I'm giving this 4 stars because I booked the hotel knowing the accommodations were minimal but the location was perfect. What I didn't know was that there was going to be no air conditioning and that was my own fault to assume that (never again lol). Other hotels in this location were starting at around $300-$350 a night so I told my girlfriend this wasn't going to be the Ritz but we could deal for 4 days. We got a room on the 3rd floor which was probably the smallest room I've ever shared with someone, there was barely room for all our luggage. The shared bathroom/shower situation was fine but the lack of air conditioning was killer. It was super hot and humid in the room so we had to keep the window open with the ceiling fan full blast. It was noisy on George Street so it was tough sleeping every night we were there. That being said the location is perfect, right next to Circular Quay and the Rocks. The trains and ferries are a 3 minute walk away and theres cabs and buses galore steps from the hotel. This hotel is as close to "roughing it" as you can get, a cheap podunk motel 6 is more comfortable than this hotel. If you can deal with the tiny room, no AC, shared bathroom and noise at night then this place is a steal in an area loaded with luxury hotels. I think if we went in the wintertime it would've been easier to deal with, but in the hot and humid summer time this place was pretty unbearable. Like I said amazing location but I wish I would've spent and extra $150 a night for extra space, AC and a bathroom.
- 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:
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- Russell Hotel Sydney
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