The Russell Hotel - Sydney

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 in the heart of Sydney, the charming Russell Hotel offers tasteful rooms. This original building was refurbished in 2009.

The hotel is ideally located in central district, close to an opera house and museums. Government House Sydney, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour are located just 600 meters from the venue.

Circular Quay train station lies within a 5-minute walk. 10 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 25 rooms. All of them feature individual climate control, a minibar, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a closet. They feature en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat

The dining options include a complimentary buffet breakfast served in the dining room. At the restaurant international dishes are served. Wines can be savored in the lounge bar.

Services

Guests will benefit from wake up service, shopping service and ironing service and also appreciate a tour desk, a lift and a safe deposit box available on-site.

Relax

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

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is 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

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • 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. 

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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
    300 m
  • Wynyard Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
    180 m
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
    270 m
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    480 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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Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 11m2
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    Bed type: Beds in shared room
    Size: 11m2
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    DOUBLE STANDARD-SHARED BATH

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      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 24m2
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        Bed type: Double Bed or King or Twin beds
        Size: 23m2
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          How to reach hotel

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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
            300 m
          • Wynyard Station
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
            180 m
          • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
            270 m
          Beaches
          • Shark Island
            480 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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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          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

          Parks

          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
          • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2.0km
            455 George Street, Sydney
          • Powerhouse Museum - 2.3km
            500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
          • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1.9km
            Macquarie Street, Sydney
          • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2.0km
            Darling Harbour, Sydney

          Near the hotel

          • The Rocks - 100 m
            Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
          • Susannah Place - 130 m
            58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
          • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge - 250 m
            Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
          • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour - 310 m
            Circular Quay, Sydney
          • Museum of Contemporary Art - 110 m
            140 George St, Sydney
          • The Rocks Discovery Museum - 240 m
            Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney
          • Customs House - 280 m
            31 Alfred Street, Sydney

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Fine Food Store - 180 m

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

            82% likes this, based on 168 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian, Organic
            Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 11

          • Quay Restaurant - 270 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: GBP 17 - GBP 68

          • 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: GBP 28 - GBP 28

          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

          8.2out 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
            300 m
          • Wynyard Station
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian)
            180 m
          • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian)
            270 m
          Beaches
          • Shark Island
            480 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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