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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 #132 of 513 London B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This small hotel is very quiet and cosy. The lovely terrace outside makes the day. Had a drink in there after a long day of work and you feel great. The staff members are very nice and helpful, and the bedrooms are nice, tidy and clean. Highly recommended.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I stayed here for the night in August 2013... it is lovely. Clean, super nice beds & great shower... We had the top floor rooms, which are small, but all you need.... The breakfast was so good.. The manager Carlos makes the place! He is just so very lovely.... I could of spend hours chatting to him... infact, we sat... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We contacted Rough Luxe to use Room 8 as a set for a photo shoot our fashion label. The morning we checked in the manager on dty was very aware of our tight deadlines and had our room cleaned extreemly fast, not only that he offered all of our staff (6 people in all) breakfeast at no additional cost and... More

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Rough Luxe Hotel London, England
Address: 1 Birkenhead Street, London WC1H 8BA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Ranked #132 of 513 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rough Luxe Hotel 4*
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