Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney

ex. The Russell

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show map
 3 stars
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Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney

Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Editorial review:

If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay and don’t mind climbing stairs, you may be very happy with The Russell 29 room hotel in a historic building that dates back to 1887. This friendly hotel is right in the middle of Sydney’s The Rocks main tourist area. You can save even more money if you are willing to share a bathroom. The rooms are functional and have a pleasant décor. There is also a neat lounge area and you can unwind on the roof amidst a bright sun filled garden.

Overview

Set in the heart of Sydney, this 3-star hotel features a sauna, a tennis court and a golf course. Renovated in 2009, the comfortable hotel has welcomed guests since 1870.

The hotel is ideally situated in a tourist area, close to a harbour and parks. The property is located 1 km away from Sydney city center with colonial houses, a museum and an opera house nearby.

The venue is set next to shops and a market.

The hotel is walking distance from Wynyard subway station and Circular Quay train station. The property is 10 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Rooms of Russell Hotel In The Rocks are appointed with ironing facilities, a storage space, high-speed internet, a mini bar and a ceiling fan. The non-smoking rooms feature the street view. The rooms offer tasteful decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the lobby every morning. Different dishes of international cuisine are served at the restaurant. Push bar is available on site. Serving both food and drinks, The Fine Food Store and Quay Restaurant are situated around 200 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers a lift, an ATM and a baggage storage and such services as ironing service, dry cleaning and laundry.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    1600 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    3500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    29

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Rooms and availability

Russell Hotel In The Rocks photos Room
Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Double Standard-shared Bath

Russell Hotel In The Rocks photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Double Standard-ensuite

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Superior Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Russell Hotel In The Rocks photos Room
Superior Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Russell Hotel In The Rocks photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Double Superior-ensuite

Russell Hotel In The Rocks photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Deluxe-ensuite

Russell Hotel In The Rocks Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • Overseas Terminal1000 ft
  • Australia Square1400 ft
  • Martin Place2300 ft

Places of interest

Train stations

Monuments and Landmarks

Historical sites

  • Government House1400 ft

Museums

Underground stations

Marina

Local attractions

  • Australian Museum1.0 mi
    6 College St, Sydney
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship1.2 mi
    Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Powerhouse Museum1.4 mi
    500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum1.2 mi
    Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Queen Victoria Building 1.2 mi
    455 George Street, Sydney

Near the hotel

  • The Rocks400 ft
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art500 ft
    140 George St, Sydney
  • The Rocks Discovery Museum900 ft
    Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney
  • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour1100 ft
    Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Susannah Place400 ft
    58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney
  • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge800 ft
    Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
  • Customs House1000 ft
    31 Alfred Street, Sydney

Restaurants nearby

  • The Fine Food Store700 ft

    Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks
    Phone: 02 9252 1196

    82% likes this, based on 168 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 17

  • Quay Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks
    Phone: 61 2 9251 5600

    80% likes this, based on 553 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, Australian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • Pendolino3300 ft

    Address: Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St
    Phone: 02 9231 6117

    70% likes this, based on 277 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 59

  • Cafe Sydney900 ft

    Address: 5th Floor, Customs House
    Phone: 0292518683

    72% likes this, based on 885 reviews
    Cuisine: European, Australian

  • Selah1100 ft

    Address: 12 Loftus Street
    Phone: (02) 9247 0097

    71% likes this, based on 170 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: USD 42 - USD 42

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    29

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Russell Hotel In The Rocks Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Russell Hotel In The Rocks

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 239 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
9.0
Value
8.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    I enjoyed the small, intimate atmosphere and the close proximity to the city and what it offers. I liked the park outlook and being near parking.The breakfast was homely.

    No exhaust fan in the bathroom and the very steep stairs, no chairs in the room and also no available fridge for drinks etc.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The age and restoration of its architecture; the breakfast; the location; the responsiveness of staff to our requests.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Rooms & facilities well up to expected standard, staff very helpful & pleasant. Excellent location. Good breakfast . Not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities as a lot of steps to negotiate and no lift !

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    I liked it's close proximity to various things - shops, trains, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, buses, Tourist attractions and boat trips.I thought the history of the hotel fascinating.

    I was aware there were no lifts so that didn't bother me.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    The location was excellent!!! It was so nice to be able to walk to the Sydney Bridge, along the Circular Quay to the Opera House so easily . The staff was helpful, the breakfast was very good, and having the availabilty to the internet was much appreciated.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Nice boutique Hotel close to facilities and entertainment. They have excellent staff, history and history. The Breakfast was excellent, however the rooms were stuffy in the heat, but typical of this type of accomodation.

    The stairs were difficult to negotiate and should not be recommended for people with any disability.

  • Single
    7.4

    I loved the ambiance. I felt as if I were going back in time, especially when breakfasting in the room that I felt would not have been out of place in a Western movie. My room was excellent- up 49 stairs, but that was good for me. The staff were ;lovely and the chocolates on the pillow were a very nice touch. If I go back to Sydney, I shall stay there. The position is excellent.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    My husband and I found the Russell Hotel a fantastic place to stay in Sydney. We love to stay at the Rocks, and this is the first time we have stayed at the Russell, but it certainly won't be the last.

    Room 8 was a little stuffy. Please don't take this as a complaint though.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    I liked the location. All is very near and you can walk to the harbour, the bridge and the opera house.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Breakfast and strong shower

    Mattress is getting old and sags a bit

  • Single
    6.0

    Very poor facilities in Bathroom. Low pressure. Toilet did not flush properly. Price for a glass of wine considering the Venu way too costly.

  • Single
    9.2

    The hotel wa convenient to the Opera House. As the reason for my visit was to attend a concert there, it was a great position for me. I liked all the activities around the area like the markets and food stalls.. There was a great atmosphere with the vivid festival on too. The staff at Russell Hotel were helpful. I would like to suggest a shelf or cabinet in the bathroom would be useful. there is not enough room to put toiletries. and it is awkward to find a spot to boil the jug. I enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return.

    Just the lack of a shelf or cupboard in the bathroom, as mentioned before.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Like tea and coffee provided and staff offerred to help with bags/ Also could leave bags after checkout but that is not watched or secure enough. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Lounge great and garden area.

    Security of bags left after checkout and the constant steps when carrying bags - need more arrows of where to go for things

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    What a fantastic location and goof value for money. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, room was basic, but shared bathroom facilities close by. Loved the garden terrace and the wine bar - can reccommend the cheese and meat platters!

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    it was small and different and in great location

    pub next door was noisy and room abit stuffy

How to reach hotel

hotel Russell Hotel In The Rocks - Sydney Sydney location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

143A George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Circular Quay Station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • The Fine Food Store (cuisine: Contemporary, Australian, Organic)
    700 ft
  • Cafe Sydney (cuisine: European, Australian)
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Shark Island
    1600 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    3500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    29

Hotel Awards

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