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The Russell Hotel

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first stay at the Russell 2 years ago began an infatuation with this quaint, quirky, idiosyncratic mouse-house of a hotel. (See my previous reviews). A second stay a year later confirmed that my romance with this place and its people was blossoming into something stronger. And this time around, New Years 2018, real love is in he air for...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This 1840 era hotel is across the street from the Circular Quay and walking distance to both the opera house and harbor bridge.Located in The Rocks historic area of Sydney. Breakfast was available in the bar located below the hotel every morning. Drawbacks of the hotel is that some rooms share bathrooms ( we didn't) and the lack of air...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice original part of Sydney rocks area & very central to a circular Quay.If you are picking up a cruise ship than you wont get closer. Nice B&B to stay. We picked room 27 which is in the Japanese tourist adds and were happy with the room. Very nice little B&B showing the original hotel with some modern comforts...

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Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Sydney, Australia over New Years Eve. The Russell Hotel is a quaint, historic, great location, to stay at while visiting Sydney. You will have to climb some stairs to get to your room. Rooms are nice and clean. Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Thank you Maxine and Fiona!!...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Russell over New Year and could not fault its fabulous location within walking distance of the Opera House, Circular Quay & Harbour Bridge. We were in room 1 right next to reception which was spacious and incredibly quiet ... considering it was right above the bar the room was very soundproof. It had a shared bathroom...

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just spent 2 nights at the Russell Hotel. I was in room 11 which was a small double with a shared bathroom. I was a bit anxious about the shared bathroom but it was absolutely fine. It was just across the corridor from my room & was huge, spotless, lots of piping hot water in a good shower. My...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two ensuite rooms (21 and 22) from Dec. 30-Jan. 6. Our 3 adult children were in a room with two twin beds and a rollaway. Parents had a queen size bed. Both rooms had coolers which blocked any street noise. The sitting room at the end of the hall with a balcony was a nice meeting place for...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed two nights, did not bother with so called continental breakfast after 1st night, pushing continental to the limits, could not be bothered to cook anything And informed so by the staff as soon as asked, asked directions for parking directions Due to road closures, they could not assist, returned to bar after lunch, seating limited To about twelve, a...

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Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having 3 nights over Christmas. Rooms are not that big but have everything we needed. Very clean, confortable and good bed. Our only problem was the stairs to reception and to our room. Otherwise great.

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Whangarei
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, how convenient to your cruise ship and Circular Key. Its one of the oldest hotels in Sydney and it was just great as well as being convenient. Staff were so friendly, bathroom and toilet facilities were spotless and had all the whistles and bells. The room does not have a TV or bathroom, or air conditioning, but has a...

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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
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $112 - $328 (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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“Romms 9 & 10 are great!”
 of 5 bubbles 323samh, yesterday | Read review
“Check out the rooms in advance. Rooms are different- either size, location, or if it includes a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles susanmR3181YJ, yesterday | Read review
“We picked room 27 which is in the japanese tourist adds just to get the feel.”
 of 5 bubbles machinerytransfers, 1 week ago | Read review
“Make sure to book a room with its own ensuite(bath).”
 of 5 bubbles danddernst, 1 week ago | Read review
“We stayed in Room 1 - it is right next to reception with windows all the way around and the shared bathroom is just outside.”
 of 5 bubbles Northernlass1981, 1 week ago | Read review
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