The Russell Hotel - Sydney

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143A George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show map
 3 stars
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The Russell Hotel - Sydney

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay and don’t mind climbing stairs, you may be very happy with The Russell 29 room hotel in a historic building that dates back to 1887. This friendly hotel is right in the middle of Sydney’s The Rocks main tourist area. You can save even more money if you are willing to share a bathroom. The rooms are functional and have a pleasant décor. There is also a neat lounge area and you can unwind on the roof amidst a bright sun filled garden.

Overview

The charming Russell Hotel is ideally set minutes away from Museum of Sydney, Central Business District and Bondi Beach. Featuring contemporary architecture, Russell Hotel was renovated in 2009.

Located in a tourist area close to Wynyard subway station as well as colonial houses, museums and the opera house in Sydney. Nestled in the business district and 1 km from the city center.

It lies only 150 meters away from Circular Quay train station. The hotel is located within 10 km distance of Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Russell Hotel offers 29 inviting rooms with spacious bathrooms. Guests will enjoy a view of Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour from their rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with dressing gowns, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the restaurant. At the restaurant international dishes are served. The Push bar serves complimentary drinks and features Wi-Fi and live music.

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking area and such services as 24-hour security, laundry and medical service.

Relax

Leisure options include a cocktail lounge, a sun terrace and a swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby at AUD 30 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    700 ft
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
    600 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    1600 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    29

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Rooms and availability

The Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Double RoomThe Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Double RoomThe Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 120 sq. feet
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Room facilities
    The Russell Hotel Standard Double Room Standard EnsuiteThe Russell Hotel Standard Double Room Standard EnsuiteThe Russell Hotel Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 345 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This standard room has an en suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet.

    Room facilities
      The Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory RoomThe Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory RoomThe Russell Hotel Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
      Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
      Bed type: Beds in shared room
      Size: 120 sq. feet
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      DOUBLE STANDARD-SHARED BATH

      Room facilities
        The Russell Hotel Superior Double RoomThe Russell Hotel Superior Double Room Superior ensuiteThe Russell Hotel Superior Double Room Superior Ensuite
        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        More spacious than the standard room. One superior room overlooks Circular Quay, other superior rooms overlook the interior courtyard or Nurses Walk.

        Room facilities
          The Russell Hotel Deluxe Double RoomThe Russell Hotel Deluxe Double RoomThe Russell Hotel Deluxe Double Room
          Deluxe Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King or Twin beds
          Size: 250 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            143A George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sydney
              3300 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Circular Quay Station
              700 ft
            • Wynyard Station
              2300 ft
            Restaurants
            • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
              600 ft
            • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
              900 ft
            Beaches
            • Shark Island
              1600 ft
            • iVenture Card Australia
              3600 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              29

            Hotel Awards

            AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSydneyThe Russell Hotel

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            The Russell Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • The Rocks - 400 ft
            • Miller's Point - 1700 ft
            • Sydney Harbor Bridge - 2000 ft
            • Sydney Harbour - 2300 ft
            • Harbour Bridge - 3000 ft
            • Sydney Aquarium - 4000 ft

            Popular areas

            • Overseas Terminal - 700 ft
            • Australia Square - 1400 ft
            • Martin Place - 2300 ft
            • King Street Wharf Entertainment District - 3300 ft

            Places of interest

            • Pylon Lookout - 1400 ft
            • Government House Sydney - 1700 ft
            • Sydney Opera - 2300 ft
            • NSW Parliament House - 2700 ft
            • Old Supreme Court Building - 3300 ft
            • The Sydney Mint - 3300 ft
            • Lady Macquarie's Chair - 4000 ft
            • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral - 4000 ft

            Train stations

            Shopping areas

            • Pitt Street Mall - 3300 ft

            Historical sites

            • Government House - 1400 ft

            Museums

            • Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 ft
            • Sydney Observatory - 1000 ft
            • Museum of Sydney - 1400 ft

            Parks

            • The Domain - 3000 ft

            Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

            • Royal Botanic Gardens - 2700 ft
            • Sydney Wildlife World - 3700 ft

            Theaters

            Marina

            Local Attractions

            • Australian Museum - 1.0 mi
              6 College St, Sydney
            • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 1.2 mi
              455 George Street, Sydney
            • Powerhouse Museum - 1.4 mi
              500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
            • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1.2 mi
              Macquarie Street, Sydney
            • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1.2 mi
              Darling Harbour, Sydney

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • The Rocks - 400 ft
              Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
            • Susannah Place - 500 ft
              58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
            • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge - 900 ft
              Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
            • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour - 1100 ft
              Circular Quay, Sydney
            • Museum of Contemporary Art - 400 ft
              140 George St, Sydney
            • The Rocks Discovery Museum - 800 ft
              Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney
            • Customs House - 1000 ft
              31 Alfred Street, Sydney

