The Russell Hotel - Sydney

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

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 Russell Hotel is located in a shopping area of Sydney, about 14 km away from Sydney Olympic Park. The hotel's original building set in the heart of Sydney was completely refurbished in 2009.

Sydney center can be reached within 10 minutes' walk. A museum, an opera house and colonial houses lie a short distance away.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and a harbour.

The Russell Hotel is around 15 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

For the comfort of the guests The Russell Hotel offers non-smoking rooms whith a mini bar, a ceiling fan, high-speed internet, a storage space and an iron with ironing board. Some rooms at The Russell Hotel have a view over the street. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the lounge each morning. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can quench their thirst at Push bar with a favorite drink. Offering a variety of dishes, The Fine Food Store and Quay Restaurant are about 250 meters away.

Services

There are a storage room, a cash machine and a lift at guests' disposal.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a library, are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 3 years
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    1600 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    3500 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

Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This small room features access to a shared bathroom. Please note that there is no capacity for additional beds or cots.

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Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE WITH SHARED BATHROOM. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

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Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a bathrobe, minibar and soundproofing. Please note there is live music in the bar downstairs on Thursday – Sunday evenings until 00:00. Guests in this room may experience some disturbance.

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Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This standard room has an en suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet.

Superior Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Superior Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double Superior-shared Bathroom

Superior Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR SHARED BATHROOM. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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Superior Shared Bathroom King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These rooms are light and spacious and look towards First Fleet Park-Circular Quay. The bathroom will be shared by 1-2 other rooms. You can request your preferred bedding configuration in the Special Requests Box at the time of booking. Please note that the bedding configuration is not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability. If no bedding preference is requested, the room will be set up with 1 King Bed.

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Spacious room featuring a private bathroom with shower, plus views of Circular Quay. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

Economy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • Overseas Terminal1000 ft
  • Australia Square1400 ft
  • Martin Place2300 ft

Places of interest

Train stations

Monuments and Landmarks

Historical sites

  • Government House1400 ft

Museums

Underground stations

Marina

Local attractions

  • Australian Museum5300 ft
    6 College St, Sydney
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship1.2 mi
    Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Powerhouse Museum1.4 mi
    500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum1.2 mi
    Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Queen Victoria Building 1.2 mi
    455 George Street, Sydney

Near the hotel

  • The Rocks400 ft
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art500 ft
    140 George St, Sydney
  • The Rocks Discovery Museum900 ft
    Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney
  • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour1000 ft
    Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Susannah Place400 ft
    58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
  • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge800 ft
    Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
  • Customs House1000 ft
    31 Alfred Street, Sydney

Restaurants nearby

  • The Fine Food Store700 ft

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

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

  • Quay Restaurant1000 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, Australian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • Pendolino3300 ft

    Address: Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St
    Phone: 02 9231 6117

    70% likes this, based on 277 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 59

  • Cafe Sydney900 ft

    Address: 5th Floor, Customs House
    Phone: 0292518683

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

  • Selah1100 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
Fabulous
Based on 239 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
9.0
Value
8.0
Dining
8.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0

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, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    1600 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    3500 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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