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

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 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

Situated near an opera house and museums the 3-star Russell Hotel boasts non-smoking rooms overlooking the garden. Built in 1870, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

This hotel is located in a historic area, 1.8km from Ensemble Theatre, Metro Theatre and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Just 1km from the center of Sydney known for Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

There are shopping places, such as boutiques and stores, nearby.

Russell Hotel lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Russell Hotel is a property in Sydney that comes with 29 rooms and provides direct dial phone, Wi-Fi, a minibar, individual climate control and hi-fi. Some rooms come with a view of Sydney Harbour and Darling Harbour. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. The hotel features a lounge restaurant serving Australian cuisine. Guests can spend time in the comfortable Russell Wine bar serving a wide range of tea, wines and coffee.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a ballroom 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 30 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • 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
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

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
  • Individual 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

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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
    1.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    200 m
  • Wynyard Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
    200 m
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
    270 m
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    460 m
  • iVenture Card Australia
    1.1km
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 Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 11m2
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 32m2
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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
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      Bed type: Beds in shared room
      Size: 11m2
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      DOUBLE STANDARD-SHARED BATH

      Room facilities
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        Superior Deluxe Room
        Size: 32m2
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        • Private bathroom
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          Superior Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 24m2
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          • 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: 23m2
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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
                1.0km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Circular Quay Station
                200 m
              • Wynyard Station
                700 m
              Restaurants
              • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
                200 m
              • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
                270 m
              Beaches
              • Shark Island
                460 m
              • iVenture Card Australia
                1.1km
              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 Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • The Rocks - 100 m
              • Miller's Point - 400 m
              • Sydney Harbor Bridge - 600 m
              • Sydney Harbour - 600 m
              • Harbour Bridge - 900 m
              • Sydney Aquarium - 1.1km

              Popular areas

              • Overseas Terminal - 300 m
              • Australia Square - 400 m
              • Martin Place - 700 m
              • King Street Wharf Entertainment District - 900 m

              Places of interest

              • Pylon Lookout - 400 m
              • Government House Sydney - 500 m
              • Sydney Opera - 700 m
              • NSW Parliament House - 800 m
              • Old Supreme Court Building - 1.0km
              • The Sydney Mint - 1.0km
              • Lady Macquarie's Chair - 1.2km
              • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral - 1.2km

              Train stations

              Shopping areas

              • Pitt Street Mall - 1.0km

              Historical sites

              • Government House - 400 m

              Museums

              • Museum of Contemporary Art - 100 m
              • Sydney Observatory - 300 m
              • Museum of Sydney - 400 m

              Parks

              • The Domain - 900 m

              Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

              • Royal Botanic Gardens - 800 m
              • Sydney Wildlife World - 1.1km

              Theaters

              Marina

              Local Attractions

              • Australian Museum - 1.6km
                6 College St, Sydney
              • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2.0km
                Darling Harbour, Sydney
              • Powerhouse Museum - 2.2km
                500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
              • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1.9km
                Macquarie Street, Sydney
              • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2.0km
                455 George Street, Sydney

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • The Rocks - 120 m
                Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
              • Museum of Contemporary Art - 130 m
                140 George St, Sydney
              • The Rocks Discovery Museum - 250 m
                Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney
              • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour - 310 m
                Circular Quay, Sydney
              • Susannah Place - 110 m
                58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
              • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge - 230 m
                Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
              • Customs House - 290 m
                31 Alfred Street, Sydney

              Restaurants Nearby

              • The Fine Food Store - 200 m

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

                82% likes this, based on 168 reviews
                Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian, Organic
                Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 22

              • Quay Restaurant - 290 m

                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: CAD 34 - CAD 132

              • Pendolino - 1.0km

                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: CAD 34 - CAD 77

              • Cafe Sydney - 270 m

                Address: 5th Floor, Customs House
                Phone: 0292518683

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

              • Selah - 320 m

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

                71% likes this, based on 170 reviews
                Cuisine: Australian
                Price Range: CAD 55 - CAD 55

              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
              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
                1.0km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Circular Quay Station
                200 m
              • Wynyard Station
                700 m
              Restaurants
              • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
                200 m
              • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
                270 m
              Beaches
              • Shark Island
                460 m
              • iVenture Card Australia
                1.1km
              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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