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The Russell Hotel

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Delaware
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Russell Hotel was lovely and quite quaint. Very personable staff. The location is ideal since you are near the Sydney Harbor, restaurants and shops. The hotel breakfast was really delightful and healthy. A suggestion when booking for the summer months, make sure you ask if your room has air conditioning. Some rooms do and some rooms do not have...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A short trip to Sydney, used an app to find this small hotel in the rocks. High 30's and no rooms with AC resulted in having to leave the one small window open to try to get a little air. Bed very small and mattress well beyond use by date. Very noisy at night because of location. Room may be...

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Queenstown, Maryland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you've read reviews on the hotel, you know it's an historic property and therefore not the same as staying in a modern hotel. We had a room with an ensuite bath and A/C - not all have these features. Next to our room was a lovely sitting room and there is a neat outside roof deck. Breakfast is included...

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for good, unpretentious accommodation in a fantastic location, unrivalled by grand hotels, then this is it! Set, literally paces away, from Circular Quay this hotel is a perfect base for all activities. We stayed in Room 22, which is street facing, but we heard no noise. The room was large, the bed comfortable, the bathroom small,...

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WDSMarketing, Marketing at The Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're pleased to hear you had such a fantastic stay! We hope to see you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to everything had shared bathroom old double bed, no airconditioning except a window, very musty. Staff were friendly and breakfast was awesome. The room was clean just in need of upgrading. I am not fussy but this was an very average

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I spent a lovely 4 days at the Russell Hotel in The Rocks, Sydney. The Russell is across the road from the Museum of Contemporary Art, a couple of hundred meters from Circular Quay and a couple more from the Opera House. Right in the heart of the Rocks and around the corner from the iconic Sydney...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodation at the Russell is so good we are booking in again this year before and after our cruise. It is very close to the overseas cruise ship terminal. Walking distance, no need for a cab. Central for shopping and site seeing.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second third visit to Sydney and we couldn't have been happier with this hotels location. Literally a 5 minute walk to Circular Quay. The staff are extremely lovely and helpful, note to Fiona and Maxine! Fiona allowed us to freshen up as we were early so we got to take a shower and leave our bags etc....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located and has plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby and can walk to train. Room was pleasant but very small and facilities just average. Corridors are narrow. Staff were very friendly. I have stayed in many hotels in Sydney CBD and expect a bit more for $350 a night..although Sydney seems pricey across the board.

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Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location. You are right in the middle of everything. We walked to shopping, the opera house, the bridge climb, and the cruise ship terminal. It is a fun hotel. The proprietors are extremely nice folks. I would stay there again for sure.

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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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  • 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: £97 - £279 (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
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“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
“Ask for the rooms with an outside pation”
 of 5 bubbles OKLonghorn_Guy, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A short stroll to Circular Quay and many buses going to the city or by train”
 of 5 bubbles A3226JHcarolh, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“private bathroom-many rooms share one”
 of 5 bubbles mountngirl, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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