This is surely the best location for a hotel in all of Sydney! Based in the fashionable Rocks area it is round the corner (literally) from Circular Quay and 30 seconds walk from the train station & taxi ranks.
Clean rooms although compact (we did pay the cheapest rate!) As I wandered around the hotel I did see some very lovely rooms so don't discount this as a budget only option. Looks like you can get fancy rooms if you're willing to pay!
Showers & toilets were also clean, smart and modern.
We really enjoyed the bar downstairs. We recommend their light bite platters with a nightcap. Bar staff were very friendly. It is also in the bar where a varied and plentiful breakfast was served in the morning however we didn't rate the coffee!
One word of warning when you leave. The hotel policy seems to be that they charge whichever card you gave them on arrival. We found this odd as they usually ask how you want to pay and you have the option to change cards. One of our party had to pay additional bank charges due to the mix-up when they charged the 'wrong' card. Even when my partner said he wanted to finalise the bill with his debit card they charged the credit card we gave them on arrival. Didn't cause a problem for us on this occasions - but could have!
We think this is the best place to base yourself on a trip to Sydney and would recommend it happily.
- 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