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The Russell Hotel

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Average room for exorbitant price. Staff ok but not what Id call particularly welcoming or friendly either. The room was a big disappointment for the price. An air conditioning unit that barely worked and paint peeling on the ceiling.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old hotel in Sydney's famous historic Rocks is a warren of rooms above a street level piano bar which doubles as a breakfast room. This is not a place for seniors as the place is full of stairs and even the main entrance is at the end of a steep hike up the "walkway" at the side. Taxi access... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked in here for 6 nights. Location was absolutely perfect, count beat it. Room 23 however, wasn't the best. Air con wasn't working, we were told it would be within a couple of days. We also had to boil kettle on the toilet seat. We were then then told the air con wouldn't be fixed until after we left... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is different. As an old building its hallways meander a bit and there are a few stairs. (lifts too) That said it is all very in keeping with the character of the building. Its not modern, its more traditional with furniture made of wood instead of MDF. Lots of room in comparison to most others. The location is... More 

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Claresholm, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique place to stay and nice change from the older skyscraper type of hotel. Sharing a bathroom was a different experience, but no problem! Room decor was very nice and the room was clean. There is no a/c, however good ceiling fan and windows opened. The pub downstairs, The Push served a delish fish and chip meal. Ambience... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Very conveniently located in The Rocks area. 5 minute walk to all trains and ferries. Older property with some character and history. Room was comfortable. Walk to many restaurant and bar choices.

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Thank Rob K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to stop for the night before and after your cruise with friendly and helpful staff. "Old world charm" right at circular key - straight onto the ferries or trains, or take a short walk to The Rocks or the Sydney Opera House. Lots (and lots) of stairs, even in all the corridors, so not easy for those with... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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I stayed here more than 25 years ago, I enjoyed it then, I LOVED it this time! We had Room 9 at the front - delightful spacious room and added bonus we could open the windows so had a lovely breeze through. Charming, with quality furnishings bathrobes and mini bar (first ever inexpensive one I have seen -water at $2.....saved... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again I met my elderly mother in Sydney for a catch-up and to take her out after recent illness. This charming little establishment suits our needs so well. It remains unchanged in its old-world charm, home-away-from home cleanliness and comfort, and the excellent location. We were very pleased to see the same lovely, professional staff there who continue to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here at the start of our trip down under and so glad we did. Fab location, room and a great breakfast to set you up for the day. The reception staff were very helpful with bus/tram information and even gave us a couple of Opal cards that other guests had left. Lovely start to our holiday and would... More 

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about The Russell Hotel

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 - £243 (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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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“Ensure you have en-suite as some may not have.”
 of 5 bubbles Truetraveller2, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles 732bevr, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms toward the back generally are quieter, but we didn't find the noise a problem in our front room. Great views towards the Harbour!”
 of 5 bubbles lindas_receiver, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best to pay the extra for a room with a private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 627sylview, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the building have a nice view over the lane ways. Good soundproofing so noise was not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles 840trishh, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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