US$105 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 26 Apr 2015 Check-out 29 Apr 2015

The Russell Hotel

3 stars
View map of 143a George Street The Rocks, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
16 reviews
Awesome Family Trip!

Location! Location! Location! We were in Sydney just for the cruise. The Russell Hotel is literally... See full review

  • Harold A.
  • 12 Jan 2015
Jewel in The Rocks

Having had many holidays in Sydney we found the Russell Hotel to be the best for friendly and... See full review

  • jacquis
  • 4 Dec 2014
Boutique and ideally located, The Russell Hotel creates a charming base in Sydney's The Rocks without the high price tag on accommodations. This value-for-money bed and breakfast in the historic district is situated within a myriad of top area attractions including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Just a few steps away from the property, vacationers can view the creative collections on exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
General

The Russell Hotel provides parking nearby for an added charge. On leisure, visitors can look out to the Circular Quay from the rooftop garden or sitting room balcony or read on tourist guide materials at the library.



Location

Russell Hotel is situated in the heart of The Rocks in Sydney, 10 kilometres to Sydney Airport. Holidaymakers can check out the boutique shops around the neighbourhood then wander around The Royal Botanic Gardens.



  • 30 min drive to the Airport
Dining

At Hotel Russell, guests enjoy delicious continental breakfast buffet at in-house The Russell Wine Bar. Wind down with Australian and international wines and cocktails on site. Cafes are just around the corner for other culinary needs.
Rooms

All comfortable rooms at the historic B&B have unique character and come equipped with ceiling fan, tea/coffee maker and iron/ironing board. Some units have shared bathroom, air conditioning and sofa bed. Cots are available upon request.

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

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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 km
  • Customs House: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.4 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.6 km
  • Government House: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.7 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • General Post Office: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.1 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.1 km
  • Customs House: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.3 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.4 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 0.6 km
  • Government House: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.7 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.8 km
  • General Post Office: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.1 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.1 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1.1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.1 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.2 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.2 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.2 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.3 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.3 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1.3 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.4 km
  • Star City Casino: 1.5 km
  • Town Hall: 1.5 km
  • Australian Museum: 1.6 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1.6 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 1.7 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.8 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.8 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.9 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 2 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 2 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 2.1 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 2.1 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 2.1 km
  • Belmore Park: 2.3 km
  • University of Technology: 2.6 km
  • Wentworth Park: 3 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 3.5 km
  • University of Sydney: 3.6 km
  • Bradleys Head Fortification Complex: 3.7 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 3.7 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

Ratings and reviews for The Russell Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Shy Boy
Business
Tuggeranong
6 Apr 2015

position for meeting

Very average place to stay. Great location for that part of the city and that's about it. Don't stay there if you are expecting a peaceful night sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Christine M.
Business
Hamilton
26 Mar 2015

Great location

Loved the location but being in The Rocks means you'll get A LOT of notice from pub goers and you'll hear music as well. I was in room 12 and could hear music from the cafe across Globe St during the day as well. I was in a room with no ensuite which initially didn't bother me but shen there was 6 drunk men having out outside my room at 3am I didn't feel comfortable walking through them to get to the bathroom. Breakfast was good, food restocked quickly. I visit Sydney a few times a year but don't think I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
melbourneites
Business
N/A
12 Feb 2015

Sydney in summer

We travelled as a part of a five couple trip. It was very humid in Sydney at the time. It was disappointing to find that only two of the five rooms were air conditioned, and one of the two air conditioners was inoperative. Otherwise a very convenient location, and comfortable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harold A.
Business
N/A
12 Jan 2015

Awesome Family Trip!

Location! Location! Location! We were in Sydney just for the cruise. The Russell Hotel is literally steps from the ship! And a super Hotel to boot! Modest, courtesy staff, good breakfast included. What can you want more?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debb
Business
Burringbar
30 Dec 2014

Sydney Aventure

The staff where wonderful, helpful friendly, our breakfast was great kept us going all day. The toilet and bath rooms was lovely and clean with plenty of towels and extras, they where just tiny. Excellent to be so close to every thing, ferries, busses, trains, harbour. The area is interesting. Our room was lovely, clean, every thing we needed. Thank you to The Russell Hotel we will be back and have already recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

We walked the area make sure you have really comfortable shoes.

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jacquis
Business
UK
4 Dec 2014

Jewel in The Rocks

Having had many holidays in Sydney we found the Russell Hotel to be the best for friendly and helpful staff, amenities and most of all location - couldn't have been better for using the transport links, getting around the sites and the city. On our next stay we will definitely book the Russell but would get a room with more storage as we were limited in the room we had and we weren't travelling light after a month in Australia from the UK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Simone W
Business
NSW, Australia
24 Mar 2014

Well priced city stay - amazing location!

Great location to the Rocks, good deal with Parking for a cheaper rate, lovely staff and complimentary breakfast was delicious! For a well priced overnight city stay could not get any better!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
gt49
Business
melbourne aust
12 Mar 2014

not good

This place is only good for back packers. Not for a couple the double room is to small to be able swing a cat,the shared bathroom/toilet is very small

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

look else tor a better place

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rob Vicki
Business
Melbourne VIC, Australia
15 Feb 2014

Great place and location good value

Location right in the Rocks walk to Bridge, Opera House and city centre, great breakfast would definately recomend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Russell Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KazDavo
Business
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
27 Jan 2014

Excellent location ... but above a pub

We chose the Russell Hotel as it was in The Rocks, so easy walking distance from all of central Sydney. What we hadn't realised, however, was that it is actually a hotel (i.e. a pub), as well as on a very busy road, so is VERY loud. Take your earplugs! You also have to share a bathroom, so it is a good idea to take a bathrobe ;-) The room was quite big, though there was no air conditioning (a ceiling fan instead) and the ancient bed squeaked. There are plenty of great eateries and tourist attractions nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Fine Food Store in The Rocks has good coffee and interesting food.

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