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The Russell Hotel

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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice little hotel for an overnight stay, we had a double bed standard room which was small and noisy being near the lift and stairs. Share bathrooms were clean and tidy with basic supplies provided. Hotel has lots of stairs of course being an original in the rocks area. Breakfast was included for us but when we got there at...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location in The Rocks. Clean rooms. Approachable staff. Rooms are small and tired. Window air conditioner was absolutely essential but noisy and cluttered the room. Bathroom is tired and needs upgrading. $300 per night is expensive I believe for the room, but not the location.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I tried posting this the first night of our stay but much to my disappointment it didn't work..? We stayed for three nights from the 28th of November to the 1st of December in Room 5. We payed close to $550 which is really expensive for two 19 year old students. The hotel is in a great area, hence why...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the Russell hotel for four nights where our teenage son joined us. Location, location, location - couldn't have been better. Out the door and everything you could possibly ask for is at hand. Restaurants, shops, transport and of course Sydney opera house, Sydney harbour bridge and circular quay all within a few minutes walk. Reception very helpful...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average room for exorbitant price. Staff ok but not what Id call particularly welcoming or friendly either. The room was a big disappointment for the price. An air conditioning unit that barely worked and paint peeling on the ceiling.

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WDSMarketing, Marketing at The Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Our rooms are priced competitively with other hotels in The Rocks area, and we believe our hotel offers great value due to it's location and unique atmosphere. If you could contact us with your exact room number, we would...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This old hotel in Sydney's famous historic Rocks is a warren of rooms above a street level piano bar which doubles as a breakfast room. This is not a place for seniors as the place is full of stairs and even the main entrance is at the end of a steep hike up the "walkway" at the side. Taxi access...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in here for 6 nights. Location was absolutely perfect, count beat it. Room 23 however, wasn't the best. Air con wasn't working, we were told it would be within a couple of days. We also had to boil kettle on the toilet seat. We were then then told the air con wouldn't be fixed until after we left...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is different. As an old building its hallways meander a bit and there are a few stairs. (lifts too) That said it is all very in keeping with the character of the building. Its not modern, its more traditional with furniture made of wood instead of MDF. Lots of room in comparison to most others. The location is...

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WDSMarketing, Marketing at The Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Truetraveller2, thanks so much for your great feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Russell.

Claresholm, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very unique place to stay and nice change from the older skyscraper type of hotel. Sharing a bathroom was a different experience, but no problem! Room decor was very nice and the room was clean. There is no a/c, however good ceiling fan and windows opened. The pub downstairs, The Push served a delish fish and chip meal. Ambience...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Very conveniently located in The Rocks area. 5 minute walk to all trains and ferries. Older property with some character and history. Room was comfortable. Walk to many restaurant and bar choices.

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Russell Hotel

Address: The Russell Hotel 143A George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $121 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Russell Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Ensure you have en-suite as some may not have.”
 of 5 bubbles Truetraveller2, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles 732bevr, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms toward the back generally are quieter, but we didn't find the noise a problem in our front room. Great views towards the Harbour!”
 of 5 bubbles lindas_receiver, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Best to pay the extra for a room with a private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 627sylview, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the building have a nice view over the lane ways. Good soundproofing so noise was not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 840trishh, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
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