4.5 out of 5

"Great location and friendly, helpful staff. Room small but all you need. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 10 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

The Russell Hotel puts you in the heart of The Rocks, 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 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Additionally, hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are available.

The Russell Wine Bar is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include 2 restaurants and free WiFi in public areas. 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.

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$149 per night

Superior Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room 23 (noise disturbance Thu-Sun nights until late)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Russell Hotel ratings based on 446 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 (248) Couples (163) Business (1) Family (33)
5 out of 5
Loved staying in this old very quirky building. Our room, 18, was very large and on 3rd floor. We were worried a bit about street noise but no need due to clever use of double glazing with a lower half window pane being able to go in and out with use of a magnetic frame. Very large and well equipped bathroom. One morning shower water quite cool. Bedding wonderful....very comfortable and luxurious feel. Included breakfast was great. Nearness to trains, ferries and buses ideal for tourists. Heaps of eating choices close by.

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The hotel is just lovely the staff are pleasant and helpful the continental breakfast has a good choices The hotel perfect walking distance to the overseas cruise terminal ,there is lots to see and do in the area.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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2 out of 5
A really lovely hotel and staff to match along with being close to the CBD however if you value a good nights sleep these hot, stuffy, noisy rooms are not for you

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Convenient close to Circular Quay the ferries and the trains. Breakfast was an added bonus We’d stay here again

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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1 out of 5
This was just a pub with rooms above and loud music late into the night.. being in such a great location, you would expect more.. No aircon, staff uninterested, the worst hotel for the price charged. Breakfast really average.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A rooftop terrace, a library, and a garden are also featured at The Russell Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star The Rocks hotel.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (13.1 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (0.8 km / 0.5 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 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily.

The Russell Wine Bar – This tapas bar serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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 are 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.


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 24 hours
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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 Hotel
  • Russell 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.