm about it. Room no. 3 is located closest to reception, so there was a bit of people traffic noise in the morning. It didn't have ensuite,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Position is really excellent, infrastructure ok (rooms and hotel do not come with many amenities, but enough to go by), staff is very helpful and friendly. I think they are separate managements, but it's a pity the eatery-pub downstairs closes its kitchen before 9 pm. Very pricey, but it seems to be a recurrent theme in Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want easy access to shopping on George St, the Opera House, waterfront tours and ferries at a reasonable price, the Russell Hotel is the place to stay. We recently stayed there for 2 nights, stored our large suitcases there for 2 nights while we went to Ayers Rock, and returned for a 3rd night before our cruise. To... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husand and I stayed here for two nights as a pit stop during our trip. It was a perfect location with easy access to trains, ferries and tourist locations. The bar was lovely and the food incredible. Staff were very friendly and happy to assist with whatever we needed. The rooftop garden was a beautiful vantage point. Will definitely... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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