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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 services

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

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa centre

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

Offering 29 soundproof rooms, The Russell Hotel features a tennis court, a sauna and a golf course. Built in 1870, the comfortable hotel was renovated in 2009.

The Russell Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Sydney. The Russell Hotel boasts a great location close to a museum, an opera house and colonial houses.

Shops and a market are minutes away from the hotel.

15 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport and 5 minutes' walk to Circular Quay train station.

Rooms

The Russell Hotel features rooms with a tasteful interior that come with a mini bar, a ceiling fan, high-speed internet, a storage space and an iron with ironing board for a pleasant stay in Sydney. The guestrooms look out on the street. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a delicious continental breakfast is served. The restaurant menu features international dishes. Guests are invited to the Push bar to unwind with a drink. Situated 250 meters from the venue The Fine Food Store and Quay Restaurant serve a variety of food.

Services

The venue offers laundry, dry cleaning and ironing service.

Relax

Leisure facilities in The Russell Hotel include a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a library.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining

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

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • 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
All children
4 - 19 years
Extra bed AUD 30
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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Airports
Train
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Parks
  • Sydney Harbour
    1700 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 photos Exterior Hotel information
Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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The Russell Hotel photos Room
Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 1 Double bed or 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Standard Double Room (shared bathroom) (Double bed)

The Russell Hotel photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Russell Hotel photos Room
Superior Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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The Russell Hotel photos Room
Superior Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Wine or champagne
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Fruits
  • Media:TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR-SHARED BATHROOM

The Russell Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double 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
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Russell Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Wine or champagne
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Superior Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR SHARED BATHROOM. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

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Local attractions

  • Sydney Fish Market1.3 mi
    Bank St Pyrmont
  • Chinatown1.3 mi
    George St
  • Watson\'s Bay4.4 mi
    Watson's Bay, Sydney
  • Kings Cross1.3 mi
    Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
  • Nielsen Park3.5 mi
    Greycliffe Avenue

Near the hotel

  • The Rocks600 ft
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
  • Sydney Opera House2400 ft
    Level 2, Suite 203, 227 Collins St. 329 Clayton Road, Sydney
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf4600 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Sydney Harbour1700 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Parliament House2700 ft
    Parliament House 6 Macquarie St
  • Sydney Town Hall4700 ft
    Sydney Town Hall 483 George St

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

Hotel Awards

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The Russell Hotel Reviews

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

8.0
FabulousBased on321 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    loved the feel of the hotel and the location was perfect

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Climbed Harbour bridge, went to Blue Mountains.

  • Single
    5.4

    The location was.

    The noise levels were bad. Could not sleep and the noise from the bar below was extreme. The bed was also hard to the point of uncomfortable.Hotel needs upgrading, is looking worn. The bathroom ceiling had mould.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Great location. Quieter than you would think even in the rooms facing the street. Quirky. Some rooms very small and no bathroom but ours was very good and had a great bathroom with a bath (recently renovated) Staff generally friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.

    There was a door between our room(18) and the one next door and minimal sound proofing. Two of the nights we had rather loud Americans next door who argued and we could hear every word and then the next night had a family with 3 small children who were noisy. However the positives outway the negatives. Would love a decent coffee at breakfast . There is a machine but not used at breakfast time. Better Internet access with access to a printer would be good.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Sensational location at The Rocks and a great wine bar.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Location was great and staff was frendly.

    Lots of stairs and breakfast was fairly poor.

  • Single
    9.6

    Staff were very friendly and helpful, and my room was comfortable and clean. The chocolates at night were a very welcome and unexpected treat!

  • Single
    6.6

    Friendly service, (comparatively) cheap rate

    Lack of tv, washbasin (knew abour shared bathroom). Yha would have been better.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    the proximity of the hotel and I liked that it was really quaint.

    bathroom was very run down and not very clean

  • Single
    10.0

    Love the setup of the whole venue. It was comfortable and quirky and the same time. Close to everything in the Rocks and even the city centre, train connections feries etc.

    It what would be great if the breakfast offered some warm selections even if it was at extra cost to the guest especially during the cooler months

  • Single
    9.6

    I lke the scale of the hotel - I also like the decor, the cleanliness and the quiteness inside the hotel. I am particularly imprewssed by the lift!

    The only slight deterrant is the noise from outised if you have the window open at nibht. A minor issue.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    I enjoyed the atmosphere,location and cleanlness of the Russell. The staff were very friendly and the buffet breakfast was very filling.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    It was too noisy: technical, drunken people, rain on the roof

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Hotel Location on the Rocks at Sydney.

    Room extremely cramped, no space for luggage or to move. Very noisy all through the night as businesses at the back of the hotel were cleaned or re-stocked. Impossible to sleep. Things may be better in other rooms, but 29 is a big no no!

  • Single
    9.6

    I love the comfort of the old world charm. The location is unbeatable right in the heart of the rocks.

    I needed a pen and paper which was not in the room.

How to reach hotel

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

Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Parks
  • Sydney Harbour
    1700 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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