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The Russell Hotel

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for two nights enroute to Tonga and were happy with our choice. The hotel is in an ideal location for visiting the major Sydney attractions. It is not too far from the airport (approx. 25 min drive depending on traffic) and you can access the Circular Quay area within a few hundred metres, particularly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms were really lovely. They were homely and comfortable. The beds were really nice and the whole look was just great. The breakfast down stairs in the morning was nice too, just standard coles/woolies pastries, cereal and some juice but eating in the bar was nice. The bar couldn't be heard at all so that was perfectly fine. Shared... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the location, perfect for a trip to the Opera House and exploring the Rocks and harbour. We were above the kitchen so a little noisy first thing in the morning but the staff and everything else was very good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small hotel with an interesting topological arrangement. We had an old fashioned small room, perhaps not ideal for a long stay but perfect for a weekend in Sydney. The location at The Rocks and near Circular Quay is ideal for experiencing Sydney, and associated with the hotel is The Push, a lovely bar for cocktails and snacks, with live music... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Helen and I recently took a 10 night Carnival cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia and back. We were looking for a good hotel close to the Circular Quay cruise terminal. On our travel agents advice we booked overnight at the Russell. GREAT decision. Nice room, great king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Breakfast included in the price. Next morning, a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Russell on the night we did a Ghost Tour of The Rocks. We had a room with its own ensuite, I think it was a superior room. I really liked this hotel and have always wanted to stay there so it was wonderful to finally do so. Its a different experience from staying in a big... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved staying here it was so handy to circular quay and we could walk to darling harbour and down town shopping. Best of all is the breakfast. So convenient and easy to help yourself. Great bar and friendly staff. Shared bathroom was no problem and bed was fine.

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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 )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $126 - $343 (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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Russell Hotel Sydney
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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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