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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   80 London Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DZ, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking at the reviews I think this place is being hard done by. I stayed there at the weekend and while the decor and furnishing are rather tired we found it warm, clean and comfortable. I wouldn't want to stay there for long, or for a special occasion but for a stop-over it was fine on price, location and comfort.They... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this hotel is ready for a refurb. The rooms were large and spacious and actually, although the decor is somewhat outdated , they were very clean. The heating didn't work in the first room I was allocated so I was moved with no fuss to a second room. The location is good, and the beds comfortable. The bathroom... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hotel was simply awful, place is falling apart. There were leaks and mold, the side of the bath was coming off. The rooms all had a weird smell like they were trying to disinfect something quite horrid. It was not value for money, the rooms cost 85 pounds a night which was far more than it should have been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed here for one night as were in town for a family celebration nearby. As noted by others the décor in the hotel is pretty dated but it looks like all the carpets have been replaced not that long ago and it makes the place look fairly fresh. The welcome was friendly and efficient and our room was right at... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days or so before going to Oxford. The room was fairly comfortable and the inn is located within walking distance to the heart of town where you can hop on a bus, grab a hot chocolate at Ismail's, or see all the hair salons and stay-at-home mothers you like. The food was passable. Really the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in July 2013 whilst attending my cousin's wedding. The breakfast was lovely although they could have topped up the drinks more often. The rooms were of a reasonable size but was very close to the roads but it wasn't too bad. Overall I would recommend that you stay here . Staff were pleasant but... More

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11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night in May 2013. I had never been to Tunbridge Wells before and only booked the hotel the day before on the basis that it was pretty close to the centre. They gave me a large, triple room for the price of a twin because they didn't have any twins free. The hotel's decor was tired... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Booked in to go to a christening nearby. Easy to find, big rooms, comfortable and clean bed, nice cotton towels etc. Very helpful staff. A stones throw from the centre of town. Nice breakfast (poached eggs were perfect). Its on a main road that can get busy, but set back. Not noisy really. Car park is small, but there's not... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed here 1 night while visiting my son. The building is very old and shabby although my room was clean. The sheets on the bed I must say we're crisp and white. The room itself is in much need of updating. It was like walking back to the 60s. Location was quite central but I had a lot of heavy... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for a wedding in Tunbridge Wells. Arrived on the friday night to a very small carpark that was full so had to park on the street (double yellows but apparently all of the streets are). Checked into our room which was an annex down the street, no offer to help with our bags. The room was... More

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Also Known As:
Russell Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Address: 80 London Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With style and comfort coupled with convenience, this hotel set in the very centre of historic Tunbridge Wells is positioned on the edge of the rural common.The hotel was built as a residence in the Victorian era and became one of the town's leading hotels in the 1920s. Set on the edge of the Tunbridge Wells common, it is only 2 minutes stroll from the shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres. ... more   less 
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