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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast

23-24 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BN, England
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Ranked #547 of 1,055 Hotels in London
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Ruskin is ideal for sight seeing, the British museum is across the road, covent garden and Leicester square are both within walking distance too, there are many reasonably priced restaurants close by, the area is quiet and pleasant. The hotel is full of character, the staff are all smiley and helpful,nothing was too much trouble. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was totally reluctant booking an entire week at this hotel while trying to find a flat in London after our long travels, knowing what 2 stars stood for. The rooms are clean and with the double glazing to the front very quiet. Two shared bathrooms and toilets on our level were sufficient and close to our room. Breakfast is... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A central B&B with a cheerful and helpful staff, making sure they meet all of your needs. The room was decent, the bed was big and comfortable, making up for the shared bathroom, but surprisingly enough it didn't bother us that much. The breakfast was good and the chef always greeted you with a big smile. + Clean rooms. -... More 

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The main advantages are the excellent location and friendly staff. However the rooms are small, with thin walls (hear snoring next door), lack facilities (no TV) and you may have to share a bathroom. The Breakfast is good but limited.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

For the first time in years, and because everywhere else seemed impossibly expensive on my dates, I chose a shared bathroom option. Never again. The contented comments on same, above, are beyond me,. Perhaps I shared time with a convention of Disgusting Human Beings, because most times I visited the toilet it had been left in a revolting condition. Perhaps... More 

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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Negative: No wifi in the room No 24 hrs reception Shared shower and bathroom Positive: Good location (just cross the street from British Museum; I was afraid that mummies will come and take my soul to ancient Egypt 😄) Clean room Free breakfast

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32 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Ruskin B&B is simple but efficient. Location is great, from walking distance to Covent Garden and further, little shops surrounding, lovely parks such as Russel Square Park around the corner, Holborn tube nearby and several restaurants all to be found in this wonderful part of Bloomsbury. Rooms are small, but that is London for you, clean and convenient, and... More 

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Veendam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The room I had looked a bit disappointing, depressing, sad and old.Cracks in the wallpaper, old wooden bed and cabinet etc.Noisy wooden floor... But the most important thing for me was that it was clean..and the bed surely was.There is a sink, hairdryer and watercooker for making coffee. I was very happy to see the shared toilets and showers were... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed at the Ruskin on a short break with my sister during my trip back to the UK. Was a little hesitant after booking when I read some of the reviews. However, we should not have been, this bed and breakfast is a hidden gem. The staff member who checked us in could not have been more friendly or helpful,... More 

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Assebroek, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Staff is very friendly and helpfull, good location and cheap. There's a hair dryer in the room which is a bit bizarre since you don't have a private bathroom. Room was located next to the shared bath room and we could enjoy the nightly sanitary activities of other guests. Breakfast was ok but only served for a limited amount of... More 

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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