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Rough Luxe Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd read the various mixed reviews but still really like the concept of this place and so booked it. It is a really convenient location, particularly if you're using the Eurostar because the hotel is a stone's throw from St. Pancras station. The two guys running it also seemed friendly and helpful, although we didn't interact with them all that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having no idea that staying at Rough Luxe would become ONE OF THE WORST NIGHTS OF MY LIFE!!! (given the occasion), I innocently chose this hotel to stay in on my wedding night, having heard so much about it. We had no issue with the smallness of the rooms, lack of tv, house phone, slippers, dressing gown, toothpaste etc, etc,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with my three daughters for a trip to see the sights of London. Very impressed. Excellent location near Kings Cross was a great base for touring. While a bit noisy, it was near the A501 ring road so that's the price you pay for the convenience of the location. Kings Cross is not the most salubrious part of London,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I saw a review of this hotel in a magazine years ago when it first opened it's doors, and it looked like my dream hotel! I always use Splendia to book my hotels, and when I saw that the rough luxe was now in their selection, I decided to go for it (along with 2 friends), paying more than we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Definetely not a usual Hotel, is more like an experience. Great concept, you can feel like at home with all the support needed from the staff. The guys managing the place are really polite and frindly, you can even stay in the yard chatting with them and drinking some wine, great when you travel for business. Very clean and very... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Accepting it is wimbledon week and I struggled to find anything in budget, this is mis-represented. I can accept the red light district area if the interior was genuinely luxurious. It's not. Token art decor pieces in lieu of paint or doors that lock are not acceptable. And who describes an old analogue tv that doesn't work as decor! I've... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whilst the location is excellent, the hotel is not. The rooms are tiny and cramped. Our bed was pushed against the wall and still the bedroom door couldn't open fully. The glass panel in the main door between the room and the public hallway meant zero privacy, and the motion sensor light in the hallway was extremely annoying if you... More

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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I get the concept. In fact I love the concept. The "rough" image of the hotel is right up my street; shabby chic all the way. The art works are gorgeous, the furniture eclectic and well put together. But there was no luxe. At all. Bedroom and bathroom was tiny, no-one on front desk, glass panel in bedroom door (!!!)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fun, friendly, shabby - chic, great bathroom, great for a night out in town, room small, but not cheap. Staff lovely. IT is not for those who are planning an evening in. Need strong legs for the stairs. Breakfast great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you are looking for a rather personal, than the typical 4/5 Star hotels - Rough Luxe is your hotel. More Luxury Bed&Breakfast than Luxury Hotel it offers a very personal atmosphere with very friendly staff. Perfect Location (just across the road of St. Pancras/Kings Cross with train to Gatwick and national/international locations, Underground station), although due to this central... More

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Address: 1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rough Luxe Hotel 4*
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