Yes, every room was decorated differently and our room was like a dungeon! We stayed in standard room with shared bathroom. The bathroom wasn't a problem for me, it was big and near by but the room was awful! It was wallpapered in brown, there were only 3 table lamps in whole room, no proper lighting at all and it was very dark. A mirror was position behind the wardrobe in the darkest corner of the room, I couldn't put make up there at all and I was there for the wedding. After the first night I wanted to change the room but my husband thought it was too much bother. Nobody mentioned that there were no TV in standard rooms, so what do you do on rainy night or morning? Yes, read.. we've done a lot of it. To top it off one of the lamps stopped working. I reported it to the reception, nobody bothered to replace it or even check it. Than the cattle stopped working... We didn't enjoy our 4 nights in there. I had to agree with previous comments that it is very noisy location. The hotel is very old and not sound proof, so be prepared to be kept awake with all commotion on the street at night and to wake up with early traffic noise. On Saturday night the second floor was shaking from vibration created by speakers that are installed in bar ceiling. We tried to watch TV in a sitting room above and couldn't even hear TV there.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Russell Hotel Sydney
- Russell Hotel Sydney
- Russell Sydney