The Russell Hotel

3 stars
143a George Street The Rocks, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
4 reviews
Charming hotel in perfect location

Charming, quaint hotel in historic building within easy walking distance of Opera House, bridge,... See full review

  • IntrepidTraveler94533
  • Apr 29, 2014
Perfect Sydney break

We really enjoyed our stay in the Russell, the location is fantastic and great value for money. I... See full review

  • frequent flying bonnie
  • Aug 18, 2014
Found in the heart of the rocks, The Russell Hotel has been a longstanding accommodation of choice for travellers. The hotel's unparalleled location near the best of Sydney's sites and attractions means you won't have to travel far- we're an easy walk from Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, great shopping and restaurants. All rates include free WIFI

The Russell Hotel Rooms

Standard Single with Shared Bathroom
This room is small and cosy and has one single bed. Bathroom will be shared by one or two other rooms. Room is equipped with ceiling fan, opening window, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Standard Double with Private Bathroom
Each room has one double bed. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, opening windows, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, iron and ironing board. All rooms are towards the back of the hotel or look out over Nurses Walk.
Standard Double with Shared bathroom
These rooms are small and cosy and have one double bed. Bathroom will be shared by one or two other rooms. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, opening windows, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, iron and ironing board.
Superior Double with Private Bathroom
A little more spacious than the standard room, each room has a double or queen sized bed. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, opening windows, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, iron and ironing board. One room looks out over George Street, other superior rooms overlook our interior courtyard or Nurses Walk.
Superior Double with Shared Bathroom
These rooms are light and spacious. Bedding is either one double bed or two single beds. Bathroom will be shared by one or two other rooms. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, opening windows, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, iron and ironing board. Rooms look out over George Street.
Deluxe Double with Private Bathroom
Each room has a queen or king sized bed or two single beds. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, opening windows, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, iron and ironing board.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
Internet
High-speed internet

Hotel Map

-33.8608 151.208
Area served
We are in The Rocks, right across the road from the ferries, buses and trains at Circular Quay, ten minutes walk to Opera House and Botanic Gardens, ten minutes walk to Harbour Bridge, surrounded by great pubs and restaurants.
Nearby airports
Kingsford Smith, (SYD), 15.00, KM, SE;

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Customs House: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • Government House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 mi
  • Customs House: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.3 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • Government House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.7 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.7 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.8 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.8 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.8 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 1 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 1 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.1 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.3 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.3 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Belmore Park: 1.4 mi
  • University of Technology: 1.6 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.8 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • University of Sydney: 2.2 mi
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 2.3 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (4)

Ratings and reviews for The Russell Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
5
Value:
4.5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
frequent flying bonnie
Ireland
Aug 18, 2014

Perfect Sydney break

We really enjoyed our stay in the Russell, the location is fantastic and great value for money. I was skeptical about having to share a bathroom but the facilities were all so well kept and modern. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was also included it was just a selection of cereals, bread and pastries. You have to be up early though as it finishes at 9.30. The bedrooms were comfortable and nicely decorated, they even leave chocolates on your pillow in the evening. Overall it's a lovely hotel with a fantastic location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYCJohn
Brooklyn, NY
Aug 5, 2014

Perfect location!

This hotel is located just a few blocks from Circular Quay, so you can catch a ferry to anywhere in Sydney. Also very nearby are the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanical Gardens. The Rocks area is also great if you're interested in the history of Australia. We stayed in a room with a shared bathroom. We never had to wait since there were 2 on the 3rd floor and 1 on the 2nd floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the free tours (they work for tip only) of Sydney at http://www.imfree.com.au/

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IntrepidTraveler94533
Fairfield, CA
Apr 29, 2014

Charming hotel in perfect location

Charming, quaint hotel in historic building within easy walking distance of Opera House, bridge, botanical gardens and shopping and dining venues. Each room is individually decorated with lovely wallpapers and antiques. Fresh flowers in room were an especially nice surprise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Opera House is an easy walk for an evening performance even in heels. Enjoy the view and a drink at the Opera Bar.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Evieve
Ireland
Aug 10, 2013

Location

Situated in The Rocks area of Melbourne 2 minutes walk from Circular Quay for ferries, trains, bus, walking ease to everything. Friendly old style hotel with antique furniture in room, communal sitting areas inside and out. Good value with much more personality than modern plastic hotel. Includes Continental breakfast; internet is charged though low cost. We had an ensuite room though lower cost non-ensuite are available. Quiet. Not for those with mobility limitations. Because it is older buildings joined together, there are a lot of 3 steps up to a corridor/reception, narrow corridors, and the access to the hotel requires walking up/down a 25 metre steep lane (not great if your suitcase doesn't have wheels or it is raining).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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