            Restaurants Nearby

            • The Fine Food Store - 600 ft

              Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks
              Phone: 02 9252 1196

              82% likes this, based on 168 reviews
              Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian, Organic
              Price Range: USD 8 - USD 17

            • Quay Restaurant - 900 ft

              Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks
              Phone: 61 2 9251 5600

              80% likes this, based on 553 reviews
              Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion, Australian
              Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

            • Cafe Sydney - 900 ft

              Address: 5th Floor, Customs House
              Phone: 0292518683

              72% likes this, based on 885 reviews
              Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian

            • Selah - 1100 ft

              Address: 12 Loftus Street
              Phone: (02) 9247 0097

              71% likes this, based on 170 reviews
              Cuisine: Australian
              Price Range: USD 42 - USD 42

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              29

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            The Russell Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Russell Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.0out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 239 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            10.0
            Rooms
            8.0
            Service
            9.0
            Value
            8.0
            Dining
            8.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              I enjoyed the small, intimate atmosphere and the close proximity to the city and what it offers. I liked the park outlook and being near parking.The breakfast was homely.

              No exhaust fan in the bathroom and the very steep stairs, no chairs in the room and also no available fridge for drinks etc.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              The age and restoration of its architecture; the breakfast; the location; the responsiveness of staff to our requests.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Rooms & facilities well up to expected standard, staff very helpful & pleasant. Excellent location. Good breakfast . Not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities as a lot of steps to negotiate and no lift !

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              I liked it's close proximity to various things - shops, trains, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, buses, Tourist attractions and boat trips.I thought the history of the hotel fascinating.

              I was aware there were no lifts so that didn't bother me.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              The location was excellent!!! It was so nice to be able to walk to the Sydney Bridge, along the Circular Quay to the Opera House so easily . The staff was helpful, the breakfast was very good, and having the availabilty to the internet was much appreciated.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Nice boutique Hotel close to facilities and entertainment. They have excellent staff, history and history. The Breakfast was excellent, however the rooms were stuffy in the heat, but typical of this type of accomodation.

              The stairs were difficult to negotiate and should not be recommended for people with any disability.

            • Single
              7.4

              I loved the ambiance. I felt as if I were going back in time, especially when breakfasting in the room that I felt would not have been out of place in a Western movie. My room was excellent- up 49 stairs, but that was good for me. The staff were ;lovely and the chocolates on the pillow were a very nice touch. If I go back to Sydney, I shall stay there. The position is excellent.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              My husband and I found the Russell Hotel a fantastic place to stay in Sydney. We love to stay at the Rocks, and this is the first time we have stayed at the Russell, but it certainly won't be the last.

              Room 8 was a little stuffy. Please don't take this as a complaint though.

            • Family with children
              8.2

              I liked the location. All is very near and you can walk to the harbour, the bridge and the opera house.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Breakfast and strong shower

              Mattress is getting old and sags a bit

            • Single
              6.0

              Very poor facilities in Bathroom. Low pressure. Toilet did not flush properly. Price for a glass of wine considering the Venu way too costly.

            • Single
              9.2

              The hotel wa convenient to the Opera House. As the reason for my visit was to attend a concert there, it was a great position for me. I liked all the activities around the area like the markets and food stalls.. There was a great atmosphere with the vivid festival on too. The staff at Russell Hotel were helpful. I would like to suggest a shelf or cabinet in the bathroom would be useful. there is not enough room to put toiletries. and it is awkward to find a spot to boil the jug. I enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return.

              Just the lack of a shelf or cupboard in the bathroom, as mentioned before.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Like tea and coffee provided and staff offerred to help with bags/ Also could leave bags after checkout but that is not watched or secure enough. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Lounge great and garden area.

              Security of bags left after checkout and the constant steps when carrying bags - need more arrows of where to go for things

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              What a fantastic location and goof value for money. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, room was basic, but shared bathroom facilities close by. Loved the garden terrace and the wine bar - can reccommend the cheese and meat platters!

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              it was small and different and in great location

              pub next door was noisy and room abit stuffy

            How to reach hotel

            hotel The Russell Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            143A George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sydney
              3300 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Circular Quay Station
              700 ft
            • Wynyard Station
              2300 ft
            Restaurants
            • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
              600 ft
            • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
              900 ft
            Beaches
            • Shark Island
              1600 ft
            • iVenture Card Australia
              3600 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  1 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2009
            • Number of rooms:
              29

            Hotel Awards

            AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSydneyThe Russell Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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