Hotel The Russell

3 Stars

  143A George Street - 2000 The Rocks - Sydney - New South Wales, Australia View Map
Area: The Rocks

The Russell Hotel of Sydney is located in the ancient district of The Rocks, a favourite area for tourists and locals for its mix of past and present. At the beginning of the twentieth century Sydney had an outbreak of bubonic plague, so the property was used as a hospital. In the following years it was turned into a hostel for sailors. It is said that in this hotel, more precisely in room 8, is the ghost of a dead sailor who died there and has no intention of leaving the premises. Some guests have reported being woken up by the creaking of the floorboards and seeing the ghost staring at them from the foot of the bed. And you, would you dare to spend the night at The Russell?

Hotel Details


The Russell Hotel dates back to 1887 and retains the elegance and charm of that period. It offers comfortable accommodation within walking distance of Sydney Harbor, the opera house and beautiful shops and restaurants. The rooftop garden offers views of the Circular Quay and the Sydney skyline. The Russell Hotel has a balcony overlooking George Street. Wake up to a delicious breakfast at the Acacia Restaurant. Then head to the hotel's library, which is filled with books and magazines.


Breakfast is served downstairs in The Push daily, between 7am and 9:30am Monday to Friday, or 7am to 10am on weekends. It includes a continental buffet of fresh fruit salad, cereals, yoghurt, toast, tea, coffee and fruit juice.


All rooms have ceiling fans, windows that open, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and direct-dial phones.


The location of the hotel guarantees proximity to the main attractions and the best restaurants and shops of the metropolis. The hotel is a 4-minute walk from the train station.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Internet Point
  •  Bar
  •  Travel Agency
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 13:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Voltage 230

The Hotel The Russell is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. The hotel offers a bar to enjoy a drink and relax. Inside the Hotel The Russell there is a travel agency available for guests. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel The Russell offers a laundry service.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Safe Box
  •  WiFi
  •  Flat Iron
  •  Radio

The Hotel The Russell offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel The Russell offers a minibar service. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The Hotel The Russell rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers its guests the use of an iron. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: SYD
  • Time to the Airport: 20 MIN
  • Railway Station: CIRCULAR QUAY STATION
  • Time to the Railway Station: 4 MIN
  • Time to the city center: 5 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 15 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.3 KM


  • Museum of Contemporary Art - 116 m
  • The Rocks Discovery Museum - 216 m
  • Customs House - 305 m
  • St Patrick's Church - 311 m
  • Circular Quay - 324 m
  • The Rocks Market - 325 m
  • Sydney Observatory - 354 m
  • Museum of Sydney - 454 m
  • Government House - 645 m
  • Chifley Plaza - 662 m