The Russell Boutique Hotel
A unique and historic boutique hotel located in the heart of The Rocks, Sydney.Enjoy elegant and comfortable accommodation at The Russell Boutique Hotel, the perfect base to explore The Rocks. The building still retains the charm of its 1887 origins and is perfectly located a short stroll from Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Every room at the hotel has a style of its own. Furnishings are a rustic blend of antique bedheads, pine dressers and marble washstands.
The largest rooms overlook bustling George Street, while anyone searching for tranquillity might prefer one of the rooms overlooking the courtyard or the cobbled lane known as Nurses Walk.
The Russell Hotel - 143A George Street, The Rocks
It was built in 1887 and was originally called the Port Jackson hotel. On the side wall in Globe Street you can see the colourful traces of a sign advertising “McEwan’s Pale Ale”, dating to around 1900 and uncovered during conservation works. Walk up Globe Street towards the modern brick building. Globe Street once connected George Street and Harrington Street however it now terminates in stairs. At the end of Globe Street is the State Records Office where the records of the early colony and indeed records relating to the whole of New South Wales are kept. Convict records, census records and other colonial papers and early maps are used by people tracing their family trees and by historians alike.