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Hotel Russell

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sandy Hook, CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I chose the Hotel Russell because I love opulent old hotels, but there are three other reasons to recommend the Russell. A tube station for the Piccadilly line (has all the most famous attractions) is right around the corner, it is a block from the British Museum, and leafy Russell Square Park is across the street. After reading through the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am the type of traveller who normally books into a Premier Inn or a Travel Lodge, so maybe my review is a little biased! I stayed in this hotel at a discount after finding a knockdown price on the internet (same price or even less than a Premier Inn). I was completely bowled over. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous... More

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Rugeley, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both check in & check out was efficient and friendly. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. Facilities included TV, Coffee & Tea making facilities, ironing board & iron and hair dryer. Bathroom not large but the shower cubicle was a double and the shower was powerful. No noise was heard from inside the hotel only from the road outside.... More

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Derbyshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Originally, booked for 2 nights, 12th and 13th April 2014 for the London marathon, change of plans required an extra night for the Friday for which I received a discount. Hotel reception was very efficient, single room was on the sixth floor and had been refurbished and more than adequate. Hotel seemed to be busy but it was marathon week... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is my second time at this hotel in the last 4 years and I can confirm that this hotel keeps all qualities I found 4 years ago. Professional staff, nice rooms, very well located with a fair daily rate. I will return.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thankfully just a one night stay because our 7th floor 'executive' room sprang a leak in the heavy weather and the hotel were prompt and courteous in kind offering to move us but either a room with bed too small for my 6'5" partner or one that backed onto an industrial vent. I reluctantly went for the latter and was... More

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to read that you were unhappy with your stay with us. Please be assured that we strive to create and maintain high standards at Hotel Russell. I can personally assure you that our Maintenance team ensure that all maintenance concerns are addressed as soon as possible. I do apologise for... More

Venice, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night with friends, found the deal whilst booking theatre ticket package. A marvelous old style building, with similar decor in the grand reception, staircase and Tempus bar. Room rather basic, and an old fashioned bathroom, but an incredibly comfortable bed and pretty quiet considering it is on Russell Square. The tube is literally around the corner, and... More

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for you review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted that you had a lovely stay with us at Hotel Russell. We are extremely proud of our rich heritage and I am so pleased that your enjoyed our marvelous establishment. We have a variety of rooms for our guests, and each room has been individually decorated to enhance... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building. The rooms are tired , dated and damaged . We changed room twice and still didn't want to stay the weekend . Breakfast is full of poor quality produce. The only positive thing I can say is that the bed is very comfortable .

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am so disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We have a variety of different rooms ranging from traditional to modern. Breakfast is extremely popular at our Hotel and we usually receive many compliments regarding this. I am pleased that you found your bed very comfortable as... More

Milan, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt the building is impressive and the entrance has the 'wow' factor. Plus, the location is fantastic, just round the corner from Russell Sq tube station. I have tried several hotels in the area which irrespective of the quality tend to have similar (high) prices and this ranks in the top positions for cost/quality ratio (I stayed on a... More

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed the rich heritage of our Hotel and the grand entrance. We are ideally located as we are a stone’s throw from many of London’s major attractions and transport links. We are glad that you found our location fantastic. We have a variety of different rooms,... More

United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at this grand old hotel. Everything is impeccable, and it is well worth staying at just to enjoy the site. Among other things, the grand ballroom of the Titanic was based on the ballroom here. Loved all the marble, etc. The rooms were typical and well cared for. Front desk and concierge were extremely helpful,... More

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Bart L, Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am so delighted that you had a wonderful second stay with us at Hotel Russell. We are so proud of rich heritage and ensure that the grandeur of our Hotel has been well maintained over the years. I am so pleased that you found everything impeccable during your stay with... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Russell

Also Known As:
Russell Hotel London
Hotel London Russell
Russell Hotel
Hotel Russell London, England
Russel Hotel London
Address: Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#277 Luxury Hotel in London
#357 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Russell 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Russell is an iconic establishment nestled in the heart of the city. Whether you wish to indulge in a spot of shopping or want to host a conference at one of London’s most exclusive addresses, Hotel Russell is the perfect base for business or pleasure. With 19 air conditioned meeting rooms you can rest assured that your business requirements will be met with ease.It is our mission to bring you the very best luxury hotel in London and we can guarantee that Hotel Russell will not disappoint. This Victorian hotel stands out from the crowd with spectacular views over Russell Square. ... more   less 
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