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The Russell Hotel

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

My Mum and I came for a quick girls getaway and we're thrilled with the location of this place. The decor is quaint and sweet, love that they celebrated this buildings heritage. The ONLY downside is that the bathroom is shared, there isn't one in your room and the sound travels from the restaurant downstair. This didn't bother us, but... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights. The rooms are very nice and beautifully decorated, but the staff is really welcoming and warm. The help with any doubts, getting around and suggesting things. Their tips are really useful. The bar downstairs offers a very good breakfast, with no t many choices but enough to enojy a great start of the day.... More 

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Weesp, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russell Hotel is different. Forget all your usual concern about the noise from neighbors, neighboring bars or traffic. In the Russell you will hear them all. You are in the middle of the vibrant Rocks quarter, and the bar downstairs will regularly be crowded with locals and tourists, particularly in the weekend when the music is on. The Russell... More 

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Goolwa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this hotel . I'm a push over for historical buildings . It might not be your cup of tea if you want to lie in an enormous bed all day watching TV getting room service however if you want a taste of the rocks and a dose of old world charm this is a lovely hotel . At sunset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this boutique hotel for my daughters wedding in september, great old world pub, room spacious, clean, very comfy bed. Food good Staff great Rooftop garden was great for a cold beer Would recommend.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally located hotel, within 5 minutes of the rocks area of Sydney and 10 minute walk of the opera house. The rooms are smaller but well furnished and the hotel has a really 'comfortable' feel about it. The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We had a room without a bathroom which, in retrospect, was a small mistake and we... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No two rooms are the same in this interesting hotel. There are a few internal stairs to connect the three buildings that house the hotel on the top two floors, and a lift up from the ground floor to the first and second levels. Or you can take the stairs from the pub, The Push, on street level. This is... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, when you get here, there's a steep path to the main door (and initially you confuse the entrance to The Push, which is a bar below). There is a lift to get you to reception level....when you get there, leave your suitcases just by the lift before descending a few steps to get to reception (as you will probably... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I spent the weekend at The Russell right in the heart of The Rocks. We loved waking in the morning to a view of the Gallery of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay. The hotel is a lovely old building. It isn't flashy and doesn't have the latest touches but the staff were pleasant and nothing was too... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. My boyfriend and I stayed at The Russell for 4 nights in July 2016. It is in a great location for tourists but with its small size did not feel super touristy. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the trains and ferries at Circular Quay, so it's a great... More 

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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 )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $124 - $344 (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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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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