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 area

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 Queen Victoria Building, Central Business District and Museum of Sydney. Built in 1870, the hotel is a combination of contemporary architecture and contemporary facilities.

The comfortable hotel is placed in a tourist area, a short walk from colonial houses, a museum and an opera house. Guests can get to Sydney city center, which is 1 km away.

The Russell Hotel is set close to shops and a market.

The nearest metro station is Wynyard, situated 800 meters from the hotel. The hotel offers quick access to Kingsford Smith airport, which is about 10 km away.

Rooms

There are 29 guestrooms featuring Superior Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room, Superior Shared Bathroom Double Room and Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room equipped with a dressing area, high-speed internet, heating, a minibar and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms feature views over Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour. They also have en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a continental breakfast served in the lounge. The restaurant serves international dishes. The hotel invites guests to the Push bar to relax with a drink. The café The Fine Food Store is situated 200 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can use housekeeping, laundry and medical service as well as an elevator, a safe deposit box and a designated smoking area.

Relax

The Russell Hotel offers a tennis court and a library to ensure guests' comfortable stay.

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 area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

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

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

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 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street | City Of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    200 m
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    180 m
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    270 m
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    480 m
  • iVenture Card Australia
    1.1 km
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: 11 m²
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 11 m²
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      Standard Ensuite Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 11 m²
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        Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
        Bed type: Beds in shared room
        Size: 11 m²
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          Superior Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 24 m²
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            Superior Shared Bathroom Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 24 m²
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              Bed type: Double bed
              Size: 24 m²
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                Deluxe Double Room
                Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
                Size: 23 m²
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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
                      1.0 km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Circular Quay Station
                      200 m
                    Underground stations
                    • Wynyard Station
                      700 m
                    Restaurants
                    • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
                      180 m
                    • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
                      270 m
                    Beaches
                    • Shark Island
                      480 m
                    • iVenture Card Australia
                      1.1 km
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  1 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2009
                    • Number of rooms:
                      29

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Miller's Point - 500 m
                    • Sydney Harbor Bridge - 600 m
                    • Sydney Harbour - 700 m

                    Popular areas

                    • Overseas Terminal - 200 m

                    Places of interest

                    Train stations

                    Convention centers

                    • Australia Square - 400 m
                    • Martin Place - 700 m

                    Shopping areas

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    Historical sites

                    • Government House - 400 m

                    Golf courses and Country clubs

                    Underground stations

                    Marina

                    Local attractions

                    • Australian Museum - 1.6 km
                      6 College St, Sydney
                    • Queen Victoria Building - 2.0 km
                      455 George Street, Sydney
                    • Powerhouse Museum - 2.3 km
                      500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
                    • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1.9 km
                      Macquarie Street, Sydney
                    • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2.0 km
                      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, Australian, Organic
                      Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 23

                    • 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, Australian
                      Price Range: CAD 35 - CAD 137

                    • Cafe Sydney - 270 m

                      Address: 5th Floor, Customs House
                      Phone: 0292518683

                      72% likes this, based on 885 reviews
                      Cuisine: 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 56 - CAD 56

                    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

                    8.0out 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
                      1.0 km
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Circular Quay Station
                      200 m
                    Underground stations
                    • Wynyard Station
                      700 m
                    Restaurants
                    • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
                      180 m
                    • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
                      270 m
                    Beaches
                    • Shark Island
                      480 m
                    • iVenture Card Australia
                      1.1 km
                    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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