Boutique Hotel

The Russell Hotel offers a truly boutique hotel Sydney experience, featuring an elegantly restored, heritage-listed property, ideally situated in the heart of The Rocks in Sydney – the birthplace of Australia. This intimate, boutique hotel provides unique accommodation because our rooms are all truly unique, ranging from small and cosy through to our larger, deluxe rooms. Whichever of our 30 rooms you choose, you are guaranteed to enjoy an unequaled combination of character and comfort.

The Russell Hotel is a perfect starting point for your exploration of Sydney. We’re only a short stroll from some of Australia’s most notable icons – in particular, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Of course, we could also mention that we’re just over the road from the Museum of Contemporary Art, and only around the corner from the Botanical Gardens. Naturally, being nestled in the heart of The Rocks, we’re also ideally located near dozens of shops and dozens of restaurants offering a wonderful array of Sydney experiences.

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The boutique hotel character of The Russell Hotel is assured by its provenance. Built in 1887, The Russell Hotel is a unique example of a late nineteenth century Federation Queen Anne style hotel, featuring an impressive Scottish baronial tower marking the corner of George and Globe Streets. From the heritage listing, the building retains “significant original architectural features and much of the original internal layout and details”. The building has been carefully restored to maintain the elegance and charm of its late 19th century beginnings, whilst offering all of the conveniences expected by today’s most discerning guest of an iconic Sydney hotel. There’s more information available at our Hotel and History page.

The Russell Hotel is a unique Sydney hotel, with a real “home away from home” character all of its own. Come and experience our truly boutique hotel Sydney experience at The Russell Hotel, and enjoy our friendly and attentive hospitality in the heart of The Rocks.