Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney

ex. The Russell

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show map
 3 stars
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Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

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 charming Russell Hotel In The Rocks is a 3-star property set next to Australian Museum, Welcome Wall and Ensemble Theatre featuring a swimming pool, a sun terrace and a library. Since 1870, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Sydney.

The hotel is ideally located close to Wynyard subway station. The center of Sydney is 1 km away from the venue.

This hotel is placed in Sydney CBD district, known for colonial houses, a museum and an opera house.

The venue is notable for the great location within a 10-minute drive to Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 29 non-smoking rooms appointed with ironing facilities, a storage space, high-speed internet, a mini bar and a ceiling fan. The guestrooms look out on the street. There are en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a bathtub along with a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the lounge. Residents can try dishes of international cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can quench their thirst at Push bar with a favorite drink. The café The Fine Food Store is just about 200 meters away.

Services

Russell Hotel In The Rocks offers ironing service, dry cleaning and laundry.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a golf course and a tennis court.

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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

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 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    300 m
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    700 m
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    200 m
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    270 m
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    460 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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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 11 m²
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Size: 10 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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      Size: 24 m²
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      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 17 m²
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        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 23 m²
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney Sydney location
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          Hotel Address:

          143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Sydney
            1.0 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Circular Quay Station
            300 m
          Underground stations
          • Wynyard Station
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
            200 m
          • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
            270 m
          Beaches
          • Shark Island
            460 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

          Popular areas

          • Overseas Terminal - 300 m
          • Australia Square - 400 m
          • Martin Place - 700 m

          Places of interest

          Train stations

          Monuments and Landmarks

          Historical sites

          • Government House - 400 m

          Museums

          Underground stations

          Marina

          Local attractions

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

          Near 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, Australian, Organic
            Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 21

          • 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, Australian
            Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 126

          • Pendolino - 1.0 km

            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 32 - CAD 73

          • 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 52 - CAD 52

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  1 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            29

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          Russell Hotel In The Rocks Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Russell Hotel In The Rocks

          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 Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney Sydney location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Sydney
            1.0 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Circular Quay Station
            300 m
          Underground stations
          • Wynyard Station
            700 m
          Restaurants
          • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
            200 m
          • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
            270 m
          Beaches
          • Shark Island
            460 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 RecommendedSydneyRussell Hotel In The Rocks

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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