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

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

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 the heart of Sydney CBD district next to Museum of Sydney, Central Business District and Bondi Beach. Built in 1870, the hotel is a combination of contemporary architecture and contemporary facilities.

The hotel is in the great location just near Wynyard subway station. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Sydney city center.

There are shops and markets located nearby.

Guests can reach The Russell Hotel by car from Kingsford Smith airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

This comfortable property comprises 29 guestrooms with modern facilities. Some rooms come with a view of Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour. Guests can make use of shared bathrooms with dressing gowns, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

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

Services

Guests will benefit from housekeeping, laundry and medical service along with an elevator, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking area.

Relax

The Russell Hotel offers such leisure options as a tennis court 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

  • 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
  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • 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/Baby cots

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 beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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, Australian, Organic)
    600 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: 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

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 345 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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All rooms are towards the back of the hotel or look out over Nurses Walk.

Room facilities
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    Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 120 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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      Standard Ensuite Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 120 sq. feet
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        Standard Suite
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 120 sq. feet
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        This standard room has an en suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet.

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          Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
          Bed type: Beds in shared room
          Size: 120 sq. feet
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            Superior Double Room
            Bed type: Double 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
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              Superior Shared Bathroom Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
              Size: 260 sq. feet
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              • Private bathroom
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              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.

              Room facilities
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                Superior Ensuite Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 260 sq. feet
                Check Prices
                • Private bathroom
                — Less information+ More information
                Room facilities
                  The Russell Hotel photos RoomThe Russell Hotel photos RoomThe Russell Hotel photos Room
                  Superior Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
                  Bed type: Beds in shared room
                  Size: 260 sq. feet
                  Check Prices
                  • Private bathroom
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                  Room facilities
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                    Deluxe Double Room
                    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
                    Size: 250 sq. feet
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                    • Air conditioning
                    • Private bathroom
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                      Deluxe Ensuite Double Room
                      Bed type: Double bed
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                      • Private bathroom
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                        How to reach hotel

                        hotel The Russell Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
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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, Australian, Organic)
                          600 ft
                        • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: 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

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                        Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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                        What's nearby

                        Tourist attractions

                        • Miller's Point - 1700 ft
                        • Sydney Harbor Bridge - 2000 ft
                        • Sydney Harbour - 2300 ft

                        Popular areas

                        • Overseas Terminal - 700 ft

                        Places of interest

                        Train stations

                        Convention centers

                        Shopping areas

                        Monuments and Landmarks

                        Historical sites

                        • Government House - 1400 ft

                        Golf courses and Country clubs

                        Underground stations

                        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 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, 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, 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: 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

                        Hotel Awards

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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:

                        Location
                        10.0
                        Rooms
                        8.0
                        Service
                        9.0
                        Value
                        8.0
                        Dining
                        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 | 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, Australian, Organic)
                          600 ft
                        • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: 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

                        Use Badge