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Hotel Russell

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If this hotel marketed itself as a 3 star then it would be fine. Tiny old rooms that need refreshing and repairing. I could only access my bed from one side!?! I've never stayed in a 4 star hotel that has rooms so tired and small.

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Clinton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights with a toddler and found it easy to get to because it was almost right off the tube, They were also good with little ones. The breakfast was a little pricey, but worth it as it was good, plenty and we were in a hurry. The only problem we ran into (being our first... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Directly connected by 45min ride on tube from Heathrow T1,2,3. Conveniently located near the Strand, West End,Covent Garden and St.Pancras train station. Very old building with some modern touches. Yes, it looks bit dated and shabby there and there, but otherwise the double room was very spacious with nice view over the park. Bed is very comfortable, there is flat... More

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are mixed reviews of this hotel, but I can only comment on my own experience. I had e-mailed the hotel prior to our arrival to say we would be celebrating my partners birthday and to request a room with a view of the gardens. Our room was certainly well appointed on the 4th floor on one side of the... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I have just returned from staying at the Russell hotel, we had a junior suite (705) all I can say is what a pic and mix of a hotel. Reception area is beautiful but rooms are not what to be expected. Carpets torn, horrendous bathroom, scratched wooden flooring, awlful paint jobs, wonky plug sockets, bathroom taps that... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife was celebrating a 'significant' birthday with a party on the Thames so I thought it would be a nice touch to stay in a good quality hotel near the venue. Having stayed at various PH hotels in the past I thought that they were generally very good value so when I received an email to say that there... More

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Julie H, General Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you chose to celebrate your wife’s birthday with us at Hotel Russell. I am also glad that you enjoyed the rich heritage and grandeur of our Hotel as we have ensured that this has been well maintained over the years. I am sorry to learn of the miscommunication... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to book a suite here as a treat. The three rooms were very comfortable but just a couple of niggles - only one soap, no robes, no slippers. We complained and the concierge was tasked with supplying these. He struggled a bit with the robes and slippers but eventually we got some but only one set of slippers.... More

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Julie H, General Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you had comfortable stay with us at Hotel Russell. We provide robes and slippers to guests upon request or if we are made aware of a special occasion and arrange this prior to your arrival as a special treat. I do sincerely apologise that you had only received one... More

Stirling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a ten day stay in London and tried two hotels - this one and the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury round the corner. This hotel far outstripped the Holiday Inn and was £100 cheaper per night. The wifi access was better, the staff were friendlier, the room was nicer, the bathroom was nicer, the toiletries were adequate (not... More

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Julie H, General Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us at Hotel Russell. We genuinely endeavour to ensure all of our guests are relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their stay. Please be assured that your very kind comments will be shared with our team and we do hope that we... More

UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a big old Edwardian style hotel, imposing and spacious lobby, competitively priced, centrally located and popular. But be warned you get what you pay for. In our experience, and we have stayed here 4 times in the last six months it can be very hit or miss. The rooms are variable, large to small, good to bad, fresh... More

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Julie H, General Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We genuinely strive to create and maintain high standards at Hotel Russell. We have a variety of different rooms to suit our guest requirements and each room is individually decorated and cleaned to an immaculate standard. I am sorry to learn that you encountered some difficulty with your hot water and for the... More

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night as I couldn't get a room in my usual London hotel. Very impressive looking from the outside an reception area is grand looking with a fantastic wide staircase. My room was dated but ok. I was overlooking the gardens at Russell Square which was very nice. Not even secondary double glazing though which was disappointing... More

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Julie H, General Manager at Hotel Russell, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you were very impressed with the grandeur of our Hotel which we have maintained well over the years. We have a variety of different rooms ranging from traditional to modern to accommodate our guest preferences. I am glad that you enjoyed the amazing view overlooking Russell Square park. Usually... 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
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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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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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