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4.4 out of 5

"Lovely relaxed Hotel. And very handy being able to walk down the internal stairs to a bar :-) " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 22 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

The Russell Hotel puts you in the heart of Sydney, within steps of Museum of Contemporary Art and Susannah Place Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace.

All 30 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Room service, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The Push Bar is open for lunch and dinner. Fortune of War is the hotel's own pub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a short walk of this 3-star Sydney Central Business District hotel include Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Classic Triple

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Single (No Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Heritage Queen Room 23 (noise disturbance Thu-Sun until late)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy King/Twin (No Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Double (No Bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Russell Hotel ratings based on 272 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Russell Hotel

Everyone (182) Couples (66) Business (1) Family (19)
5 out of 5
Lovely relaxed Hotel. And very handy being able to walk down the internal stairs to a bar :-)

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2021

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2020

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4 out of 5
We loved how close it was to EVERYTHING! It was so old and noisy outside with no insect screens.

Posted by on 11 Dec. 2020

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5 out of 5
Lovely clean room & super comfy bed. Not sure how the stay would be in the heat of summer without air con ... very friendly staff. Brilliant central location. Will definitely stay again

Posted by , from Blue Mountains NSW on 18 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Oct. 2020 by Reception

Hello Rochelle, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We do have rooms with air conditioning. They are our Classic Queen, Classic Triple, Classic King/Twin and Superior King/Twin.

5 out of 5
Pub accommodation at its best - loads of character, friendly staff and fabulous food!

Posted by on 5 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Very clean room and bathroom and most comfortable bed

Posted by , from Brisbane on 27 Jul. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jul. 2020 by Gary

Hello Ell, Thank you for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
The room and bed were very clean and comfortable and inviting

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jul. 2020 by Gary

Thank you for staying with us and thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

4 out of 5
Great property while in transit from home to cruise ship. Close to all public transport. Clean, breakfast included everything you need and less than 300m to cruise terminal.

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at The Russell Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Sydney hotel.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1790
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney Airport (SYD) (17.3 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Russell Hotel offers 30 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Push Bar - This cocktail bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fortune of War - This pub serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 45.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 45.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 25 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 25 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 45.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 45.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Russell Hotel The Rocks
  • Russell The Rocks
  • The Russell Hotel Hotel
  • The Russell Hotel The Rocks
  • The Russell Hotel Hotel The Rocks

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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