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The Russell Hotel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've stayed at the Russell before and now they have installed a lift and upgraded a part of the hotel. The breakfast is OK (used to be a cooked breakfast but now continental style). I like the sitting room and the rooftop area and my room was quite nice but no view. It's a bit of a hassle lugging suitcases...

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Bay Area, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Russell is ideally located in The Rocks area – you can walk to all the top sights i.e. Circular Quay (and the ferry system); Opera House; Sydney Harbour Bridge and CBD. The people at the Russell were wonderful. The rooms were clean and the free wifi worked great! We reserved a “standard double room with ensuite bath” and they...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Russell during a brief visit to Sydney. The location is perfect for a visit to the city, convenient to the major sites in the city. Our room, number 21, was a good size for an older hotel. The staff were friendly and provided assistance as needed. Definitely a better choice then a typical cookie cutter...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who like a bit of history, this quirky hotel is great! It's an old building, but is worth a stay. Great choice of rooms, with private or shared bathroom options. We had a shared bathroom and it was fine....no lines! Lovely staff.....very helpful and friendly. There is a lift, but a few stairs too, so watch that if...

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 10 minute walk from the cruise terminal and Central Quay; 20 minute walk to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge; and in the heart of the historic district. This boutique hotel was perfectly located for us as we came off a cruise and wanted to spend a few days exploring the city. Staff and management are very helpful and...

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Cheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this hotel! We wanted to stay for one night in Sydney and not pay too much I found this hotel and booked 8 months prior to our trip so I got a really good deal! I was really wary because we booked a shared bathroom but I had no need to be. The bathroom was so lovely with...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a five star experience rather than a five star hotel. We were in room 26 which is a large room and large bathroom, with nice antiques. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was ok. The room only had views of hotel walls but it was very quiet. There are small flights of stairs...

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Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Morning breakfast in the polished brass and wood pub room is the ideal way to start your Sydney day in this charming, historic hotel in the Rocks! From our hotel we walked along the Quay to the bridge and Opera House, took the harbor ferry to Manly Beach. We even took the ferry from our cruise ship to the Quay...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying just north of Brisbane but knew we couldn't travel all the way from the UK without visiting this beautiful city. Get off the the train at Circular Quay just a few minutes walk to this lovely Hotel. Queen Mary II tied up at the dock side with the bridge to its left and the Opera House to the right....

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Dovje, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Russel hotel for a few nights in December and changed a few rooms. Location is perfect. Very close to Circular Quay and therefore no need for taxi when going from or to the airport. Main spots for a tourist are nearby, Circular Quay as a boat hub is also near. Perfect especially for a first time...

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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Address: The Russell Hotel 143A George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $171 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Russell Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Russell Hotel Sydney
Russell Sydney
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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Shared bathroom was a good option to reduce cost. Very clean and well maintained bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles kayis, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We requested and got a room not over the Pub, but during our midweek visit the pub usually emptied by 10 pm.”
 of 5 bubbles ShakerHeights, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room # 26 overlooks George St, air con. Big room for a couple. Not suited to children or older people who need help up & down stairs”
 of 5 bubbles PeterPurdie, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They are all good, talk to the staff and get advice about your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles rossa733, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We asked for a quiet room although I didn't hear any noise anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles Sha-sas, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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