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4.3 out of 5

"I would call this property a hidden gem! The staff were beyond amazing. We got to the hotel early and were not able to check into our room yet. Maxine ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 21 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Circular Quay

Sydney Central Business District stay

With a stay at this Sydney Central Business District hotel, you'll be steps from Museum of Contemporary Art and Susannah Place Museum. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are also within half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Self parking, a terrace, and a garden are also offered.

Free WiFi

The 30 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available.

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 4 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Russell Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (1)
2 out of 5
I loved the hotel and the proximity to the wharf but it was over 100 degrees and our room had no air conditioning, only a ceiling fan. It was very difficult to get a good night's sleep.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020

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5 out of 5
I would call this property a hidden gem! The staff were beyond amazing. We got to the hotel early and were not able to check into our room yet. Maxine let us shower and use another room until our room was ready. We had just gotten off of a 17 hour flight and it was so nice of her to let us freshen up! The staff also made great recommendations for restaurants and things to do around Sydney. The room was great! It had a big bathroom and was quiet. The property is also close to everything and easy to walk to the bridge and opera house. We stayed in multiple hotels on our trip to Australia and this one was our favorite. Thank you to the Russell for making our stay so memorable!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020

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5 out of 5

Great historic hotel!

Really neat guest rooms, lovely sitting room, and nice rooftop deck. You can feel the history. Amazing location in The Rocks. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Posted by , from Paris on May 31, 2017

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5 out of 5

Historic location with view of the harbor.

Pros: Historic location, Rocks area. Lots of things to do, walking tours, harbor bridge walk, shops and restaurants around.
The location was great. The staff was accomodating to someone arriving on an early international flight. Only drawback was the room was a little small. You either climbed over your bag on the way to the bathroom or climbed over the bag as you walked in the room. There wasn't a space to leave the bag on the floor without climbing over it.

Posted by , from Gilbert AZ on Jun 25, 2016

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 29 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

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.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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.

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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

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 (66 ft away)
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.