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The Russell Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very close to port and can walk to ship. Maxine is wonderful. Internet was terrible.

Not much more to say. Sorry but I don't have a lot of details to provide.

Very quaint and perfect for a long weekend. Great location to the ferries as well!

Warm helpful welcome! ( Thanks Maxine !) We stayed 5 nights,the first in a room with a shared bathroom down the hall. The shared bath was kept very clean at all hours, it was not a problem. We then moved to a bigger room with AC. We would stay there again.

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.

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.

143a George Street The Rocks NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Circular Quay is within a 5-minute walk of The Russell Hotel while other popular sites like Sydney Opera House are within a 15-minute stroll. This 30-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located in central The Rocks, the hotel is also near Sydney Harbour Bridge and University of Sydney.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All of The Russell Hotel's 30 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, ceiling fans, and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At The Russell Hotel, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. If you drive, self parking is AUD 25 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for AUD 95 per vehicle one-way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, Ensuite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, Shared Bathroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, Ensuite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 908 reviews