Ratings based on 166 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Melbourne
Clean and close to The RocksPosted Aug 24, 2014
Pros: Helpful staff, great location and comfortable room.
Helpful staff - allowed me to check in very early as room was already cleaned. Also offered me an umbrella for the day which proved to be very useful and thoughtful. Nice clean little room with comfy bed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from UK
Great location!Posted Aug 24, 2014
If you want to be at the heart of old Sydney, this is the hotel for you. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. We stayed in the large ensuite room, which looked out onto circular quay and was very comfortable for the three of us. The hotel has a lift but there are stairs to be negotiated whichever way you go due to the age and layout of the building. The breakfasts were good and plentiful. Out of the hotel you are straight into "The Rocks" area and there is a great free evening tour at 6pm from Cadmans Cottage which takes you through the area giving you its history and amusing stories.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Cork, Ireland
Fantastic location in SydneyPosted Jul 19, 2014
Location: A few steps from circular quay and at The Rocks district it was a great location to base yourself for exploring Sydney. Close to tons of restaurants.
This hotel is friendly and old fashioned a bit fawlty towers! If you want franchise straight lines and no personality this is not for you but if you like a bit of quirky and interesting then perfect! I thought it was a super location for getting to see Sydney and be at the heart of the city.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Good hotel, Great locationPosted Jul 8, 2014
Positives Location - Right in the thick of where you want to be for city sightseeing, particularly when on a tight timescale like we were. Staff - Very helpful and accommodating. I broke my leg immediately prior to our stay and the staff were extremely helpful in rearranging things to allow us to move to an en-suite with a disabled toilet. Cleanliness - Hotel very clean and tidy Negatives Only one small negative - noise from the bar below on our first night. We were knackered from a late night the eveing before so wasn't a big deal but reckon I would have struggled to sleep if I wasn't exhausted.
for Everyoneby Cass from South Coast
amazing views over MCA and the rocks. Lovely!Posted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: Everything- location, non-big hotel feel, smallness and character
Location: The rocks- ferries, opera house, bridge, everything
The room had real character, light and airy, high ceilings, lovely furnishings. We had a shared bathroom but all to ourselves as it was a monday. Great!
for Everyoneby Ana Gaby from Melbourne, Australia
Amazing location, best secret!Posted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: The rooms with ensuite, the little terrace we share between the 2 rooms we had, the continental breakfast and the location
Cons: The bed is old and noisy
Location: Is the best to be walking distance of everything at Circular Quay
We stayed there for 1 night, I wish it was more. Its really comfortable, cozy, the description is perfect, its a great boutique hotel in the best location!
for Everyoneby Belinda from WA
Perfect locationPosted Jun 4, 2014
Pros: Location and charming building
We had a wonderful overnight stay at The Russell. After hopping off a long flight we caught a train from the airport to circular quay. When we got off the train we were greeted with the beautiful lights of the vivid light festival. We then took a short stroll (less than 5 min) and we were at the hotel. It did not disappoint. The building is gorgeous and full of character as was our room. Staff were lovely and we will definitely stay again if in Sydney.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler from melbourne
Lovely stayPosted Jun 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent location and sweet 50's decor.
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for Familiesby Suzanne Fane from Canberra
Excellent locationPosted May 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hearty breakfast is part of the rate. Comfortable welcoming sitting room with balcony overlooking George Street, rooftop garden with view of Harbour Bridge. Renovated historical building. Close to Circular Quay cruise ships, local ferries trains and buses. Will come again for sure.