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The Russell Hotel

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#36 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

‘Sleep, the universal vanquisher’. So said Sophocles, as quoted on the card on our bed at The Russell. Sleep, I’m afraid, eluded me. For two nights we were in a room above The Fortune of War where live music played both nights, until after midnight on Saturday and until 10 pm on Sunday. When the live music stopped, recorded music...

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East Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 nights in a superior ensuite and the room was clean but was in need of decoration, chocolates on the pillow at bedtime was a nice touch. Breakfast was cereal, toast, pastries, fruit, juices and coffee which we found perfectly adequate. All the staff we met were extremely helpful. The location was perfect, a short walk to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friends were staying here so made sense to stop in at the bar for a few refreshing ales... Staff were friendly, the guitarist was pretty good too. Close to 🚕 Will be keen to go back again soon. Check out the rooms of you get a chance. It's a bit of a rabbit warren to get around but very quirky...

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New England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such an amazing value centrally located in Sydney. It's in the rocks district so it is surrounded by great restaurants, beautiful views (the bridge, the waterfront, the opera house and garden) and close to the metro and cruise quays for easy access to the airport, ferries, or just visiting any area of sydney. On the day we boarded...

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California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night at The Russell Hotel before our cruise and found it to be perfect for us. Since we arrived Sunday morning and our room was ready when we arrived, we were able to enjoy the Market not far from the hotel. It's held every weekend and could be characterized as a large craft fair alongside permanent eateries....

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in behind and old pub, this hotel is packed with charm. It is also in an excellent location close to the rocks, the museum of contemporary art, and circular quay. The rooms aren't large, but they are comfortable and quaint. The hotel also has a nice communal lounge and a rooftop terrace.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a Hotel close to Circular Quay for our cruise. This was perfect. Just out the door and across the road and the ship was almost on our doorstep. Very close to the station also and to the Circular Quay shops and Opera House

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for what we wanted 5 minutes walk to the basement to see ricky lee jones 2 minutes walk to circular quay and great restuarants .Beautifully kept staff were lovely and helpful .Good price and you get a lovely breakfast with your stay and a chocolate on your pillow to top it off .unbeatable value.

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Javea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome, a comfortable bed (in a compact room) and a very good location make this hotel hard to beat in terms of value for money. Considerably cheaper than most other central location hotels it provides a totally adequate base if you are planning to spend most of you waking hours exploring the city. It is a warren made...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew I was in for an adventure when the cab was unable to drop us off at the front door of the hotel. We had to be dropped off across the street and once we crossed the street we had to walk up a 40 yard- 45 degree incline because the main entrance to the hotel is on a...

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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Address: The Russell Hotel 143A George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Price Range: $160 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Russell Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Russell Hotel Sydney
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#41 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“At all costs, avoid Room 23, directly above a live music venue!”
MerilynK, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms share a bathroom. If you want your own en-suite be clear when booking and pay the extra.”
JohnR796, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Service and location”
HelenBal, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Be aware - no air conditioning in the rooms, just a ceiling fan”
I5139TCbrianl, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Shared bathroom was a good option to reduce cost. Very clean and well maintained bathroom.”
kayis, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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