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Rough Luxe Hotel

4.0 of 5
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1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
Rough Luxe Hotel
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Ranked #193 of 526 London B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I get the scruffiness but what I really didn't like was how cramped the rooms are. There's no space for any luggage. You can't even open the big heavy doors fully in the rooms as there's just no space. We also had a problem that the door to our room wouldn't unlock, it is so 'rough' it isn't actually functional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a mid week treat it was everything it said on the box. The art is good and the rough luxe brand definitely gives you food for thought. We had the family suite which had there been four of us would have been a bargain.Concierge was helpful, beds were really comfortable and linens towels soaps etc to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed for a Friday night. The bath is fabulous and worth the visit just on its own. The view from our bedroom window was of the roof and clock tower of St Pancras and was beautiful. Great location opposite the station. I would def stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Found this place looking for a take-it-easy hotel on a business visit to a client's office in Kings Cross. Brilliant ethos, probably brilliant execution in 2008 but fails on basic hospitality, in fact probably infringes some basic human rights. I arrived after a long train journey and needed the toilet. And there it is - some basic advice; check if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The location is perfect but the room I had was so small...even if I had the family room with 2 bedrooms, I could hardly find space getting around my luggage...the beds are fine. The location is very noisy so bedrooms on the back are better. The decoration is great, a mix of old papers with nice modern bathroom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night before getting an early morning train to Paris. Perfect to get to the Eurostar literally just crossing the road! Hotel is nice and quirky to stay in, rooms are a little small but made up for by good service, comfortable beds and a yard out the back for us smokers. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I booked this hotel at last minute as I was already in London at the time. Myself, my sister and my mother always have a collection of hotels that we would like to stay in and this one was top of the list. So we rang up, and fortunately they had a free room - although they had originally said... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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 September 4, 2014

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 August 21, 2014

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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