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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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Ranked #148 of 520 London B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A quite unique hotel,very much at the extreme of shabby sheek,the opposite to coorate. A good caring service.Both our rooms were very different in size and character. Really nice around the table breakfast,nice guy who served on

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I routinely seek unusual/quirky/boutique hotels, so the very name of this property was seductive. Unfortunately (especially for the 2 colleagues I dragged along), RoughLuxe London has several dealbreaking deficiencies that far outweigh both the potential charm and the price point. There is no elevator, and the best rooms are on the 3rd (= 4th, for us Americans) floor. My highest-level... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

LOCATION: different than typical touristic places in London, moreover, the train station is the Harry Potter' one sooooooooooo...it was soooo cool :) . HOTEL: the entry is rough, the lobby is luzxe (loved loved loved the painting and the harmchairs!!! ROOMS: very comfortable bed, the bathroom is perfect! very clean and beautiful. Amenities such shampoo, bath sower and body cream... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A wonderful night stay at this amazing place midst the madness of Kings Cross. We stayed in the room shown in the picture. It was small but actually we didn't need the space. Extraordinary big shower which had fantastic pressure, the bathroom itself was stunning and wild all at once. The bed was so comfortable could have taken it home... 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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