I kept looking for Basil or Manuel to carry my bags for me. You do need an open mind when visiting The Russel and if you are to take away the maximum experience you need to realise that it is an old building in an old part of town. They have tried to capitalise on this by keeping the rooms and decor in period but it runs the risk of coming across as just old. Our room was basic with a double bed on suite with a television on a desk, kettle with tea and coffee, clothes iron, telephone and a desk. We did not have aircon but it was winter and an oil heater was provided.
The daily housekeeping was good at keeping things clean and tidy but our seat cussions were stained and the carpets were due replacement. A few water stains on the wall could have been seen to.
Breakfast is in the wine bar below the hotel and is a classic buffet breakfast of cerial, yogurt, croissants, toast, coffee and juice.
The hotels winning appeal however is its location. Wow! And it is for this reason why I would choose to stay there again should I find myself in Sydney. You roll out of bed onto the ferrys, trains, busses and bustelling energy of The Rocks. Sydney is never more accessable than from The Rocks and staying on its doorstep is worth turning a blind eye to the 'quaintness' of the hotel, considering you'll be out enjoying Sydney and only really returning there to sleep.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Russell Hotel Sydney
- Russell Hotel Sydney
- Russell Sydney