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Hotel Russell

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this hotel for my partners birthday and wasn’t disappointed, in fact from the moment we stepped inside we felt very welcome. Met by the beautiful chandeliers, staircase and art deco interior (we later found out was designed by the same man who designed the Titanic interior) and very friendly concierge. On the off chance I asked at reception... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on Monday 21st. Warm and friendly hotel with pleasant and helpful staff. Nice room with large bathroom. Great breakfast in the morning with plenty to choose from. Location is great not far from euston station about 5 minutes walk

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights due to work in Central London. Don't be put off by the reviews - I found a very good rate on line (direct at hotel website) and was not disappointed at all. Room was large and well furnished, great bathroom and excellent aircon (heatwave in London so much needed). Breakfast was great with very friendly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited 3 other hotels in Russell Sq, due to the great location for getting around, decided to visit Hotel Russell this time. The staff are friendly, the hotel on the surface looks great, I suppose it all depends on the type of room but the layout of our room was somewhat strange, you have the door opening that... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a beautiful looking hotel with attractive foyer and bar the room we stayed in a different story. booked a double standard which was more like a single standard. while i appreciate its an old building and rooms are varying sizes this should not have been sold as a double. the bed was pushed up against a wall so getting in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I chose this hotel because of its location and I needed to book somewhere to stay in a hurry. The many negative reviews on this site led me to believe the rooms would be shabby and run down so I was astonished to discover my room was excellent and, apart from a rather slow draining bath and a hairdryer that... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, friendly staff, fantastic marble staircase. The room was definitely smaller than expected, but looked clean. Very long walk from lift to room. Unfortunately the bed was awful - old, creaky, uncomfortable. Really needs an update. Not sure I'd bother staying here again as Bloomsbury has lots of hotels with better rooms than this at similar prices.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, if you seek a hotel provides continuous WIFI, this is not your choice. You can only use internet for 1 hr in every 4 hrs. Not to mention the terrible bandwidth of 80 kbps. I think this ruined my stay. The location is really good. Right by Russell Square tube station, this hotel locates in the middle of stores... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Hotel Russell from the 19th to the 21st of July and on arrival we were hit with the "OMG" factor. This very old hotel is beautiful. From the ornate grand staircase to the bar/ loung area this place exudes old time elegance. The room was a comfortable size not too snall, tea and coffee facilities supplied were... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my boyfriend went to this hotel 20/07/14 to the 21/07/14. After upgrading our room to a suite we then went up to our room, which completely took our breath away. We stayed in the queen Elizabeth suite and it was stunning. the queen size four poster bed was so so comfortable it was easily the best hotel i... More

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Address: Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Russell 4*
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Russell Hotel London
Hotel London Russell
Russel Hotel London
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#294 Luxury Hotel in London #354 Romantic Hotel in London
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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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